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Business & Commerce Committee, Texas State Senate

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House Committees

The Business & Commerce Committee is a standing committee of the Texas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Texas State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate. Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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

Business & Commerce Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (5)
Eddie LucioJohn Carona, Chair
Leticia Van de PutteLarry Taylor, Vice-chair
Kirk WatsonKevin Eltife
John WhitmireCraig Estes
Kelly Hancock


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


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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