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Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee, Texas House of Representatives
- This committee was previously named the Public Safety Committee.
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 nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
Council, the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission, the Texas Private Security Board, the Commission on State Emergency Communications, and the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Homeland Security & Public Safety Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (7)|
|• Joe Pickett, Chair||• Allen Fletcher, Vice-chair|
|• Philip Cortez||• Tony Dale|
|• Dan Flynn|
|• Tim Kleinschmidt|
|• George Lavender|
|• Kenneth Sheets|
|• Ron Simmons|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Homeland Security & Public Safety Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (6)|
|• Lon Burnam||• Sid Miller, Chair|
|• Barbara Mallory Caraway||• Allen Fletcher, Vice-chair|
|• Armando Walle||• Marva Beck|
|• Joe Driver|
|• Dan Flynn|
|• Aaron Pena|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Homeland Security & Public Safety Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (4)|
|• Stephen Frost, Vice-chair||• Tommy Merritt, Chair|
|• Eddie Rodriguez||• Phil King|
|• Lon Burnam||• Joe Driver|
|• Barbara Mallory Caraway||• Tryon Lewis|
|• Hubert Vo|
- 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 3-17)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.