Wednesday, October 27, 1999 
                                     2:00 p.m. 
                           Capitol Extension, Room E1.012 
         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 Wednesday, October 27, 1999, in the Capitol  
         Extension, Room E1.012, at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister              Senator Mike Jackson 
         Senator Robert Duncan                   Senator Florence Shapiro 
         Senator Jane Nelson                     Senator John Whitmire 
         Senator Royce West 
         The chair called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m.  There being  
         a quorum present, the following business was transacted:   
         The Chairman reviewed all of the interim charges. 
         J.P. Urrabazo of the Criminal Justice Committee staff explained  
         Charge 1.   
         The following members of the Texas Rangers had been invited to  
         speak on this charge: 
         Captain Charlie Brune, Chief Bruce Casteel and Inspector G.W.  
         Hildebrand.  Also speaking was Mr. Vincent Torres. 
         J.P. Urrabazo explained Charge 2.  Senator West requested  
         information on Maryland's program. 
         Brian Jammer, of the Criminal Justice Committee staff explained  
         Charge 3. 
         Brian Jammer explained Charge 4. 
         Senator West requested some different perspectives on the  
         issues.  Senator Armbrister directed the staff to poll members  
         for potential witnesses. 
         J.P. Urrabazo explained Charge 5.   
         Senator West suggested some resources that might be used are  
         Prairie View A & M Juvenile Justice Institute and a Texas  
         Department of Criminal Justice audit. 
         Brian Jammer explained Charges 6 and 7. 
         The Chairman explained Charge 8.  Senator West suggested ways to  
         implement this charge. 
         Brian Jammer explained Charges 9 and 10. 
         Charge 11 is a  review of  Sunset Bills passed during the 76th  
         There being no further business, at 3:05 p.m. Senator Armbrister  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Kenneth Armbrister, Chair 
         Kelly C. Gilbert, Clerk