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Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Communicable diseases | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Disease management | Disease preparedness | Disease prevention | Emergency management | Ex-offenders | Hot weather | Hurricane Harvey | Inmate lawsuits | Inmate sexual assaults | Natural disasters | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison Rape Elimination Act | Probation | Recidivism | Social workers | State jail system | Women | Women inmates | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.85 C817
Session: 85th R.S. (2017)
Online version: View report [75 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the Texas Department of Criminal Justice response to Hurricane Harvey. Recommend any changes that could improve the operational stability of state criminal justice institutions following a natural disaster and changes that would allow for a more effective response.
2. Examine the use of social workers and peer support specialists in the Texas criminal justice system to assist individuals on probation, on parole, or who have been discharged, in order to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes. Identify best practices and make recommendations for legislative action.
3. Examine the current Texas criminal justice system policies and practices regarding 17- to 25- year-olds, specific to probation, parole, state jail confinement, and discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or county jail. Review any gaps in services that may be causing this population to recidivate. Make recommendations to improve the state's response to the needs of this population in order to lower revocation, re-arrest, and re-incarceration rates.
4. Examine treatment options, services, and programs available to women in institutional settings, on community supervision, on parole, and in community-based programs. Make recommendations for best strategies to address the needs of women in the Texas criminal justice system.
5. Review the Texas state jail system. Examine its original intent, sentencing guidelines, effectiveness, and recidivism rates. Make recommendations for changes in the state jail system. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
6. Study policies and protocols within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Examine when protocols are implemented and their efficacy in protecting the health and safety of inmates and state employees.
7. Review assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels to determine an inmate's risk of recidivism for purposes of granting parole and the use of GPS technology to monitor offenders.
8. Monitor Texas prison system heat-related litigation currently making its way through the courts. Monitor Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) compliance within Texas state and county criminal justice facilities.
9. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Administrative segregation | Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Bail | Court costs and fees | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Expunged criminal records | Fees | Illegal drugs | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Probation | Recidivism | State jail system | Substance abuse | Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities | Technical parole violations | Windham School District |
Library Call Number: L1836.84 C817
Session: 84th R.S. (2015)
Online version: View report [73 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine fees and revocations for those on probation and parole; examine effectiveness of fees imposed as a condition of probation and parole; study technical revocations in adult probation to identify drivers of revocations, disparities across the state, and strategies for reducing technical revocations while ensuring program effectiveness and public safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
2. Study recidivism, its major causes, and existing programs designed to reduce recidivism, including a review of current programs utilized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Windham School District for incarcerated persons. Examine re-entry programs and opportunities for offenders upon release. Identify successful programs in other jurisdictions and consider how they might be implemented in Texas.
3. Study incarceration rates for non-violent drug offenses and the cost to the state associated with those offenses. Identify alternatives to incarceration, including community supervision, that could be used to reduce incarceration rates of non-violent drug offenders.
4. Study inmate release policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, including the release of inmates directly from administrative segregation. Identify best practices and policies for both the transitioning of these various inmate populations from the prison to appropriate supervision in the community. Identify any needed legislative changes necessary to accomplish these goals.
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Corsicana Residential Treatment Facility | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Inmate rehabilitation | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile Justice Department, Texas | Juvenile justice system | Mentally ill inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison population | Privatization | Recidivism | School discipline | School district police | School safety | Substance abuse | Truancy |
Library Call Number: L1836.83 C817
Session: 83rd R.S. (2013)
Online version: View report [0 pages  File size: 58 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and review the correctional facilities and processes within Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, and Texas Juvenile Justice Department with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism. Examine the existing programmatic approach per facility in the areas of the vocation, education, visitation, rehabilitation, health and mental health services, parole supervision, and reentry initiatives. Evaluate opportunities for partnerships between facilities and private industries to offer education, job training, and potential employment for offenders during incarceration, parole, and final release.
2. Examine the association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Review current policies and procedures for incarcerating individuals with a dual mental health diagnosis in both state and county correctional facilities and examine potential remedies within the State's criminal justice system to ensure that the public is protected and that individuals with a mental health diagnosis receive a continuum of mental health services. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence)
3. In the area of Juvenile Justice, analyze and make recommendations on outcome-based financing models that allow the state to partner with private investors and innovative service providers willing to cover the upfront costs and assume performance risk to divert youths into cost-effective programs and interventions, while assuring that taxpayers will not pay for the programs unless the programs demonstrate success in achieving the desired outcomes.
