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Committee: House Investments and Financial Services
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Consumer credit | Credit reports | Credit scoring | Electronic security | Emergency management | Home equity loans | Hurricane Harvey | Mortgage brokers | Mortgages | Natural disasters |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 In9
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [42 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the impact of Hurricane Harvey on financial institutions in Texas and evaluate the response of the state's oversight agencies. Study how Harvey impacted consumers and lenders in the mortgage and home equity markets. Identify opportunities to improve the operational stability of financial institutions and to improve the state's responsiveness following a natural disaster.
2. Study the impact and risks that a large-scale security breach of a credit bureau has on Texans. Identify opportunities to protect Texas consumers and to mitigate the impact of such a breach.
3. Examine mortgage licensure requirements in Texas and identify opportunities to update statute to fit modern mortgage options.
4. Study policy challenges in the area of financial technology. Evaluate the concept of a "sandbox" as a regulatory approach for enabling innovation and the feasibility of implementing such in Texas. If appropriate, make recommendations for possible legislative action to foster innovation in the finance industry.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008
Subjects: Automobiles | Consumer credit | Consumer protection | Financial investments | Foreclosures | Fraud | Funeral industry | Marketing | Mortgage brokers | Mortgages |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 F49h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [70 pages  File size: 10,026 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor federal rules and regulations on lending and determine the state's role in regulating issues that relate to the mortgage foreclosure process, disclosures for loan terms, home equity, mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, consumer protections, and counseling for mortgage products.
2. Monitor the implementation of HB 716, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, to determine if there is a need to further legislate the protection of homebuyers in mortgage fraud schemes, emphasizing the impact in the foreclosure process.
3. Study the adequacy and effectiveness of existing regulation of prepaid funeral benefits that are funded by insurance or annuity products and make recommendations for statutory changes necessary to further strengthen the regulatory system for protecting customers.
4. Study practices involved in the sale and financing of a motor vehicle, including conditional delivery, negative equity, and retirement of existing debt on vehicle trade-in.
5. Study whether the state financial regulatory agencies should assist consumers in the investigation and correction of credit card billing errors.
6. Assess the extent of consumer protections in state regulations of short-selling of commodities, with a particular emphasis on the state's enforcement authority and ways to ensure reliability in the short-selling market.
7. Examine the practice of marketing variable annuities and determine whether certain sales practices constitute fraud.
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Financial Institutions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Financial Institutions, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006
Subjects: Banks and banking | Consumer Credit Commissioner, Office of | Credit Union Department | Department of Banking, Texas | Finance Commission of Texas | Foreclosures | Fraud | Mortgage brokers | Mortgages | Savings and Loan Department, Texas | Subprime lending |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 F49h
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 20,202 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the feasibility and impact of consolidating the state financial regulatory agencies which include the Office of the Consumer Credit Commissioner, Texas Department of Banking, Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (formerly Texas Savings and Loan Department) and the Texas Credit Union Department.
2. Evaluate predatory lending practices involved with subprime mortgage lending within the state, primarily in the border counties, including: Study the patterns of mortgage fraud and develop statutory changes to reduce incidences of mortgage fraud and punish violators. Study the relationship between mortgage brokers and residential borrowers including: whether or not the mortgage broker is the agent of the residential borrower: the types of disclosures which should be required; and, the sources and nature of compensation.

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