HB 2089

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Mandatory Community Supervision

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral


James White

Bill Caption

Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.

Fiscal Notes

The probable fiscal impact of implementing the bill is indeterminate due to the lack of reliable data on the estimated revenue loss to the Driver Responsibility Program.

Bill Analysis

HB 2089 would allow judges to grant deferred adjudication community supervision to certain offenders who, currently, are prohibited from receiving that sentence. Driving, boating, flying, and setting up/running amusement park rides while intoxicated would be ineligible for deferred adjudication community supervision only under certain circumstances. A judge who grants deferred adjudication community supervision under the provisions of this bill would be compelled to require an ignition interlock device as a condition of their community supervision. 

In addition, if this bill passes, a person who is driving while intoxicated with a child passenger would be subject to an enhanced sentence of a third-degree felony in certain situations. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill upholds our commitment to limited government and personal responsibility by allowing more people to be eligible for deferred adjudication supervision. We support HB 2089. 

Organizations Supporting

Game Warden Peace Officers Association
Texas Conference of Urban Counties
Texas Public Policy Foundation

Organizations Opposed

Texas Probation Association