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RULE §151.4Public Presentations and Comments to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice

  (1) Due to requirements of the Open Meetings Act , questions shall only occur on public presentations as defined in subsection (b) of this section as they are associated with posted agenda topics. Questions shall be reserved for board members and staff recognized by the board chairperson.

  (2) Presentations and comments shall remain pertinent to the issues denoted on the registration cards.

  (3) An individual who is determined by the board chairperson to be disrupting a meeting shall immediately cease the disruptive activity or leave the meeting room if ordered to do so by the board chairperson. If the disruptive activity continues, the individual may be subject to removal from the meeting room.

  (4) A presenter may not assign a portion of his or her allotted presentation time to another speaker.

  (5) Signs and placards shall not be carried or displayed in the meeting room.

(g) Requests for issues to be placed on an agenda. Individuals not employed by or under contract with the TDCJ who wish to propose an agenda item for discussion at a TBCJ meeting shall address the request in writing to the chairperson, Texas Board of Criminal Justice, P.O. Box 13084, Austin, Texas 78711, or email at tbcj@tdcj.texas.gov. Such requests shall be titled "Proposed Agenda Topic" and shall be submitted no later than the first day of the month preceding the board meeting for which the request is intended. Such requests are subject to the requirements of the registration card in subsection (c) of this section. The decision as to whether to calendar a matter for discussion before the TBCJ, a board committee, a board liaison, or with a designated staff member shall be within the discretion of the board chairperson. Public presentations on topics placed on a board agenda, at the request of an individual, shall be in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

Source Note: The provisions of this §151.4 adopted to be effective February 15, 1993, 18 TexReg 590; amended to be effective April 8, 1996, 21 TexReg 2476; amended to be effective June 20, 2002, 27 TexReg 5218; amended to be effective December 5, 2002, 27 TexReg 11169; amended to be effective February 5, 2004, 29 TexReg 1211; amended to be effective February 17, 2005, 30 TexReg 722; amended to be effective October 7, 2007, 32 TexReg 6783; amended to be effective May 10, 2012, 37 TexReg 3419; amended to be effective December 31, 2015, 40 TexReg 9731; amended to be effective November 21, 2019, 44 TexReg 7058; amended to beeffective March 3, 2024, 49 TexReg 1100

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