STATE REP. HUNTER Talks Redistricting: Here's What You Need to Know

Texas House of Representatives Committee Assignments Announced for the 87th Legislative Session

By State Rep. Todd Hunter

AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) — 
A few weeks ago, I used my weekly article to announce the start of the 87th Legislative Session and what you need to know about visiting the Capitol during the pandemic. In this week's article, I'd like to discuss that the Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan announced House Committee assignments.

Speaker Phelan’s committee assignments were made with a number of considerations in mind, namely, the interests, skillsets, and express committee preferences of each member.

I have been appointed to serve on three committees this session, which include:
  Every ten years the Legislature is tasked with redrawing district boundaries, which is based on data from the U.S. Census.

The Redistricting Committee is a 15-member committee with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to any changes in State Legislative Districts & Congressional Districts, including any preparations necessary for the redistricting process. 

The committee is also responsible for:
  • the Establishment of Districts for the Election of Judicial Officers
  • Governing Bodies or Representatives of Political Subdivisions
  • or State Agencies as Required by Law
The State Affairs Committee is a 13-member committee, which deals with significant matter of state policy, ranging from the administration of state government to cybersecurity. Some important issues this committee is responsible for include scientific and technological advances, the regulation of electric utilities and telecommunications utilities and industries.

The International Relations & Economic Development committee is a nine-member committee with jurisdiction over all matters related to trade relations, relations with the federal government, commerce, manufacturing, and economic development. The committee is also involved in defense, emergency preparedness, and veterans’ issues.

Some of the State Agencies that the committee work with include:
  All of these committees will be very beneficial for the Coastal Bend because each will address a number of key issues.

If you would like more information about each committee, these websites serve as a great resource:
  And if you have questions or comments regarding any of the information or legislative processes mentioned above, please don't hesitate to call my Capitol or District Offices (Capitol Office: 512-463-0672 – District Office: 361-949-4603). As always, we're available at any time to assist you with questions, concerns, or comments.

And please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas State Agency, or if you'd like help regarding Constituent Services. Your ideas and information are important forms of feedback, and I hope that you will not hesitate to contact my office.

If you'd like to review more about the Texas State Legislature, visit the Texas Legislature Online.
State Representative Todd Hunter serves the constituents of Texas House District 32, which is composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County.
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