NEWS RELEASE from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

January 29, 2014
Contact: Will Krueger, (512) 463-0121

Government Organization Committee Assigned Charges
Relating to Reporting Practices, Contracting and Information Security

(LAREDO) — The Senate Government Organization Committee will begin work immediately on a set of charges issued by Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, committee Chair Senator Judith Zaffirini announced today.

"I am grateful to Lt. Gov. Dewhurst for assigning our committee these important and timely charges," Senator Zaffirini said. "They not only reflect the need to use technology to promote efficiency and transparency in state government, but also are well-aligned with our legislative goals of enhancing information security and improving state contracting practices."

The committee's charges include:

"Texans can count on our committee to address these charges diligently and thoughtfully," Senator Zaffirini said. "When the next legislative session convenes on Jan. 13, 2015, we will be ready."

Other members of the committee include its Vice Chair, Senator Charles Schwertner, R-Georgetown; and Senators Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury; Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston; Ken Paxton, R-McKinney; José Rodríguez, D-El Paso; and Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood.

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SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI is Chair of the Senate Government Organization Committee. The committee will begin work immediately on charges assigned to it by Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, including charges related to information security, state contracting and state agencies' reporting practices.