Saturday, March 21, 2009

More committee assignments

More committee assignments:

SB 1296 Hegar

Relating to the certification of a county jailer as a special officer for offenders with mental impairments.

Criminal Justice

SB 1323 Whitmire

Relating to the amount of a surcharge assessed on conviction of certain intoxicated driver offenses on the driver's license of certain persons who complete a drug court program.

Criminal Justice

This one reduces the surcharge on the driver's license of those that complete a drug court program. The large surcharge has been criticized by the drug court programs in being prohibitive in obtaining and maintaining employment extremely difficult, especially those requiring driving.

SB 1395 Zaffirini

Relating to the use of person first respectful language in reference to individuals with disabilities.

Health & Human Services

SB 1455 West

Relating to the operation of prison diversion progressive sanctions programs.

Criminal Justice

SB 1477 Uresti

Relating to certain judicial findings required before a court may order a person to receive extended outpatient mental health services.


SB 1505 Whitmire

Relating to the arrest and release on bail or other form of bond of certain criminal defendants with a mental illness or with mental retardation.

Criminal Justice

SB 1557 Duncan

Relating to the early identification of criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation.

Criminal Justice

SB 1139 Hinojosa

Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.

Criminal Justice

SB 1198 Van de Putte

Relating to the court-ordered administration of psychoactive medication to certain criminal defendants.

Criminal Justice

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