State Affairs Committee

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Committee info:

  • Clerk:
  • Kory Curtis
  • Room:
  • EXT E2.108
  • Phone:
  • (512) 463-0814

Committee Members

Chair

Phelan

Rep. Phelan,
Dade

Vice Chair

Hernandez

Rep. Hernandez,
Ana

 

Deshotel

Rep. Deshotel,
Joe

 

Guerra

Rep. Guerra,
R. D. "Bobby"

 

Harless

Rep. Harless,
Sam

 

Holland

Rep. Holland,
Justin

 

Hunter

Rep. Hunter,
Todd

 

King

Rep. King,
Phil

 

Parker

Rep. Parker,
Tan

 

Raymond

Rep. Raymond,
Richard Peña

 

Rodriguez

Rep. Rodriguez,
Eddie

 

Smithee

Rep. Smithee,
John T.

 

Springer

Rep. Springer,
Drew

Jurisdiction:

Section 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, i n c l u d i n g
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.