Calendars Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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The Calendars 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

Function

The committee shall have 15 members, with jurisdiction over:
  • the placement of bills and resolutions on appropriate calendars, except those within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Resolutions;
  • the determination of priorities and proposal of rules for floor consideration of such bills and resolutions; and
  • all other matters concerning the calendar system and the expediting of the business of the house as may be assigned by the speaker.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Calendars Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (10)
Eddie Lucio III, Vice-chairTodd Hunter, Chair
Roberto AlonzoDan Branch
Carol AlvaradoAngie Chen Button
Craig EilandByron Cook
Helen GiddingsMyra Crownover
Tony Dale
John Frullo
Charlie Geren
John Kuempel
Doug Miller

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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