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International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs 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

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The committee shall have seven members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • the relations between the State of Texas and other nations, including matters related to trade relations and international trade zones;
  • the relations between the State of Texas and the federal government other than matters involving defense, emergency preparedness, and veterans issues;
  • the relations between the State of Texas and other states of the United States;
  • international commerce and trade, including the regulation of persons participating in international commerce and trade;
  • international and border regions (as described in Sections 2056.002(e)(2) and (3), Government Code) economic development, public health and safety issues affecting the border, tourist development, and goodwill, and economic development, tourist development, and goodwill in other areas of the state that have experienced a significant increase in the percentage of the population that consists of immigrants from other nations, according to the last two federal decennial censuses or another reliable measure;
  • the provision of public services to persons residing in proximity to Texas’ international border or in other areas of the state that have experienced a significant increase in the percentage of the population that consists of immigrants from other nations, according to the last two federal decennial censuses or another reliable measure; and
  • the following state agency: the Office of State-Federal Relations.[4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

International Trade & Intergovernmental Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (2)
Rafael Anchia, ChairGiovanni Capriglione
J.M. Lozano, Vice-chairBrandon Creighton
Poncho Nevarez
Mary Ann Perez
Mark Strama

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