House Committee on State Affairs


Position          Member


Vice Chair:   




















Rep. Paddie

Rep. Hernandez

Rep. Deshotel

Rep. Harless

Rep. Hunter

Rep. Howard

Rep. King of Parker

Rep. Lucio

Rep. Metcalf

Rep. Raymond

Rep. Shaheen

Rep. Slawson

Rep. Smithee


The House Committee on State Affairs has 13 members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:


  • Questions and matter of state policy

  • The administration of state government

  • The organization, operation, powers, regulation, and management of state departments, agencies and institutions

  • The operation and regulation of public lands and state buildings

  • The duties and conduct of officers and employees of the state government

  • The operation of state government and its agencies and departments, unless jurisdiction is specifically granted to another standing committee

  • Access of the state agencies to scientific and technological information

  • The regulation and deregulation of electric utilities and the electric industry

  • The regulation and deregulation of telecommunications utilities and the telecommunications industry

  • Electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption

  • Pipelines, pipeline companies and all other operating as common carriers in the state

  • The regulation and deregulation of other industries for which jurisdiction is not specifically assigned to another committee

  • The following organization and state agencies: the Council of State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Office of the Governor, the Texas Facilities Commission, the Department of Information Resources, the Inaugural Endowment Fund Committee, the Sunset Advisory Commission, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the Office of Public Utility Counsel