The House Committee on General Investigating

86th Legislature

March 6, 2019

2:00 p.m. or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted



Pursuant to a notice posted on March 1, 2019, the House Committee on General Investigating met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Meyer, at 2:04 p.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Meyer; Collier; Krause; Noble; and Pacheco.


A quorum was present.



Chairman Meyer made opening remarks.


The chair gave a summary on the committee’s jurisdiction, which included its new authority as it related to appropriate workplace conduct.


The chair recognized the other members of the committee and introduced committee staff. 


Vice-Chair Nicole Collier moved to authorize the chair of the Committee on General Investigating to act on behalf of the whole committee, until the convening of the 87th Legislature, to exercise the committee’s powers under Section 301.020(a)-(b), Government Code; Section 13(b-5)(1)-(2), Rule 3, House Rules; and Article 9.03(d)-(e), Housekeeping Resolution. This motion does not affect the ability of the committee, by majority vote, to exercise the same powers.


The motion prevailed without objection.


The chair laid out the proposed committee rules.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

The proposed committee rules were left pending without objection.

The committee heard invited testimony from public entities that provide assistance to the committee on matters under the committee’s purview.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

There being no further business, at 2:26 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Meyer, Chair




Brittney Baldovinos, Clerk