The House Committee on County Affairs
September 20, 2016
Pursuant to a notice posted on September 13, 2016, the House Committee on County Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Coleman, at 10:17 a.m.
The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Coleman; Lujan; Romero, Jr.; Stickland; and Wu.
A quorum was present.
(Representative Burrows now present.)
The committee heard invited and public testimony on the following subject:
The committee will discuss racial disparities during traffic stops within Texas Department of Public Safety, the constitutionality of equal protection claims and concerns that arise from DPS racial disparities, de-escalation tactics, and diversion before booking.
Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)
At 3:43 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.
Rep. Coleman, Chair
Katy Reagan, Clerk