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House Committee on Crime and its Control, Special - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Joe Spurlock II, Chair
Phil Cates
Ronald D. 'Ronnie' Earle
James J. Kaster
Robert 'Bob' Maloney
Senfronia Thompson
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
R.L. 'Bob' Vale
Craig A. Washington
Charges
• Prepare legislation directed to reducing crime in Texas as follows:
1. Deny probation to any person using a firearm during the commission of a felony offense.
2. Add-on punishment for persons who carry firearms while committing major felony crimes involving violence.
3. Recommending changes necessary to deny bail to persons who while free on bond for a felony offense, are accused of committing other offenses.
4. Permitting the state a limited right to appeal in certain circumstances in criminal cases.
5. Changing the law on confessions to permit a fuller use of oral confessions in Texas.
6. Permitting state use of wiretapping and other electronic tools to combat organized crime in the state.
• Review the criminal justice system and determine if there are other approaches to solutions for problem areas in the system.*

Note:
Appointed February 1976. (Memorandum, Speaker of the House Bill Clayton, February 27, 1976. See House Press Memos, L1801.1 P926 1976).

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

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