Bill

HB 1279

86(R) - 2019
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate Criminal Justice
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate Criminal Justice
Corrections
Courts
Criminal Procedure

Contact the Author

Alma A. Allen

Phone:

512-463-0744

Capitol Office:

GW.5

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Alma A. Allen

Sponsor(s)

Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.


Bill Analysis

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. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 1279 as it neither advances not hinders any of our liberty principles. 

Contact the Author

Alma A. Allen

Phone:

512-463-0744

Capitol Office:

GW.5

Email: