HB 601

86(R) - 2019
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate Criminal Justice
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Four Price
Nicole Collier
Joe Moody
Andrew Murr
James White


Richard Raymond


Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to procedures and reporting requirements regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 601 would update procedures for law enforcement to determine, for certain defendants, if there is "reasonable cause to believe that the defendant has a mental illness or is a person with an intellectual disability," to provide for an interview of such a defendant by a mental health professional, and to provide related mental health services. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 601 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.

Organizations Supporting

American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Sheriffs' Association of Texas
Texas Association of Business
Texas Municipal Police Association
The Arc of Texas