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COMMITTEE:    Criminal Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Thursday, April 14, 2022 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Nicole Collier 


The committee will meet in a public hearing and hear invited testimony only on the following interim charge:


Study the accessibility to counsel in cases involving an indigent defendant and make recommendations to improve access to counsel in these cases. Evaluate methods to improve the effectiveness of court-appointed counsel, caseload processing, caseload distribution, and the state's compliance with applicable appointment of counsel requirements.


Electronic public comment will be available for:


*Accessibility to counsel in cases involving an indigent defendant;

*Evaluate method to improve effectiveness of court-appointed counsel;

*Evaluate method to improve effectiveness of caseload processing;

*Evaluate method to improve effectiveness of caseload distribution;

*Evaluate state compliance with appointment of counsel requirements.


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.