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Relating to an annual report concerning the number of inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Under current statute, the Department of Corrections is required to report to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house certain information regarding inmates who have previously been in the conservatorship of child protective services. HB 1191 would require that report to also be sent to all members of the legislature, to be published on the department's website, and include, disaggregated by age, the number of inmates who have not previously served a term of imprisonment.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1191. The bill does not substantially increase the administrative burden on the Department of Corrections as it only requires some additional information added to a report which they are already required to make.