House Committee on Business & Industry

Committee Summary

Committee Members (9)

Committee Partisan Split

5D – 4R

Committee Efficiency

Legislation Referred
to Committee
Legislation Voted
Out of Committee
Overall Efficiency

Number of Committee Meetings: 13

Legislation StatusHBsHJRsHCRsSBsSJRsSCRs
Referred to Committee186002100
Voted Out of Committee77001700

Committee Jurisdiction

The Texas House Committee on Business and Industry is responsible for overseeing a wide range of issues that impact businesses and workers in the state. The committee’s jurisdiction includes:

  • Industry and Manufacturing: All matters related to industry and manufacturing sectors.
  • Industrial Safety and Working Conditions: Regulation and control of industrial safety and ensuring adequate and safe working conditions.
  • Labor Relations: Issues related to hours, wages, collective bargaining, and the employer-employee relationship.
  • Unemployment Compensation: Coverage, benefits, taxes, and eligibility for unemployment compensation.
  • Labor Unions: The organization, control, management, and administration of labor unions.
  • Business Transactions: Regulation of business transactions and transactions involving property interests.
  • Corporate Regulations: Organization, incorporation, management, and regulation of private corporations and professional associations, as well as oversight of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Business Organizations Code.
  • Consumer Protection: Government regulations pertaining to consumer protection, including the role of government agencies in regulating these activities.
  • Privacy and Identity Theft: Issues related to privacy and the prevention of identity theft.
  • Homeowners’ Associations: Oversight and regulation of homeowners’ associations.
  • Construction Industry: Oversight and regulation of the construction industry.
  • Related State Agencies: Oversight of the State Office of Risk Management, the Risk Management Board, the Division of Workers’ Compensation, and related agencies within the Texas Department of Insurance.

Committee Contact Information

Capitol Location

Capitol Extension, E2.128

Phone Number

(512) 463-0766