Committees and Appointments

International Relations and Economic Development

State Representative John Frullo, Vice Chairman

The committee shall have nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) the relations between the State of Texas and other nations, including matters related to trade relations and international trade zones;
(2) the relations between the State of Texas and the federal government other than matters involving defense, emergency preparedness, and veterans’ issues;
(3) the relations between the State of Texas and other states of the United States;
(4) commerce, trade, and manufacturing, including international commerce and trade and the regulation of persons participating in international commerce and trade;
(5) cooperation between the state or a local governmental entity and the scientific and technological community, including private businesses, institutions of higher education, and federal governmental laboratories;
(6) weights and measures;
(7) workforce training;
(8) economic and industrial development;
(9) development and support of small businesses;
(10) job creation and job-training programs;
(11) hours, wages, collective bargaining, and the relationship between employers and employees;
(12) international and border regions (as described in Sections 2056.002(e)(2) and (3), Government Code) economic development, public health and safety issues affecting the border, tourist development, and goodwill, and economic development, tourist development, and goodwill in other areas of the state that have experienced a significant increase in the percentage of the population that consists of immigrants from other nations, according to the last two federal decennial censuses or another reliable measure;
(13) the provision of public services to persons residing in proximity to Texas’ international border or in other areas of the state that have experienced a significant increase in the percentage of the population that consists of immigrants from other nations, according to the last two federal decennial censuses or another reliable measure; and (14) the following state agencies: the Office of State-Federal Relations, the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas Workforce Investment Council

Higher Education

The committee shall have 11 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
(1) education beyond high school;
(2) the colleges and universities of the State of Texas; and
(3) the following state agencies: the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board, and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

Calendars

The committee shall have 11 members, with jurisdiction over:
(1) the placement of bills and resolutions on appropriate calendars, except those within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Resolutions Calendars;
(2) the determination of priorities and proposal of rules for floor consideration of such bills and resolutions; and
(3) all other matters concerning the calendar system and the expediting of the business of the house as may be assigned by the speaker.