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Relating to procedures and reporting requirements regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 601 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.