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Relating to the collection of information regarding the parental status of inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 659 as it does not affect our liberty principles.