The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence

85th Legislature

April 26, 2018

10:00 a.m.

300 N. Campbell, El Paso, Texas 79901


Pursuant to a notice posted on March 27, 2018, the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Moody, at 10:13 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Moody; Hunter; Gervin-Hawkins; Hefner; and Lang.


A quorum was present.





The Committee heard invited testimony on the following Interim Charges:



Interim Charge 3: Study current practices for the enforcement of criminal laws against low-level possession of marijuana. Examine the use of alternative punishments and improvements to criminal enforcement mechanisms and community supervision.



Interim Charge 8: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.


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


At 1:28 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Moody, Chair




Rachel Wetsel, Clerk