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House Committee on Science and Technology - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members
Albert Luna III, Chair
Bill Blackwood, Vice Chair
Ben Campbell
John Culberson
Bob Hunter
L.B. Kubiak
Ron Lewis
Bob Richardson
Dan Shelley
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 30.
• To study all economic sectors that show special opportunity for the application of science and technology, and that are or can be significant contributors to the Texas economic recovery; including manufacturing, biotechnology, space commercialization, hazardous materials management, and superconductivity.
• To study Texas' educational and training needs, in light of changing demographics and projected changes in the work environment; focusing on the needs for scientific and engineering education, for international studies, and for technical training and retraining, with a focus on retraining for technologically-induced unemployment.
• To study how science and technology policy is made in Texas and how scientific and technological information may be more effectively communicated to policymakers as the need arises, including a review of policy structures in some of the states and countries in economic competition with Texas.
• To study the effectiveness of Texas' participation in nationwide competition for national research centers, including, but not limited to the Superconducting Super Collider, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Sematech.
• To study the new programs and policies involving technology transfer enacted by the 70th Legislature.
• To study the quantity, source and distribution of research and development dollars spent in Texas.
• To study the condition of the steel industry in Texas, including the interaction between state and federal statutes and regulations that may curb the competitiveness of the steel industry.

Note:
No report was issued.
Member information is from 70th Legislature Interim Committees, L1800.1 In8 70.

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