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Government Efficiency & Reform Committee, 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. Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: House Rules
|“||The committee shall have seven members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
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 Vo||• Linda Harper-Brown, Chair|
|• Charles Perry, Vice-chair|
|• Giovanni Capriglione|
|• Phil Stephenson|
|• Van Taylor|
|• Scott Turner|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Government Efficiency & Reform Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (5)|
|• Eddie Lucio, III, Vice-chair||• William Callegari, Chair|
|• Sergio Munoz, Jr.||• Erwin Cain|
|• John Frullo|
|• Linda Harper-Brown|
|• Bill Zedler|
- Texas State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 4-2)
- Texas State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 4-1)
- Texas State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 4-16)
- Texas State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 3-15)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.