NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice

TIME & DATE:  2:15PM or upon adjournment
             Friday, May 14, 1999

PLACE: Senate Chamber

CHAIR: Senator Kenneth Armbrister

I.    Call to Order
II.   Roll Call
III.  Consideration of the Following:

HB 163            Chisum / et al.          SP: Bivins
Relating to the offense of possession of a controlled substance or
dangerous drug in a correctional facility.

HB 243            West, George "Buddy"     SP: Gallegos
Relating to authorizing peace officers to administer certain oaths.

HB 244            West, George "Buddy"     SP: West, Royce
Relating to a requirement that inmates of the Texas Department of
Criminal Justice participate in work and educational programs.

HB 245            Gallego                  SP: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the procedures for determining whether a defendant
sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution.

HB 302            Wise                     SP: Jackson
Relating to mandatory restitution in offenses involving the
abduction of or interference with the custody of children.

HB 435            Turner, Bob              SP: Armbrister
Relating to the punishment for certain theft committed against
elderly individuals.

HB 628            Hope                     SP: Shapiro
Relating to the creation of the offense of failing to stop or
report the aggravated sexual assault of a child.

HB 943            Tillery                  SP: West, Royce
Relating to regulation of the use of laser pointers; providing a
criminal penalty.

HB 947            Palmer                   SP: Harris
Relating to the criminal penalty for a violation of law relating to
the regulation of fireworks.

HB 998            Farrar                   SP: Jackson
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of burglary.

HB 1140            Thompson                 SP: Armbrister
Relating to notice to voter registrars concerning persons convicted
of a felony.

HB 1153            Puente                   SP: Wentworth
Relating to the placement of a child in a county detention facility
as a condition of probation.

HB 1321            King, Phil               SP: Harris
Relating to the authority of a magistrate to impose certain
reasonable conditions of bond and to revoke a bond for violation of
one of those conditions.

HB 1428            Staples                  SP: Shapiro
Relating to the prosecution of and the punishment for the offense
of unlawful restraint.

HB 1798            King, Phil               SP: Harris
Relating to the prosecution of theft of services provided at
certain service establishments.

HB 1802            Eiland                   SP: Jackson
Relating to an affirmative defense to certain gambling offenses
committed on an ocean-going vessel.

HB 1896            Keel                     SP: Barrientos
Relating to the compensation of criminal law magistrates in Travis

HB 1907            Gutierrez                SP: Lucio
Relating to the limited law enforcement authority of certain agents
or officers of the government of the United States.

HB 2023            Carter                   SP: Brown, J. E. "Buster"
Relating to the authority of the Commission on Law Enforcement
Officer Standards and Education to employ and commission peace

HB 2125            Reyna, Elvira            SP: Carona
Relating to creating the offense of stealing or receiving a stolen
check or sight order.

HB 2765            Moreno, Joe              SP: Lucio
Relating to amending the law regarding determinations of mental
competency in the prosecution of criminal cases to correct certain
references to other laws.

HB 2825            Isett                    SP: Bernsen
Relating to the definitions of various types of weapons for the
purposes of criminal prosecutions and to a defense to prosecution
for certain weapon offenses.

HB 2871            Capelo                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to the funding and construction of post-adjudication
facilities for certain children.

HB 3215            McCall                   SP: Shapiro
Relating to the methods by which the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice and the Texas Youth Commission obtain samples or specimens
for the purpose of creating a DNA record.

HB 3229            Capelo                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to the property, items, persons, or contraband subject to
seizure under a search warrant.

HB 3324            Gallego                  SP: Carona
Relating to the provision of certain services to claimants under
the compensation to victims of crime fund.

HB 3355            Staples                  SP: Duncan
Relating to the responsibility for transporting certain juvenile

HB 3457            Hinojosa                 SP: Armbrister
Relating to the renewal of certain bail bondsman licenses.

HB 3488            Dunnam                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to requiring a court to admonish certain defendants
entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere of the sex offender
registration requirements.

HB 3765            Gallego                  SP: Armbrister
Relating to the rights of crime victims and to the rights of
victims of delinquent conduct committed by a child.

Pending Business:

HB 1968            Van de Putte             SP: Madla
Relating to the powers and duties of peace officers commissioned by
certain hospital districts.

HB 2111            Bonnen                   SP: Armbrister
Relating to the punishment of certain individuals convicted of
third degree felonies.

HB 2734            Cook                     SP: Armbrister
Relating to the filing of an affidavit supporting a criminal charge
based on the use of a check or similar sight order.

IV.  Other Business
V.   Adjourn



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