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Corrections Committee, Texas House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Corrections Committee is a standing committee of the Texas House of Representatives.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Texas House of Representatives are assigned half by seniority and half by the Speaker of the House. Representatives select three committees they wish to serve on, and half of a committee's seats are filled in this manner based on seniority. In the case of equal seniority, the Speaker decides the seat. Once half of each committee is selected through this method, the Speaker appoints the rest of the committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The committee shall have seven members, with jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to:
  • the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted felons;
  • the establishment and maintenance of programs that provide alternatives to incarceration;
  • the commitment and rehabilitation of youths;
  • the construction, operation, and management of correctional facilities of the state and facilities used for the commitment and rehabilitation of youths;
  • juvenile delinquency and gang violence;
  • criminal law, prohibitions, standards, and penalties as applied to juveniles;
  • criminal procedure in the courts of Texas as it relates to juveniles; and
  • the following state agencies: the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Special Prosecution Unit, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Texas Juvenile Justice Board, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the Office of Independent Ombudsman for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments, and the Advisory Council on Juvenile Services.[4]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Corrections Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Alma AllenTan Parker, Chair
Toni RoseJames White, Vice-chair
Debbie Riddle
J.D. Sheffield
Steve Toth

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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