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COMMITTEE:   County Affairs 

TIME & DATE: 12:30 PM, Thursday, July 21, 2016 

PLACE:       Brenham, Texas (see below) 
CHAIR:       Rep. Garnet Coleman 


The committee will meet for a public hearing at the following location:


Blinn College

802 Green Street, Brenham, TX 77833

Board Room #328, Third Floor, Administration Building


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The committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


Identify and address potential gaps in counties’ cybersecurity policies and ensure that personal information held by counties and other local governmental entities is secure.


Evaluate the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to determine if the Commission has the resources and structure to provide sufficient oversight, regulation, and enforcement over Texas county jails.


Study the implications and effects on law enforcement agencies and individuals that stem from the publication, republication, or other dissemination for public internet access of mug shots and other criminal history information regarding involvement of an individual in the criminal justice system.


Study statutorily mandated services provided by sheriffs and constables, and determine whether fee schedules allow cost recovery without placing undue burdens on recipients of those services.


Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 84th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:

     a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more

     responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;

     b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be   appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;

     c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and      efficient manner; and

     d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while      maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.

·                Child Protective Services

·                1115 Transformation Waiver




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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.