Honorable Terry Keel, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB366 by Dutton (Relating to the punishment for a capital offense.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Government Code by eliminating the possibility of releasing to parole an inmate who was convicted of a capital felony.
Under current law and policy, the average time served in prison by persons likely to be affected by the provisions of this bill is greater than five years. Therefore, no significant impact on demands on the adult corrections agencies is anticipated during the first five years following passage.