Honorable Dennis Bonnen, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB2481 by Metcalf (Relating to the administration of a veterans treatment court program.), As Passed 2nd House
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend various codes as they relate to the veterans treatment court program, the establishment of a juvenile family drug court program, and the funding of, and fees collected for, these programs. Under the provisions of the bill, a defendant placed into a veterans treatment court program would be allowed to attend the program in a county other than the one in which the defendant works or resides. The bill would also permit county commissioner's courts to establish juvenile family drug court programs and specify both the source of funding and the persons responsible for paying fees for these programs.
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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