Wednesday, April 11, 2012

9:00 AM

Capitol Extension, Room E1.016




Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule 11.10 and 11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Criminal Justice was held on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in the Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.







Senator John Whitmire, Chair


Senator Joan Huffman, Vice Chair

Senator John Carona


Senator Rodney Ellis

Senator Glenn Hegar


Senator Dan Patrick

Senator Juan Hinojosa






The chair called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m. There being a quorum present, the following business was transacted:


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge one, review statutes and regulations relating to money laundering to enhance state, federal, and local efforts to combat money laundering and enforce administrative and criminal actions against perpetrators of money laundering.


The chair called invited and public testimony on interim charge 2, study and evaluate the long-term stability of the Crime Victims Compensation Fund (CVC) including: the original statutory purpose of the fund; the definition of "crime victim"; the current funding streams; the current ability to pay claims; and impact of the fund on victim organizations supported by the fund. Make recommendations to increase collection rates for effective and efficient use of the fund and resources.


There being no further business, at 10:26 a.m. Senator Whitmire moved that the Committee be adjourned. Without objection, it was so ordered.









Senator John Whitmire, Chair




Terra Tucker, Clerk