HB 1504

85(R) - 2017
House Corrections
House Corrections
Mandatory Community Supervision

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Alma A. Allen

Bill Caption

Related to conditions of community supervision applicable to supervision officer meetings and visits. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

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. 

Organizations Supporting

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Texas Association of Goodwills