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House Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control, Select - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee Members
Robert 'Bob' Maloney, Chair
Bob Bush, Vice Chair
Dave Allred
Roy Blake, Sr.
Bill Caraway
Melchor Chavez
Jim Clark
Wilhelmina Delco
W.S. 'Bill' Heatly
Danny Hill
Chris Miller
Sherrill Burba
Jim Clipson, Jr.
Beverly Heinrich
B.F. McDonald
Lynn Stafford
M.C. Sullender
Charles Worth Ward
R.D. Youker
• This Select Committee is directed to conduct in-depth studies, to take and receive testimony, and to pursue all possible research avenues in an effort to develop proposed legislation and other recommendations for the 66th Legislature designed to curb the spread of the use of illegal drugs and the abuse of alcohol. The committee will work on the premise that detection and cure of alcoholism and drug addiction at its early stages may lower the costs of later related illnesses and reduce the number of long-term abusers. The committee should deal with possible legislative measures designed to curtail the supply of illicit drugs into the Texas market place as well as revisions to the Texas Penal Code which would inhibit the distribution of such contraband. The committee should consider requirement of alcohol or drug-related coverage in health insurance plans; and of diagnostic and referral services and the state's proper role in providing assistance. Additionally, the committee should seek out innovative ways to handle abusers and how to best see to their treatment.

Jim Clark appointed as an ex-officio advisory member by the Speaker 6/19/1978. (Memorandum from Bill Clayton, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, June 19, 1978. See House Press Memos 1978, L1801.1 P926 1978.)
Roy Blake (Member) resigned 1/10/1978.
Sherrill Burba is listed as a public member in a press release issued by House Speaker Bill Clayton November 9, 1977. (See House Press Memos 1977, L1801.1 P 926 1977.)

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