SB 213

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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John Whitmire

Bill Caption

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 213 would implement recommendations made by the Sunset Advisory Commission for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Board of Pardons and Paroles, Windham School District, and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee. Additionally, this bill would continue the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Analysis: Texas needs the criminal justice system to promote public safety. SB 213 contains recommendations from the Sunset Commission to help reduce recidivism rates and reduce incarceration costs. We recommend voting YES on SB 213.