Committee Assignments


Roland serves as Vice-Chairman of Licensing Administration, is a member of the Local and Consent Calendars Committee and the Committee on Government Transparency and Operation.



Licensing and Administrative Procedures

Has oversight of businesses, industries, general trades, and occupations regulated by this state;  the regulation of greyhound and horse racing and other gaming industries;  regulation of the sale of intoxicating beverages and local option control;  the Alcoholic Beverage Code; and  the following state agencies:  the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, the Texas Real Estate Commission, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the Real Estate [Research] Center, the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying, the Texas Racing Commission, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, the Texas Lottery Commission, and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.



The Local and Consent Calendars Committee

Has jurisdiction over bills and resolutions that, in the opinion of the committee, are in fact local or will be uncontested, and have been recommended as such by the standing committee of original jurisdiction; and the determination of priorities for floor consideration of bills and resolutions except those within the jurisdiction of the Committee on Calendars.



Committee on Government Transparency and Operation

Has Jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to  the organization, operation, powers, regulations, and management of state departments, agencies, institutions, and advisory committees;  elimination of inefficiencies in the provision of state services;  open government matters, including open records and open meetings; [and] advances in science and technology, including telecommunications, electronic technology, or automated data processing, by state agencies, including institutions of higher education;  the promotion within the state of an advance described by Subdivision;  cooperation between the state or a local governmental entity and the scientific and technological community, including private businesses, institutions of higher education, and federal governmental laboratories; and the Texas Emerging Technology Advisory Committee and the Sunset Advisory Commission.