The House Committee on House Administration

87th Legislature

February 10, 2021

9:00 a.m.

JHR 120


Pursuant to a notice posted on February 9, 2021, and a suspension of the 5-day posting rule on February 9, 2021, the House Committee on House Administration met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Metcalf, at 9:03 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Metcalf; Cole; Anchia; Burns; Landgraf; Morales, Eddie; Oliverson; Sanford; Walle; and Zwiener.


A quorum was present.



The chair made opening remarks.


Representative Cole moved to grant the Chair the authority to act on the Committee's behalf in matters involving the management of the general budget, approval of expenditure requests by House members, management of House facilities, coordination with House support personnel, and general enforcement of House policies and procedures, with the exception that this delegation of authority does not include the authority to deactivate or reactivate provisions of House Rule 16 during the interim, which authority must be exercised by the full committee.


The motion prevailed without objection.


The Chair moved to adopt the committee budgets for the 87th Regular Session.


The motion prevailed without objection.


The Chair moved to designate the Executive Director of the House Business Office as the committee's executive agent for the processing and approval of applications by individuals for accreditation as media representatives and to allow the executive director to delegate tasks related to this responsibility to a House Business Office employee as needed to ensure efficiency.


The motion prevailed without objection.


The Chair moved to approve the electronic form of sworn statements used in the electronic witness registration system and the paper sworn statement and translator identification forms as provided to the committee by the Committee Coordinator.


The motion prevailed without objection.


The chair moved to approve the standard process for electronic submission and posting of public comments.


The motion prevailed without objection.


(Representative Klick now present.)


The chair appointed the following Subcommittee to Review the House Policies and Procedures Manual: Representative Landgraf, chair; Representative Cole; and Representative Klick. The chair directed the subcommittee to work with James Freeman in the House Business Office to update the manual and to complete its work expeditiously.











At 9:08 a.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Metcalf, Chair




Anna Newell, Clerk