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Texas House of Representatives
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name Texas House of Representatives| legislature = Texas State Legislature| coa_pic = Seal of Texas House of Representatives.svg| session_room = Texas House Chamber.jpg| house_type = Lower house| body = Texas State Legislature| term_limits = None | new_session = January 8, 2019| structure1 = Texas House of Representatives partisanship map 2019.svg| structure1_res = 275px



Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives>Speaker of the House| leader1 = Dennis BonnenRepublican Party (United States)>R)| election1 = January 8, 2019| leader2_type = Speaker pro TemporeJoe Moody (politician)>Joe MoodyDemocratic Party (United States)>D)| election2 = January 23, 2019| term_length = 2 years| authority = Article 3, Texas Constitution| salary = $7,200/year + per diem| members = 150Texas House of Representatives election, 2018>November 6, 2018(150 seats)Texas House of Representatives election, 2018>November 3, 2020(150 seats)| voting_system1 = First-past-the-post| redistricting = Legislative control| political_groups1 =Majority (83)
    Republican (83) Minority (67)
    • {{Color box|0000FF|border=darkgray}} Democratic (66)
    • {{Color box|FFFFFF|border=darkgray}} Vacant (1)
    Texas State CapitolAustin, Texas>Austin, Texas| website = Texas House of Representatives}}The Texas House of Representatives () is the lower house of the bicameral Texas Legislature. It consists of 150 members who are elected from single-member districts for two-year terms. As of the 2010 Census, each member represents about 167,637 people. There are no term limits, with the most senior member, Tom Craddick, having been elected in 1968.The House meets at the State Capitol in Austin.

    Leadership

    {| class=wikitable
    Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives>Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen {{party shading/Republican}} United States Republican Party>Republican Angleton, Texas >Texas House of Representatives, District 25>25
    Joe Moody (politician)>Joe Moody {{party shading/Democratic}} United States Democratic Party>Democratic El Paso, Texas >Texas House of Representatives, District 78>78
    Stephanie Klick > United States Republican Party >Fort Worth, Texas>Fort Worth 91
    Chris Turner (politician)>Chris Turner {{party shading/Democratic}} United States Democratic Party>Democratic Grand Prairie 101
    The Speaker of the House is the presiding officer and highest-ranking member of the House. The Speaker's duties include maintaining order within the House, recognizing members during debate, ruling on procedural matters, appointing members to the various committees and sending bills for committee review. The Speaker pro tempore is primarily a ceremonial position, but does, by long-standing tradition, preside over the House during its consideration of local and consent bills.Unlike other state legislatures, the House rules do not formally recognize majority or minority leaders. The unofficial leaders are the Republican Caucus Chairman and the Democratic House Leader, both of whom are elected by their respective caucuses.

    Composition

    {|class=wikitable style="text-align:center" style="vertical-align:bottom;"!rowspan=3|Affiliation!colspan=3|Party (Shading indicates majority caucus)!rowspan=3|Total! style="height:5px"!Republican!Democrat!Ind!Vacant!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|End 2010 75|73|0! 148|2!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|Begin 2011 101|490!150|0!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|End 2012| 48! 149| 1!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|Begin 2013 95550!rowspan=2|1500!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|End 2014!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|Begin 201598|52|0!rowspan=2|1500!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|End 201699|50|1!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|Begin 201795|55|0!150|0!nowrap style="font-size:80%"|End 201894|56|0!150|0!wrap style="font-size:80%"|Begin 201983|67|0!150|0!nowrap style="font-size:80%:|Latest voting share!{{party shading/Republican}}|{{percentage|83|150|1}}!{{percentage|67|150|1}}!colspan=3|(File:TxHouse2018Comp.svg|thumb|none|500px|House Districts and Party Affiliation as of 2019{{leftlegend|#F48882|Republican Party}}{{leftlegend|#92C5DE|Democratic Party}})

