SB 1803

86(R) - 2019

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Joan Huffman

Bill Caption

Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB 1803, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($329,965) through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is required to implement a provision in this bill only if the legislature appropriates money for that purpose. Otherwise, TDCJ may, but is not required to, implement a provision of this bill using other available appropriations. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

SB 1834 would prohibit a person that was charged with continuous trafficking of persons or aggravated promotion of prostitution to be placed on deferred adjudication with community supervision. In addition, offenders charged with indecency with a child above 14 years of age, sexual assault, or aggravated sexual assault would not be allowed to be placed on community supervision. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 1803 which would prohibit deferred adjudication community supervision for people who commit these heinous crimes. This promotes limited government and personal responsibility by preventing these offenders from getting off with a sentence that is disproportionately lighter than the crime.