The House Committee on County Affairs

84th Legislature

September 20, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on September 13, 2016, the House Committee on County Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Coleman, at 10:17 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Coleman; Lujan; Romero, Jr.; Stickland; and Wu.


A quorum was present.



(Representative Burrows now present.)


The committee heard invited and public testimony on the following subject:


The committee will discuss racial disparities during traffic stops within Texas Department of Public Safety, the constitutionality of equal protection claims and concerns that arise from DPS racial disparities, de-escalation tactics, and diversion before booking.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)



At 3:43 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Coleman, Chair




Katy Reagan, Clerk