    List of members

    {|class="wikitable sortable"! District! Representative! Party! Residence! First elected! County(ies) representedTexas House of Representatives, District 1>1 {{Party shading/Republican}}New Boston, Texas>New Boston 2014 Bowie County, Texas, Franklin County, Texas>Franklin, Lamar County, Texas, Red River County, Texas>Red RiverTexas House of Representatives, District 2>2 >R Canton, Texas >Hopkins County, Texas>Hopkins, Hunt County, Texas, Van Zandt County, Texas>Van ZandtTexas House of Representatives, District 3>3 {{Party shading/Republican}}Magnolia, Texas>Magnolia 2012 Montgomery County, Texas (part), Waller County, Texas>WallerTexas House of Representatives, District 4>4 >R Forney, Texas >Henderson County, Texas>Henderson (part), KaufmanTexas House of Representatives, District 5>5 {{Party shading/Republican}}Mineola, Texas>Mineola 2016 Camp County, Texas, Morris County, Texas>Morris, Rains County, Texas, Smith County, Texas>Smith (part), Titus County, Texas, Wood County, Texas>WoodTexas House of Representatives, District 6>6 {{Party shading/Republican}}Tyler, Texas>Tyler 2012 Smith (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 7>7 >R Longview, Texas >Gregg County, Texas>Gregg, UpshurTexas House of Representatives, District 8>8 >R Corsicana, Texas >Anderson County, Texas>Anderson, Freestone County, Texas, Hill County, Texas>Hill, NavarroTexas House of Representatives, District 9>9 {{Party shading/Republican}}Marshall, Texas>Marshall 2012 Cass County, Texas, Harrison County, Texas>Harrison, Marion County, Texas, Panola County, Texas>Panola, Sabine County, Texas, Shelby County, Texas>ShelbyTexas House of Representatives, District 10>10 >R Waxahachie, Texas >Ellis County, Texas>Ellis, Henderson (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 11>11 {{Party shading/Republican}}Jacksonville, Texas>Jacksonville 2012 Cherokee County, Texas, Nacogdoches County, Texas>Nacogdoches, RuskTexas House of Representatives, District 12>12 >R Hillister, Texas >Brazos County, Texas>Brazos (part), Falls County, Texas, Limestone County, Texas>Limestone, McLennan County, Texas (part), Robertson County, Texas>RobertsonTexas House of Representatives, District 13>13 >R Anderson, Texas >Austin County, Texas>Austin, Burleson County, Texas, Colorado County, Texas>Colorado, Fayette County, Texas, Grimes County, Texas>Grimes, Lavaca County, Texas, Washington County, Texas>WashingtonTexas House of Representatives, District 14>14 >R Bryan, Texas >Brazos County, Texas>Brazos (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 15>15 >R The Woodlands, Texas >Montgomery (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 16>16 >R Conroe, Texas >| 2014Texas House of Representatives, District 17>17 >R Lockhart, Texas >Bastrop County, Texas>Bastrop, Caldwell County, Texas, Gonzales County, Texas>Gonzales, Karnes County, Texas, Lee County, Texas>LeeTexas House of Representatives, District 18>18 {{Party shading/Republican}}Dayton, Texas>Dayton 2016 Liberty County, Texas, San Jacinto County, Texas>San Jacinto, WalkerTexas House of Representatives, District 19>19 >R Woodville, Texas >Hardin County, Texas>Hardin, Jasper County, Texas, Newton County, Texas>Newton, Polk County, Texas, Tyler County, Texas>TylerTexas House of Representatives, District 20>20 >R Georgetown, Texas >Burnet County, Texas>Burnet, Milam County, Texas, Williamson County, Texas>Williamson (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 21>21 >R Beaumont, Texas >Jefferson County, Texas>Jefferson (part), OrangeTexas House of Representatives, District 22>22 >D Port Arthur, Texas >Jefferson County, Texas>Jefferson (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 23>23 {{Party shading/Republican}}Galveston, Texas>Galveston 2018 Chambers County, Texas, Galveston County, Texas>Galveston (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 24>24 >R Friendswood, Texas >Galveston County, Texas>Galveston(part)Texas House of Representatives, District 25>25 >R Angleton, Texas >Brazoria County, Texas>Brazoria (part), MatagordaTexas House of Representatives, District 26>26 >R Sugar Land, Texas >Fort Bend (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 27>27 >D Missouri City, Texas >| 2010Texas House of Representatives, District 28>28 {{Party shading/Republican}}Katy, Texas>Katy 2006Texas House of Representatives, District 29>29 >R Pearland, Texas >Brazoria County, Texas>Brazoria (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 30>30 >R Victoria, Texas >Aransas County, Texas>Aransas, Calhoun County, Texas, DeWitt County, Texas>DeWitt, Goliad County, Texas, Refugio County, Texas>Refugio, VictoriaTexas House of Representatives, District 31>31 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Rio Grande City, Texas>Rio Grande City 2002 Atascosa County, Texas, Brooks County, Texas>Brooks, Duval County, Texas, Jim Hogg County, Texas>Jim Hogg, Kenedy County, Texas, La Salle County, Texas>La Salle, Live Oak County, Texas, McMullen County, Texas>McMullen, Starr County, Texas, Willacy County, Texas>WillacyTexas House of Representatives, District 32>32 {{Party shading/Republican}}Portland, Texas>Portland 2008(1989-1997) Nueces (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 33>33 >R Rockwall, Texas >Collin County, Texas>Collin (part), RockwallTexas