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Senate Committee on State Affairs, Interim - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Ken Armbrister, Chair
David Cain
Robert Duncan
Drew Nixon
John Whitmire
Charges
• Review the policies and procedures of the Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System, including payroll deductions, group insurance, long-term care, evidence of insurability, and optional retirement plans, and consider whether legislative or regulatory action is needed.
• Study the legal powers, duties, and structure of homeowners associations in Texas, including lien and foreclosure abilities.
• Analyze the regulations and laws governing contractors in construction, remodeling and repair of residential and commercial buildings, and, if necessary, make recommendations for legislative action.
• Evaluate the implementation of the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, as enacted in HB 2295, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, passed by the Legislature during the 1997 regular session, including the creation and operation of the Texas Underground Facility Notification Corporation.
• Monitor the implementation of HJR 31, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, and approved by the voters, to allow home equity loans under certain conditions and restrictions. If necessary the committee should make recommendations for legislative or regulatory action.

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