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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 Criminal Justice
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report, 75th Legislature.
Subjects: Blood alcohol concentration | Community support services | Criminal Justice, Texas Department of | Driving while intoxicated | Drug rehabilitation programs | Gun laws | Guns | Handguns - Registration | Inmate rehabilitation | Open container laws | Parole | Prison construction | Prison population | Privately-operated prisons | Probation | Public Safety, Texas Department of | Recidivism | Right to Carry Act | Sex offenders | State jail system | Statutory revision | Substance abuse |
Library Call Number: L1836.74 c868
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [32 pages  File size: 1,664 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and determine if there are any needed changes in the Driving While Intoxicated or related statutes, with a review of statutes in other states. This review should include, but not be limited to: the use of sobriety checkpoints; prohibition of open alcoholic beverage containers in motor vehicles; changing the blood alcohol threshold; and penalties for DWI offenses, including Intoxication Manslaughter.
2. Review present and future substance abuse treatment programs in community programs, correctional facilities, and parole programs, to determine the number of offenders requiring treatment in all stages of the criminal justice system, the facility and personnel requirements to effectively treat offenders and to provide necessary aftercare by the year 2002, including projections for the next two bienniums.
3. Review the progress of the state jails, including determining; (a) is programming available and effective for all state jail felons and if some are not receiving programming, why not; (b) is there effective programming in both the state operated and locally operated facilities; and (c) are programming efforts including preventing offenders from placing future demands on the criminal justice system.
4. Review alternatives to incarceration that will reduce the need for further prison expansion, while improving public safety in light of the demand for prison space, through the year 2002.
5. Review whether the Legislature should implement funding of the Department of Criminal Justice on performance of their efforts to reduce recidivism, including review of the Task Force on Recidivism.
6. Monitor implementation of SB 60, 74th Legislature, Regular Session, Right to Carry Act, and develop legislation to address administrative problems encountered by the Department of Public Safety and any other problems that may be identified.
7. Review the cost and effectiveness of construction and operations, including programming, of Mode I and Mode II state jails, and any correctional facilities that are operated by private entities for use by the state, to determine which type of facility is the most cost effective to operate and which have the most effective programming and treatment, and to make recommendations to improve future operations, including cost effectiveness.
8. Study and make recommendations for any penal or criminal justice issues that are identified as problems in legislation passed in the 74th Legislative Session, including omissions and unintended consequences of the legislation or related statutes, specifically including review of the criminal offenses created in the Education Code that may or may not conflict with provisions of the Penal Code.
9. Review parole issues regarding sex offenders including available treatment and the statutory requirements as to which county the Parole Board may release an offender, to make recommendations for statutory changes, if any, that may be needed.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, Seventieth Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, Seventieth Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcohol-related deaths | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Alcoholic beverages | Alcoholism | Driving while intoxicated | Military bases | Open container laws | Sobriety tests | Traffic fatalities | Traffic safety | Underage drinking |
Library Call Number: L1836.70 l669
Session: 70th R.S. (1987)
Online version: View report [104 pages  File size: 4,115 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 22.
2. To study the industry response and ramifications of the trainer serving program as mandated by HB 1963, 70th Legislature, Regular Session, including a review of the Alcohol Beverage Commission's rules.
3. To study the law enforcement reaction to new laws enacted during the 70th Legislature with regard to driving while intoxicated and open containers.
4. To study the impact and relationship of the 21 year old drinking age limit on highway and road safety.
5. To study the feasibility and impact of requiring military installations to purchase liquor from state distributors.
6. To study the production of an educational video designed to be distributed to primary and secondary schools in Texas informing students of effects of alcohol and alcohol awareness.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Texas | Alcoholic beverages | Military bases | Open container laws | Sunset review process | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 l669
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 660 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor all activities and have budget and oversight responsibilities for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
2. Study the effects of the implementation of the "across the board" sunset provisions of HB 2084, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, to determine whether the Alcoholic Beverage Commission has implemented these provisions and if any are causing unforeseen difficulties or problem areas.
3. Study the continuing growth of the Texas wine and grape industry in comparison with the industry in California and other states.
4. Do a comparative study of survey of "happy hour" regulations including those of other states and to determine whether they are best regulated through statute or by rule-making authority.
5. Review and study statistics and enforcement histories of locally adopted "open container" ordinances.
6. Study the effects of the United States Department of Defense purchasing alcoholic beverages outside the state's regulated channels.
Committee: House Liquor Regulation
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the Committee on Liquor Regulation, Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature : to the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 69th Legislature.
Subjects: Alcohol laws and regulations | Driving while intoxicated | Open container laws | Underage drinking | Wine and wine industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 l669
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [81 pages  File size: 3,336 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 21.
2. To study the possibility of increasing the legal drinking age from 19 to 21 years of age.
3. To do a comparative study of other state's laws prohibiting open alcoholic beverage containers in moving vehicles.
4. In cooperation with the House Committee on State Affairs, study the wine and grape industry in Texas, and how other states have encouraged the development of this industry.

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