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House Committee on Insurance - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee Members
Bob Davis, Chair
Gene Green, Vice Chair
Carlyle Smith, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Herman Adams, Jr.
Jim Browder
Donald M. Cartwright
Joe C. Hanna
Frank E. Hartung
Joe Hernandez
Gerald Hill
Bill Keese
Froy Salinas
Charges
• A study of the assigned risk plan with its effects on insurance rates and availability as well as other impact it may have, including research and recommendations on special rating categories.
• A study of health insurance, to include health insurance at the state level, mandatory health insurance, minimum standards for health insurance policies, conversion of policies, standard provisions, and group insurance for public school employees.
• Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit:
Board of Insurance
• A study of the current definition of Texas securities as they affect insurance companies in the state; include the drafting of such a definition to regulate investments in securities by insurance companies more effectively; and make recommendations to achieve a more equitable method of premium taxation on insurance companies doing business in the state of Texas.
• A study of the services an insurance administrator performs, the methodology of regulating this growing profession, and the degree of necessity thereof, and a further study of the licensing and education requirements for insurance agents in general.

Note:
Jim Browder (Member) appointed 2/22/1978. (Memorandum from Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, February 22, 1978. See House Press Memos 1978, L1801.1 P926 1978.)
Herman Adams (Member) resigned 1/10/1978.

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