Paddie Appointed to Influential House Committees

February 9, 2017 - AUSTIN -- State Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) has been appointed to the House State Affairs Committee, the House Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee, the House Calendars Committee and the Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility.  

"I am excited to be working on such a wide range of issues this session," said Rep. Paddie.  "These committee appointments will allow our district to have influence on many of the important issues that will be addressed by this legislature.  Now that we have our committee assignments, I am looking forward to getting to work and tackling the many issues facing our state."

The State Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over matters 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; the regulation and deregulation of telecommunications industry; electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption; pipeline companies, and all others operating as common carriers in the state; the following organizations and state agencies: the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Office of the Governor, the Facilities Commission, the Department of Information Resources, the Sunset Advisory Commission, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

The Licensing and Administrative Procedures Committee has jurisdiction over the oversight of businesses, industries, general trades, and occupations regulated by this state; regulation of the sale of intoxicating beverages and local option control; and the following state agencies: the Department of Licensing and Regulation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Board of Architectural Examiners, the State Board of Public Accountancy, the Real Estate Commission, the State Board of Plumbing Examiners, the Board of Professional Engineers, the Texas Racing Commission, the Lottery Commission, and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

The Calendars Committee is a procedural committee with jurisdiction over the placement of bills and resolutions on appropriate calendars and the determination of priorities and proposal of rules for floor consideration of such bills and resolutions.

The Select Committee on State and Federal Power and Responsibility is charged with monitoring the actions of the federal government, specifically federal legislation and regulations.  The committee is also charged with assessing the economic impact to the state of federal actions or inactions.