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Committee: House Criminal Justice Reform, Interim Study
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Asset forfeiture | Bail | Juries | Jury instructions | Juvenile detention facilities | Juvenile justice system | Parole | Penalties and sentences (Criminal justice) | Police misconduct | Police officers | Police reform | Prisons | Prosecutorial misconduct |
Library Call Number:
Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [42 pages  File size: 1,951 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the implementation of SB 6, 87th 2nd C.S., relating to changes in the state's bail system, to determine if additional legislation is needed to ensure Texans are protected from the most dangerous criminals while ensuring the constitutional rights of defendants.
2. Examine the following areas of criminal justice policy: (A) Policing, including training, use of force, arrest procedures, and alternative responses to nonviolent and noncriminal issues; (B) Criminal procedure and due process from initial detention through appeal, including:
  • policies and penalties relating to drug offenses;
  • use of prosecutorial discretion;
  • use and conditions of detention and incarceration;
  • the civil asset forfeiture process; and
  • jury instructions and sentencing guidelines in felony cases;
(C) The level of transparency in policing and prosecution, including the grand jury process; (D) The appropriate age range for the juvenile justice system and parole eligibility, in addition to procedures for juveniles certified as adults; and (E) Opportunities to reduce recidivism and remove barriers to re-entry after justice involvement.
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the Senate of the 66th Legislature of Texas on Interim Studies / by the Jurisprudence Committee of the Texas Senate.
Subjects: Alternatives to incarceration | Courts | Damage awards | Halfway houses | Liability | Peace officers | Police misconduct | Police officers | Railroad crossings |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 j979r
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [122 pages  File size: 4,327 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the advisability of establishing community-based programs and facilities in this state as an additional alternative to incarceration in the state prison.
2. Study, assess, and evaluate the dangers posed by railroad grade crossings.
3. Conduct a study of product safety and liability problems in the State of Texas.
4. Study the court administration in Texas. Recommend ways to make the court system more efficient and effective. *
5. Study the adequacy of current laws to prevent the abuse of power by peace officers. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Jurisprudence
Title: Miscellaneous Bills in Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 J979 65
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [8 pages]

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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