Tuesday, May 12, 1998 
                                     9:30 am 
                         Capitol Extension, Room E1.016 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.11, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Criminal  
         Justice (Interim) was held on Tuesday, May 12, 1998 in the  
         Capitol Extension, Room E1.016, at Austin, Texas.   
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator John Whitmire                   Senator Jane Nelson 
         Senator Bill Ratliff                    Senator Royce West 
         Senator Florence Shapiro 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 9:40 am.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted.   
         The following members arrived after the roll was called:   
         The Committee heard testimony related to Interim Charge 4: 
         Monitor the implementation of major criminal justice  
         legislation passed by the legislature during the 1997 regular  
         session including: SB 367, regarding out-of-state inmates and  
         private correctional facilities; HB 1301 and HB 2324,  
         regarding the prison industries program; and HB 1112, related  
         to parole.  Make recommendations for further legislative  
         action, if necessary. 
         Witnesses testifying and registering on the Interim Charge are  
         shown on the attached list.   
          There being no further business, at 10:35 am Senator Whitmire  
         announced that the would Committee stand recessed subject to  
         the call of the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator John Whitmire, Chair 
         Rhett Braniff, Clerk