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April 4, 2016 (512) 463-0707
State Representative Ed Thompson Appointed to the House Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting and Assessment
AUSTIN – Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R - San Antonio) announced committee assignments for a new House Select Committee, pursuant to House Bill 3750, appointing State Representative Ed Thompson to the House Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting and Assessment.
"Transparency is of the utmost importance when determining what works best for Texas. I am proud to serve on this committee to ensure that real property is properly identified, maintained, and replaced if necessary to remain a fiscally responsible state," Thompson stated.
The House Select Committee on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting and Assessment Committee Chairman is Rep. Ron Simmons (R - Carrollton). This committee will address concerns related to property that the state owns and what the property may be worth. The State Office of Risk Management will also conduct an interim study on insurable state assets, using information provided by the Legislative Budget Board (LBB). The LBB will collaborate with entities such as the Comptroller's Office, the General Land Office, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to ensure that information collected is accurate.
Thompson closed by adding, "I am looking forward to serving on this great committee during the interim, working with my colleagues to ensure that Texas remains the number one state in which to live and do business."
Representative Ed Thompson is currently serving in his second term in the Texas House of Representatives, encompassing Pearland, Alvin, Manvel, Brookside Village, Hillcrest, Iowa Colony, and Liverpool. He is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Land and Resource Management and is a member of the House Environmental Regulation Committee.