House Committee on Ways and Means - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members


  • To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 33.
  • To review the new federal tax laws as they relate to taxes in the state.
  • To make a comparative analysis of taxes in Texas and other states.
  • To examine and compile all exemptions under the general sales tax.
  • To study the Texas Housing Authority's on-going loan programs and financial benefits to home owners to determine if changes need to be made.
  • To study the feasibility of imposing a corporate franchise tax or some other equitable tax on banking corporations doing business in Texas.
  • To assist the Select Committee on Public Education and the House-Senate Joint Committee on State Fiscal Policy.


The press release regarding House committees issued by Speaker Gib Lewis on April 4, 1984 lists Bruce Gibson as Vice Chair, Roy English as Chair for Budget and Oversight, and lists John Gavin as a member of the Committee. (Press Release, Speaker of the House Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, April 5, 1984. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 2.)

Jim Turner (Chair - Budget and Oversight) resigned 3/17/1984.

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