AUSTIN – Legislation co-authored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) and filed by State Representative Craig Goldman (R-Fort Worth) to combat the fentanyl crisis is already having a big local impact less than two months after becoming law. House Bill 6, which was passed by the legislature earlier this year and went into effect on September 1, 2023, increased penalties for the manufacturing and distribution of fentanyl, allowing fentanyl dealers to be charged with murder in certain circumstances.
“Every lawmaker in the state of Texas has lost a constituent to fentanyl poisoning,” Landgraf said. “It is heartbreaking to open up the paper and see another young face that has passed away as a result of this deadly substance. No parent should have to bury their child.”
On Saturday, using the new law that went into effect on September 1, the Odessa Police Department arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder after officers discovered he sold fentanyl to a 16-year-old who died of a fentanyl overdose earlier this month.
“Fentanyl is being treated like a poison because that’s what it is,” Landgraf continued. “Like anthrax, fentanyl is lethal in incredibly small amounts, meaning it needs to be classified and prosecuted unlike any other drug. That is why fentanyl dealers, like the one arrested in Odessa, should be charged with murder if someone they’ve sold the drug to dies.”
HB 6 increased the penalty for manufacturing or delivering less than one gram of fentanyl to a third degree felony, raising the penalty to a murder if a death occurs. HB 6 also defines unlawful possession with intent to deliver such a substance as organized criminal activity to give law enforcement and prosecutors more tools to combat the crime.
“I’m grateful to the Odessa police officials who made this arrest, the prosecutors who filed the murder charge, and the medical examiners for their thankless work,” Landgraf concluded.
Fentanyl-related deaths reported in Texas increased 89% from 2020 to 2021. Since March 2021, as part of Operation Lone Star, the Texas Department of Public Safety has seized more than 434 million lethal doses of fentanyl across the state, enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in the county. In addition to coauthoring HB 6, Landgraf has worked to increase funding for border security in each of the last two legislative sessions. These funds, which total $5.1 billion for 2024-2025, are being used to station Texas military and DPS Troopers on the border, build a wall, install floating buoys and razor wire, and operate thousands of cameras along with other border security measures.
AUSTIN – Several border security bills co-authored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) passed out of the Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday. The legislative package includes House Bill 4, House Bill 6 and Senate Bill 4, which passed out of the lower chamber by votes of 84-60, 84-61, and 92-54, respectively. HB 4 and HB 6 will now go to the Texas Senate for consideration while SB 4, having already received approval from both chambers, heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
“It is up to the Texas legislature to step up where the Biden administration has failed, and that is exactly what we’re doing here today,” Landgraf said. “The legislation we passed today will play a crucial role in our state’s on-going efforts to secure the border. The state must act when the lives and property of Texans are at stake, so I’m proud of the work we’ve done here today, but I’ve got to be honest, I’m sick and tired of Texas having to clean up Biden’s messes. Whether it’s the open border, weaponizing federal agencies to curb oil and gas production, or any number of other failures, the Biden administration continues to prioritize the whims of a few coastal elites over the rights, freedoms and safety of American citizens, especially Texans. Thankfully, leaders in Texas are taking a different approach, with Governor Abbott and Speaker Phelan continually stepping up to prioritize border security.”
HB 4 makes illegal entry into the US a state-level offense so Texas law enforcement can order those entering illegally to return to their country. HB 6 allocates $1.5 billion to build the border wall, which is in addition to the $5.1 billion included in the state budget passed earlier this year to secure the Texas-Mexico border, of which $650 million was set aside to continue construction of physical barriers. Finally, SB 4 raises the mandatory minimum sentences for human smuggling and the operation of a stash house. Landgraf is a co-author of HB 4 and HB 6, and a co-sponsor of SB 4. Landgraf also voted to support the increase in border security funding provided in the 2024-2025 state budget to station Texas military and DPS Troopers on the border, build a wall, install floating buoys and razor wire, and operate thousands of cameras along with other border security measures. Additionally, Landgraf supported successful legislation from the regular session that designated drug cartels as terrorist organizations and increased penalties on fentanyl smuggling that is coming across the border.