4. Study the impact of SB 393 (83R) and SB 1114 (83R). Assess the impact of school discipline and school-based policing on referrals to the municipal, justice, and juvenile courts, and identify judicial policies or initiatives designed to reduce referrals without having a negative impact on school safety. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
5. Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should: a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens; b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate; c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Capital murder trials | Child abuse | Correctional officers | Criminal justice | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Deferred adjudication | Drug trafficking | Homicide | Juvenile justice system | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Methamphetamine | Occupational licenses | Ombudsmen | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Police officers | Prison population | Prison security | Prisoner re-entry | Privately-operated prisons | Pseudoephedrine | Recidivism | Searches and seizures | Sex offenders | Substance abuse | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Theft | Youth Commission, Texas | Youthful offenders |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 C868
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [113 pages  File size: 13,967 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Determine how private prisons are complying with state laws and how cost, safety, living conditions and rehabilitative services at private prisons compare with state-run facilities. Include an assessment of the staff turnover rates and compensation of private contractors when compared with state-operated facilities, and of the contract bidding processes used by the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
2. Monitor the implementation of SB 103, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and the continuing reforms to the Texas Youth Commission and the juvenile criminal justice system. Identify barriers to effective implementation and provide recommendations to ensure that the goals of this legislation are achieved. Provide recommendations relating to best practices and identify needed additional treatment programs for juvenile sex offenders.
3. Study the impact of laws designed to reduce illegal drug use and make recommendations for reducing access to illegal drugs and for developing best practices for preventative programs, focusing on drugs targeted for the younger population, such as cheese heroin. Assess the impact of limiting access to pseudoephedrine, including the impact restrictions have had on illegal manufacturers' methods for producing methamphetamine.
4. Monitor the implementation of the new and expanded programs provided to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) within the Fiscal Year 2008 and 2009 budget, and identify their impact on the criminal justice populations. Study security issues within TDCJ, including staffing issues, use of lock down procedures, the control and containment of infectious diseases and the introduction and control of contraband within the institutions. Review the use of career ladders for employees of TDCJ and issues surrounding the retention of professional corrections staff. Study the issues of independent oversight of TDCJ, including the use and effectiveness of the TDCJ ombudsman system. Provide recommendations for the reduction or elimination of barriers to an effective corrections system.
5. Study and make recommendations for reducing the number of law enforcement officer deaths in the line of duty. This study should include:
  • an assessment of the types of calls and assignments that put law enforcement officers most at risk;
  • the geographic regions of the state that suffer the most deaths;
  • the agencies experiencing the highest rate of deaths in the line of duty;
  • the time in an officer's career, and the officer's age that he or she is most susceptible to death in the line of duty; and
  • the times of year, month, and day that are most dangerous.
6. Study the issue of criminal asset seizure and the use of seized and forfeiture funds by district attorneys and law enforcement agencies. Review the oversight of these matters by the Texas Attorney General and provide recommendations to improve the dissemination of information concerning these funds. Ensure that these funds have the appropriate accountability and fiscal controls required for public funds.
7. Study the system of deferred adjudication in Texas courts and make recommendations for resolving any problems and reducing the potential for release of dangerous criminals.
8. Study and recommend best practices for reducing re-victimization of child abuse victims associated with delay in resolution of criminal cases. Recommend options for reducing the time lapse between child victimization and criminal hearings.
9. Review the processes for re-entry of criminal offenders into communities. Identify barriers to the successful return to law-abiding behavior, including the absence of employment opportunities created by restriction on obtaining certain state occupational licenses. Provide recommendations for improvements to our current statutes governing this matter.
10. Study whether Articles 36.09 (relating to trying multiple defendants from the same transaction either separately or jointly) and 36.10 (relating to severing defendants that show prejudice from a joint trial) of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure provide sufficient safeguards to ensure fair and reliable trial results in capital cases with multiple defendants. Determine whether the articles provide trial judges with sufficient instruction regarding joinder or severance of defendants and, if not, make recommendations to improve procedures.
11. Study the relationship between the public mental health system and the criminal justice and civil courts systems, including the identification and sharing of information regarding mentally ill offenders, including minors, among criminal justice and mental health agencies, the courts, state hospitals, and the Veterans Administration. Study how current confidentiality laws impact the exchange of information among groups described above. Study the sentencing of mentally ill offenders compared to non-mentally ill offenders, including minors, and the affect that has on statewide prison capacity and on the health care provided to mentally ill offenders. (Joint Charge with Senate State Affairs Committee)
12. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Criminal Justice Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Specifically, report on the implementation of SB 909, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Sunset legislation, including provisions relating to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and monitor implementation of the new laws relating to copper theft (SB 1154, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, HB 1766, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 1767, 80th Legislature, Regular Session).
