Thursday, June 10, 2010

9:00 a.m. or upon adjournment

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, June 10, 2010, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Whitmire

Senator Kel Seliger

Senator Juan Hinojosa


Senator John Carona

Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Glenn Hegar

Senator Dan Patrick




The chair called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m.  The following business was transacted: 


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge 1, pertaining to efficiency and fairness of the current sexual offender registry system.


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge 7, pertaining to the way the Commission on Jail Standards, The Department of Public Safety, the Department of Criminal Justice, and the department of State Health Services are working together to identify defendants with mental health issues.


There being no further business, at 2:05 p.m. Senator Whitmire moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of the chair and instructed the clerk to read into record the names of those providing written testimony for interim charge 1.  Without objection, it was so ordered.





Senator John Whitmire, Chair




Terra James, Clerk