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COMMITTEE:    Criminal Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  12:00 PM, Monday, December 12, 2022 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Nicole Collier 


The Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


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.



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.


*Public testimony may be limited to two (2) minutes.*






Electronic public comment will be available for:


Agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction

Implementation of HB 1540

Implementation of HB 569

Implementation of SB 111

Implementation of SB 162

Implementation of SB 1354

Increasing compliance for court-ordered appearances


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, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.