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2004 : a report to the House of Representatives, 79th Texas Legislature
Subjects: Driver licenses | Driving while intoxicated | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Peace officers | State Prosecuting Attorney, Office of |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 C868h
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [61 pages  File size: 349 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Review the criminal laws and procedures relating to the substantive and procedural rights of defendants in proceedings before the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
3. 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.
4. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including considering the ongoing functions of the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney.
Committee: Senate Criminal Justice
Title: Interim Report - Implementation of SB 8, 352, 365, 370, 371, HB 2617
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 77th Legislature : charge eleven.
Subjects: Correctional Managed Health Care Committee | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Gangs | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Private Security Bureau, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.76 c868 11
Session: 76th R.S. (1999)
Online version: View report [375 pages  File size: 5,295 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the following bills enacted during the 76th Legislature, Regular Session: SB 8, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the compilation of criminal information pertaining to criminal street gangs and criminal combinations; SB 352, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to requirements for membership on or employment by the Board of Pardons and Paroles; SB 365, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation and the functions of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the administration of the Private Sector Prison Industries Oversight Authority, the administration of the Texas Council on Offenders with Mental Impairments, and the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; SB 370, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation and functions of the Department of Public Safety; SB 371, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation and functions of the Correctional Managed Health Care Advisory Committee; and HB 2617, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the continuation of the Texas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies as the Texas Commission on Private Security, to the functions performed by that agency, and to certain powers of political subdivisions relating to alarm systems.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1998 : a report to the House of Representatives, 76th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Child crimes | Civil commitment of sex offenders | Court costs and fees | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Good-conduct time | Indigent criminal defense | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Sex offenders | Sexual assault | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 c868h
Session: 75th R.S. (1997)
Online version: View report [186 pages  File size: 7,610 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review and assess the consistency of all statutes that pertain to the age of criminal responsibility.
2. Study the issues relating to the civil commitment of violent offenders after their criminal sentence is served. Review civil commitment laws enacted in other states.
3. Study the cost of legal services for the indigent in the Texas criminal justice system.
4. Assess the effect that state-imposed municipal and county court fees have on a city, municipality, or county's revenue over time, and how it affects the violator's ability to pay.
5. Examine the policies of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding parole revocations, and to examine the calculation of current time, the forfeiture of good time, and program options for all felony cases, with special attention to substance abuse initiatives.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1994 : a report to the House of Representatives, 74th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Adoption | Capital punishment | Child custody | Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Indigent criminal defense | Kidnapping | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Searches and seizures |
Library Call Number: L1836.73 c868hj
Session: 73rd R.S. (1993)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 3,861 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. 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.
2. Review asset forfeiture statutes and the use of proceeds from forfeitures, including the audit process for the expenditure of forfeiture proceeds.
3. 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.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 73rd Legislature : report of the Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives, 72nd Legislature.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Gangs | Inmates | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population |
Library Call Number: L1836.72 c868
Session: 72nd R.S. (1991)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 1,096 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study other emerging issues, as appropriate.
2. Study the progress of the inmate work program and evaluate the possibility of expanding the program.
3. Study the issue of youth involvement in gang activity and the use of guns.
4. Study the parole programs in Texas and see how the current parole procedures have affected the state.
Committee: House General Investigating
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 72nd Texas Legislature / House of Representatives, General Investigating Committee.
Subjects: Child abuse | Child abuse prevention | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Parole consultants |
Library Call Number: L1836.71 IN8
Session: 71st R.S. (1989)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 4,035 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a thorough investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Investigate complaints regarding the mishandling of parole supervision fees, the falsification of travel vouchers, and the activities of parole advocates. *
2. To investigate all matters relating to the prevention, detection, investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse in Texas.
Committee: House Government Organization
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Government Organization : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Commerce, Texas Department of | Corrections, Texas Department of | Human Services, Texas Department of | International trade | Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Texas Department of | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Private Security Bureau, Texas | State of Texas Mexico Office | Sunset Advisory Commission, Texas | Sunset review process | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 g746
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [38 pages  File size: 1,349 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards, and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 14.
2. To study the Department of Human Services in order to determine cost savings measures through administrative reorganization.
3. To study and monitor the implementation of selected recommendations contained in Sunset legislation passed by the 70th Legislature to determine their administrative and operational efficiency.
