NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice

TIME & DATE:  1:30PM, Tuesday, August 24, 2004

PLACE: E1.016

CHAIR: Senator John Whitmire

The Senate Criminal Justice Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday,
August 24, 2004 at 1:30 pm in El.016.

The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on Charge 1 relating
to the study of identity theft and its effects, and the impact of recent
legislation addressing the issue.  Make recommendations for enhancing
Texas' ability to implement effective programs to prevent identity theft.
Monitor federal legislation regarding identity theft to ensure that state
and federal laws are complementary and make recommendations for

The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on charge 6 relating
to the review of the Crime Victims Compensation Fund.  This includes state
and local competition, use in state agency methods of finance, evaluation
of grant programs, possible diversion of funds from crime victims as
a result of prior legislation, and whether the Fund meets the objectives of
its authorizing legislation.