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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Senate standing committee minutes, 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008,

Joint and special interim committee minutes, 1974, 1999-2008, bulk 2000-2008,

Senate committee additional documentation, 1999-2003,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, Senate:

An Inventory of Senate Committee Minutes at the Texas State Archives, 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. Senate.
Title: Senate committee minutes
Dates: 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008
Dates: bulk 1999-2008
Abstract: The Texas Senate's basic business is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. Minutes, witness lists, attachments, notes, printed materials, and a proclamation of Texas Senate and Joint Committees from 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008, document, in a thorough but summary fashion, the official actions of Senate committees during the 56th through 60th, 62nd through 66th, and 76th through 80th Legislatures.
Quantity: 6.95 cubic ft.
Language These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The size of the Texas Legislature and the volume of work confronting it each session make thoughtful deliberation on the many proposed measures by the entire membership impossible. For this reason, the basic business in the Senate is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. The committee stage in the deliberative process is at the core of legislative politics since the fate of bills under consideration hinges on committee action.

The Texas Constitution provides that no bill may be considered on the floor of a chamber by its members unless the bill first has been referred to a committee and the committee has issued its report on the bill. When a bill is introduced or received in the Senate from the House of Representatives for consideration, it is read for the first time by its caption and referred by the lieutenant governor to an appropriate committee. Known as standing committees, these bodies are created in the rules of the Senate at the beginning of each regular session and generally consist of seven to 15 members. The Senate does not provide subject matter jurisdictions for its committees. Although the lieutenant governor is free to refer legislation in the Senate to any standing committee, unofficial subject matter jurisdictions are usually established and followed to prevent duplication of effort by committees. The membership of committees is determined entirely by appointment by the lieutenant governor. Senators typically sit on three or four committees each. The Senate usually has 15 standing committees at any one time.

Immediately after a bill has been referred to committee, a determination must be made as to whether a fiscal note or other impact statement is required and, if so, a copy of the bill is sent to the Legislative Budget Board for preparation of the note or statement. In preparing the note or statement, the Legislative Budget Board may consult the state agencies affected by the legislation. The Senate requires a copy of the fiscal note be provided to the committee members before the bill is reported from committee and includes the note as part of the senate committee report. A bill requiring extensive analysis is often assigned to a subcommittee of the standing committee to which the bill has been referred. Subcommittees are appointed by the committee chair from the standing committee's membership. After careful scrutiny of the bill under consideration, the subcommittee makes a report to the full committee.

Special committees are appointed to research and make recommendations on a topic of particular focus within a timeframe narrower than usually allowed to subcommittees. Of these, joint or legislative oversight committees have memberships drawn from both the House and Senate, while select committee members are from a single legislative body. Under the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1961, the committee system was expanded, and provisions were made whereby standing, special, and general investigating committees created by each body could function whether or not the legislature was in session.

All committee business is required to be conducted in open meetings. No official action or vote may be taken except in a meeting that is open to the public; testimony may be heard and official action may be taken at any meeting of a senate committee or subcommittee. Although a committee is not required to solicit public testimony on any bill referred to it, public testimony is almost always solicited on bills of outstanding importance, allowing citizens the opportunity to present arguments on different sides of an issue. In the Senate, a public hearing must be held on a bill before it can be reported from committee and notice of the meeting must be posted at least 24 hours in advance.

(Sources include: Guide to Texas State Agencies, 11th ed. (2001); and the Texas Senate Committees web page http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/Commit.htm, accessed February 9, 2011.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas Senate's basic business is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. Minutes, witness lists, attachments, notes, printed materials, and a proclamation of Texas Senate and Joint Committees from 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008, document, in a thorough but summary fashion, the official actions of Senate committees during the 56th through 60th, 62nd through 66th, and 76th through 80th Legislatures. Committees known to be absent from records of the 76th through 80th Legislatures are noted in the series descriptions but are not noted for the 56th through 66th Legislatures. Minutes from all meetings held may not be present; empty folders are noted within the contents listing. See the section below, "Other Formats for the Records," for alternate sources of Senate committee minutes. The majority of minutes describe the consideration of legislation and the votes of the committee members. Witness lists of citizens who testified or registered for or against a particular piece of legislation are frequently attached to the minutes. Of special note are the minutes of the Committee of the Whole Senate, 76th Legislature, which met only once, on December 28, 2000, to elect an acting Lieutenant Governor to replace Lt. Governor Rick Perry following his succession of George W. Bush as Governor of Texas.

