State Affairs Committee

Committee Members

Chair

Paddie

Rep. Paddie,
Chris

Vice Chair

Hernandez

Rep. Hernandez,
Ana

 

Deshotel

Rep. Deshotel,
Joe

 

Harless

Rep. Harless,
Sam

 

Howard

Rep. Howard,
Donna

 

Hunter

Rep. Hunter,
Todd

 

King

Rep. King,
Phil

 

Lucio III

Rep. Lucio III,
Eddie

 

Metcalf

Rep. Metcalf,
Will

 

Raymond

Rep. Raymond,
Richard Peña

 

Shaheen

Rep. Shaheen,
Matt

 

Slawson

Rep. Slawson,
Shelby

 

Smithee

Rep. Smithee,
John T.

Jurisdiction:

Sec. 31. STATE AFFAIRS. The committee shall have 13
members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) questions and matters of state policy;
(2) the administration of state government;
(3) the organization, operation, powers, regulation,
and management of state departments, agencies, and institutions;
(4) the operation and regulation of public lands and
state buildings;
(5) the duties and conduct of officers and employees
of the state government;
(6) the duties and conduct of candidates for public
office and of persons with an interest in influencing public
policy;
(7) the operation of state government and its agencies
and departments; all of above except where jurisdiction is
specifically granted to some other standing committee;
(8) access of the state agencies to scientific and
technological information;
(9) the regulation and deregulation of electric
utilities and the electric industry;
(10) the regulation and deregulation of
telecommunications utilities and the telecommunications industry;
(11) electric utility regulation as it relates to
energy production and consumption;
(12) pipelines, pipeline companies, and all others
operating as common carriers in the state;
(13) the regulation and deregulation of other
industries jurisdiction of which is not specifically assigned to
another committee under these rules;
(14) advances in science and technology, including
telecommunications, electronic technology, or automated data
processing, by state agencies, including institutions of higher
education;
(15) the promotion within the state of an advance
described by Subdivision (14) of this section;
(16) cybersecurity; and
(17) the following organizations and state agencies:
the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State
Legislatures, the Office of the Governor, the Texas Ethics
Commission, 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.