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Senate confirmation reports

Senate confirmation reports, 1995, 2001-2013, 0.75 cubic ft. (paper)

Scope and Content
The appointments process for the majority of boards and commissions, by virtue of the procedure prescribed in the Constitution of the State of Texas, requires that the nomination of a person by the governor be confirmed by the Texas Senate. The senate considers the confirmation of an appointment when they are in session, which is every odd-numbered year, or when the governor calls a special session. These records are the senate confirmation reports from one year of Governor George W. Bush’s term (1995), and most of Governor Rick Perry’s term (2001-2013).

Each folder covers one legislative session (75th, and 77th through 83rd), and contains daily Senate Committee on Nominations action reports, giving the following information: hearing date, chair, a recommendation that the nominees in the list be confirmed, and the numbers of senators who voted yea, nay, or present but not voting. For each nominee, the list gives the board or commission, the name and county of the nominee, the dates of appointment and expiration of the term, and the name of the nominee’s senator. Each of these daily lists begins with a cover letter from Secretary of the Senate Betty King (2001) or Patsy Spaw (2003-2013) to Governor Perry (with copies to the secretary of state, lieutenant governor, Nominations Committee, Legislative Reference Library, and Senate Media.).

Also in the files are letters from Governor Perry to the senate when he asks for a nomination to be withdrawn, and (beginning in 2009, in a separate folder for each legislature) letters from Governor Perry to the senate constituting the original requests for confirmation. These give the same information as the senate confirmation reports, except that the city of residence is given (not the county, or the name of the state senator).

The one folder for the 75th Legislature, 1995, is kept here partly because there is not a corresponding series in Governor George W. Bush Appointments Office records.

These records are arranged chronologically, as received from Governor Perry’s office.

Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Senate confirmation reports, Texas Governor Rick Perry Appointments Office records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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