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The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

87th Legislature

December 12, 2022

12:00 p.m.

E2.010

 

Pursuant to a notice posted on December 7, 2022, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Collier, at 12:08 p.m.

 

The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Collier; Bell, Keith; and Hinojosa.

 

A quorum was present for the sole purpose of taking testimony, pursuant to Rule 4, Section 16A.

 

(Representatives Cook, Johnson, Ann, and Vasut participating virtually, pursuant to Rule 4, Section 16A.)


 

 

The Committee heard invited testimony on the following 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.

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

The Committee heard invited testimony on the following 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.

 

Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

 

At 2:21 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.

 

 

 

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Rep. Collier, Chair

 

 

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Miles Wilson, Clerk