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 assessment for certain defendants and inmates.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the Government Code as it relates to trauma history assessments for certain defendants and incarcerated individuals. Under the provisions of the bill, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice would conduct trauma history assessments 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 criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.
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