HB 2481

86(R) - 2019
House Corrections
Senate Criminal Justice
House Corrections
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedure
Mandatory Community Supervision

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Will Metcalf
Ryan Guillen
Joe Moody
Dade Phelan
Ana-Maria Ramos


Erin Zwiener


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to the administration of a veterans treatment court program.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2481 would allow a court to transfer responsibility for supervising a defendant placed on deferred adjudication community supervision under a veterans court treatment program to a county nearer to where the defendant lives or works. This is to prevent a person from having to travel a significant distance to comply with supervision requirements if they work or live in a county far from where they committed an offense.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 2481 because it promotes limited government and personal responsibility. These specialized courts increase access to mental health treatment and help reduce recidivism, thereby decreasing future costs to the state to incarcerate these individuals. Deferred adjudication community supervision for first time low-level nonviolent offenses is also much preferred to a record of conviction, which could hinder the individual from obtaining future employment.