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14 Document(s) [ Subject: Criminally insane ]

Committee: Joint Criminal Commitments of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: [Report].
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 C867
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [15 pages  File size: 213 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study the criminal commitment process for individuals with mental retardation who are found incompetent to stand trial or are acquitted by reason of insanity.
Committee: House Corrections
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Corrections, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2006 : a report to the House of Representatives, 80th Texas Legislature
Subjects: After school programs | County jails | Crime prevention | Criminal Justice Advisory Council | Criminal Justice Policy Council | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Criminally insane | Disciplinary alternative education programs | Drug rehabilitation programs | Elderly inmates | Inmate education | Inmate health | Inmate rehabilitation | Inmates | Juvenile crime | Juvenile justice alternative education programs | Juvenile justice system | Juvenile Probation Commission, Texas | Mentally disabled inmates | Mentally ill inmates | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Sex offenders | State employee turnover | Windham School District | Women inmates | Youth Commission, Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 C817
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [150 pages  File size: 34,034 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the organizational structure of the department to determine if the current system is effectively and efficiently addressing the needs of all components of the criminal justice system in conjunction with the Sunset review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2007.
2. Examine the probation system and reforms debated during the 79th Legislature, including using strategies such as graduated sanctions and specialized courts for reducing revocations and recidivism. Study the organization and cost of our probation system and make recommendations about how to prioritize and strengthen general supervision.
3. Evaluate the correctional health care systems in other states as they compare to the Texas health care system, with a focus on greater accountability and competition among providers.
4. Assess the programming needs for special populations in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).
5. Review the operation and organization of the Windham School District.
6. Study the adequacy of the state accountability system in measuring the effectiveness of Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs (DAEPs) based on academic performance, behavior modification and percentage of students referred to the juvenile justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Public Education.)
7. Study the effectiveness of prevention programs, such as after school programs, in reducing the actual indices of crime and the rate of young offenders entering the criminal justice system. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Juvenile Justice and Family Issues.)
8. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's oversight and monitor the Governor's Judicial Advisory Council.
Committee: Senate Health and Human Services
Title: Interim Report - Joint with Committee on State Affairs
Library Catalog Title: Joint interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | End of life issues | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Medical savings accounts | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Prescription drug costs | Prescription drugs | Reverse mortgages | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349sa
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 3,061 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations, if necessary, regarding the state's role in regulating pharmacy benefit managers in the interest of consumer protection. Examine alternative methods of dispensing maintenance drugs, including mail service and retail pharmacies, and provide an analysis of the state's role in protecting consumers. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
2. Study how to reduce dependence on Medicaid for the provision of long term care by increasing use of long-term care insurance and health savings accounts. Include a study of options for increasing the use of advance planning tools, such as health care power of attorney and living wills, to ensure more effective decision-making regarding critical end-of-life and other health care decisions. Finally, study the feasibility of implementing innovative models of nursing facility services that encourage autonomy, choice and dignity of residents. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
3. Study the current laws/policies relating to forensic patients in our State Hospitals and Community Mental Health Organizations. Include analysis of and recommendations relating to pre- and post-trial forensic patients, competency laws and procedures, current treatment policies and guidelines, cost and placement considerations for creating specialty units for forensic patients, judicial discretion and medical best practices. Joint Charge with State Affairs Committee.
Committee: Senate State Affairs
Title: Interim Report - Joint with Committee on Health and Human Services
Library Catalog Title: Joint interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Competency to stand trial | Criminally insane | End of life issues | Long-term care | Long-term care insurance | Medicaid | Mental health services | Mentally ill inmates | Nursing homes | Prescription drug costs | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 H349sa
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [82 pages  File size: 3,061 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine and make recommendations, if necessary, regarding the state's role in regulating pharmacy benefit managers in the interest of consumer protection. Examine alternative methods of dispensing maintenance drugs, including mail service and retail pharmacies, and provide an analysis of the state's role in protecting consumers. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee
2. Study how to reduce dependence on Medicaid for the provision of long term care by increasing use of long-term care insurance and health savings accounts. Include a study of options for increasing the use of advance planning tools, such as health care power of attorney and living wills, to ensure more effective decision-making regarding critical end-of-life and other health care decisions. Finally, study the feasibility of implementing innovative models of nursing facility services that encourage autonomy, choice and dignity of residents. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee.
