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5 Document(s) [ Subject: Telemarketers ]

Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business & Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2000 : a report to the House of Representatives, 77th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Biotechnology industry | Construction industry | Consumer protection | Fraud | General contractors | Medical research | Senior citizens | Sweepstakes | Telemarketers | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 b964
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [107 pages  File size: 535 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine ways to deter and punish consumer fraud directed at senior citizens, including telemarketing fraud.
2. Assess the public's view of telemarketing generally, the desire and need for simpler ways to prevent nuisance calls, and whether views depend on the business of the vendor or solicitor.
3. Consider the legal status and policies appropriate to any surplus funds held by the Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund. The committee's consideration should be directed at assuring that sufficient funds are available to deal with all possible market conditions.
4. Consider the benefits and problems associated with contingency clauses in construction contracts.
5. Study the emergence of the healthcare technology industry in Texas. Identify factors promoting and inhibiting development of the industry and consider state or private actions potentially affecting its growth.
Committee: House Business and Industry
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Business and Industry, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Consumer protection | e-commerce | Employees | Employers | Employment | Internet | Mergers and acquisitions | Telemarketers | Texas Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund | Workers Compensation Commission, Texas | Workers' compensation |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 b964
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [67 pages  File size: 3,139 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the development of commerce on the internet to determine whether existing consumer protection laws are adequate to deal with the present and future issues that may arise.
2. Review consumer protection issues as they pertain to telemarketing. Determine whether the registration of telemarketers may be necessary to provide adequate protection of the public.
3. Study the issues surrounding "truth-in-hiring" legislation. Investigate the possibility of protecting both employees and employers when prospective employers request job references.
4. Review the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act of 1983. Assess its adequacy in protecting the public interest when mergers and acquisitions occur.
5. Review workers' compensation insurance carriers' payments and denials of medical benefits and supplemental income benefits. Determine whether carries' actions are reasonable and consistent with the overall design of the law.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on General Investigating, interim report to the 73rd Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Bingo | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Parole | State supported living centers | Telemarketers |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 In9
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [115 pages  File size: 5,632 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the status of bingo operations in Texas, and investigate problems in the effective regulation and control of charitable bingo. *
2. Study whether unauthorized telephone solicitations are being made in the name of veterans organizations; review the extent of abuses associated with telephone solicitations in Texas and determine whether legislative action is needed. *
3. Study the role of parole advocates in the parole process. *
4. Review the decision by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation to close the Fort Worth State School and the Travis State School. *
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Public Safety.
Subjects: Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Gun laws | Peace officers | Racing Commission, Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Telemarketers | Texas Turnpike Authority |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 p96s
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [8 pages  File size: 446 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and to have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 27.
2. To study the various gun licensing or permitting laws to carry firearms among the states.
3. To study the necessity and impact of commissioning certain state employees as peace officers.
4. To study telephone solicitation associated with fund raising organizations (joint study with Urban Affairs Committee).
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / Committee on Urban Affairs.
Subjects: Dog racing | Gifts and donations | Horse racing | Telemarketers | Water quality management |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 ur1
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [6 pages  File size: 247 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the implementation of HB 1567, 71st Legislature, Regular Session, authorizing local governments to establish stormwater drainage utilities funded by user fees.
2. To study the implementation for pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing and greyhound racing in Texas.
3. To study telephone solicitation associated with fund raising organizations (joint study with Public Safety Committee).

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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