Bill

SB 49

87(R) - 2021
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Disabilities
Criminal Procedure
Sheriffs

Contact the Author

Judith Zaffirini

Phone:

512-463-0121

Capitol Office:

1E.14

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Judith Zaffirini

Bill Caption

Relating to procedures regarding defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 49 would require a defendant’s mental illness or intellectual disability interview report to be provided to the sheriff or person responsible for the defendant's medical records and the personal bond office or office responsible for supervising pretrial releasees. A magistrate would not be required to order such an interview if the defendant is no longer in custody.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 49 as it does not touch directly upon any of our Liberty Principles.

Contact the Author

Judith Zaffirini

Phone:

512-463-0121

Capitol Office:

1E.14

Email: