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House Committee on Judicial Affairs - 73rd R.S. (1993)

Committee Members
Senfronia Thompson, Chair
Pete Gallego, Vice Chair
Leo Alvarado, Jr.
Henry Cuellar
Toby Goodman
Will Hartnett
Paul Hilbert
Robert Puente
Paul Sadler
Sue Schechter
Zeb Zbranek
Charges
• Examine the level, uniformity and administration of current court fees to assure that fees are reasonable, fairly administered and in the public interest.
• Study the feasibility and likely benefits of alternate commitment and punishment programs for juvenile offenders.
• Examine ways to improve judicial training in domestic violence issues and programs, including innovative sentencing and referral to special services programs.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.

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