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Select Committee on Sentencing and Recidivism, 70th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 71st Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alcoholism | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Crime victims | Criminal justice | Drug rehabilitation programs | Inmate rehabilitation | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Prison population | Probation | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,059 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Undertake a comprehensive study of state laws and procedures regarding sentencing and probation, the operation of correctional facilities, and parole and other supervised release.
2. Examine how the various state agencies involved in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment are coordinating their efforts with the criminal justice system at the state and local level to reduce recidivism.
3. Monitor implementation of provisions of the sunset renewal acts for the Texas Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Texas Adult Probation Commission
4. Review current laws relating to sentencing and recommend a revised sentencing structure that takes into account prison and jail overcrowding and current and projected rates of recidivism.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Sentencing and Recidivism, Select
Title: Interim report - Outline of revised system
Library Catalog Title: Outline of revised Texas sentencing system.
Library Call Number: L1836.70 se59o
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Committee: House Law Enforcement
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: To the Speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : report / of the Committee on Law Enforcement, House of Representatives, State of Texas, 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Halfway houses | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice system | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Probation | Restorative justice | Rural issues |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 l41
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [56 pages  File size: 1,216 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To have oversight of the pre-parole program.
2. To have oversight of the restitution center program.
3. To monitor activities of the Board of Pardons and Paroles including rate of paroles and rate of releases under mandatory supervision.
4. To study alternatives to the current system with respect to 15 and 16 year old juveniles who commit serious felonies.
5. To study judicial sentencing and advisory sentencing guidelines.
6. To study rural law enforcement problems.
7. To study problems created for area residents in and around halfway houses which receive contractual monies from the budget of the Texas Department of Corrections and recommend.
Committee: House Security and Sanctions
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 68th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Security and Sanctions, Texas House of Representatives, 67the Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Alternatives to incarceration | Corrections, Texas Department of | Halfway houses | Inmates | Jail Standards, Texas Commission on | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Municipal jails | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Prison labor | Prison population | Probation |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 se26
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [92 pages  File size: 2,508 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of the statewide juvenile probation system as authorized by HB 1704, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
2. Monitor the Adult Probation Commission in regard to the effectiveness of pre-sentence investigations to divert people from the Texas Department of Corrections.
3. Monitor the organizational changes in the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the creation of new halfway houses as authorized by SB 125, 67th Legislature, Regular Session.
4. Investigate overcrowding in the Texas Department of Corrections and examine alternatives for relieving this condition.
5. Examine the feasibility of paying a wage to inmates for the work they perform at the Texas Department of Corrections.
6. Study the feasibility of placing city jails under the authority of the Texas Jail Standards Commission and/or abolishing the Commission.
7. Evaluate present rules, regulations, and statutes regarding the parole process.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, the Texas House of Representatives, 65th Legislature.
Subjects: Adult Probation Commission | Capital punishment | Criminal records | Expunged criminal records | Indigent criminal defense | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 c868
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [36 pages  File size: 1,215 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. A study of the provisions in the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure whereby indigent defendants are provided with counsel appointed by the Court. Special emphasis shall be placed on the determination of the relative effectiveness of appointed counsel versus retained counsel and the fees paid to appointed attorneys throughout the state as prescribed by the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. A study of the statutes in Texas which provide the death penalty for crimes with singular emphasis on any recommendations for changes which may be necessary to avoid successful constitutional challenges to the Texas penalty.
3. A study of the probationary systems and services in the State with particular emphasis on the variations thereof and recommendations as to the extent and desirability of statewide uniformity.
4. A study of the methodology by which criminal records are compiled, kept, disseminated and expunged by the various law enforcement agencies of the State and local government.
5. Study the administration and operations of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles with recommendations as to necessary changes, if any, therein.
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, sixty-fifth legislative session / Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, Texas House of Representatives.
Subjects: Courts | Crime prevention | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Statutory revision | Texas Code of Criminal Procedure | Texas Penal Code |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 c869
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [45 pages  File size: 1,186 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the need for revision of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
2. Study the effectiveness of the new Texas Penal Code.
3. Study the need for modernization and management changes in the courts of the criminal justice system.
4. Conduct a thorough study of methods to reduce the crime rate in Texas.
5. Conduct a thorough study of the State's parole system. This study should include all aspects and operations of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, including general policies, rules and regulations governing the pardon and parole of prisoners. This study should indicate in its findings suggestions pertinent to efficient and effective ways of carrying out all laws relating to pardons and paroles.
