BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
In 2001, House Bill (HB) 1649 was passed. SECTION 7 of the bill amended Section 508.283 of the Government Code by adding subsection (c) which stated that if an offender's parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon of a person was revoked, the person may be required to serve the remaining portion of their sentence on which they were released.
If at the issuance of the warrant or summons, the person has not served at least half of their sentence they are required to serve their entire sentence back in custody. However, if at the issuance of the warrant or summons, the person has served at least half of their parole or mandatory supervision, they are required to serve only the remaining portion of their sentence in custody. This affected offenders whose revocation came on or after September 1, 2001. HB 1896 would make that date retroactive.
It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.
HB 1896 amends the effective date of HB 1649 from the 77th Legislature to be retroactive.
Upon Passage, or if this Act does not receive the necessary votes, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.