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House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence - 73rd R.S. (1993)

Committee Members


  • Review the laws and procedures related to death sentences in Texas, including filing deadlines and automatic stays of execution during habeas proceedings; bans on successive petitions and compensation of counsel for defendants; the roles of the Governor and the Board of Pardons and Paroles under the clemency laws; and any other related issues.
  • Review asset forfeiture statutes and the use of proceeds from forfeitures, including the audit process for the expenditure of forfeiture proceeds.
  • Study the problem of parental kidnaping and adoption abuse. Examine current practices of advertising for persons seeking adoptions and persons willing to relinquish parental rights.
  • Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlines and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination or required legislative reports.


House Journal committee appointments, 73rd Legislature, p. 179 show "District 144" appointed. On 2/15/1993, HR 254, 73rd Legislature, discharged the Select Committee on Election Contest for District 144 and resolved that Robert E. Talton be seated unconditionally as a member of the House of Representatives for District 144.

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