“Unlike President Biden, Governor Abbott and Speaker Phelan make routine trips to the border,” Landgraf continued. “I’ve also made a few trips to see things for myself, most recently doing so earlier this month in the midst of one of the biggest surges of illegal border crossings in history. I’ve seen how bad it is with my own eyes, and this most recent trip was the worst I’ve ever seen it. Until something changes in Washington, D.C., the state of Texas must keep doing everything we can to limit the damage of Biden’s border crisis. My commitment to secure the border remains steadfast and I’m proud to report that our state has never been better equipped to get the job done.”
Landgraf and the other members of the Texas legislature convened at the Texas Capitol building on October 9 for a special legislative session called by Governor Abbott. Special sessions of the Texas legislature can only be called by the governor and can last no longer than 30 days. Earlier this year, members of the Texas House and Senate met for a constitutionally required 140-day regular session to vote on legislation and pass a balanced state budget.
AUSTIN – Border security legislation co-authored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) is headed to the House floor for debate. House Bill 4, which creates a criminal offense for illegal entry and authorizes licensed peace officers to remove illegal immigrants from Texas, passed out of the House State Affairs Committee by a vote of 8 to 3 and is now expected to receive consideration by the full House as early as Wednesday. If passed by the Texas House of Representatives, the legislation will head to the Texas Senate for consideration and must ultimately be signed by the governor to go into law.
“Illegal border crossings set a new record in September,” Landgraf said. “The Biden administration’s failed policies are placing the lives and property of Texans at risk, requiring the state to take immediate further action. Just a few weeks ago I was there myself, personally witnessing the mass of humanity overwhelming personnel and infrastructure in Texas border communities. I’m incredibly thankful Governor Abbott included border security legislation on the call for this special session so that we can take meaningful steps to keep Texans safe right now.”
On October 9, the Texas legislature convened for a special 30-day legislative session called by Governor Greg Abbott. During a special session, the legislature can only consider legislation related to topics included in the governor’s agenda for that session. Legislation to do more to reduce illegal immigration and legislation to impede illegal entry into Texas were among the items included on the agenda for the current session. During the 2023 fiscal year, which ended in September, U.S. Customs and Border Control reported a record-breaking 2.475 million border enforcement encounters along the U.S.-Mexico border. Nearly 270,000 of these encounters occurred in September, the largest monthly total in history.
“House Bill 4 will add to the state’s arsenal of tools available to secure the border,” Landgraf continued. “If passed, HB 4 will enable Texas law enforcement officials to not just arrest a person for illegal entry, but to remove that person from the state. This, in addition to the ongoing construction of the border wall and efforts of DPS and the Texas National Guard as part of Operation Lone Star, will make Texas a safer place. I will keep working to get HB 4 passed and will not stop fighting until the border is secure.”
HB 4 creates state criminal offenses for illegal entry from a foreign nation, with the penalty ranging from a misdemeanor to a second degree felony under certain conditions. HB 4 also authorizes a peace officer, in lieu of arrest, to remove a person detained for such an offense by transporting the person to a port of entry. In addition to co-authoring HB 4, Landgraf supported efforts earlier this year to increase border security funding to $5.1 billion in the state budget for 2024 and 2025 to cover expenses incurred by Operation Lone Star and the border wall construction. Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, over 479,000 illegal immigrants have been apprehended, resulting in over 32,300 felony charges and the seizure of over 434 million lethal doses of fentanyl. Texas has also bused over 50,000 migrants to cities such as Washington. D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia.
EAGLE PASS — State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) joined several of his Texas House colleagues in Eagle Pass for an update on federal border security efforts and Operation Lone Star, which directs State resources and Texas law enforcement officers to the border to stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry. While in Eagle Pass, Landgraf took part in a helicopter flyover of the Rio Grande to see the buoy barrier system and witness the masses of migrants coming across the border. The delegation of House members was also briefed by DPS Director Steve McCraw on the status of current operations.
Buoy barrier in the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas.
