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Relating to statewide policies and practices, personnel training, evidence collection and preservation, and data collection and analysis regarding the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault and other sex offenses.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB1590, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($1,361,406) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
HB 1590 would require the office of the Governor to establish the Sexual Assault Survivor's Task Force. This office's duties would include to facilitate cooperation and communication with state agencies that handle sexual assault crimes, collect and analyze data regarding prevention, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault as well as services provided to survivors, and make recommendations to the attorney general.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 1590 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.