Honorable Garnet Coleman, Chair, House Committee on County Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3903 by Ortiz, Jr. (Relating to county contracts with private entities for jail facilities; providing a penalty.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Local Government Code by specifying the conditions for which a commissioners court may enter into contracts with private entities for jail facilities. The bill would create the offense of "personal benefit prohibited," which would be punishable as a state jail felony. The bill would also specify as subject to open records information collected, assembled, or maintained by a private entity that is not a governmental body in connection with the operation, maintenance, repair, or construction of a detention facility or related facility operated under contract.
It is assumed that the number of persons convicted of the offense of "personal benefit prohibited" would not result in a significant impact on the programs and workload of state corrections agencies. It is assumed that the bill would not significantly affect the operations of state or local government.
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