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Appropriations Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Appropriations 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 27 members, with jurisdiction over:
  • all bills and resolutions appropriating money from the state treasury;
  • all bills and resolutions containing provisions resulting in automatic allocation of funds from the state treasury;
  • all bills and resolutions diverting funds from the state treasury or preventing funds from going in that otherwise would be placed in the state treasury; and
  • all matters pertaining to claims and accounts filed with the legislature against the state unless jurisdiction over those bills and resolutions is specifically granted by these rules to some other standing committee.[4][5]

Membership

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2015 legislative session

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

Appropriations Members, 2015
Democratic members (11)Republican members (16)
Sylvester Turner, Vice-ChairJohn Otto, Chair
Dawnna DukesTrent Ashby
Helen GiddingsCecil Bell, Jr.
Donna HowardGreg Bonnen
Oscar LongoriaCindy Burkett
Marisa MarquezGiovanni Capriglione
Ruth Jones McClendonSarah Davis
Borris MilesLarry Gonzales
Sergio Munoz, Jr.Bryan Hughes
Justin RodriguezLinda Koop
Armando WalleRick Miller
Dade Phelan
Four Price
John Raney
J.D. Sheffield
Gary VanDeaver

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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