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Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1279 would change jury instructions in felony cases regarding parole eligibility, striking language that would inform the jury that the defendant may be released early for good behavior. The bill would also add language stating that a defendant may be released early on parole and could potentially earn early parole eligibility.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1279 as it neither advances not hinders any of our liberty principles.