Committee Hearings Gearing Up….

Committee Hearings Gearing Up….

As we continue into the 85th Legislative Session, House of Representatives and Senate Committee hearings are beginning. We follow three committees closely in the House of Representatives, as well as one in the Senate.

House Insurance is chaired by Representative Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), with  the Vice Chair being Representative  Sergio Munoz Jr  (D-Palmview). Other members include Representatives Scott Sanford (R-McKinney), Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie), Hubert Vo (D-Houston), Rodney Anderson  (R-Grand Prairie), Lance Gooden- (R-Terrell),  Tom Oliverson- (R-Cypress ) and Dennis Paul  (R-Houston).

House Investment and Financial Services is chaired by Representative Tan Parker- (R-Flower Mound), with Vice Chair Rep. Phil Stephenson- (R-Wharton). Other members of the Investments and Financial Services Committee include Representatives Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock), Jay Dean (R-Longview), Justin Holland (R-Rockwall), Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), and Oscar Longoria- (D-Mission)

House Pensions is chaired by Representative Dan Flynn- (R-Canton), with Vice Chair Rep. Roberto Alonzo- (D-Dallas). Other members of the committee include Representatives Justin Rodriguez-(D-San Antonio), Rafael Anchia- (D-Dallas), Cole Hefner- (R-Mt. Pleasant), Dan Huberty-(R-Houston) and Dennis Paul- (R-Houston).

Senate Business and Commerce is the “catch all” for issues that affect the insurance and financial services industry. The committee is chaired by Senator Kelly Hancock- (R-North Richland Hills), with the Vice Chair being Senator Brandon Creighton-(R-Conroe). Other members of the committee include State Sen. Craig L. Estes- (R-Wichita Falls ), State Sen. Jane Nelson-(R-Flower Mound), State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown), State Sen. Larry Taylor, (R-Friendswood), State Sen. John Whitmire,(D-Houston), and State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, (D-Laredo).

Senate Business and Commerce and House Insurance hold their hearings on Tuesdays at 8:00PM, with the option to continue the hearing after each chamber adjourns. House Investment and Financial Services meets Tuesdays at 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess. House Pensions meets Mondays at 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess.

Review committee meetings and bills up to be heard here-

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/MnuCommittees.aspx

If you have any questions, please call 512-716-8794 or email Danielle at danielle.lobsinger@naifa-texas.org