House of Representatives, District 34>34 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Corpus Christi, Texas>Corpus Christi 2012 Nueces (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 35>35 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Beeville, Texas>Beeville 2012 Cameron County, Texas (part) Hidalgo County, Texas>Hidalgo (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 36>36 >D Mission, Texas >Hidalgo County, Texas>Hidalgo (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 37>37 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Brownsville, Texas>Brownsville 2018 rowspan=2Cameron County, Texas>Cameron (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 38>38 {{Party shading/Democratic}}San Benito, Texas>San Benito 2006Texas House of Representatives, District 39>39 >D Weslaco, Texas >Hidalgo (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 40>40 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Edinburg, Texas>Edinburg 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 41>41 >D McAllen, Texas >| 2012†Texas House of Representatives, District 42>42 >D Laredo, Texas >Webb County, Texas>Webb (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 43>43 >RElected as a Democrat in 2010, Lozano Party switching in the united states in March 2012. >Kingsville, Texas>Kingsville 2010 Bee County, Texas, Jim Wells County, Texas>Jim Wells, Kleberg County, Texas, San Patricio County, Texas>San PatricioTexas House of Representatives, District 44>44 {{Party shading/Republican}}Seguin, Texas>Seguin 2010† Guadalupe County, Texas, Wilson County, Texas>WilsonTexas House of Representatives, District 45>45 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Driftwood, Texas>Driftwood 2018 Blanco County, Texas, Hays County, Texas>Hays countiesTexas House of Representatives, District 46>46 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Austin, Texas>Austin 2018 rowspan=6Travis County, Texas>Travis (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 47>47 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Austin, Texas>Austin 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 48>48 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Austin, Texas>Austin 2006†Texas House of Representatives, District 49>49 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Austin, Texas>Austin 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 50>50 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Austin, Texas>Austin 2014†Texas House of Representatives, District 51>51 >D Austin, Texas >| 2002Texas House of Representatives, District 52>52 >D Round Rock, Texas >Williamson County, Texas>Williamson (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 53>53 {{Party shading/Republican}}Kimble County, Texas>Kimble County 2014 Bandera County, Texas, Crockett County, Texas>Crockett, Edwards County, Texas, Kerr County, Texas>Kerr, Kimble County, Texas, Llano County, Texas>Llano, Mason County, Texas, Medina County, Texas>Medina, Menard County, Texas, Real County, Texas>Real, Schleicher County, Texas, Sutton County, Texas>SuttonTexas House of Representatives, District 54>54 >R Killeen, Texas >Bell County, Texas>Bell (part), LampasasTexas House of Representatives, District 55>55 {{Party shading/Republican}}Belton, Texas>Belton 2016 Bell (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 56>56 >R Waco, Texas >McLennan County, Texas>McLennan (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 57>57 >R Lufkin, Texas >Angelina County, Texas>Angelina, Houston County, Texas, Leon County, Texas>Leon, Madison County, Texas, San Augustine County, Texas>San Augustine, TrinityTexas House of Representatives, District 58>58 >R Cleburne, Texas >Bosque County, Texas>Bosque, JohnsonTexas House of Representatives, District 59>59 >R Gatesville, Texas >Comanche County, Texas>Comanche, Coryell County, Texas, Erath County, Texas>Erath, Hamilton County, Texas, McCulloch County, Texas>McCulloch, Mills County, Texas, San Saba County, Texas>San Saba, and SomervellTexas House of Representatives, District 60>60 >R Eastland, Texas >Brown County, Texas>Brown, Callahan County, Texas, Coleman County, Texas>Coleman, Eastland County, Texas, Hood County, Texas>Hood, Palo Pinto County, Texas, Shackelford County, Texas>Shackelford, StephensTexas House of Representatives, District 61>61 >R Weatherford, Texas >Parker County, Texas>Parker, WiseTexas House of Representatives, District 62>62 >R Van Alstyne, Texas >Delta County, Texas>Delta, Grayson County, Texas, Fannin County, Texas>FanninTexas House of Representatives, District 63>63 >R Flower Mound, Texas >Denton (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 64>64 {{Party shading/Republican}}Sanger, Texas>Sanger 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 65>65 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Carrollton, Texas>Carrollton 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 66>66 {{Party shading/Republican}}Plano, Texas>Plano 2014 rowspan=2Collin County, Texas>Collin (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 67>67 >R Plano, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 68>68 {{Party shading/Republican}}Vernon, Texas>Vernon 2012 Childress County, Texas, Collingsworth County, Texas>Collingsworth, Cooke County, Texas, Cottle