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House Committee on Energy Resources - 66th R.S. (1979)

Committee Members
Joe C. Hanna, Chair
Richard C. Slack, Vice Chair
Tom Martin, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
Bill Coody
Tom Craddick
Jay Gibson
Fred Head
Ed Mayes
James Nowlin
Mary Polk
Albert Price
Charges
• Thoroughly review the research grants both quantitatively and qualitatively awarded by the Governor's Energy Advisory Council (currently the Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council) to determine the benefits resulting from the expenditures.
• Catalog all rules and regulations which exist regarding coal and thereby determine the feasibility of using coal as a boiler fuel.
• Explore the feasibility of an energy exchange program between Texas and Mexico considering such resources as coal, natural gas and biomass, etc.
• Study the economic impact on the production of oil and gas, as well as state revenue, of the annexation of submerged land by home-rule cities.
• Oversight functions shall be conducted for all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 66th Regular Session of the Legislature. The agencies include:
Railroad Commission of Texas (partial)
Texas Energy and Natural Resources Advisory Council

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