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Interim Hearings – Weeks of July 28 and August 4, 2014

Interim Hearings – Weeks of July 28th and August 4th

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.

July 29th Top

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

Charge 2: Effectiveness of deferred adjudication and orders for non-disclosure; extending use of expunction of criminal records history

 Charge 4: Association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among TDCJ inmates; dual mental health diagnosis

 Charge 5: Current pecuniary loss thresholds associated with graffiti offenses; existing Graffiti Abatement Programs

 Charge 7: Utilization of community supervision in state jail felonies and effectiveness of state jail in light of its original purpose

August 4th Top

Joint Committee on Coastal Barrier System

Topic: Feasibility and desirability of creating and maintaining a coastal barrier system



August 5th Top

Topic: Storage of ammonium nitrate and authority of first responders to inspect and respond to safety concerns

 Topic: Driver Responsibility Program

 Topic: Update regarding ongoing border operations

Topic: Potential revenue from new and existing sources

Topic: Report and testimony from the Comptroller of Public Accounts regarding the financial condition of the state


August 7th Top

Topic:  Study the implementation of all legislation from the 83rd Regular Session that seeks to develop a model to require state agencies regulating occupational licenses which require an apprenticeship to credit veterans' relevant military experience toward the apprenticeship requirements.


Topic:  Alternative certification programs that give returning military service men and women credit for skills learned and time served while on active duty.