NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice

TIME & DATE: 10:00AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2000

PLACE: E1.016, Capitol Extension

CHAIR: Senator Kenneth Armbrister


I.  Call to Order
II. Invited / Public Testimony on the following charges:

Determine if "cold crime" investigations, especially of violent crimes,
conducted by specially trained personnel should be augmented with
additional resources and personnel within the Department of Public

Review current statutes pertaining to the expunction of criminal
records to determine if criminal records should be maintained with
separate access by persons or entities that are not considered law
enforcement from those persons or entities that are considered law
enforcement.  The Committee shall also ensure that personal privacy
rights are adequately protected with respect to information maintained
by the Department of Public Safety, other state agencies that maintain
criminal records for public access, and local law enforcement.  The
Committee shall also consider other issues and procedures related to

Evaluate the collection efforts for criminal fines, and costs imposed
by courts to determine how collection efforts may be enhanced,including
incentives to increase collections.  The Committee shall determine what
fees may be imposed on offenders and which entities are entitled to a
portion of the collected fees.

Monitor correctional capacity needs of adult and juvenile facilities.

III. Other Business
IV.  Adjourn / Recess