The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence 
         78th Legislature 
         March 24, 2004 
         10:30 a.m. 
         Texas Prison Museum 
         Pursuant to a notice posted on March 3, 2004, the House  
         Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence met in a public hearing and  
         was called to order by the chair, Representative Keel, at 10:39  
         The roll was answered as follows: 
         Present:  Representatives Keel; Riddle; Ellis, Dan; Denny; Hodge  
         Absent:   Representatives Dunnam; Moreno, Paul; Pena; Talton  
         A quorum was present. 
         The chair announced the creation of the subcommittee on the  
         Crime Victims Compensation Fund. The membership is as follows:   
         Representative Keel, Chair; Representatives Denny; Pena; Riddle;  
         and Talton. 
         The subcommittee will review the Fund and in particular evaluate  
         whether there has been possible diversion of funds from crime  
         victims as a result of prior legislation and whether the Fund  
         meets the objectives of its authorizing legislation.  
         Began work on interim charge #2: Review criminal laws and  
         procedures relating to the substantive and procedural rights of  
         defendants in proceedings before the Board of Pardons and  
         Testimony was taken.  (See attached witness list.) 
         At 1:50 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection,  
         the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair. 
         Rep. Keel, Chair 
         Damian Duarte, Clerk