SB 1631

85(R) - 2017
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedure
Mandatory Community Supervision

Companion Bill

HB 1111

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


José Rodríguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the child safety zone applicable to a person released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This bill would specify that individuals released on parole or mandatory supervision who otherwise may not be in a child safety zone, are allowed to be in, or within, the distance decided by the parole board as long as they in or going immediately to or from:
  • A parole office
  • Premises of a program the inmate is required to attend
  • A residential facility or residence the inmate is required to reside in
  • Any other authorized facility or residence.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill upholds our liberty principle of limited government by specifying particular requirements on individuals released on parole or mandatory supervision. As long as they are conducting legitimate business, and are merely passing by a child safety zone, they should not be penalized.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association