COMMITTEE:   County Affairs 

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 04, 2016 

PLACE:       Tarrant County (see below) 
CHAIR:       Rep. Garnet Coleman 


The committee will meet for a public hearing at the following location:


Tarrant County College

Trinity River Campus Auditorium

300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth, Texas 76102


The committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


Evaluate the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to determine if the Commission has the resources and structure to provide sufficient oversight, regulation, and enforcement over Texas county jails.


Study the implications and effects on law enforcement agencies and individuals that stem from the publication, republication, or other dissemination for public internet access of mug shots and other criminal history information regarding involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system.


Study statutorily mandated services provided by sheriffs and constables, and determine whether fee schedules allow cost recovery without placing undue burdens on recipients of those services.


Identify and address potential gaps in counties’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that personal information held by counties and other local governmental entities is secure.


Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:

     a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more

     responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;

     b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be

     appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;

     c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and

     efficient manner; and

     d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while

     maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.

·                Child Protective Services

·                1115 Transformation Waiver





Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.