The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

84th Legislature

September 21, 2016

10:00 a.m.

JHR 140


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


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Herrero; Moody; Canales; Leach; Shaheen; and Simpson.


A quorum was present.



The Committee met jointly with the House Committee on County Affairs to consider the following interim charge: 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.)


(Representative Simpson in chair.)




































At 5:59 p.m., on the motion of Representative Simpson and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Herrero, Chair




Miguel Liscano, Clerk