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HB 7, 79th Regular Session
Relating to the continuation and operation of the workers' compensation system of this state and to the abolition of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the establishment of the office of injured employee counsel, and the transfer of the powers and duties of the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission to the division of workers' compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance and the office of injured employee counsel, and to the provision of workers' compensation benefits to injured employees and the regulation of workers' compensation insurers; providing administrative and criminal penalties.

Last action: Effective on 9/1/05

Author: Burt Solomons
Joint Author: Helen Giddings | Peggy Hamric | Jim Dunnam
Sponsor: Todd Staples

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2005, 79th R.S.,ch. 265, General and Special Laws of Texas

Companion:

SB 5 (Similar)
SB 400 (Identical)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Enrolled (Senate Research Center)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Conference Committee:

Conference Committee Report 
House Members: (appointed 05/19/2005) Burt Solomons (Chair) | Helen Giddings | Patrick Rose | Larry Taylor | Bill Zedler |

Senate Members: (appointed 05/21/2005) Todd Staples (Chair) | Robert Duncan | Troy Fraser | Frank Madla | Jane Nelson |

Subjects:
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE, OFFICE OF
INJURED EMPLOYEE COUNSEL, OFFICE OF
INSURANCE, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
Labor--Health & Safety
Labor--Workers' Compensation
PHYSICIANS
State Agencies, Boards & Commissions
Sunset Bills
WORKERS' COMPENSATION COMMISSION, TEXAS
WORKERS' COMPENSATION HEALTH CARE NETWORK ACT
WORKERS' COMPENSATION, TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
WORKFORCE COMMISSION, TEXAS

House Committee: Business & Industry (Helen Giddings, Kevin Bailey, Dwayne Bohac, Gary Elkins, Armando Martinez, Burt Solomons, Larry Taylor, Hubert Vo, Bill Zedler)
Minutes: February 15 2005 | March 15 2005 | March 16 2005 | March 21 2005 | May 9 2006
Senate Committee: State Affairs (Robert Duncan, Kenneth Armbrister, Rodney Ellis, Troy Fraser, Chris Harris, Mike Jackson, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Frank Madla, Tommy Williams)
Minutes: May 5 2005 | May 6 2005

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