Honorable Ray Allen, Chair, House Committee on County Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1495 by Martinez Fischer (Relating to certain standards applicable to certain inmates confined in a county jail pending transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to prohibit the Commission on Jail Standards from adopting a rule that establishes classification requirements and minimum standards for any inmate who is confined in county jail awaiting transfer to the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for whom all paperwork and processing under Section 8 (a), Article 42.09, Code of Criminal Procedure, for transfer has been completed. The bill would take effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house. If not, the bill would take effect September 1, 2005.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.