3. Study the current laws/policies relating to forensic patients in our State Hospitals and Community Mental Health Organizations. Include analysis of and recommendations relating to pre- and post-trial forensic patients, competency laws and procedures, current treatment policies and guidelines, cost and placement considerations for creating specialty units for forensic patients, judicial discretion and medical best practices. Joint Charge with Health and Human Services Committee.
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report : report to the 79th Legislature
Subjects: Alternative dispute resolution | Courts | Criminally insane | Judges' salaries | Judicial Retirement System of Texas | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 J979
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [99 pages  File size: 5,013 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the jurisdiction of all local and state courts, including civil and criminal justice courts. Make recommendations for changes to any court's jurisdiction to improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the judicial system. Review and make recommendations relating to concurrent jurisdiction of county courts at law and district courts over eminent domain proceedings.
2. Study judicial salaries, supplements, retirement, and benefit issues for sitting, visiting and retired judges.
3. Study arbitration statutes, and the role of the American Arbitration Association. Specifically, the Committee shall make recommendations to improve and ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of arbitrators and arbitrations.
4. Study insanity defense laws, specifically evaluating the impact of changing the defense of "not guilty by reason of insanity" to "guilty, but insane."
Committee: House Criminal Jurisprudence
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence Texas House of Representatives interim report 1996 : a report to the House of Representatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol-related deaths | Blood alcohol concentration | Criminally insane | Driving while intoxicated | Mentally disabled persons | Mentally ill persons | Open container laws | Sobriety tests | Traffic fatalities |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868h
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [60 pages  File size: 2,195 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review the laws and procedures relating to driving while intoxicated, including blood-alcohol levels, sobriety check-points and open containers in automobiles.
2. Review and assess the need for changes in the insanity defense.
Committee: Senate Security at San Antonio State Hospital
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 67th Legislature / Senate Interim Committee to Study Security at San Antonio State Hospital.
Subjects: Criminally insane | Mental health services |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 sa51
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [25 pages  File size: 674 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Study security problems at the San Antonio State Hospital.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Security at San Antonio State Hospital
Title: SR 462
Library Call Number: SR 462
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 871 kb]
Committee: House Facility for the Criminally Insane
Title: Transcript, June 26, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 F118M 6/26/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [10 pages  File size: 12,343 kb]
Committee: House Facility for the Criminally Insane
Title: Transcript, October 6, 1970
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.61 F118M 10/6/70
Session: 61st R.S. (1969)
Online version: View document [40 pages  File size: 55,493 kb]
Committee: House Facilities for the Criminally Insane and the Insane Criminal
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: This may make you mad -- : a report to the 61th Legislature / by the House Interim Committee on Facilities for the Criminally Insane and Insane Criminal.
Subjects: Criminally insane | Mentally ill inmates | Mentally ill persons | State hospitals |
Library Call Number: L1836.60 f118
Session: 60th R.S. (1967)
Online version: View report [44 pages  File size: 2,360 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The study shall be made in depth, to include legal, medical, rehabilitative, and preventive aspects of mental illness with criminal tendencies, and the entire study shall be related to care and facilities based on the maximum of 250 patients.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Sociopathic Personalities
Title: Minutes
Library Catalog Title: Minutes.
Library Call Number: L1836.58 so13m
Session: 58th R.S. (1963)
Committee: Joint Sociopathic Personalities
Title: Report by Fred Cohen to the Committee for the Study of the Sociopathic Personality
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.58 So13m
Session: 58th R.S. (1963)
Online version: View document [10 pages  File size: 12,801 kb]
Committee: House Inspect Insane Hospitals
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee in Regard to State Hospitals for Insane.
Subjects: Abilene State Hospital | Austin State Hospital | Criminally insane | Rusk State Hospital | San Antonio State Hospital | Terrell State Hospital | Wichita Falls State Hospital |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 42nd Leg., R.S., 402 (1931)
Session: 41st R.S. (1929)
Online version: View report [9 pages  File size: 453 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To visit the State Hospitals for the Insane of this State and any jails where insane people are kept, ... and report to the House at the next session, showing the conditions existing and their needs together with the recommendations of the committee.

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