AUSTIN – State Representative Ben Leman of Texas House District 13 (Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca, Washington) was appointed to the following House Committees for the 86th Legislative Session by Speaker Dennis Bonnen this past week. The committees assigned were the House Committee on Transportation, Land and Resource Management Committee, and Redistricting Committee.
“I am very excited with the committee’s that Speaker Dennis Bonnen appointed me to for this Legislative Session. From maintaining our transportation infrastructure, to preserving private property rights, and ensuring rural Texas has a voice in the redistricting process, each committee has a unique impact to House District 13 and I am honored to be able to serve on all three of these very important committees to our district and state,” said Leman.
The Transportation Committee has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to commercial motor vehicles, the Texas highway system, licensing of private passenger vehicles, regulation and control of traffic on the public highways, railroads, street railway lines, interurban railway lines, airports, air traffic, airlines and other organizations including water transportation systems in addition to having oversight of the following state agencies: Texas Department of Motor Vehicles; Texas Department of Transportation; and the Texas Transportation Commission.
The Land and Resource Management Committee has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to public lands; power of eminent domain; the creation, modification and regulation of municipal utility districts, annexation and have oversight of the following state agencies: The School Land Board, Board for Lease of University Lands, and the General Land Office.
The Redistricting Committee has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to legislative districts, congressional districts, establishing districts for the election of judicial officers or of governing bodies or representatives of political subdivisions or state agencies as required by law.
“With committee assignments announced, I look forward to hitting the ground running this Legislative Session and addressing the needs of House District
13. My committees will enable me to not only enact meaningful change for House District 13, but also to become a better champion of the needs of rural Texas,” said Leman.
Leman was originally sworn into office as State Representative of House District 13 on May 31st 2018 and previously served on the House Energy Resources Committee, Special Purpose Districts Committee and House Administration Committee. Having received nearly 80 percent of the votes during the November general election, his priorities include addressing the state’s school finance system, providing property tax reform/relief and protecting abuses of eminent domain.
Ben Leman is the State Representative of Texas House District 13, serving the counties of Austin, Burleson, Colorado, Fayette, Grimes, Lavaca and Washington.