Committees and subcommittees represented in holdings are:

Standing Senate Committees


  • Senate Committee on Administration
  • Senate Committee on Business and Commerce (and Subcommittee on Border Affairs, Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development)
  • Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
  • Senate Economic Development Committee
  • Senate Committee on Education (and Subcommittee on Higher Education)
  • Senate Finance Committee (and Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education)
  • Senate Committee on Government Organization
  • Senate Committee on Health and Human Services (and predecessor committees: Senate Health Committee, Senate Committee on Human Services)
  • Senate Committee on Human Resources, Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security
  • Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (and Subcommittee on Flooding and Evacuations)
  • Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade
  • Senate Jurisprudence Committee (and Subcommittee on Civil Matters, Subcommittee on Criminal Matters, Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation)
  • Senate Natural Resources Committee (and Subcommittee on Agriculture; Subcommittee on Agriculture and Coastal Resources; Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources; Subcommittee on Water)
  • Senate Nominations Committee
  • Senate Committee on Redistricting
  • Senate Committee on State Affairs
  • Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security
  • Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (and Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure)
  • Senate Committee of the Whole

Joint and Special Interim Committees


  • Joint Agriculture Policy Committee
  • Bexar Metropolitan Water District Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Interim Committee on Binational Health Benefit Plan Coverage
  • Special Committee on Border Affairs
  • Select Interim Committee to Study the Practice of Breeding White-Tailed and Mule Deer
  • Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Senate Select Committee on Education Reform and Public School Finance
  • Joint Committee on Oversight of Edwards Aquifer
  • Joint Committee on Oversight of Electric Utility Restructuring
  • Joint Committee on Oversight of Electronic Government Projects
  • Interim Committee to Study the Power of Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Flows Advisory Group
  • Joint Interim Committee on Mandated Health Benefits
  • Joint Select Committee to Study the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool Deficit
  • Joint Interim Committee on Health Services
  • Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education
  • Joint Committee on Legislative Oversight on Higher Education
  • Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Excellence Funding
  • Legislative Oversight Committee on Long-Term Care
  • Medicaid Reform Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Joint Select Committee to Study the Medical Peer Review Process
  • Joint Committee on Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel
  • Joint Committee on Nutrition and Health in Public Schools
  • Joint Committee on Permits Processing at TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality)
  • Joint Study Commission on Availability of Pre-Owned Heavy Duty Commercial Motor Vehicles
  • Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects
  • Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Property Tax Committee
  • Joint Interim Committee on Private Activity Bonds
  • Select Committee on Public School Accountability
  • Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance
  • Special Committee on State Employee Compensation Benefits
  • Legislative Oversight Committee on TEXAS and Teach for Texas Grant Programs
  • Texas Quarter Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee
  • Study Commission on Transportation Financing
  • Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured
  • Joint Interim Committee on the Study Commission on Water for Environmental Flows
  • Joint Committee on State Water Funding
  • Select Committee on Water Policy (and Interim Subcommittee on the Lease of State Water Rights)
  • Joint Committee on Water Resources
  • Joint Select Committee on Windstorm Coverage and Budget Impact
  • Select Interim Committee on Worker's Compensation
  • Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission

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.