Committee: House Social Services
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House Committee on Social Services to the Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Texas Commission on | Blind, Texas Commission for the | Corrections, Texas Department of | Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Texas Commission for the | Deafness and hearing impairments | Early childhood intervention | Juvenile justice system | Long-term care | Medical screening | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prison population | Rehabilitation Commission, Texas | Senior citizens | Visually impaired persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.64 so13
Session: 64th R.S. (1975)
Online version: View report [69 pages  File size: 2,443 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Evaluate the delivery of social services to the elderly, the hearing impaired, and to young children. *
2. Oversee the operations of the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, the Commission for the Blind, and the Commission on Alcoholism. *
3. Oversee the operations of the Texas Youth Council. *
4. Review potential responses to increasing prison populations. *
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report - Board of Pardons and Paroles Investigation
Library Catalog Title: [Report]
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Lobbyists | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50p
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 487 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall continue the inquiries heretofore begun by the committee heretofore authorized and appointed, relative to law violations and the administration of all State laws and any of the matters pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State government, and the expenditures of taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into any other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities in anyway affect the financial or other welfare of the government and the citizens of Texas. Said committee shall make a study of any other governmental activity, and shall have authority to investigate and inquire into any such matters.
2. Investigate criticisms of the actions of the Board or Pardons and Paroles and the Governor of Texas as to the granting of clemency, reprieve and commutation of sentence, and remission of fines and forfeitures. *
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report - Texas Good Roads Association
Library Catalog Title: Report of General Investigation Committee relating to Texas Good Roads Association.
Subjects: Executive clemency | Gubernatorial pardons | Lobbyists | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Parole | Texas Good Road Association |
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 155 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. The committee shall continue the inquiries heretofore begun by the committee heretofore authorized and appointed, relative to law violations and the administration of all State laws and any of the matters pertaining to or affecting the revenues of the State government, and the expenditures of taxes, fees and assessments, and to inquire into any other affairs and activities of governmental departments and institutions of whatever kind and character, as such activities in anyway affect the financial or other welfare of the government and the citizens of Texas. Said committee shall make a study of any other governmental activity, and shall have authority to investigate and inquire into any such matters.
2. Investigate criticisms of the actions of the Board or Pardons and Paroles and the Governor of Texas as to the granting of clemency, reprieve and commutation of sentence, and remission of fines and forfeitures. *
3. Investigate the activities of the Texas Good Road Association. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Transcript of Proceedings, February 4, 6, 19 and 20, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Transcript of Proceedings, February 26, March 3 and 26, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PT 2
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
Online version: View document [297 pages  File size: 97,889 kb]
Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Investigation of Texas Good Roads Association by General Investigating Committee, Transcript of Proceedings, April 10, 1947
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50G
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Letter to Lt. Governor Allan Shivers from Senator Grady Hazlewood regarding clemencies recommended by the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50PO
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Report of the Committee to Investigate Pardon and Parole System, 50th Legislature, Senate General Investigating Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 IN86 50P
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Texas Good Roads Association, Statement of Receipts for the First Quarter of the Year 1947, Submitted to the Senate General Investigating Committee, 50th Legislature
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GS
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: Senate General Investigating, Special
Title: Letter to Lt. Governor Allan Shivers from members of the Senate Committee on General Investigating regarding investigations concerning the Texas Good Roads Association.
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 In86 50GT
Session: 50th R.S. (1947)
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Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Certain State Departments.
Subjects: Board of Control, Texas | Business taxes | Courts | Education, Texas State Board of | Executive clemency | Ferguson, James E. | Ferguson, Miriam A. 'Ma' | Government ethics | Governors | Gubernatorial pardons | Highway construction | Highway Department, Texas State | Motor fuels taxes | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prisons | Railroad Commission of Texas | State purchasing | Tax administration | Textbooks | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 132 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,593 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigation into the administration of highway affairs by the State Highway Commission; to investigate the manner in which contracts have been let by said commission, and generally to investigate all and every act of said commission since said date.
2. Investigation into the State Treasurer's Department and the Railroad Commission with the view of determining if the State is receiving the full amount due by the oil companies as taxes on gross production of oil, as provided by law.
3. To investigate the granting of pardons, paroles, reprieves and commutation of sentence, and the facts and circumstances connected with the granting of such acts of clemency.
4. To investigate the letting of contracts for the purpose of text-books and the facts surrounding the letting of such contracts.
5. To investigate into the administration of public affairs by such other departments of the State government, as in the judgment of said committee may be necessary, and for the promotion of the public good.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Transcript, Proceedings of committee appointed by the Thirty-ninth Legislature to investigate certain state departments, October 18, 1926-January 3, 1927, supplement to House Journal for ninth day, January 21, 1927
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.39 IN8
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View document [886 pages  File size: 692,723 kb]

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