Comité aprueba resolución conjunta para una mayor supervisión al proceso de nombramientos
Legislación para limitar tiempo que una persona nombrada por el gobernador permanece en su cargo sin ser reconfirmada pasa al pleno del Senado
AUSTIN - A measure that would put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot for voter consideration was unanimously passed by the Senate State Affairs Committee last night. If approved by voters, SJR 49, by Senator Mike Jackson (R-La Porte), would limit the governor's ability to indefinitely "hold over" an appointee without he or she appearing before the Texas Senate for confirmation.
If an appointment term expires before the legislature meets for a regular session, SJR 49 would allow the governor 30 days from the first day of session to submit his appointee to the Senate for confirmation. In addition, if an appointment term expires while the legislature is in session, the governor would be given 30 days from the expiration date to either re-appoint the current officeholder or submit a new nominee to fill the position.
"Throughout this session, many senators have expressed concern over appointees whose terms have expired but remain in office indefinitely without going before the senate to be confirmed," said Jackson. "I worked closely with Senator Steve Ogden and Senator Glenn Hegar on this legislation because they each had similar resolutions to address the issue of holdover appointees. This is a matter of checks and balances."
Mike Jackson sirve como presidente del Comité Senatorial de Nominaciones, y es miembro de los comités senatoriales de Asuntos Estatales, Organización de Gobierno, y Recursos Naturales, y el Subcomité de Agricultura, Asuntos Rurales y Recursos Costeros. El representa a residentes en parte de los condados Harris, Galveston y Brazoria.