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Organization

These records are organized by State Archives staff into three series:
Senate standing committee minutes, 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008, 6.45 cubic ft.
Joint and special interim committee minutes, 1974, 1999-2008, bulk 2000-2008, 0.4 cubic ft.
Senate committee additional documentation, 1999-2003, 0.1 cubic ft.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Administration.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Business and Commerce.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Business and Commerce. Subcommittee on Border Affairs.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Business and Commerce. Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Criminal Justice.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Economic Development Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Education.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Education. Subcommittee on Higher Education.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Finance Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Finance Committee. Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Government Organization.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Health and Human Services.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Health Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Human Services.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Human Resources. Interim Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Intergovernmental Relations.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Intergovernmental Relations. Subcommittee on Flooding and Evacuations.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on International Relations and Trade.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Jurisprudence Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Jurisprudence Committee. Subcommittee on Civil Matters.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Jurisprudence Committee. Subcommittee on Criminal Matters.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Jurisprudence Committee. Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee. Subcommittee on Agriculture.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee. Subcommittee on Agriculture and Coastal Resources.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee. Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs, and Coastal Resources.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Natural Resources Committee. Subcommittee on Water.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Nominations Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Redistricting.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on State Affairs.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Veterans Affairs and Military Installations.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Veterans Affairs and Military Installations. Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Committee of the Whole.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Agriculture Policy Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Bexar Metropolitan Water District Legislative Oversight Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Interim Committee on Binational Health Benefit Plan Coverage.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Special Committee on Border Affairs.
Texas. Legislature. Select Interim Committee to Study the Practice of Breeding White-Tailed and Mule Deer.
Texas. Legislature. Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Select Committee on Education Reform and Public School Finance.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Oversight of Edwards Aquifer.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Oversight of Electric Utility Restructuring.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Oversight of Electronic Government Projects.
Texas. Legislature. Interim Committee to Study the Power of Eminent Domain.
Texas. Legislature. Environmental Flows Advisory Group.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Mandated Health Benefits.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Select Committee to Study the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool Deficit.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Health Services.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Legislative Oversight on Higher Education.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Excellence Funding.
Texas. Legislature. Legislative Oversight Committee on Long-Term Care.
Texas. Legislature. Medicaid Reform Legislative Oversight Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Select Committee to Study the Medical Peer Review Process.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Nutrition and Health in Public Schools.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Permits Processing at TCEQ.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Study Commission on Availability of Pre-Owned Heavy Duty Commercial Motor Vehicles.
Texas. Legislature. Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers.
Texas. Legislature. Property and Casualty Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Legislative Property Tax Committee.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Committee on Private Activity Bonds.
Texas. Legislature. Select Committee on Public School Accountability.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Special Committeee on State Employee Compensation Benefits.
Texas. Legislature. Legislative Oversight Committee on TEXAS and Teach for Texas Grant Programs.
Texas Quarter Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee.
Texas. Study Commission on Transportation Financing.
Texas. Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities.
Texas. Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Interim Commitee on the Study Commission on Water for Environmental Flows.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Commitee on State Water Funding.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Select Committee on Water Policy.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Interim Subcommittee on the Lease of State Water Rights.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee on Water Resources.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Select Committee on Windstorm Coverage and Budget Impact.
Texas. Legislature. Senate. Select Interim Committee on Worker's Compensation.
Texas. Legislature. Joint Select Committee on Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission.
Subjects:
Legislative bodies--Texas.
Legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Minutes--Legislative bodies--Texas--1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008.
Notes--Legislative bodies--Texas--1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008.
Proclamations--Legislative bodies--Texas--1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008.
Lists--Legislative bodies--Texas--1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008.
Functions:
Legislating.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
For records of an individual Senate committee or legislator, please contact Archives staff for information and/or see the finding aids for Legislative holdings on display in the Archives Reading Room and in the Texas State Library's on-line catalog.
Strays collection, Legislature strays, Committee minutes, 1929-1932, 0.3 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Joint Select Committee on Workers' Compensation Insurance, Records, 1927, 1938, 1971-1991, undated, 19 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Economic Development Committee, Records, 1974-1999, 94.7 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Natural Resources Committee, Records, 1940, 1956-1957, 1971-1984, 1989-1997, 2001, bulk 1989-2001, 29.1 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, Senate, Nominations Committee, Records, 1981-1990, bulk 1983-1990, 11.3 cubic ft.
Texas, Legislature, Senate, Bill histories and audiotapes of committee meetings and floor debates, 1972-2000, approximately 1,750 audiotapes. [access through Reference]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Senate committee minutes, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1987/071, 1987/102, 2001/100, 2001/137, 2004/070, 2005/105, 2007/078, 2007/097, 2010/098

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Library Publications Clearinghouse on January 9, 1987 and February 23, 1987; by the Texas Secretary of the Senate on February 13, 2001; December 4, 2003; January 26, 2005; February 9, 2007; and May 20, 2010; by the Texas Senate's Committee on Intergovernmental Relations on July 9, 2001; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on December 19, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Nancy Enneking, August 2001

Finding aid converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by TARO using the conversion stylesheet v1to02.xsl, July 22, 2003

Two accessions of minutes added by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2005

Three accessions of minutes added, and DACS compliance by Rebecca Romanchuk, May 2010

Other Formats for the Records

An additional resource of Senate committee minutes is available at the Senate of Texas committee archives web page (http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/senate/CmArch.htm) for minutes and other documentation of committees from the 75th Legislature to the last completed legislature. Choose the link "Current Committees" on that page to access minutes and other documentation of Senate committees for the current legislature.

