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Natural Fibers and Textile Development - 61st R.S. (1969)

Committee Members
W.E. 'Pete' Snelson, Vice Chair
Wayne Connally
Hilary B. Doran, Jr.
Charles Finnell
Delwin Jones
J.P. Word
James L. Powell
Dan Pustejovsky
C.C. Scruggs
Charges
• That a special interim committee of nine members to be called the Natural Fibers and Textile Development Committee , be and is hereby created to continue the study initiated by the Natural Fibers Study Committee of the 60th Legislature, and the committee be directed to proceed as follows:
(1) review recommendations of the original Natural Fibers Study Committee and work for their implementation wherever possible;
(2) make studies and secure cooperative studies wherever possible relating to the potential of fiber blends of all types including an evaluation of the economics of use of synthetics in combination with natural fibers;
(3) develop a survey with assistance of cooperative studies pertaining to the export market potential for natural fibers;
(4) explore the potential of further processing, manufacturing, fabricating, and merchandising Texas natural fibers and fabrics, as well as finished goods in Texas, in order that the state may take advantage of an increased share in the seven-billion-dollar potential from this industry, which was delineated by the 60th Legislature's Natural Fiber Study Committee;
(5) appoint such advisory groups or consultants as necessary to complete the work of the committee; and
(6) obtain the assistance of appropriate state agencies and private groups in carrying forward the work of the committee.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal appendix, 61st Regular, p. 2326) and Speaker 10/30/1969 (House Journal, 61st Regular, p. 3490), pursuant to HCR 118.

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