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House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V (General Government, the Judiciary, and Criminal Justice & Public Safety) - 86th R.S. (2019)

Committee Members
Oscar Longoria, Chair
Rick Miller, Vice Chair
Brad Buckley
Giovanni Capriglione
Jarvis Johnson
Gene Wu
Charges
• Monitor the agencies and programs under Articles I, IV, and V, and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation and riders passed by the 86th Legislature.
• Monitor the use of additional funds provided to the Department of Public Safety for driver license services improvements and construction of new driver license service centers. Evaluate the progress being made to reduce wait times at service centers throughout the state.
• Monitor use of state funding to increase forensic testing and reduce the sexual assault kit backlog.
• Evaluate funding provided to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) for the repair, maintenance, and upgrade of prison facilities. Determine areas of the facilities that are in most need of repair, maintenance, or upgrade and examine the costs associated with such repairs, maintenance, or upgrades. Examine the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee's administration of Hepatitis C treatment and procedures. Review the Community Justice Assistance Division's current compliance practices and examine current funding formulas for adult probation departments. Study the TDCJ's ownership of real property not being used for prison facilities, including the amount of property owned and itshighest and best use. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Corrections)
• Monitor efforts by the Office of the Attorney General to redevelop the Texas Child Support Enforcement System.
• Examine the major cost drivers within and the impact of funding provided to the Correctional Managed Health Care program.

Note:
Representative Giovanni Capriglione, Member 2/4/2019 - 1/17/2020. Membership on subcommittee ended when Representative Capriglione was appointed Chair of Appropriations.
Appointment letter, Speaker Dennis Bonnen, 1/17/2020
Appointed by Chair, 2/4/2019.

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