Texas Legislature, Joint Committees
A Joint Committee is composed of members from each chamber of the legislature appointed by the respective presiding officers. Joint committees are normally created by a special proclamation issued by the speaker and lieutenant governor for the purpose of studying a particular issue or group of issues when the legislature is not in session. Joint committees are rarely, if ever, created during a session, and house and senate rules do not permit bills and resolutions to be referred to a joint committee.
Joint Committee to Investigate the Texas State Ranger Force, 1919
Creator: Texas. Legislature. Joint Committee to Investigate the Texas State Ranger Force
Title: Texas Joint Committee to Investigate the Texas State Ranger Force transcript of proceedings
Abstract: The Texas Joint Committee to Investigate the Texas State Ranger Force was created in January 1919 during the 36th Texas Legislature to investigate the actions taken by the Texas Ranger Force during the period from 1914 to 1919. The investigation is frequently referred to as the” Canales Investigation, “after Representative José T. Canales who instigated it. The original copy of the proceedings was filed with the Chief Clerk of the Texas House of Representatives on February 28, 1919. Records consist of digital copies of the original three-volume transcript of proceedings conducted by the committee during January and February of 1919. These digital copies were created by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission with grant funding provided by the Library Services and Technology Act, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and are part of the Texas Digital Archive.