(a) The General Investigating and Ethics Committee
shall have five members of the house appointed by the speaker. The
speaker shall appoint the chair and the vice-chair of the
(b) The committee has all the powers and duties of a general
investigating committee and shall operate as the general
investigating committee of the house according to the procedures
prescribed by Subchapter B, Chapter 301, Government Code, and the
rules of the house, as applicable.
(c) The committee has jurisdiction over all matters
pertaining to the conduct of and ethical standards applicable to
state and local government officers and employees.