HB 3277

84(R) - 2015
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Harold Dutton Jr.

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of the office of independent ombudsman with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in regard to juveniles in custody in certain facilities not operated solely for children committed to the department.

Fiscal Notes

This bill would have negative impact of $2,278,304 through the biennium ending August 31, 2017.

Bill Analysis

HB 3277 would amend the chapter entitled “Independent Ombudsman” within the Human Resources Code to allow audits of all facilities that serve juveniles under juvenile court jurisdiction.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 3277 provides an appropriate independent check to authorities that have jurisdiction to our community’s juvenile. This aligns with our limited government principle. We support HB 3277.

Organizations Supporting

Texans Care for Children
Texas Appleseed
Texas Association of Goodwills
 National Association of Social Workers/Texas