85(R) - 2017
Mandatory Community Supervision
Alma A. Allen
Related to conditions of community supervision applicable to supervision officer meetings and visits.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
This bill would require a community supervision and corrections department to adopt a policy regarding the scheduling of meeting or visits with defendants placed on community supervision. The policy must require the officer supervising the defendant to take into consideration the defendant’s work, treatment, or community service schedule when scheduling visits.
Vote Recommendation Notes
We support HB 1504 because it is good policy to have a community supervision officer consider the defendant’s schedule, so that the defendant may maintain a job and complete the terms of their community supervision without unnecessary obstacles. This bill satisfies our commitment to limited government, by seeking to reduce the factors that cause recidivism.
American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Texas Association of Goodwills