HB 3649

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate State Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Abel Herrero


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to confidential communications of victims of certain family violence offenses. 

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would grant a victim of family violence who is receiving services at a family violence center the right to refuse to disclose, or to prevent another from disclosing, a communication between the victim and an advocate employed by the family violence center. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Allowing victims of violence to have confidential and privileged communications with service providers satisfies our commitment to individual liberty. For this reason, we support HB 3649. 

Organizations Supporting

City of Corpus Christi