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Board Members

The ten-member Legislative Budget Board (LBB) was created by statute in 1949. The primary purpose of the Board is the development of recommended legislative appropriations for all agencies of state government. The Board provides the Texas Legislature with the recommended state budget, prepared by the LBB staff, at the beginning of each legislative session, which occurs in early January of odd-numbered years. The Board’s authority is broad and its influence on state government spending is significant. The composition of the Legislative Budget Board is specified by statute.


Legislative Budget Board Composition

Joint-Chair

Lieutenant Governor

Joint-Chair

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Automatic Members

Chair, House Committee on Appropriations; Chair, House Committee on Ways and Means; Chair, Senate Finance Committee

Appointed Members

Two House members appointed by the Speaker; Three Senate members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor


Current Board Members

The Honorable David Dewhurst

Joint-Chair
Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol, Room 2E.13
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Joe Straus

Joint-Chair
Speaker of the House of Representatives
State Capitol, Room 2W.13
Austin, Texas 78701

Vacant

Chair
Senate Finance Committee
State Capitol, Room GE.7
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Jim Pitts

Chair
House Committee on Appropriations
State Capitol, Room 1W.2
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Robert Duncan

State Senator, Appointed
State Capitol, Room 3E.10
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Harvey Hilderbran

Chair
House Committee on Ways and Means
State Capitol, Room GW.12
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Juan Hinojosa

State Senator, Appointed
State Capitol, Room 3E.12
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Dan Branch

State Representative, Appointed
State Capitol, Room E2.322
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Judith Zaffirini

State Senator, Appointed
State Capitol, Room 1E.14
Austin, Texas 78701

The Honorable Sylvester Turner

State Representative, Appointed
State Capitol, Room 1N.8
Austin, Texas 78701