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House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Terry Keel, Chair
Debbie Riddle, Vice Chair
Dan Ellis, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Mary Denny
Jim Dunnam
Terri Hodge
Paul Moreno
Aaron Pena
Robert Talton
Charges
• Study moving the DWI administrative license revocation hearing process from the State Office of Administrative Hearings to the trial court handling the DWI criminal prosecution.
• Review the criminal laws and procedures relating to the substantive and procedural rights of defendants in proceedings before the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
• Review Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.13 and Art. 14.03 as they relate to a peace officer's authority to act outside of the peace officer's geographic or territorial jurisdiction.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including considering the ongoing functions of the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney.

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