85(R) - 2017
Mandatory Community Supervision
Related to the consequences of successfully completing a period of deferred adjudication community supervision.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Under current law, if an individual successfully completes their sentence of deferred adjudication community supervision a judge may dismiss the proceedings and discharge the defendant. Currently, the dismissal and discharge under this chapter may not be considered a conviction for the purposes of disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law for conviction of an offense. This bill would add a section to this portion of the code that states that a dismissal and discharge may not be used as grounds for denying a professional license to an individual who is otherwise qualified.
Vote Recommendation Notes
This bill upholds our commitment to limited government, and free markets. First, this bill promotes limited government by limiting the state-imposed disabilities that accompany involvement in the criminal justice system. Second, this bill promotes free markets by allowing someone who is otherwise qualified to receive a professional license, but who has been placed on deferred adjudication community supervision, to remain eligible for the license after they have been dismissed and discharged. We support HB 183.