House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

Committee Summary

Committee Members (9)

Committee Partisan Split

6R – 3D

Committee Efficiency

Legislation Referred
to Committee
Legislation Voted
Out of Committee
Overall Efficiency

Number of Committee Meetings: 15

Legislation StatusHBsHJRsHCRsSBsSJRsSCRs
Referred to Committee5620500
Voted Out of Committee4420400

Committee Jurisdiction

The Texas House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock oversees a variety of issues related to agriculture, horticulture, farm husbandry, livestock, and the livestock industry. Additionally, the committee is responsible for the development and preservation of forests and the regulation, control, and promotion of the lumber industry. The committee also addresses problems and issues that particularly affect rural areas of Texas, including rural economic development, infrastructure, education, and health services.

The committee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of several state agencies, such as:

  • The Department of Agriculture
  • The Texas Animal Health Commission
  • The State Soil and Water Conservation Board
  • The Texas A&M Forest Service
  • The Texas Apiary Inspection Service
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • The State Seed and Plant Board
  • The State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
  • The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
  • The Produce Recovery Fund Board
  • The board of directors of the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation, Inc.
  • The Texas Wildlife Services

Committee Contact Information

Capitol Location

Capitol Extension, E2.114

Phone Number

(512) 463-0762