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Senate Committee on Crime Investigation - 43rd R.S. (1933)

Committee Members
E. Harold Beck, Chair
Frank Hill Rawlings, Vice Chair
Wilbourne Bailey Collie
Willam Marvin Martin
William Robert Poage
Frank Tirey
Charges
• Investigate and report upon the present, and, if any, growing disregard and violation by the criminal element of any and all laws of this state.
• Investigate and report upon the effort or lack of effort on the part of any or all officers of the state government to enforce the laws of the state.
• Investigate and report upon the effect, if any, that the disregard of some of the laws of this state has upon encouraging and making possible the violation of other laws of the state.
• Investigate and report upon the effect, if any, that the lack of strict law enforcement by officials in certain sections has upon encouraging and making possible violations of law in other sections of the state.
• Investigate and report upon any defects, if any, in our penal laws, laws of criminal procedure, and in our present jury system.
• Investigate and fix responsibility, if possible, for the present seeming breakdown in the enforcement of our criminal laws.
• Investigate and suggest needed rearrangement or consolidation of our state police system.
• Investigate and report with reference to the so-called racket of slot machines and activities allowing bookmakers to run in Texas and whether or not certain lawyers of this state are in league with the illegal operators on a retainer basis to help them defeat the criminal laws of this state.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor pursuant to SR 26, 43rd Leg., 3rd C.S. by Woodul. No committee appointments located in journals but members listed in report.

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