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Interim Hearings – Week of December 12, 2022

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.

 

December 12, 2022
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Charge: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:

  • HB 1540, which implements various changes to state law based on recommendations of the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.

Additionally, the Committee will conduct oversight of the following legislation:

  • HB 569 - relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
  • SB 111 - relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
  • SB 162 - relating to a false statement made to illegally acquire a firearm; creating a criminal offense.
  • SB 1354 - relating to the prosecution of the offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

Charge: Examine ways to increase the rate of compliance for court-ordered appearances, including new technologies that will facilitate contact with those ordered to appear. Consider the effectiveness of virtual appearances for certain offenses.

 

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December 15, 2022
Senate Committee on State Affairs (Marshall)
Charge: Investment Practices: Study the investment practices of financial services firms and how those practices affect the state’s public pensions. Make recommendations to ensure the state’s public pension funds are not being invested to further political or social causes.

 

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