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Senate standing committee minutes, 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008,
6.45 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate's basic business is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. Minutes, witness lists, attachments, notes, printed materials, and a proclamation of Texas Senate and Joint Committees from 1959-1967, 1972-1979, 1999-2008, bulk 1999-2008, document, in a thorough but summary fashion, the official actions of Senate committees during the 56th through 60th, 62nd through 66th, and 76th through 80th Legislatures. Minutes from all meetings held may not be present; minutes known to be absent and empty folders are noted within the contents listing. Committees of the 76th Legislature absent from these records are the Senate Committee on Nominations, the Subcommittee on Technology and Business Growth (of the Committee on Economic Development), and the Subcommittee on Infrastructure (of the Committee on State Affairs). Holdings for committees of the 56th through 66th Legislatures are not complete. The majority of minutes describe the consideration of legislation and the votes of the committee members. Witness lists of citizens who testified or registered for or against a particular piece of legislation are frequently attached to the minutes. Of special note are the minutes of the Committee of the Whole Senate, 76th Legislature, which met only once, on December 28, 2000, to elect an acting Lieutenant Governor to replace Lt. Governor Rick Perry following his succession of George W. Bush as Governor of Texas.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff in alphabetical order by committee and then chronologically under each committee. Within each file the minutes are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Senate standing committee minutes, Senate committee minutes, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1987/071, 1987/102, 2001/100, 2001/137, 2004/070, 2005/105, 2007/078, 2007/097, 2010/098
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Library Publications Clearinghouse on January 9, 1987 and February 23, 1987; by the Texas Secretary of the Senate on February 13, 2001; December 4, 2003; January 26, 2005; February 9, 2007; and on May 20, 2010; by the Texas Senate's Committee on Intergovernmental Relations on July 9, 2001; and by the Texas Legislative Reference Library on December 19, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, August 2001
Two accessions added by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2005
Three accessions added, and DACS compliance by Rebecca Romanchuk, May 2010
Senate Committee on Administration
Box
1987/071 66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 3rd, and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Called Sessions, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007
Senate Committee on Business and Commerce
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
77th Legislature, Subcommittee on Border Affairs, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development, Regular Session and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007
80th Legislature, Subcommittee on Emerging Technologies and Economic Development, Regular Session, 2007
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2005
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007
Senate Economic Development Committee
Box
1987/071 66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Senate Committee on Education
Box
1987/071 65th Legislature, Regular and 2nd Called Sessions, 1977-1978
66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
76th Legislature, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Regular Session, 1999
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 3rd and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
78th Legislature, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Regular and 3rd Called Session, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
80th Legislature, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Finance Committee
Box
1987/102 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977
66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 3rd and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education, Regular Session and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2009
Senate Committee on Government Organization
Box
2004/070-1 78th Legislature, Regular, 1st and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular and 3rd Called Sessions, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Box
2001/100-2 Senate Health Committee, 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Senate Committee on Human Services, 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular and 1st Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee on Human Resources
Box
1987/102 64th Legislature, Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Interim, 1976
Senate Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 3rd and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Box
2001 Accession Box 1 (2001/137) 62nd Legislature, 4th Called Session, 1972
Box
1987/071 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1973
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular and 1st Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
80th Legislature, Subcommittee on Flooding and Evacuations, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee on International Relations and Trade
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Jurisprudence Committee
Box
1987/102 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977
65th Legislature, Subcommittee on Civil Matters, Regular Session, 1977
65th Legislature, Subcommittee on Criminal Matters, Regular Session, 1977
65th Legislature, Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation, Regular Session, 1977
Box
1987/071 66th Legislature, Subcommittee on Civil Matters, Regular Session, 1979
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 3rd, and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Natural Resources Committee
Box
1987/102 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977
65th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Regular Session and Interim, 1977-1978
65th Legislature, Subcommittee on Water, Regular Session, 1977
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
76th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Regular Session, 1999
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001
77th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Regular Session, 2001
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 3rd, and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
78th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Regular Session, 2003
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st and 2nd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture and Coastal Resources, Regular Session, 2005
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources, 3rd Called Session and Interim, 2006
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
80th Legislature, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Coastal Resources, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Nominations Committee
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, 2003-2004
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
Box
2010/098-1 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007
Senate Committee on Redistricting
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Senate Committee on State Affairs
Box
2007/078 56th Legislature, Regular, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Called Sessions, 1959
59th Legislature, Regular Session, 1965
60th Legislature, Regular Session, 1967
[2 folders]
Box
1987/071 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975
Box
1987/102 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
Box
2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 1st Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2005
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular, 1st and 2nd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-2 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security
Box
2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2005-2006
Box
2010/098-2 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Box
2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
Box
2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
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2005/105 78th Legislature, Regular and 4th Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
78th Legislature, Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure, Regular Session, 2003
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2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and Interim, 2005-2006
79th Legislature, Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure, Regular Session and Interim, 2005-2006
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2010/098-2 80th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
80th Legislature, Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure, Regular Session and Interim, 2007-2008
Senate Committee of the Whole
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2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Interim, December 28, 2000
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2004/070-1 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2000-2001
[Note: Includes meeting transcripts in addition to minutes.]
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2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
[empty folder]
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2010/098 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007

