Job description There are 150 representatives in the state House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Texas state legislature. Term is two years.
Duties Writes and votes on state laws.
Proposes state constitutional amendments that are voted on by statewide ballot.
Votes to uphold or overturn a Governor’s veto.
All bills to increase taxes, appropriate funds, or raise revenue must start in the House.
The House can bring impeachment charges against statewide office holders (charges are tried in the Senate).
Annual salary $7,200/yr; $190/day when legislature in session