Transportation Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Transportation 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 11 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • commercial motor vehicles, both bus and truck, and their control, regulation, licensing, and operation;
  • the Texas highway system, including all roads, bridges, and ferries constituting a part of the system;
  • the licensing of private passenger vehicles to operate on the roads and highways of the state;
  • the regulation and control of traffic on the public highways of the State of Texas;
  • railroads, street railway lines, interurban railway lines, steamship companies, and express companies;
  • airports, air traffic, airlines, and other organizations engaged in transportation by means of aerial flight;
  • water transportation in the State of Texas, and the rivers, harbors, and related facilities used in water transportation and the agencies of government exercising supervision and control thereover;
  • the regulation of metropolitan transit; and
  • the following state agencies: the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Texas Department of Transportation, and the Texas Transportation Commission.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Transportation Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (6)
Armando Martinez, Vice-chairLarry Phillips, Chair
Yvonne DavisCindy Burkett
Robert GuerraAllen Fletcher
Ruth Jones McClendonLinda Harper-Brown
Joe PickettGeorge Lavender
Debbie Riddle

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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