County, Texas>Cottle, Crosby County, Texas, Dickens County, Texas>Dickens, Fisher County, Texas, Floyd County, Texas>Floyd, Garza County, Texas, Hall County, Texas>Hall, Hardeman County, Texas, Haskell County, Texas>Haskell,Jack County, Texas, Kent County, Texas>Kent, King County, Texas, Montague County, Texas>Montague, Motley County, Texas, Stonewall County, Texas>Stonewall, Throckmorton County, Texas, Wheeler County, Texas>Wheeler, Wilbarger County, Texas, Young County, Texas>YoungTexas House of Representatives, District 69>69 {{Party shading/Republican}}Wichita Falls, Texas>Wichita Falls 2012 Archer County, Texas, Baylor County, Texas>Baylor, Clay County, Texas, Foard County, Texas>Foard, Knox County, Texas, Wichita County, Texas>WichitaTexas House of Representatives, District 70>70 {{Party shading/Republican}}McKinney, Texas>McKinney 2012 Collin (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 71>71 {{Party shading/Republican}}Abilene, Texas>Abilene 2016 Jones County, Texas, Nolan County, Texas>Nolan, TaylorTexas House of Representatives, District 72>72 {{Party shading/Republican}}San Angelo, Texas>San Angelo 2006 Coke County, Texas, Concho County, Texas>Concho, Glasscock County, Texas, Howard County, Texas>Howard, Irion County, Texas, Reagan County, Texas>Reagan, Runnels County, Texas, Sterling County, Texas>Sterling, Tom GreenTexas House of Representatives, District 73>73 {{Party shading/Republican}}Fredericksburg, Texas>Fredericksburg 2016 Comal County, Texas, Gillespie County, Texas>Gillespie, KendallTexas House of Representatives, District 74>74 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Eagle Pass, Texas>Eagle Pass 2012 Brewster County, Texas, Culberson County, Texas>Culberson, Hudspeth County, Texas, Jeff Davis County, Texas>Jeff Davis, Kinney County, Texas, Loving County, Texas>Loving, Maverick County, Texas, Pecos County, Texas>Pecos, Presidio County, Texas, Reeves County, Texas>Reeves, Terrell County, Texas, Val Verde County, Texas>Val VerdeTexas House of Representatives, District 75>75 {{Party shading/Democratic}}El Paso, Texas>El Paso 2012 rowspan=5El Paso County, Texas>El Paso (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 76>76 {{Party shading/Democratic}}El Paso, Texas>El Paso 2014Texas House of Representatives, District 77>77 {{Party shading/Democratic}}El Paso, Texas>El Paso 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 78>78 >D El Paso, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 79>79 {{Party shading/Democratic}}El Paso, Texas>El Paso 2019†Texas House of Representatives, District 80>80 >D Batesville, Texas >Dimmit County, Texas>Dimmit, Frio County, Texas, Webb (part), Uvalde County, Texas>Uvalde, Zapata County, Texas, Zavala County, Texas>ZavalaTexas House of Representatives, District 81>81 >R Odessa, Texas >Andrews County, Texas>Andrews, Ector County, Texas, Ward County, Texas>Ward, WinklerTexas House of Representatives, District 82>82 {{Party shading/Republican}}Midland, Texas>Midland 1968 Crane County, Texas, Dawson County, Texas>Dawson, Martin County, Texas, Midland County, Texas>Midland, UptonTexas House of Representatives, District 83>83 {{Party shading/Republican}}Lubbock, Texas>Lubbock 2014 Borden County, Texas, Gaines County, Texas>Gaines, Lubbock County, Texas (part), Lynn County, Texas>Lynn, Mitchell County, Texas, Scurry County, Texas>Scurry, TerryTexas House of Representatives, District 84>84 >R Lubbock, Texas >Lubbock County, Texas>Lubbock (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 85>85 >R Wharton, Texas >Fort Bend County, Texas>Fort Bend (part), Jackson County, Texas, Wharton County, Texas>WhartonTexas House of Representatives, District 86>86 >R Amarillo, Texas >Dallam County, Texas>Dallam, Deaf Smith County, Texas, Hartley County, Texas>Hartley, Oldham County, Texas, Parmer County, Texas>Parmer, RandallTexas House of Representatives, District 87>87 >R Amarillo, Texas >Carson County, Texas>Carson, Hutchinson County, Texas, Moore County, Texas>Moore, Potter County, Texas, Sherman County, Texas>ShermanTexas House of Representatives, District 88>88 >R Pampa, Texas >Armstrong County, Texas>Armstrong, Bailey County, Texas, Briscoe County, Texas>Briscoe, Castro County, Texas, Cochran County, Texas>Cochran, Donley County, Texas, Gray County, Texas>Gray, Hale County, Texas, Hansford County, Texas>Hansford, Hemphill County, Texas, Hockley County, Texas>Hockley,Lamb County, Texas, Lipscomb County, Texas>Lipscomb, Ochiltree County, Texas, Roberts County, Texas>Roberts, Swisher County, Texas, Yoakum County, Texas>YoakumTexas House of Representatives, District 89>89 {{Party shading/Republican}}Allen, Texas>Allen 2018 Collin (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 90>90 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Fort Worth, Texas>Fort Worth 2014 rowspan=10Tarrant County, Texas>Tarrant (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 91>91 >R Fort Worth, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 92>92 >R Bedford, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 93>93 {{Party shading/Republican}}Arlington, Texas>Arlington 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 94>94 >R Arlington, Texas >| 2014Texas House of Representatives, District 95>95 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Fort Worth, Texas>Fort Worth 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 96>96 >R Arlington, Texas >| 2002Texas House of Representatives, District 97>97 >R Fort Worth, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 98>98 >R Southlake, Texas >| 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 99>99 >R River Oaks, Texas >| 2000Texas House of Representatives, District 100>100 Vacant Dallas County, Texas>Dallas (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 101>101 >D Grand Prairie, Texas >Tarrant County, Texas>Tarrant (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 102>102 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Dallas >weblink >Dallas (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 103>103 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Dallas >| 2004Texas House of Representatives, District 104>104 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Dallas >| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 105>105 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Irving, Texas>Irving 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 106>106 {{Party shading/Republican}}Grand Prairie, Texas>Grand Prairie 2018 Denton (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 107>107 >D Dallas 2016 rowspan=9Dallas County, Texas>Dallas (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 108>108 {{Party shading/Republican}}Dallas >| 2014Texas House of Representatives, District 109>109 >D De Soto, Texas >| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 110>110 >D Dallas 2012Texas House of Representatives, District 111>111 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Dallas >| 1992Texas House of Representatives, District 112>112 >R Richardson, Texas >| 2008Texas House of Representatives, District 113>113 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Garland, Texas>Garland 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 114>114 >D Dallas 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 115>115 >D Irving, Texas >| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 116>116 >D San Antonio 2018 rowspan=10Bexar County, Texas>Bexar (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 117>117 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 118>118 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 119>119 >D San Antonio 2008†Texas House of Representatives, District 120>120 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 121>121 {{Party shading/Republican}}| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 122>122 >R San Antonio 2010Texas House of Representatives, District 123>123 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2014†Texas House of Representatives, District 124>124 GONZALEZ URL=HTTP://WWW.MYSANANTONIO.COM/NEWS/LOCAL/ARTICLE/MINJAREZ-AHEAD-IN-DISTRICT-124-EARLY-VOTE-6215054.PHP PUBLISHER=MYSANANTONIO.COM ACCESSDATE=2016-02-25, {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2015†Texas House of Representatives, District 125>125 {{Party shading/Democratic}} | 2019†Texas House of Representatives, District 126>126 >R Spring, Texas >Harris (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 127>127 >R Kingwood, Texas >| 2010Texas House of Representatives, District 128>128 {{Party shading/Republican}}Baytown, Texas>Baytown 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 129>129 >R Houston 2014Texas House of Representatives, District 130>130 {{Party shading/Republican}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 131>131 >D Houston 2004Texas House of Representatives, District 132>132 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 133>133 >R Houston 2010Texas House of Representatives, District 134>134 >R Houston 2010Texas House of Representatives, District 135>135 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2018Texas House of Representatives, District 136>136 {{Party shading/Democratic}} Austin, Texas>Austin 2018 Williamson (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 137>137 {{Party shading/Democratic}}Harris (part)Texas House of Representatives, District 138>138 >R Houston 2002Texas House of Representatives, District 139>139 Jarvis Johnson {{Party shading/Democratic}}|2016†Texas House of Representatives, District 140>140 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2008Texas House of Representatives, District 141>141 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 1972Texas House of Representatives, District 142>142 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 1984Texas House of Representatives, District 143>143 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2005†Texas House of Representatives, District 144>144 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 145>145 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2019†Texas House of Representatives, District 146>146 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2016Texas House of Representatives, District 147>147 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 1991†Texas House of Representatives, District 148>148 >D Houston 1994Texas House of Representatives, District 149>149 {{Party shading/Democratic}}| 2004Texas House of Representatives, District 150>150 {{Party shading/Republican}}| 2016
    †Representative was first elected in a special election.

    Notable past members

    Officials

    Speaker of the House

    The Speaker of the House of Representatives has duties as a presiding officer as well as administrative duties. As a presiding officer, the Speaker must enforce, apply, and interpret the rules of the House, call House members to order, lay business in order before the House and receive propositions made by members, refer proposed legislation to a committee, preserve order and decorum, recognize people in the gallery, state and hold votes on questions, vote as a member of the House, decide on all questions to order, appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore and Temporary Chair, adjourn the House in the event of an emergency, postpone reconvening in the event of an emergency, and sign all bills, joint resolutions, and concurrent resolutions. The administrative duties of the Speaker include having control over the Hall of the House, appointing chair, vice-chair, and members to each standing committee, appointing all conference committees, and directing committees to make interim studies.WEB, Texas House Rules,weblink Texas House of Representatives, 1 March 2016,

    Chief Clerk

    The Chief Clerk is the head of the Chief Clerk's Office which maintains a record of all authors who sign legislation, maintains and distributes membership information to current house members, and forwards copies of legislation to house committee chairs.WEB, Service Providers,weblink Guide to Texas Legislative Information, 1 March 2016, yes,weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20150215074922weblink">weblink February 15, 2015, mdy-all, The Chief Clerk is the primary custodian of all legal documents within House. Additional duties include keeping a record of all progress on a document, attesting all warrants, writs, and subpoenas, receiving and filing all documents received by the house, and maintaining the electronic information and calendar for documents. When there is a considerable update of the electronic source website, the Chief Clerk is also responsible for noticing House members via email.