“President Biden's dangerous open border policy has created an international humanitarian crisis that threatens U.S. national security,” Landgraf said. “Today was heartbreaking and infuriating as I personally witnessed the real human and economic costs of this dangerous policy. Additional local and state law enforcement officers from all over the country are descending on the region to help, leaving other communities, many of which are also along the border, understaffed and vulnerable. I’m proud Texas is stepping up to the plate but frustrated we have to do so at all. Every American should be thankful that Governor Abbott, Speaker Phelan and most of my colleagues in the Texas legislature are taking this threat seriously and, more importantly, taking meaningful action.”
Earlier this year, Landgraf supported efforts to increase state border security funding to $5.1 billion in the state budget for 2024 and 2025. His vote will help fund Operation Lone Star, a joint effort between the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Texas National Guard.
Rep. Landgraf surveying border operations from DPS helicopter.
“Mexico is now the United States’ number one trading partner, so delays at understaffed border crossings are slowing down commerce,” Landgraf continued. “There are waves of human beings, including women and very young children, showing up at our door in need of protection. At the same time, men with tattoos denoting clear gang affiliation are being granted ‘amnesty’ with impunity. This is an untenable situation threatening the lives and property of Texans as well as our national security and economic interests. Until President Biden wakes up, state leaders must continue doing everything we can to secure the border. We cannot stop fighting until Texas is secure.”
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 470,100 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 34,600 criminal arrests, with more than 31,600 felony charges reported. Texas law enforcement has also seized over 431 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.
View of U.S. soil from the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas.
AUSTIN — The Texas Transportation Commission, led by Chairman Bruce Bugg, voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the state’s 2024 Unified Transportation Plan (UTP), which includes $4.3 billion in funding for transportation projects in the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Odessa district over the next decade. State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa), long-time member of the House Transportation Committee, has appeared before the commission to advocate for additional state transportation funding for the Permian Basin numerous times since his election to the Texas House.
“We continue to break funding records for our transportation infrastructure here in the Permian Basin,” Landgraf said. “The 2024 UTP funding amount of $4.3 billion breaks the record set by last year’s UTP by more than a billion. That money is being tabbed for projects planned for the next 10 years, demonstrating a long-term commitment by the state. When it comes to money actually spent to make our roads safer and get products to market faster, 2023 is the highest amount ever with over $550 million expended on projects in the Odessa TxDOT district, surpassing the record $480 million that was spent in 2020.”
Every year, the Texas Transportation Commission updates and approves the Unified Transportation Program (UTP). The UTP is TxDOT’s 10-year plan that guides the development of transportation projects across the state. The 2024 UTP includes funding to continue the complete rebuild of I-20, make safety improvements to SH 191, widen US 285, and build and improve intersections and overpasses on Loop 338, including the interchange at US 385.
“I am filled with gratitude and hope everyone who lives and works in the Permian Basin will join me in thanking Governor Abbott and Chairman Bugg,” Landgraf continued. “We are already seeing positive results in terms of reduced crashes on many of the roadways the state has worked on in the last few years. To know that these improvements are going to continue for another 10 years is an answer to prayer, not possible without Governor Abbott and the Transportation Commissioners deciding to prioritize our region. To put it in perspective, only the 5 metro TxDOT districts have more funding tabbed in the 2024 UTP than the Odessa district, meaning we have more projects planned over the next decade than the 10 other rural districts and the 9 urban districts. This is a big deal.”
Since 2015, transportation funding has increased by more than 700% for highways in the Odessa TxDOT district, going from $50 million per year in the 4 years before 2015 to $430 million per year over the last 4 years. This year TxDOT has invested well over $500 million for projects in the Odessa TxDOT district – the largest amount ever. The Odessa TxDOT district, led by District Engineer Eric Lykins, P.E., plans, designs, builds, operates and maintains the state transportation system in the counties of Andrews, Crane, Ector, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler.
