NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, April 22, 1997

PLACE: E1.012

CHAIR: Senator John Whitmire


To take up and consider:

SB 50            Shapiro
Relating to the penalty for driving while a driver's license is

SB 279            Patterson, Jerry
Relating to the prevention of horse theft.

SB 548            Shapiro
Relating to the punishment for the offense of unlawfully
transferring a weapon.

SB 612            Harris
Relating to a defense to prosecution for abandoning or endangering
a child.

SB 919            Moncrief
Relating to transfer of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis
Services program from the Texas Department of Health to the Office
of the Attorney General, and related provisions.

SB 995            Harris
Relating to retired Texas Rangers, special rangers, and special
department of public safety officers.

SB 1011            Madla
Relating to drug regulation and enforcement under the Texas
Controlled Substances Act and to the authority of certain state
agencies under that Act;  imposing criminal penalties.

SB 1728            West, Royce
Relating to procedures in death penalty cases.

SB 1886            Shapleigh
Relating to the inclusion by the juvenile justice information
system of information on all offenses involving damage to property
with graffiti.

Pending business:

SB 108            Cain
Relating to conditions of community supervision, parole, and
mandatory supervision for certain violent offenders.

SB 1120            Armbrister
Relating to the interception of wire, oral, or electronic
communications, to the use of pen registers and trap and trace
devices, and to the civil and criminal consequences of improperly
engaging in those activities.

SB 1523            Lucio
Relating to the manner in which grand jurors are selected.

SB 1738            Armbrister
Relating to the assessment of punishment in criminal proceedings.

SB 1827            Shapleigh
Relating to characteristics of a defendant that may not be used by
a judge or jury to deny community supervision, and to
characteristics of a defendant that may not be used by a prosecutor
to urge a judge or jury to deny community supervision.