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COMMITTEE:    Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV & V 

TIME & DATE:  8:00 AM, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 

PLACE:       E1.026 
CHAIR:       Rep. Oscar Longoria 


The Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


·                Interim Charge #8: Review state funding, including formula funds, for adult probation departments and the juvenile justice system. Consider recommendations to enhance equity, encourage the use of cost effective practices, and meet the future needs of departments and counties throughout the state.


·                Interim Charge #9: Study the state crime lab operational structure and recommend strategies to increase efficiency, including the possibility of establishing a fee for certain services to minimize duplication and encourage timely processing.


·                Interim Charge #18, K: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the Committee will also specifically monitor: The Department of Public Safety's efforts to eliminate the sexual assault kit backlog with funds appropriated for that purpose.



Public testimony will follow invited testimony and may be limited to five minutes.





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.