HB 659

86(R) - 2019
House Corrections
House Corrections

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


James White

Bill Caption

Relating to the collection of information regarding the parental status of inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 659 would require The Department of Corrections to maintain information on the number of inmates confined in a correctional facility who are parents of a child receiving educational services. By December 31 of each year, they would have to submit a report summarizing this information to the Texas Education Agency and Department of Family and Protective Services. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 659 as it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Organizations Supporting

Texas Appleseed