Committees and Appointments
The Powerful State Affairs Committee having jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
- Questions and matters of state policy.
- The administration of state government.
- The organization, operation, powers regulation and management of state departments, agencies, and institutions.
- The operation and regulation of public lands and state buildings.
- The duties and conduct of officers and employees of the state government.
- The operation of state government and its agencies and departments; all of above except where jurisdiction is specifically granted to some other standing committee.
- Access of the state agencies to scientific and technological information.
- The regulation and deregulation of electric utilities and the electric industry.
- The regulation and deregulation of telecommunications utilities and the telecommunications industry.
- Electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption.
- Pipelines, pipeline companies, and all others operating as common carriers in the state.
- The regulation and deregulation of other industries jurisdiction of which is not specifically assigned to another committee under these rules; and
- The following state agencies: the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Office of the Governor, the Texas Facilities Commission, the Department of Information Resources, the Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee, the Sunset Advisory Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the Office of Public Utility Counsel.
The House Committee on Government Efficiency and Reform having jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
- The organization, operation, powers, regulations, and management of state departments, agencies, institutions, and advisory committees.
- Elimination of inefficiencies in the provision of state services.
- The Sunset Advisory Commission.
Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficing
The interim committee is charged with studying ways in which the Legislature can work in collaboration with law enforcement and human rights groups across the state to combat this tragic and inhumane practice.
Southern Legislative Conference Committee on Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations.
The Southern Legislative Conference committees are comprised of legislators from the 15 member states who work in cooperation on intergovernmental communication, policy development and publications sharing ideas and strategies to solve the common issues faced by state legislatures.