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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 3303 would require the court to consider whether a defendant is the sole caretaker of a child when deciding, for certain violations of the terms of community supervision, whether to revoke, continue, or modify a defendant's community supervision. The bill would also require the state's attorney to include a statement regarding whether the defendant is a sole caretaker of a child in any motion to revoke, continue, or modify community supervision.
Texas Action supports HB 3303 because it promotes our principle of limited government. The defendant being a sole caretaker of a child is an important consideration in determining the costs of revoking a defendant's community supervision. This bill still allows the court discretion in choosing to revoke supervision, but simply requires them to consider this important factor in qualifying cases.