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Texas Senate
Senate Committee on Government Organization
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 83rd Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Judith Zaffirini

Charles Schwertner

Brian Birdwell
Sylvia R. Garcia
José Rodríguez
Larry Taylor


Jorge Ramirez

(512) 463-1818

Sam Houston Building, 630


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • Examine state agencies' mandated reporting practices, the necessity and utility of these reports, and reporting processes to the legislature and to the public. Make recommendations on eliminating unnecessary and duplicative reports, reducing state costs through the use of technology, and improving transparency to the legislature and citizens.
  • Review and recommend improvements to state agency training, policies, and procedures for monitoring and reporting performance of state contracts, including a review of exemptions to state contracting oversight.
  • Monitor the implementation of SB 1597, relating to the development of state agency information security plans to improve the security of agency information systems and to proactively protect the state against cybercrime and similar security threats.