SAN ANTONIO — Two bills authored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) to protect Texas energy jobs were signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott at a ceremony in San Antonio on Thursday. The legislative proposals, House Bill 33 and Senate Bill 1017, respectively dubbed the Texas Energy Independence Act and Energy Choice Act, go into effect on September 1, 2023.
“I’m a proud Odessan working hard to represent our West Texas values in the Texas House of Representatives,” Landgraf said at the gathering in San Antonio. “I’m extraordinarily grateful to see my fellow legislators and Governor Abbott affirm our closely-held commitments to individual liberty and free markets with their support of HB 33 and SB 1017. Thanks in part to these bills, but mostly due to the Lord’s blessing and our world-famous work ethic, the Permian Basin will continue being a global leader in energy production.”
“The hardworking men and women of the energy sector are the lifeblood of the booming Texas economy,” said Governor Abbott. “We just finished another important legislative session for the Texas energy industry. We cut red tape so that needless local and county regulations don’t stifle economic growth, ensured local governments couldn’t ban the use of gasoline engines, secured our power grid for the Texas of tomorrow, and worked with community colleges to produce the skilled workforce to help this industry continue to thrive in Texas. Here in Texas, we embrace the energy industry. As long as I am Governor, I will fight for the energy sector to ensure Texas remains America’s energy leader.”
House Bill 33 prohibits Texas state agencies and officials from contracting with or providing assistance to any federal agency or official regarding the enforcement of a federal statute, order, rule, or regulation regulating oil and gas operations if the regulation is not already existing law.
Senate Bill 1017 prohibits local governments from adopting or enforcing any rule or ordinance that would limit access to gasoline, diesel, or any other fuel source. The bill prohibits gas stations from being banned as any other related wholesaler, retailer, energy producer, or infrastructure necessary to provide access to a specific energy source. The legislation also ensures local governments cannot directly or indirectly prohibit or restrict the use, sale, or lease of an engine based on its fuel source.
Earlier this year it was announced that the Dallas city council was planning to phase out the use of gas-powered tools by 2027. Those plans have been brought to a screeching halt with the enactment of SB 1017.
Governor Abbott and Rep. Landgraf at the bill signing ceremony for House Bill 33 and Senate Bill 1017.
AUSTIN — Legislation sponsored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) to ensure gasoline and diesel powered engines can never be outlawed by local governments in the state of Texas is already having an impact with the city of Dallas moving away from its plans to ban small gas powered engines, such as those that power lawn mowers and weed eaters.
“As a legislator, getting a bill passed is only part of the battle,” Landgraf said. “The fight continues as the legislation is implemented, so I am very pleased to see that SB 1017 is achieving its goal even before it officially goes into effect on September 1. Prior to this session, Dallas was considering a ban similar to those adopted by the state of California and many California cities. Those policies don’t work in California and I am committed to keeping any similar proposals from becoming the law in our great state.”
SB 1017 prohibits local governments from adopting or enforcing any rule or ordinance that would limit access to gasoline, diesel, or any other fuel source. The bill prohibits gas stations from being banned as any other related wholesaler, retailer, energy producer, or infrastructure necessary to provide access to a specific energy source. The legislation also ensures local governments cannot directly or indirectly prohibit or restrict the use, sale, or lease of an engine based on its fuel source.
“SB 1017 is about individual liberties and consumer choice: the government does not need to step in and artificially influence the market,” Landgraf continued. “The decision by the city of Dallas to move away from its attempt to ban small gas powered engines is a win for freedom and liberty in the Lone Star State, and an example of a new law actually having its intended effect. I’m proud of the work we’ve done and this victory motivates me all the more to keep fighting to protect individual liberty and freedom here in Texas.”
Earlier this year it was announced that the Dallas city council was planning to phase out the use of gas-powered tools by 2027. Those plans have been brought to a screeching halt with the enactment of SB 1017. Meanwhile, the state of California is banning all small-gas powered engines by 2024, with some communities outlawing gas stations altogether.
Landgraf and the other members of the Texas legislature convened at the Texas Capitol building for the 88th Texas Legislative Session on January 10, 2023. Members of the Texas House and Texas Senate meet for a 140-day regular session beginning the second Tuesday in January every odd-numbered year to vote on legislation and pass a balanced state budget. SB 1017 was signed into law by Governor Abbott on May 13, 2023.
