HB 3195

86(R) - 2019
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate Criminal Justice
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gene Wu
Harold Dutton Jr.
Andrew Murr
James White


John Whitmire

Bill Caption

Relating to juveniles committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3195 would give the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice more flexibility in determining when to release a juvenile defendant participating in a highly structured residential program. The bill would allow certain records and information concerning a child to be released to an entity assisting the department in providing transition planning and reentry services to the child. The bill would also change from 30 days to 10 days the amount of time the department has to report certain information to the court that committed the child to the department.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 3195 because is administrative or procedural in nature and neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.