Committees and Appointments

The Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee

State Representative John Frullo, Chairman

The Culture, Recreation & Tourism Committee shall have seven members, with jurisdiction over:

  • The creation, operation, and control of state parks, including the development, maintenance, and operation of state parks in connection with the sales and use tax imposed on sporting goods, but not including any matter within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Appropriations;
  • The regulation and control of the propagation and preservation of wildlife and fish in the state;
  • The development and regulation of the fish and oyster industries of the state;
  • Hunting and fishing in the state, and the regulation and control thereof, including the imposition of fees, fines, and penalties relating to that regulation;
  • The regulation of other recreational activities;
  • Cultural resources and their promotion, development, and regulation;
  • Historical resources and their promotion, development, and regulation;
  • Promotion and development of Texas’ image and heritage;
  • Preservation and protection of Texas’ shrines, monuments, and memorials;
  • International and interstate tourist promotion and development;
  • The Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office as it relates to the subject-matter jurisdiction of this committee;
  • The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Compact; and
  • The following state agencies: the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the State Cemetery Committee, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, the Texas Historical Commission, the State Preservation Board, the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, and an office of state government to the extent the office promotes the Texas music industry.
  • Culture, Recreation, & Tourism Committee Web Site

The Licensing and Administrative Committee

The Licensing and Administrative Committee shall have nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the oversight of businesses, industries, general trades, and occupations regulated by this state; the regulation of greyhound and horse racing and other gaming industries; regulation of the sale of intoxicating beverages and local option control; and the Alcoholic Beverage Code.

In addition, The Licensing and Administrative Committee shall have jurisdiction over the following state agencies:
the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, the Texas Racing Commission, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, the Texas Lottery Commission, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.