Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3116 by White (Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on best practice standards for the detention of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.), As Engrossed
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would establish a task force to conduct a study on the detention of certain persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The bill would require the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS) to appoint the members of the task force, as outlined in the bill. The task force would be required to submit a report to the governor, the lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of representatives, and the appropriate standing committees of the legislature on its findings no later than December 1, 2020.
According to TCJS, any additional work resulting from the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing recourses. The bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.