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House Committee on Law Enforcement - 68th R.S. (1983)

Committee Members
Ray Keller, Chair
Joe Hernandez, Vice Chair
Frank Eikenburg, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Jim D. Rudd, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Dick Burnett
Robert Eckels
Al Granoff
Allen Hightower
Alan Schoolcraft
C. K. 'Chock' Word
Charges
• To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 20.
• To monitor new prison construction by the Texas Department of Corrections.
• To have oversight of the pre-parole program.
• To have oversight of the restitution center program.
• To study population and growth trends among inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections.
• To monitor activities of the Board of Pardons and Paroles including rate of paroles and rate of releases under mandatory supervision.
• To study alternatives to the current system with respect to 15 and 16 year old juveniles who commit serious felonies.
• To study judicial sentencing and advisory sentencing guidelines.
• To study rural law enforcement problems.
• To study the feasibility of initiating an inmate employment program between private industry and the Texas Department of Corrections.
• To monitor the effects of legislation pertaining to certain rules and regulations for public and private process servers.
• To study the feasibility of state subsidies to local governments for community corrections.
• To monitor other states' activities relative to prison overcrowding and federal court orders.
• To study the possible use of closed down military bases to serve as minimum security prisons.
• To study problems created for area residents in and around halfway houses which receive contractual monies from the budget of the Texas Department of Corrections and recommend.

Note:
Jim Rudd is listed as the Chair - Budget & Oversight in Index to Interim Committees from the 67th & 68th Legislatures. Frank Eikenburg is listed as Chair - Budget & Oversight in the interim report and a press release issued by Speaker of the House Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, April 5, 1984. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 2.)

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