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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 3. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 442 (S.B. 21), Sec. 1, eff. June 6, 2017. (23231)

Sec. 393.104. OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE. (23232)(Text)

(a) The legislature shall appoint an Article V Oversight Committee at the time delegates and alternate delegates are appointed under Section 393.051. (23233)

(b) The committee consists of the following 10 members: (23234)

(1) the lieutenant governor; (23235)

(2) the speaker of the house of representatives; (23236)

(3) the chair of the senate state affairs committee; (23237)

(4) the chair of the house state affairs committee; (23238)

(5) three members of the senate appointed by the lieutenant governor; and (23239)

(6) three members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. (23240)

(c) The lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives are joint chairs of the committee. (23241)

(d) If the legislature is not convened in regular or special session at any time during which an Article V convention is convened, the members of the committee shall: (23242)

(1) meet at the call of either joint chair at the State Capitol; and (23243)

(2) determine whether a vote cast by a delegate or alternate delegate is an unauthorized vote for the purposes of Section 393.103. (23244)

(e) A vote cast by a delegate or alternate delegate is an unauthorized vote for the purposes of Section 393.103 if seven or more members of the committee determine by committee vote that the vote cast was an unauthorized vote. (23245)

(f) The committee is not authorized to take any action when the legislature is convened in regular or special session. (23246)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 442 (S.B. 21), Sec. 1, eff. June 6, 2017. (23247)

TITLE 4. EXECUTIVE BRANCH (23248)(Text)

SUBTITLE A. EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (23249)(Text)

CHAPTER 401. GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (23250)(Text)
SUBCHAPTER A. INAUGURATION (23251)(Text)
Sec. 401.001. INAUGURAL COMMITTEE. (23252)(Text)

(a) Not later than the 10th day after the date of each election for governor and lieutenant governor, the secretary of state shall issue a proclamation stating who, in the secretary of state's opinion based on the best information then available, are the governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect. The secretary of state shall promptly deliver certified copies of the proclamation to the individuals named in the proclamation. (23253)

(b) As soon as possible after receiving notice of the proclamation, the governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect shall each file with the secretary of state a signed instrument. The governor-elect shall designate in that instrument one individual to serve as chairman of the inaugural committee and one individual to serve as a cochairman of the committee. The lieutenant governor-elect shall designate in that instrument one individual to serve as a cochairman of the committee. The governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect may appoint by written instrument filed with the secretary of state other members to the inaugural committee as they consider necessary. An individual who holds a position of profit under this state or the United States is ineligible for appointment to the committee. (23254)

(c) If after issuing a proclamation under this section the secretary of state becomes aware of information that indicates that the previous designation of governor-elect or lieutenant governor-elect was incorrect, the secretary of state shall issue a corrected proclamation and deliver certified copies of it to the previous designee, the new designee, and each member of the inaugural committee appointed by the previous designee. Issuance of a corrected proclamation terminates the membership on the inaugural committee of appointees of the previous designee but does not affect an action taken by the committee before the proclamation was issued. As soon as possible after the new designee receives notice of designation as governor-elect or lieutenant governor-elect, the designee shall make the appropriate appointments under this section. (23255)

(d) A vacancy on the committee is filled by appointment by the original appointing authority according to the procedure applicable to original appointments. (23256)

(e) Designation of an individual as governor-elect or lieutenant governor-elect under this section has no legal effect except for purposes of this subchapter. (23257)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (23258)

Sec. 401.002. ORGANIZATION, POWERS, AND DUTIES OF COMMITTEE. (23259)(Text)

(a) As soon as possible after the members of the committee have been appointed, they shall convene at a time and place designated by the individual appointed chairman, take the constitutional oath of office, and hold an organizational meeting. (23260)

(b) The committee may hold subsequent meetings at times it determines or on the call of the chairman. The chairman presides at meetings. If the chairman is absent, one of the cochairmen presides. (23261)

(c) The committee may adopt rules to govern its proceedings. (23262)

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