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Texas Lobbyist News: 2012 Legislative Hearings

The following is from a public document at the Texas Legislature website. Texas Lobby Group is posting the following information for the use of all Texas Lobbyists, Texas political consultants, government affairs consultants, and any other interested parties.

Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
April 11, 2012 – 10:00 AM
Capitol Extension Bldg., Room E1.016, Austin

The Senate Committee on Criminal Justice will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:

Interim Charge 1: Review statutes and regulations relating to money laundering to enhance state, federal, and local efforts to combat money laundering and enforce administrative and criminal actions against perpetrators of money laundering.

Interim Charge 6: Assess the current trends in prescription drug abuse including crimes and arrests, abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medication in the prison population, impact on probation violations and recidivism, and incidences of law enforcement as the first responders to prescription drug overdose emergencies. Identify strategies for law enforcement and criminal justice systems to work with education and health care professionals to use all means, including technology, to identify abuses, and increase education and prevention. Make recommendations to enhance drug abuse prevention and intervention programs.

Anyone providing written testimony should bring 20 copies to the hearing.

Additional Information Contact: Sen. John Whitmire, 512/463-0115

House Committee on Redistricting
April 17, 2012 – 10:00 AM
Capitol Extension Bldg., Room E1.030, Austin

The Committee will meet in a public hearing to hear testimony on the following interim charge: “Study State Board of Education districts to determine whether the size of the districts inhibits the ability of board members to provide representation to their constituents and whether a change to the number of districts or the makeup of the board would enhance the ability o fthe board to perform its duties.”

Additional Information Contact: Rep. Burt Solomons, 512/463-0478