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Joint and special interim committee minutes, 1974, 1999-2008, bulk 2000-2008,
0.4 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate's basic business is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. Special committees are appointed to research and make recommendations on a topic of particular focus within a timeframe narrower than usually allowed to subcommittees. Minutes, witness lists, attachments, notes, and printed materials of Texas joint and special interim committees from 1974, 1999-2008, bulk 2000-2008, document, in a thorough but summary fashion, the official actions of Senate committees during the 63rd and the 76th through 80th Legislatures. Minutes from all meetings held may not be present; minutes known to be absent and empty folders are noted within the contents listing. Committees absent from these records are: (76th Legislature) Advisory Council on the Digital Economy; (78th Legislature) Legislative Oversight Committee on Edwards Aquifer, Legislative Oversight Committee on Electronic Government Projects; (80th Legislature) Select Committee on Economic Development, Joint Committee on Oversight of Edwards Aquifer, Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS (Health and Human Services) Eligibility System, Joint Committee on the Use of the Sales Tax of Sporting Goods, Committee on Health and Long-Term Care Insurance Incentives. Only one committee is present from the 63rd Legislature. The majority of minutes describe the consideration of legislation and the votes of the committee members. Witness lists of citizens who testified or registered for or against a particular piece of legislation are frequently attached to the minutes.
Arrangement
These records are arranged by State Archives staff in alphabetical order by committee subject and then chronologically under each committee. Within each file the minutes are in reverse chronological order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Joint and special interim committee minutes, Senate committee minutes, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1987/102, 2001/100, 2004/070, 2005/105, 2007/097, 2010/098
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas State Library Publications Clearinghouse on February 23, 1987; and by the Texas Secretary of the Senate on February 13, 2001; December 4, 2003; January 26, 2005; February 9, 2007; and May 20, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, August 2001
Two accessions added by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2005
Two accessions added, and DACS compliance by Rebecca Romanchuk, May 2010
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2001/100-2 Joint Agriculture Policy Committee, 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
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2010/098-2 Bexar Metropolitan Water District Legislative Oversight Committee, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2007-2008
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2004/070-2 Interim Committee on Binational Health Benefit Plan Coverage, 77th Legislature, Interim
[Note: no minutes in folder.]
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2001/100-2 Special Committee on Border Affairs, 76th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 1999-2000
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2010/098-2 Select Interim Committee to Study the Practice of Breeding White-Tailed and Mule Deer, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008
Criminal Justice Legislative Oversight Committee, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008-2009
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2007/097 Senate Select Committee on Education Reform and Public School Finance, 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
Joint Committee on Oversight of Edwards Aquifer:
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2004/070-2 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001
[empty folder]
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2007/097 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005
[empty folder]
Joint Committee on Oversight of Electric Utility Restructuring:
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2001/100-2 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
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2004/070-2 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim, 2001-2002
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2005/105 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
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2004/070-2 Joint Committee on Oversight of Electronic Government Projects, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2002
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2007/097 Interim Committee to Study the Power of Eminent Domain, 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
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2010/098-2 Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008
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2001/100-2 Joint Interim Committee on Mandated Health Benefits, 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
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2007/097 Joint Select Committee to Study the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool Deficit, 79th Legislature, 2005
[empty folder]
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2004/070-2 Joint Interim Committee on Health Services, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2001-2002
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2005/105 Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2003-2004
Joint Committee on Legislative Oversight on Higher Education, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
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2004/070-2 Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education Excellence Funding, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2002
Legislative Oversight Committee on Long-Term Care:
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2004/070-2 77th Legislature, Interim, 2001-2002
[Note: minutes from October 8, 2002 not present in folder.]
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2005/105 78th Legislature, Interim
[empty folder]
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2010/098-2 Medicaid Reform Legislative Oversight Committee, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2007-2008
