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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 Judicial Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Judicial Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2002 : a report to the House of Representatives, 78th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Campaign finance reform | Conflicts of interest | Contraceptives | County clerks | Court Administration, State Office of | Court costs and fees | Court reform | Crime prevention | District court clerks | Drug courts | Drug enforcement | Elder abuse | Electronic business filings | Ethics | Facsimiles | Guardianship | Judicial Council, Texas | Judicial districts | Judicial elections | Judicial selection | Law clerks | Redistricting | Searches and seizures | Senior citizens | Sex crimes | Tulia, Texas | Voter education | Wrongful convictions |
Library Call Number: L1836.77 j899
Session: 77th R.S. (2001)
Online version: View report [31 pages  File size: 242 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act, including witnessing, notarization, and notification; possible abuse of elders; refusal of financial institutions to accept Texas' law; and accounting and liability issues concerning attorneys-in-fact.
2. Develop a plan for judicial redistricting as required by the Texas Constitution, Article V, Section 7a.
3. Evaluate the rules of ethical conduct, conflict and disclosure for briefing clerks of the appellate courts.
4. Study the feasibility of creating a statewide sexual assault prevention program.
5. Make an assessment of all issues related to the current organization of the Texas Judicial Council and the Office of Court Administration. Consider the efficiency, responsiveness and accountability of the current organization, and make any appropriate recommendations for change.
6. Monitor the progress of efforts to enable the filing of court documents of all kinds by facsimile or other electronic means, including the use of electronic signatures, actual or electronic notarization, and the need for verification.
7. Assess the current state of judicial campaigns in regard to financing, accountability, immunity and candidate qualification. Make any appropriate reform recommendations.
8. Study the fees assessed by district and county clerks for filing and processing civil cases and consider the establishment of a uniform schedule of fees.
9. Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the new Court Interpreter's Board.
Committee: House Public Safety
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the House Committee on Public Safety, Texas House of Representatives, 70th Legislature.
Subjects: Biometric identification | Databases | Drug enforcement | Drug trafficking | Emergency management | Gun control | Gun laws | Guns | Handguns | Law enforcement | Overtime pay | Peace officers | Police officers | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Right to Carry Act |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 sa17
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [159 pages  File size: 5,326 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To study the extent of overlap and duplication of effort of state, local, and federal narcotics law enforcement personnel.
2. To study the impact and benefits of new technological advances in the field of law enforcement, including, but not limited to automated finger print retrieval systems, and automated traffic tickets and stolen vehicle checks.
3. To study and compare commissioned law enforcement officers' salaries with cities, other states, and other state employees.
4. Study various gun licensing or permitting laws to carry firearms among the states.
5. To study procedures and emergency management that would be required in the event of a national emergency, including attack, terrorism, or other disruptions of essential governmental activity.
Committee: House Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature / by the Select Committee on Drugs and Alcohol Abuse and Control.
Subjects: Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 d842
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 986 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. 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.
Committee: Senate Drug Study, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report.
Subjects: Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking |
Library Call Number: L1836.62 d842
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View report [49 pages  File size: 3,227 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the possibility of developing appropriate laws governing drug use, the penalties for drug use, drug education, drug rehabilitation and other matters concerning the social impact of drugs. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Drug Study, Interim
Title: Marijuana in Texas; a report to the Senate Interim Drug Study Committee
Library Catalog Title: Marijuana in Texas; a report to the Senate Interim Drug Study Committee
Library Call Number: L1836.62 d842m
Session: 62nd R.S. (1971)
Online version: View document [64 pages  File size: 4,438 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: A report to the Senate of the 62nd Legislature, state of Texas / by the Senate Drug Study Committee.
Subjects: At-risk youth | Drug enforcement | Drug rehabilitation programs | Drug trafficking | Drug-related crimes | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.61 us2
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View report [64 pages  File size: 2,845 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct public hearings and give intense study to the dangers involved in the continued increase in the availability of narcotics and dangerous drugs, by Texas high school and college age youth. The interim committee shall extend its attention to the chemical properties of narcotics and dangerous drugs, and their harmful physical and psychological effects. The committee shall also recommend a positive program for educating our youth concerning the properties of narcotics and dangerous drugs and their possible effect.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, March 4, 1970, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 3/4/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [171 pages  File size: 250,882 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcripts, March 4, May 8, June 10, September 30, October 7, October 13, and October 22, 1970, list of hearing dates (does not contain April 24, 1970 hearing on dangerous drugs)
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [472 pages  File size: 517,084 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Law Enforcement, Committee Hearing on Dangerous Drugs, April 24, 1970, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 4/24/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [36 pages  File size: 49,205 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Causation and Rehabilitation, May 8, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 5/8/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [41 pages  File size: 66,804 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Education and Research, June 10, 1970, Austin
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 6/10/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [39 pages  File size: 60,328 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Causation and Rehabilitation of Drug Abuse, September 30, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 9/30/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [60 pages  File size: 24,800 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 7, 1970, San Antonio
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/7/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [55 pages  File size: 3,104 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 13, 1970, Houston
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/13/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [51 pages  File size: 21,987 kb]
Committee: Senate Drug Study
Title: Transcript, Subcommittee on Enforcement, October 22, 1970, Dallas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 US2M 10/22/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [54 pages  File size: 89,195 kb]

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