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Senate Committees

The Elections 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 seven members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • the right of suffrage in Texas;
  • primary, special, and general elections;
  • revision, modification, amendment, or change of the Election Code;
  • the secretary of state in relation to elections;
  • campaign finance;
  • the duties and conduct of candidates for public office and of persons with an interest in influencing public policy; and
  • the following state agencies: the Office of the Secretary of State and the Texas Ethics Commission.[4][5]

Membership

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2015 legislative session

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

Elections Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Celia IsraelJodie Laubenberg, Chair
Ron ReynoldsCraig Goldman, Vice-Chair
Pat Fallon
Dade Phelan
Mike Schofield

2013-2014

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

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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