AUSTIN — Republican State Representative Brooks Landgraf’s co-authored legislation to provide $12.7 billion of property tax relief for Texans passed out of the Texas House of Representatives Thursday. The legislative package includes House Joint Resolution 2, Senate Bill 2, and Senate Bill 3. SB 2 and SB 3 must now be signed by Governor Abbott to go into law while HJR 2, which provides the constitutional authority necessary to enact several provisions of SB 2, must be approved by Texas voters in November.
“Everything is bigger in Texas, including our tax cuts,” Landgraf said. “I hope this starts a trend that the state continues and local governments follow. We took the largest budget surplus in Texas history and turned it into the largest tax cut in Texas history, not only cutting property taxes, but the franchise tax as well. As a strong believer in and fighter for limited government, I’m proud we’re keeping our promise and putting money back in the pockets of hard-working Texas taxpayers. The benefits of the legislation passed today will be far-reaching, positively impacting Texas families and small businesses alike.”
Senate Bill 3 increases the “no tax due” threshold for franchise tax purposes to $2.47 million, ensuring businesses operating in Texas with revenue under this figure in a given tax year do not owe any franchise tax or have to file a franchise tax report. The current statutory “no tax due” threshold is $1 million.
“While I am certainly proud of the significant reform to the franchise tax made by SB 3, I would have liked to see a larger cut and a plan to phase out and repeal the tax,” Landgraf continued. “The franchise tax is bad policy that hurts Texas businesses and our economy because it is levied irrespective of whether businesses make a profit. That is why I filed HB 2213 earlier this year to repeal the franchise tax altogether. Even though I’m not totally satisfied, cutting the franchise tax by doubling the no tax due threshold is a huge step in the right direction and a very good thing for Texas.”
Senate Bill 2 increases the homestead exemption from $40,000 to $100,000 and taps surplus revenue to provide $12.7 billion in property tax relief over the next 2 years by reducing school district maintenance and operations (M&O) tax rates by 10.7 cents per $100 of taxable value to “buy down” school district M&O rates. Additionally, SB 2 creates a 20% appraisal cap applicable for tax years 2024, 2025, and 2026 for non-homestead properties with an appraised value of $5 million or less. Importantly, SB 2 also increases the number of directors on an appraisal district’s board of directors from five to nine, three of which now have to be elected by voters in larger counties, including Ector County.
“SB 2 and HJR 2 provide immediate relief and lasting reform. We’re not just using surplus revenue to buy down property taxes for the next two years, we’re seeking to permanently amend the constitution to increase the homestead exemption by 150%! Not only that, but the changes made to appraisal boards will add much needed transparency and accountability. Appraisers have a major role in determining how much Texans have to pay in property taxes, and anyone with that amount of power should have to be elected by the people. I’m proud of these tax cuts, but I will continue to work to provide even more property tax relief moving forward,” Landgraf concluded.
Landgraf and the other members of the Texas legislature convened at the Texas Capitol building on June 27 for a special legislative session called by Governor Abbott. Following the passage of HJR 2, SB 2 and SB 3, the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate adjourned to end the special session and return home to their districts. Special sessions of the Texas legislature can only be called by the governor and can last no longer than 30 days. Earlier this year, members of the Texas House and Senate met for a 140-day regular session to vote on legislation and pass a balanced state budget.
AUSTIN — Legislation co-authored by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) to create harsher penalties for fentanyl traffickers and dealers was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday. The legislation, House Bill 6 filed by State Representative Craig Goldman (R-Fort Worth), was a major legislative priority for House Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) and the governor.
“Fighting back in this fentanyl crisis is crucial,” Landgraf said. “This is a battle and the casualties are tragic and close to home. I am very proud of House Bill 6 because it will save lives and put dangerous criminals behind bars.”
