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Senate Committee on Jurisprudence - 65th R.S. (1977)

Committee Members
A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz, Chair
Bill Meier, Vice Chair
Don Adams
Roy Blake, Sr.
Bill Braecklein
Lloyd Doggett
Ray Farabee
Gene Jones
Raul L. Longoria
Oscar Mauzy
Walter Mengden
Carl Parker
Bob Price
H. Tati Santiesteban
Max Sherman
Charges
• Study the advisability of establishing community-based programs and facilities in this state as an additional alternative to incarceration in the state prison.
• Study, assess, and evaluate the dangers posed by railroad grade crossings.
• Conduct a study of product safety and liability problems in the State of Texas.
• Study the court administration in Texas. Recommend ways to make the court system more efficient and effective.*
• Study the adequacy of current laws to prevent the abuse of power by peace officers.*

Note:
The railroad crossing charge is from SR 793, 65th Legislature, Regular Session. The product liability charge is from SR 796, 65th Legislature, Regular Session. The community-based corrections charge is from SR 124, 65th Legislature, 2nd Called Session.
Don Adams (Member) resigned 12/31/1977.
Max Sherman (Member) resigned 9/2/1977.
Bob Price (Member) appointed January 30, 1978. (Press Release from Bill Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, January 30, 1978. See Senate Press Memos & Appts. 1977-78, L1803.1 P926 1977-78.)
Roy Blake (Member) appointed March 15, 1978. (Press Release from Bill Hobby, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, March 15, 1978. See Senate Press Memos & Appts. 1977-78, L1803.1 P926 1977-78.)

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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