NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Wednesday, June 21, 2006

PLACE: E1.016

CHAIR: Senator John Whitmire

The committee will meet to hear public and invited testimony regarding the
following interim charges:

1. Study the resources and facilities available to offenders with mental
health needs in the Texas criminal justice system. Provide an inventory of
resources and facilities. Develop recommendations to better allocate
existing resources and efficiently address the needs of this population.

2. Monitor the implementation of legislation relating to reducing the
production and abuse of methamphetamine, including the predicted impact of
methamphetamine's increased availability on state resources and criminal
justice populations, and make recommendations for additional programs for
further reductions in abuse and production.

3. Review other states' correctional health care systems and make
recommendations, if necessary, for improving the effectiveness and
efficiency of Texas' system.