HB 1359

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Roberto Alonzo

Bill Caption

Relating to the date on which certain criminal defendants are eligible to file a petition for an order of nondisclosure.

Fiscal Notes

This fiscal implication on the State is not able to be determined. The fiscal implication on local governments is anticipated to not be significant.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1359 would reduce the time an individual must wait before being eligible to file a petition of nondisclosure for a criminal record involving certain misdemeanors and felonies, such as kidnapping or unlawful restraint, for which the individual was placed on community supervision.

Analysis: HB 1359 promotes personal responsibility by rewarding individuals who have successfully completed community supervision with a shorter waiting period for eligibility to file a nondisclosure petition for their criminal record. We recommend voting YES on HB 1359.