Texas, Legislature, House of Representatives:
An Inventory of Committee Files of Representative Mike Jackson at the Texas State Archives, 1995
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Texas State Senator (formerly Representative) Mike Jackson was born on August 20, 1953. He attended Louisiana Tech and Louisiana State University. He is a 25-year veteran of the construction industry and currently resides in LaPorte, Texas where he is the president of Force Corporation, his family's La Porte based industrial construction and maintenance company.
First elected in 1988, Republican Mike Jackson served for five terms in the Texas House of Representatives representing District 129. While in the Texas House, Jackson served on a number of Committees, namely Cultural and Historical Resources, Liquor Regulation, Environmental Affairs, Business and Industry, Environmental Regulation (Vice-Chair in 1995 and 1997), Energy Resources, and Land and Resource Management. In 1999, Jackson became the second Republican elected to the 11th Texas Senate District since Reconstruction.
Committee on Energy Resources
The Committee on Energy Resources is a standing committee in the Texas House of Representatives. The committee has nine members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to: the conservation of the energy resources of Texas; the production, regulation, transportation, and development of oil, gas, and other energy resources; mining and the development of mineral deposits within the state; the leasing and regulation of mineral rights under public lands; pipelines, pipeline companies, and all others operating as common carriers in the state; electric utility regulation as it relates to energy production and consumption; and the following state agencies: the Railroad Commission of Texas, the Office of Interstate Oil Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Office of Interstate Mining Compact Commissioner for Texas, the Texas Energy Coordination Council, and the Office of Southern States Energy Board Member for Texas.
Committee on Environmental Regulation
The Committee on Environmental Regulation is also a standing committee with nine members. It has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to: air, land, and water pollution, including the environmental regulation of industrial development; the regulation of waste disposal; environmental matters that are regulated by the Department of Health or the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission; oversight of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission as it relates to environmental regulation; and the following state agencies: the Texas Agriculture Resources Protection Authority, the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission, and (until 1998-1999) the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Authority.
Records contain bill copies, bill analyses, fiscal notes, printed material, correspondence, notes, and testimony that document Texas Representative Mike Jackson's work on House Committees, particularly the committees on Energy Resources and Environmental Regulation, in 1995. Documents concerning the Energy Resources Committee discuss subjects such as oil and gas development and permits, gas utility rates and pricing, electric utility rates, mineral patents, coal mining, gas well deliverability, and the Texas Railroad Commission. The Environmental Regulation Committee records include material on issues such as solid waste management districts, the ability to enforce environmental laws along the Rio Grande, alternative fuels, waste tire recycling, permits, pesticides, the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority, and used oil recycling.
To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.
Restrictions on Access
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Restrictions on Use
Where necessary, records will be redacted or restricted to comply with the Public Information Act and the Attorney General's decision.
(Identify the item), Committee files of Representative Mike Jackson, House of Representatives, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession number: 2001/102
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Secretary of the Texas Senate on February 16, 2001.
Nancy Enneking, August 2001
Detailed Description of the Records