COMMITTEE:    Constitutional Rights & Remedies, Select 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Saturday, July 10, 2021 

PLACE:       E1.030 
CHAIR:       Rep. Trent Ashby 


*Public testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.*

Witness registration will open at 7:00am on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Witnesses are strongly encouraged to register as soon as possible.


The committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following bills:


HB 2           Smith                                                 
Relating to rules for setting the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on a monetary bond or personal bond, to related duties of certain officers taking bail bonds and of a magistrate in a criminal case, to charitable bail organizations, and to the reporting of information pertaining to bail bonds.

HJR 1          Kacal                                                 
Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring a judge or magistrate to impose the least restrictive conditions of bail that may be necessary and authorizing the denial of bail under some circumstances to a person accused of a violent or sexual offense or of continuous trafficking of persons.

HB 3           Murr                                                  
Relating to election integrity and security, including by preventing fraud in the conduct of elections in this state; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses.

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person

witness registration, can be found here:


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health

and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to

agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until

the hearing is adjourned by visiting:





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.