House Bill 6 delivers swift punishment for fentanyl-related crimes in Texas, creating and increasing penalties for manufacturing or delivering fentanyl in Texas. This, along with other bills to better fund law enforcement, helps communities and agencies combat the ongoing crisis in an appropriate manner.
“House Bill 6, along with several other bills signed into law and the $5.1 billion we secured in the budget for border security, will better fund and arm our agencies, towns, and Texans in defending and securing our southern border,” Landgraf continued. “It’s infuriating that the Biden administration continues to ignore the problem, but Texans—including young West Texans—are dying, so we are taking action on the state level. I’m proud to be part of the fight to keep Texans safe and secure the border.”
Fentanyl-related deaths reported in Texas increased 89% from 2020 to 2021. Since Operation Lone Star began in March 2021, the Texas Department of Public Safety has seized more than 361 million lethal doses of fentanyl across the state, enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman and child in the country. In 2021, Landgraf was part of the successful effort to increase state funding for border security to $3 billion for 2022-2023. In 2023, he successfully fought to increase that funding to $5.1 billion for 2024-2025.
The 88th Texas Legislative Session ended on May 29, 2023. Members of the Texas House and Texas Senate are constitutionally required to meet for a 140-day regular session beginning the second Tuesday in January every odd-numbered year to vote on legislation and pass a balanced state budget. In addition to serving as chairman of the House Environmental Regulation Committee, Landgraf is also a member of the Transportation Committee, House Administration Committee, Redistricting Committee, Select Committee on Community Safety, and the Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety.
AUSTIN — Legislation filed by State Representative Brooks Landgraf (R-Odessa) to reform the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday. House Bill 4885, which was passed overwhelmingly at every stage of the legislative process and garnered support from the energy industry leaders as well as environmental groups, will officially go into effect on September 1, 2023.
“HB 4885 is about leveraging emerging technologies to better clean Texas air without harming Texas industry,” Landgraf said. “It’s about improving TERP to keep EPA bureaucrats from over-regulating Texas businesses and workers. This is a win for Texas and I’m thankful to Senator Birdwell, Speaker Phelan, and Governor Abbott for working with me to get this important and timely legislation passed into law.”
TERP is a federally required program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) that provides grants to cut emissions and reduce impacts on the environment in the state’s most polluted regions. If Texas fails to administer the program according to its purpose, there is legitimate concern that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will step in and take it over.
House Bill 4885 revises the initial allocation of money from TERP to allow for more grants for high-demand emissions reducing technologies and requires the TCEQ to establish and administer grants for hydrogen technologies. The changes made by HB 4885 will allow for more grants for operators in upstream and downstream communities.
“This bill is especially important now that the EPA is up to its old tricks again, using out-of-state data to justify an attempt to re-designate the Texas Permian Basin as being in non-attainment for ozone levels,” Landgraf continued. “It’s all hands on deck, including myself as the chair of the Texas House Environmental Regulation Committee, Governor Abbott and Congressman Pfluger, working to talk some sense into the EPA and avoid this action.”
Last month, the EPA renewed its previously tabled plans to indirectly restrict Texas oil and natural gas production through a non-attainment designation of portions of the Texas Permian Basin. In June of 2021, citing data obtained from air quality monitors in New Mexico, the EPA announced its intention to consider redesignating the Texas portion of the Permian Basin as a “non-attainment” area – an area that does not meet the standards of the 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). If finalized, this proposal could result in further regulatory burdens on the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin.
“HB 4885 is another arrow in our quiver demonstrating how Texas is prioritizing air and water quality and does not need federal intervention on behalf of the environment. In other words, HB 4885 is a way to keep the federal government out of our backyard,” Landgraf concluded.
The 88th Texas Legislative Session ended on May 29, 2023. Members of the Texas House and Texas Senate are Constitutionally required to meet for a 140-day regular session beginning the second Tuesday in January every odd-numbered year to vote on legislation and pass a balanced state budget. In addition to serving as chairman of the House Environmental Regulation Committee, Landgraf is also a member of the Transportation Committee, House Administration Committee, Redistricting Committee, Select Committee on Community Safety, and the Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety.