Energy Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Energy Resources 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 11 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • the conservation of the energy resources of Texas;
  • the production, regulation, transportation, and development of oil, gas, and other energy resources;
  • mining and the development of mineral deposits within the state;
  • the leasing and regulation of mineral rights under public lands;
  • pipelines, pipeline companies, and all others operating as common carriers in the state;
  • electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption;
  • identifying, developing, and using alternative energy sources;
  • increasing energy efficiency throughout the state; and
  • the following state agencies: the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Office of Interstate Oil Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Interstate Mining Compact Commissioner for Texas, the State Energy Conservation Office, and the Office of Southern States Energy Board Member for Texas.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Energy Resources Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (7)
Lon BurnamJim Keffer, Chair
Terry CanalesMyra Crownover, Vice-chair
J.M. LozanoTom Craddick
Gene WuTony Dale
Phil King
Chris Paddie
Ralph Sheffield

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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