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Relating to procedures regarding defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or intellectual disability.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.
Texas Action is neutral on SB 49 as it does not touch directly upon any of our Liberty Principles.