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Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the
Government Code to expand the definition of a Veterans Court Program to include
inclusion of a participant's family members who agree to be involved in the
treatment and services provided to the participant.
Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
The fiscal note above provides an accurate and adequate explanation of what this bill would do.
The author’s statement of intent says the purpose of this bill “seeks to more thoroughly address the needs of veterans by better integrating familial support systems into the veterans court program.” We support these aims because it would hopefully lead to reduced recidivism rates for people whose cases are handled through the Veterans Court Program, which would reduce the taxpayer burden of having to jail or imprison them. For these reasons, we support HB 3729 which aligns with our personal responsibility principle and individual liberty principle.