HB 3729

84(R) - 2015
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Joe Farias


Ryan Guillen

Bill Caption

Relating to inclusion of family members of veterans court program participants in the treatment and services provided to the participants under the program.

Fiscal Notes

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.

Bill Analysis

The fiscal note above provides an accurate and adequate explanation of what this bill would do. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

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.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations