COMMITTEE:    Homeland Security & Public Safety 

TIME & DATE:  1:00 PM, Monday, July 8, 2024 

PLACE:        E2.030 
CHAIR:        Rep. Ryan Guillen 








This meeting has been cancelled due to threats of inclement weather.




The Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee will meet on Monday, July 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. to hear invited testimony only on the following interim charges:


Charge #1. Monitoring: Conduct active oversight of all associated rule making and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:


HB 3290, relating to the next generation 9-1-1 service fund;


SB 602, relating to the law enforcement authority of federal border patrol agents.


Charge #2. Firearm Purchasing Fees: Examine existing firearm purchasing and transfer fees. Consider their efficacy and the impact of reducing or eliminating the fees.


Charge #3. Use of Less-Lethal Devices in Law Enforcement: Study the use of less-lethal devices in law enforcement encounters, including recent incidents, and their potential to reduce the risk of death or injury to officers and suspects. Consider methods to increase the use of less-lethal devices for the safety and benefit of all parties.


Charge #4. Communications Interoperability: Study the communications challenges of first responders and emergency personnel. Make recommendations, considering the need for a cross-agency communications upgrade or statewide interoperability plan, to increase reliable, available, and modern communications for public safety and emergency response purposes in communities across the state.


Electronic Public Comments may be submitted for:


Implementation of HB 3290

Implementation of SB 602

Firearm Purchasing Fees

Use of Less-Lethal Devices in Law Enforcement

Communications Interoperability


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c420


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here: https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/


Instructions related to public access to the meeting location are available here: https://house.texas.gov/committees/public-access-house-committee-meetings/




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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.