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Relating to the date on which certain persons placed on deferred adjudication community supervision are eligible to file a petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.
The Legislative Budget Board does not anticipate any significant fiscal impact to the state.
HB 1452 would allow a person to petition the court that placed them on deferred adjudication community supervision for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information after the first anniversary of the discharge and dismissal for a misdemeanor, rather than the second, and the third anniversary for a felony, rather than the fifth.
Texas Action supports SB 1452 because it promotes personal responsibility. This bill would allow individuals who have made a mistake and successfully completed a deferred adjudication sentence to have a second chance by shortening the requisite waiting period to file a petition for an order of nondisclosure. Proper housing and employment are critical factors in determining whether an individual will re-offend, and even a minor criminal record can have irreparable damage on obtaining both of these. This bill could have a positive effect on the proper re-entry into society for these former offenders and prevent future recidivism.