    Committees

    • Agriculture and Livestock
    • AppropriationsThe biennial appropriations bill is divided into eight Articles: General Government (I), Health and Human Services (II), Agencies of Education (III), The Judiciary (IV), Public Safety and Criminal Justice (V), Natural Resources (VI), Business and Economic Development (VII), and Regulatory (VIII). Seeweblink for an example of a budget showing the Articles.
      • Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V
      • Subcommittee on Article II
      • Subcommittee on Article III
      • Subcommittee on Articles VI, VII & VIII
      • Subcommittee on Infrastructure, Resiliency & Invest
    • Business & Industry
    • Calendars
    • Corrections
    • County Affairs
    • Criminal Jurisprudence
    • Culture, Recreation & Tourism
    • Defense & Veterans' Affairs
    • Elections
    • Energy Resources
    • Environmental Regulation
    • General Investigating
    • Higher Education
    • Homeland Security & Public Safety
    • House Administration
    • Human Services
    • Insurance
    • International Relations & Economic Development
    • Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
    • Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
    • Land & Resource Management
    • Licensing & Administrative Procedures
    • Local & Consent Calendars
    • Natural Resources
    • Pensions, Investments & Financial Services
    • Public Education
    • Public Health
    • Redistricting
    • Resolutions Calendar
    • State Affairs
    • Transportation
    • Urban Affairs
    • Ways & Means
    In addition to these committees, there are also six joint committees composed of members of both the State House and Senate:
    • Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight
    • Legislative Audit Board
    • Legislative Budget Board
    • Legislative Library Board
    • Sunset Advisory Commission
    • Texas Legislative Council

    Notable controversies

    House voting controversy

    On May 14, 2007, CBS Austin affiliate KEYE reported on multiple voting by representatives during House floor sessions.CBS Channel 42 KeyeTV Investigates: One Lawmaker, Many Votes?, May 14, 2007, available at "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG6X-xtVask"; see also Wilson, Nanci, One Lawmaker, Many Votes?, May 14, 2007, available at weblink" title="web.archive.org/web/20070517094953weblink">"www.keyetv.com/topstories/local_story_134224129.html" The report noted how representatives register votes for absent members on the House's automated voting machines. Each representative would vote for the nearest absent members (apparently regardless of party affiliation). This practice was in direct violation of a Rule of the House; however, no representative had ever been disciplined for the practice in the almost 70 years since the rule was adopted. Speaker Craddick, responsible for enforcement of House Rules, issued a statement that discipline for violations of the rule is left to the individual members.

    Craddick removal controversy

    Chaos erupted in the Texas House of Representatives on Friday, May 25, 2007, when Rep. Fred Hill, R-Richardson, attempted to offer a motion to remove Tom Craddick as Speaker and have the House elect a new speaker. Craddick (also a Republican) refused to allow him to make the motion.WEB, The House struggles to move forward, R.G. Ratcliffe and Gary Scharrer, Houston Chronicle, chron.com (May 27, 2007), May 27, 2007,weblink The attempts to oust Craddick continued through the weekend as other Republicans made additional motions, which were also disallowed.The last time a Texas House speaker was removed by a vote of his fellow members was in 1871, when the House adopted a resolution removing Speaker Ira Evans. The Republican House majority removed Evans because he was seen as cooperating too much with Democrats on an elections bill. While Craddick's close allies say the 2007 attempt to remove Craddick was just an effort by Democrats to gain greater control of the legislature before the legislative and congressional redistricting process of 2011, Cook said that the fight was about Craddick consolidating power with lobbyists and using campaign contributions to maintain control of the House: "This is about the convergence of money and power and influence."In January 2009, Craddick lost the Speaker's chair after a challenge from Joe Straus.

    Cook committee hearing closure controversy (2013)

    On June 20, 2013 Byron Cook served as chairman of the House State Affairs Committee hearing on Texas State House Bill 60. Cook's stance was for the passing of the bill and during the hearing he interrupted a testimony, saying "Some of us do (adopt children)." At 12:00 AM on June 21, Cook decided to close the hearing prematurely.WEB,weblink Anti-Abortion Bills Back on the Table, The Texas Tribune, 2016-02-25, Cook's explanation for breaching Texas State Legislature operating procedures was that the testimonies being heard had become repetitive. Twenty-four minutes later, Cook became personally offended by a testimony, ordering the cameras to be shut off and leaving the room of committee members and witnesses. Approximately 20 minutes afterwards, Cook was persuaded by colleagues to resume the hearing and continued listening to testimonies until he prematurely closed the hearing at 1:30 AM.WEB,weblink House panel quickly OKs 3 abortion bills, www.statesman.com, 2016-02-25,

    Past composition of the House of Representatives

    See also

    • Thomas Caruthers
    • Killer Ds a group of Texas House Democrats who left the state of Texas in 2003 to prevent House consideration of the redistricting legislation that benefited Texas Republicans.
    • Texas Government Newsletter for long-time coverage of issues such as the Dirty Thirty, the Killer Bees, and Killer D's.

    References

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    External links

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