Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2862 by McClendon (Relating to procedures related to juvenile cases.), As Passed 2nd House
The bill would amend the Family Code, the Human Resources Code, and the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to procedures related to juvenile cases and the adjudication and disposition of juvenile conduct. The bill would also require the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to collect data relating to the placement of a child in disciplinary seclusion in a juvenile facility. No significant impact on the programs and workload of state corrections agencies or on the demand for resources and services of those agencies is anticipated from any provisions of this bill that authorize or require a change in the sanctions applicable to juveniles who have been adjudicated for misdemeanor or felony conduct.
It is assumed that implementing the provisions of the bill can be absorbed within existing resources. The bill would take effect on September 1, 2013.