Business & Industry Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Business & Industry Committee is a standing committee of the Texas House of Representatives.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Texas House of Representatives are assigned half by seniority and half by the Speaker of the House. Representatives select three committees they wish to serve on, and half of a committee's seats are filled in this manner based on seniority. In the case of equal seniority, the Speaker decides the seat. Once half of each committee is selected through this method, the Speaker appoints the rest of the committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The committee shall have seven members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • industry and manufacturing;
  • industrial safety and adequate and safe working conditions, and the regulation and control of those conditions;
  • hours, wages, collective bargaining, and the relationship between employers and employees;
  • the regulation of business transactions and transactions involving property interests;
  • the organization, incorporation, management, and regulation of private corporations and professional associations and the Uniform Commercial Code and the Texas Revised Limited Partnership Act;
  • the protection of consumers, governmental regulations incident thereto, the agencies of government authorized to regulate such activities, and the role of the government in consumer protection;
  • privacy and identity theft;
  • homeowners’ associations;
  • oversight and regulation of the construction industry; and
  • the following state agencies: the State Office of Risk Management, the Risk Management Board, the Division of Workers’ Compensation of the Texas Department of Insurance, the workers’ compensation research and evaluation group in the Texas Department of Insurance, the Office of Injured Employee Counsel, including the ombudsman program of that office, and the Texas Mutual Insurance Company Board of Directors.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Business & Industry Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (4)
Rene Oliveira, ChairRon Simmons, Vice-Chair
Nicole CollierAllen Fletcher
Ramon Romero, Jr.Matt Rinaldi
Jason Villalba


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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