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Date: 07/17/2017

Location: SCR 352

Final

Call to Order and Opening Remarks



COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND COUNTY JAIL FUNDING AND OVERCROWDING SOLUTIONS


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01:00 PM -- Call to Order and Opening Remarks



Senator Coram, chair, called the committee to order. He gave opening remarks and stressed that county courthouse funding and jail overcrowding are common problems across the state. He emphasized that the committee welcomes testimony and is open to new ideas about how to best address these issues.



Representative Benavidez, vice-chair, gave opening remarks regarding the interim committee and expressed interest in the topic area. She also noted the importance of learning from counties about their courthouse funding and jail overcrowding concerns.








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