HB 1374

86(R) - 2019
House Corrections
Senate Criminal Justice
House Corrections
Senate Criminal Justice
Family Values

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Ana Hernandez
Ryan Guillen
Victoria Neave


John Whitmire

Bill Caption

Relating to grants for the development and operation of pretrial intervention programs for defendants who are the primary caretaker of a child.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1374 would allow the community justice assistance division to award certain grants to a department for the development and operation of a pretrial intervention program for defendants who are pregnant at the time of their placement in the program or are the primary caretaker of a child younger than 18 years of age.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 1374 because it advances the principles of limited government and personal responsibility. The bill allows parents to be held accountable for their crimes in other ways than incarceration. This allows them the opportunity to take personal responsibility for their actions while still continuing to take care of and support their children. This will help families stay intact and reduce recidivism rates.