Government Efficiency & Reform Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Government Efficiency & Reform 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 organization, operation, powers, regulations, and management of state departments, agencies, institutions, and advisory committees;
  • elimination of inefficiencies in the provision of state services;
  • open government matters, including open records and open

meetings; and

  • the Sunset Advisory Commission.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Government Efficiency & Reform Members, 2013
Democratic members (1)Republican members (6)
Hubert VoLinda Harper-Brown, Chair
Charles Perry, Vice-chair
Giovanni Capriglione
Phil Stephenson
Van Taylor
Scott Turner

2011-2012

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

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