SB 2190

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Juvenile Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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John Whitmire

Bill Caption

Relating to the confinement of juveniles in certain facilities.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2190 would would strike language which prohibited confining juvenile offenders in facilities that were originally constructed or previously used for the confinement of adult offenders. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SB 2190 because it advances the principle of limited government. This bill allows for increased flexibility in determining where juvenile offenders may be housed and to make the best use of existing facilities. This may potentially allow some juvenile offenders to be placed in confinement facilities closer to their homes so they may remain in closer contact with their families and support systems.