Thursday, May 13, 2010

9:00 a.m.

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016





Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice was held on Thursday, May 13, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Whitmire

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Juan Hinojosa


Senator John Carona

Senator Dan Patrick




The chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.  There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted: 


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge 3, pertaining to the Fair Defense Act and the Task Force on Indigent Defense.


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge 10, pertaining to the current practices for facilitating the fair and accurate courtroom testimony of children and reducing the trauma associated with testifying, particularly for children who are victims of sexual abuse.


There being no further business, at 11:45 a.m. Senator Whitmire moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 




Senator John Whitmire, Chair




Terra James, Clerk