84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 48, Chapter 268 Page: 4 of 24
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H.B. No. 48
1 (b) The commission shall conduct one public hearing.
2 Advisory members may participate in the public hearing of the
3 commission but do not count toward a quorum and are not entitled to
4 vote on matters before the commission.
5 (c) Six members of the commission constitute a quorum. The
6 commission may act only on the concurrence of six or more members.
7 The commission may issue a report under Section 9 only on the
8 concurrence of seven members.
9 (d) Subject to the availability of funds, a member of the
10 commission is entitled only to reimbursement for the member's
11 travel expenses as provided by Chapter 660, Government Code, and
12 the General Appropriations Act.
13 Sec. 6. QUALIFICATIONS. (a) A member of the commission
14 may not participate in or vote on any matter before the commission
15 if the matter directly concerns an individual related to the member
16 within the second degree by affinity or consanguinity.
17 (b) An individual may not be a member of the commission if
18 the individual or individual's spouse is required to register as a
19 lobbyist under Chapter 305, Government Code, because of the
20 individual's activities for compensation on behalf of a profession
21 or entity related to the operation of the commission.
22 Sec. 7. GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL. (a) It is a ground for
23 removal from the commission that a member:
24 (1) if applicable, does not have at the time of
25 appointment the qualifications required by this article;
26 (2) does not maintain during service on the commission
27 the qualifications required by this article;
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 48, Chapter 268, legislative document, June 1, 2015; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth704765/m1/4/: accessed June 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.