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2007/097 Joint Select Committee to Study the Medical Peer Review Process, 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
[empty folder]
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2004/070-2 Joint Committee on Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel, 77th Legislature, Regular Session and Interim
[Note: no minutes in folder.]
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2005/105 Joint Committee on Nutrition and Health in Public Schools, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
Joint Committee on Permits Processing at TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality), 78th Legislature, Regular Session
[empty folder]
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2007/097 Study Commission on Availability of Pre-Owned Heavy Duty Commercial Motor Vehicles, 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
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2010/098-2 Legislative Study Committee on Private Participation in Toll Projects, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008
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2004/070-2 Special Committee on Prompt Payment of Health Care Providers, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2001-2002
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2005/105 Property and Casualty Insurance Legislative Oversight Committee, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
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1987/102 Joint Legislative Property Tax Committee, 63rd Legislature, Interim, 1974
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2004/070-2 Joint Interim Committee on Private Activity Bonds, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2002
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2010/098-2 Select Committee on Public School Accountability, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008
Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance:
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2004/070-2 77th Legislature, Interim, 2001-2002
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2005/105 78th Legislature, 2nd and 3rd Called Sessions, and Interim, 2003-2004
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2007/097 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
[empty folder]
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2004/070-2 Special Committee on State Employee Compensation Benefits, 77th Legislature, Interim, 2002
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2001/100-2 Legislative Oversight Committee on TEXAS and Teach for Texas Grant Programs, 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
Texas Quarter Dollar Coin Design Advisory Committee, 76th Legislature, Interim, 2000
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2007/097 Study Commission on Transportation Financing, 79th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, and Interim, 2006
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2001/100-2 Special Commission on 21st Century Colleges and Universities, 76th Legislature, Interim, 1999-2000
Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured, 76th Legislature, Interim, 1999-2000
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2005/105 Joint Interim Committee on the Study Commission on Water for Environmental Flows, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
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2010/098-2 Joint Committee on State Water Funding, 80th Legislature, Interim, 2008
Select Interim Committee on Water Policy:
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2005/105 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
78th Legislature, Interim Subcommittee on the Lease of State Water Rights, 2003-2004
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2004/070-2 Joint Committee on Water Resources, 77th Legislature, Interim
[Note: no minutes in folder.]
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2007/097 Joint Select Committee on Windstorm Coverage and Budget Impact, 79th Legislature, Interim, 2006
[empty folder]
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2005/105 Select Interim Committee on Worker's Compensation, 78th Legislature, Interim, 2004
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2010/098-2 Joint Select Committee on the Operation and Management of the Texas Youth Commission, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and Interim, 2007-2008

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Senate committee additional documentation, 1999-2003,
0.1 cubic ft.

The Texas Senate's basic business is conducted according to the committee system whereby permanent, general, and special bodies, determined and formed by the rules of the chamber, are appointed to consider bills introduced in the legislature and to advise on their disposition. Records include lists of committee assignments, contacts, schedules, and charges ranging from the 76th through 78th Legislatures of the Texas Senate, 1999-2003.
Arrangement
These records are arranged chronologically by State Archives staff.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Senate committee additional documentation, Senate committee minutes, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2001/100, 2004/070, 2005/105
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Secretary of the Senate on February 13, 2001; December 4, 2003; and January 26, 2005.
Restrictions on Access
Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.
Restrictions on Use
Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).
Processing Information
Processed by Nancy Enneking, August 2001
Two accessions added by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2005
DACS compliance by Rebecca Romanchuk, May 2010
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2001/100-2 Loose interim committee assignments and Senate telephone list, 76th Legislature, 1999-2000
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2004/070-2 List of Senate standing and special committees with members and committee schedules, 77th Legislature, 2001-2002
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2005/105 Senate Interim Committee charges for standing committees, 78th Legislature, 2003

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