The Texas House adopted House rules, which include the structure of House standing committees. Of interest were changes to two committees that address education issues.

The House Public Education Committee will increase from 11 to 13 members, making it one of the largest committees. A provision from last session that required a subcommittee on educator quality was removed, but the Public Education chair will continue to have the ability to name subcommittees.

The Pensions Committee will reunite with Investments and Financial Services to form a single Pensions, Investments & Financial Services Committee (as was the case in 2009 and 2011; prior to that it was Pensions and Investments), and will increase from seven to 11 members.