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Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on - 71st R.S. (1989)

Committee Members
Chet Brooks, Co-Chair
Frank Madla, Co-Chair
Teel Bivins
Steve Carriker
Temple Dickson
Charles Finnell
Jack Harris
Robert Junell
Alan Schoolcraft
Bill Sims
• Study the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 as it relates to current mental retardation service delivery issues and challenges, and make recommendations for amendments to the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977 to the 72nd Legislature.
• Review the current provisions of the Mentally Retarded Persons Act and develop recommendations to the 72nd Legislature for amending the provisions of that Act relating to the purposes of the Act, definitions applicable to the Act, the diagnosis and evaluation process, commitment and admission procedures, protection of individual rights, the role and composition of the Public Responsibility Committee and the conformity of the Act to pertinent provisions of the Texas Mental Health Code and other applicable state and federal statutes.

No final report was issued.
HCR 238 requested that the Speaker and Lieutenant Governor establish a special task force to the Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977. The Task Force was created by a proclamation issued by the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House under authority vested in HCR 142. See House and Senate Committees 71st 72nd Leg., L1800.1 p926.
House members appointed 9/20/1989. (Letters from Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, Speaker of the Texas House of Represenatives, September 20, 1989. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 3.)
Senate members appointed 2/02/1990. (Letters from William P. Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, February 2, 1990. See Lieutenant Governor Hobby Appointments 70th-71st, L1803.1 P926la 1987-90 3.)

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