80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 70 Page: 1 of 7
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H.C.R. No. 70
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
1 WHEREAS, The Texas Legislature for each of the last 12
2 regular sessions has adopted a concurrent resolution authorizing
3 the creation and appointment of joint interim legislative study
4 committees by the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of
5 representatives; and
6 WHEREAS, Renewal of the prior authorizations to the presiding
7 officers enables the legislature to address and study issues that
8 remain unresolved on sine die adjournment or that emerge subsequent
9 to that time; and
10 WHEREAS, It is also desirable to adopt by resolution various
11 rules and policies regarding the operation of joint committees to
12 supplement, and reconcile differences between, the senate and house
13 rules of procedure; now, therefore, be it
14 RESOLVED, That the 80th Legislature of the State of Texas
15 hereby authorize the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house
16 of representatives.> to create' by mutual agreement such joint
17 committees as they consider necessary during the term of this
18 legislature; and, be it further
19 RESOLVED, That each joint committee created pursuant to this
20 resolution be composed of such combination of legislators, state
21 officials, or citizen members as shall be determined mutually by
22 the presiding officers of each house; and, be it further
23 RESOLVED, That on the request of the presiding officers, the
24 governor may appoint members to a joint committee created pursuant
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Concurrent Resolution 70, legislative document, June 2007; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth156157/m1/1/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.