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House Committee on Businesses Owned by Women or Minorities, Select - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members
Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Chair
Barry Connelly, Vice Chair
Henry Cuellar
Orlando Garcia
Bob Hunter
Irma Rangel
Gwyn Clarkston Shea
• Develop recommendations for public policy through which the state may provide assistance to businesses that are owned by women and minorities, with particular attention given to:
1. An assessment of the current and anticipated role women-owned and minority-owned businesses play within the Texas economy;
2. an assessment of the need for a standardized definition of women-owned and minority-owned businesses among state agencies that will be applicable to all agencies.
3. A review of state procurement efforts to identify women-owned and minority-owned business participation in the procurement system of the state with attention given to past and future trends;
4. An evaluation of the effects of state-required bid performance and surety bonding requirements on women-owned and minority-owned businesses;
5. An assessment of capital resources in existence at the federal, state, and local level that are available to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as identification of the state's role in assisting women-owned and minority-owned businesses' access to capital resources;
6. A coordination with efforts being undertaken by the Texas Department of Commerce and other appropriate agencies and state commissions that have an impact on women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

Appointed by the Speaker pursuant to HR 8 and House Rules 1 and 4 on 12/4/1987. Letters from Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, December 4, 1987. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 3.)
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