HB 3303

86(R) - 2019
House Corrections
House Corrections
Mandatory Community Supervision

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Rhetta Andrews Bowers

Bill Caption

Relating to the revocation of community supervision for a violation of a condition of community supervision committed by a defendant who is the primary caretaker of a child or is pregnant.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

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. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

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.