House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members


  • Review criminal procedure issues concerning the detention and arrest of Mexican citizens in Texas and Texas residents in Mexico. Include issues surrounding the abduction of children into Mexico.
  • Examine the criminal procedure statutes in relation to the issue of record expungement for people who have had criminal charges filed against them and the charges were later dismissed.
  • Review the actions other states have taken in regard to execution of persons who are mentally retarded. Consider the effects on all aspects of the criminal justice system of laws that prevent or severely restrict executions.
  • Conduct active oversight of the agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.


Todd Smith (Member) resigned 4/5/2000. Mike Villarreal (Member) appointed 4/13/2000.

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