Note to self: An opening for Shanda Perkins? ;)
RELATED: An email notice from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition reminds me that:
This hearing is where the rubber meets the road regarding any outstanding differences between the House and Senate versions of reforming juvenile justice, and the first discussion of the agency's future following the finalization of the next biennium's budget numbers. One expects they'll also get a chance to interview Will Harrell on his way out the door. Live video for that hearing will be available here once the meeting begins.Juvenile Justice Sunset Bill to be Heard in the Senate TodayOn Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 1:30 pm or upon adjournment in Rm. E1.004 (Extension Auditorium), the Senate Committee on Government Organization will hold its hearing on the Sunset bill (HB 3689) for the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC), and Office of the Independent Ombudsman (OIO).
MORE (5/21): Isela Gutierrez reports (via email):
Yesterday's Sunset hearing was anti-climactic. No bill was voted out, although Senate Gov't Org did lay out and approve a substitute of CSHB 3689, with some possible amendments to come. There was coverage of the hearing by the Statesman blog and KUT (links below):