Honorable James White, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB3512 by Pacheco (Relating to community supervision.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions are the subject of this analysis. The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure and Government Code as they related to community supervision. Under the provisions of the bill, a judge would be allowed to reduce or terminate the period of community supervision under certain circumstances.
Reducing the period of community supervision under certain circumstances is expected to result in fewer demands upon the correctional resources of counties or of the state due to a decrease in the length of stay of individuals placed under community supervision. The bill may have a positive population impact by decreasing the length of stay of people placed under felony community supervision. Whether the bill would result in a significant impact on state correctional populations cannot be determined due to the lack of data or information related to the number of people whose community supervision would be terminated early under the provisions of the bill. In fiscal year 2018, based on data reported to the community supervision tracking system (CSTS), 58,721 persons were terminated from felony community supervision, of which 27,466 were terminated successfully.
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