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House Committee on Science and Technology - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members
Albert Luna III, Chair
Bill Blackwood, Vice Chair
Ben Campbell
John Culberson
Bob Hunter
L.B. Kubiak
Ron Lewis
Bob Richardson
Dan Shelley
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 30.
• To study all economic sectors that show special opportunity for the application of science and technology, and that are or can be significant contributors to the Texas economic recovery; including manufacturing, biotechnology, space commercialization, hazardous materials management, and superconductivity.
• To study Texas' educational and training needs, in light of changing demographics and projected changes in the work environment; focusing on the needs for scientific and engineering education, for international studies, and for technical training and retraining, with a focus on retraining for technologically-induced unemployment.
• To study how science and technology policy is made in Texas and how scientific and technological information may be more effectively communicated to policymakers as the need arises, including a review of policy structures in some of the states and countries in economic competition with Texas.
• To study the effectiveness of Texas' participation in nationwide competition for national research centers, including, but not limited to the Superconducting Super Collider, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and Sematech.
• To study the new programs and policies involving technology transfer enacted by the 70th Legislature.
• To study the quantity, source and distribution of research and development dollars spent in Texas.
• To study the condition of the steel industry in Texas, including the interaction between state and federal statutes and regulations that may curb the competitiveness of the steel industry.

No report was issued.
Member information is from 70th Legislature Interim Committees, L1800.1 In8 70.

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