Honorable James White, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB4044 by Dominguez (Relating to the funding of community supervision and corrections departments.), As Introduced
The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time because the per capita funding formula for certain felony and misdemeanor defendants is unknown.
The bill would amend the Government Code as it relates to the Community Justice Assistance Division (CJAD) of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The bill would require CJAD to establish a per capita funding formula for certain felony and misdemeanor defendants placed on community supervision, as described in the bill. The bill would define a technical violation and would require the division to study the feasibility of adopting additional performance-based components for the funding formula. According to the Comptroller, the bill would have no revenue implications. The provisions of the bill affecting per capita funding for certain defendants could increase state costs, but cannot be determined because the funding formula is not established. TDCJ indicates that the fiscal impact of the provisions of the bill cannot be determined at this time.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
The provisions of the bill may alter state funding to local Community Supervision and Corrections Departments; however, the fiscal impact cannot be determined at this time.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 696 Department of Criminal Justice