SB 1264

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

Companion Bill

HB 2085

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Joan Huffman


Carol Alvarado

Bill Caption

Relating to psychological counseling for certain grand jurors.

Fiscal Notes

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. SB 1264 would allow a commissioners court to provide the same counseling for grand jurors after grand jury investigations under the same circumstances as is provided for jurors after jury dismissal. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

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

Organizations Supporting

League of Women Voters of Texas
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas