As we approach the last month of session, conference committees are starting to be appointed. Conference appointees are entered into the Texas Legislature Online system as they are appointed and are listed just above the actions on the history tab--see HB 1, 84R as an example. For more information on conference committees, click here to read some FAQs.

 

The first conference committee to be appointed for the 85th is for the budget bill, SB 1. Wondering who has served on past appropriations bill conference committees? Here's who served in the past five sessions. 

 

Legislature
Senate
House
84th, HB1 Jane Nelson (chair), Juan Hinojosa, Joan Huffman, Lois Kolkhorst, Charles Schwertner John Otto (chair), Trent Ashby, Sarah Davis, Larry Gonzales, Sylvester Turner
83rd, SB1 Tommy Williams (chair), Robert Duncan, Juan Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, John Whitmire Jim Pitts (chair), Myra Crownover, John Otto, Sylvester Turner, John Zerwas
82nd, HB1 Steve Ogden (chair), Robert Duncan, Juan Hinojosa, Jane Nelson, Tommy Williams Jim Pitts (chair), Myra Crownover, John Otto, Sylvester Turner, John Zerwas
81st, SB1 Steve Ogden (chair), Juan Hinojosa, Florence Shapiro, Royce West, Tommy Williams Jim Pitts (chair), Ruth Jones McLendon, John Otto, Richard Peña Raymond, John Zerwas
80th, HB1 Steve Ogden (chair), Robert Duncan, John Whitmire, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini Warren Chisum (chair), Dan Gattis, Ryan Guillen, Lois Kolkhorst, Sylvester Turner