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House Committee on Transportation - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee Members
James E. Nugent, Chair
Don Henderson, Vice Chair
Mary Jane Bode
Roy English
Charles Finnell
W.N. 'Billy' Hall, Jr.
Samuel Hudson III
Herman E. Lauhoff
Jimmy Mankins
Ed Mayes
Albert Price
Frank Tejeda
Arthur 'Buddy' Temple
Robert 'Bob' Valles
• Oversight responsibility of agency expenditures and related transactions. This function shall encompass a review and monitoring of all appropriations-related actions of those agencies assigned to this committee for appropriative purposes during the 65th Regular Session of the Legislature, to wit: Aeronautics Commission, State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Department of Safety, Texas Motor Vehicle Commission, Railroad Commission (partial), Texas Transportation Institute, Civil Air Patrol.
• A study of the statistical data linking traffic accidents and fatalities to alcohol and drug consumption. This study should include recommendations as to necessary changes in legislation or enforcement policy to deal effectively with this problem in an attempt to reduce the occurrence thereof.
• A study of the trucking industry and the regulation thereof by the Railroad Commission. This study shall specifically determine the need for legislative changes, if any, to permit local movement of farm commodities from site of origin to processor during seasonal harvest periods. Consideration should also be given to the difference in treatment between an independent and a cooperative processor of farm commodities as related to transportation, both in receiving and shipping such commodities.

Charges are from Interim Committees 62d-66th Legislatures, L1800.1 IN8 1971-1979.
Robert Valles (Member) resigned from the Transportation Committee 9/23/1977. (Memorandum from Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, September 23, 1977. See House Press Memos 1978, L1801.1 P926 1978.)
The committee did not issue its own report; the LBJ School report was bound in A Compilation of Interim Reports to the Sixty-Sixth Legislative Session.
Mary Jane Bode (Member) appointed 12/21/1977. (Memorandum from Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, December 21, 1977. See House Press Memos 1978, L1801.1 P926 1978.)

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