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House Committee on Sentencing and Recidivism, Select - 70th R.S. (1987)

Committee Members


  • Undertake a comprehensive study of state laws and procedures regarding sentencing and probation, the operation of correctional facilities, and parole and other supervised release.
  • Examine how the various state agencies involved in alcoholism and substance abuse treatment are coordinating their efforts with the criminal justice system at the state and local level to reduce recidivism.
  • Monitor implementation of provisions of the sunset renewal acts for the Texas Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Texas Adult Probation Commission
  • Review current laws relating to sentencing and recommend a revised sentencing structure that takes into account prison and jail overcrowding and current and projected rates of recidivism.


Appointed 10/23/81 and 11/5/87. (Letters from Gibson D. (Gib) Lewis, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, October 23, 1987 and November 5, 1987. See House Speaker Lewis Appointments, L1801.1 P926a 1985-92 3.)

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