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The House Committee on County Affairs

84th Legislature

September 21, 2016

10:00 a.m.

JHR 140


Pursuant to a notice posted on September 14, 2016, the House Committee on County Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Coleman, at 10:12 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Coleman; Burrows; Romero, Jr.; Schubert; Spitzer; and Wu.


A quorum was present.



The House Committee on County Affairs met jointly with the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charge:


(Representative Stickland now present.)


Review pretrial service and bonding practices throughout the state. Examine factors considered in bail and pre-trial confinement decisions, including the use of risk assessments; assess the effectiveness and efficiency of different systems in terms of cost to local governments and taxpayers, community safety, pretrial absconding rates and rights of the accused.


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


At 5:59 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