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House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics - 82nd R.S. (2011)

Committee Members
Chuck Hopson, Chair
Brandon Creighton, Vice Chair
Pete Gallego
Todd Hunter
Larry Phillips
Charges
• Review the Texas Ethics Commission's sworn complaint process and civil and criminal penalty provisions. Determine whether changes should be made aligned with the mission and purpose of the commission.
• Study and determine whether all appointees to state entities should be required to sign additional governance documents prior to serving in an official state capacity.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
• Study and make recommendations for significantly improving the state's manufacturing capability.
• Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.

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