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House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Craig A. Washington, Chair
Joe Spurlock II, Vice Chair
Bob Hendricks, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
John W. Bryant
Jerry 'Nub' Donaldson
Smith Gilley
Joe Hernandez
Samuel Hudson III
James 'Jim' Mattox
Felix McDonald
Sarah Weddington
  • Study the need for revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • Study the effectiveness of the new Texas Penal Code.
  • Study the need for modernization and management changes in the courts of the criminal justice system.
  • Conduct a thorough study of methods to reduce the crime rate in Texas.
  • Conduct a thorough study of the State's parole system. This study should include all aspects and operations of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, including general policies, rules and regulations governing the pardon and parole of prisoners. This study should indicate in its findings suggestions pertinent to efficient and effective ways of carrying out all laws relating to pardons and paroles.

Originally charged by HSR 37, HSR 38 and HSR 39. Additional charges added by the Speaker August 29, 1976.

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