House Committee on Business and Industry - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Consumer protection | Funeral industry | Statutory revision | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 b964
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [163 pages  File size: 8,971 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review trends in the use of binding arbitration requirements in consumer agreements, with special attention to transactions in which the consumer has little or no bargaining power.
2. Review the performance of the workers' compensation system in returning injured workers to safe and productive employment in a timely manner. Consider system features, policies of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission and actions on the part of health care providers or other system participants that may adversely affect returns to work.
3. Review and evaluate the substantive recodifications of the Business Organizations Code that were considered by the 76th and 77th Legislatures.
4. Review the fiscal condition of the workers' compensation subsequent injury fund. Determine whether changes will be needed to keep the fund viable in light of increased demands placed on it by recent legislation.
5. Assess the need for regulation or other consumer protections in the sale of caskets.
6. Actively monitor the agencies under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.

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