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House Committee on Corrections - 87th R.S. (2021)

Committee Members
Andrew Murr, Chair
Alma Allen, Vice Chair
Ernest Bailes
Dustin Burrows
Trey Martinez Fischer
Eddie Rodriguez
Carl Sherman, Sr.
Bryan Slaton
James White
Charges
• Review the existing and anticipated populations in state prisons and city and county jails located near the Texas-Mexico border. Make recommendations for alleviating or addressing any increase or over-crowding that may result as well as any other particularized needs or circumstances that have arisen or could arise as a result of an increase in population in correctional facilities, including, but not limited to, intake capacity, adequacy of facilities and other health and safety considerations. Make recommendations to mitigate any associated costs borne by border counties and municipalities. (Joint charge with Committee on County Affairs)
• Review the ongoing development of federal laws, rules, and regulations associated with the distribution of the federal pandemic recovery funds, including reporting requirements, and make recommendations to the House Committee on Appropriations for use of the funds to respond to the Texas-Mexico border crisis.

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