Honorable James White, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB2168 by Allen (relating to a trauma history screening for certain defendants and inmates.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the Government Code as it relates to trauma history screening for certain defendants and incarcerated individuals. Under the provisions of the bill, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice would conduct trauma history screenings for incarcerated individuals and those placed on community supervision and refer certain individuals to the appropriate health care professional.
This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill would not result in a significant impact on the demand for state correctional resources. The bill does not expressly create a felony offense, increase the punishment for an existing misdemeanor to that of a felony, increase the punishment for an existing felony offense or category of felony level offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for felony community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.
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