HB 2085

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Criminal Procedure

Companion Bill

SB 1264

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Carol Alvarado

Bill Caption

Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors. 

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law a commissioners court may provide up to 10 hours of psychological counseling to a juror who served on a criminal trial involving graphic evidence or testimony and who requests the counseling within 180 days after the jury is dismissed.

This legislation would allow a commissioners court to provide the same counseling for grand jurors under the same circumstances. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation is administrative and permissive with no apparent connection to our liberty principles and we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas

Organizations Opposed

League of Women Voters of Texas