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LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT STATEMENT

87TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
May 6, 2021

TO:
Honorable Briscoe Cain, Chair, House Committee on Elections
 
FROM:
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
HB4555 by Guillen (relating to an application for a place on a ballot filed by a person convicted of a felony.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted

The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the election code as it relates to an application for a place on a ballot filed by a person convicted of a felony.  Under the provisions of the bill, a person filing as a candidate who has been convicted of a felony is required to submit proof of eligibility for office with their application.

This analysis assumes implementing 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.




Source Agencies:
LBB Staff:
JMc, SLE, LM, MP