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Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Licensing & Administrative Procedures 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 nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • the oversight of businesses, industries, general trades, and occupations regulated by this state;
  • the regulation of greyhound and horse racing and other gaming industries;
  • regulation of the sale of intoxicating beverages and local option control;
  • the Alcoholic Beverage Code; and
  • the following state agencies: the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Real Estate Research Center, the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, the Texas Racing Commission, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, the Texas Lottery Commission, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Ryan GuillenWayne Smith, Chair
Roland GutierrezJohn Kuempel, Vice-chair
Borris MilesCharlie Geren
Senfronia ThompsonLance Gooden
Four Price

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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