COMMITTEE: House Committee on County Affairs
TIME & DATE: 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 15th
CHAIR: Rep. Garnet Coleman
As Chair of the County Affairs Committee, I am calling a hearing for Tuesday, September 15th in the committee’s oversight capacity to continue the review of county jail standards, inmate care, training, coordination among different local and state agencies, the Sandra Bland case and, other recent jail suicides that have occurred in the state.
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The County Affairs Committee will build upon our previous oversight hearing and discuss potential solutions including those outlined in my earlier press statement that can be read here. Additionally, there will be invited testimony from the Sheriff’s Association of Texas, Texas Commission on Jail Standards, Texas Council of Community Centers, and the Department of State Health Services.
This is a public hearing. You may join us if you are able, or you can watch the hearing online by clicking here. The video will be available as soon as the hearing begins. However, there will be no public testimony taken at the meeting.
You will also be able to watch the hearing after it concludes by clicking here.