Bill Text: TX HB4007 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to procedures applicable to a person released on parole or to mandatory supervision and charged with certain new offenses or an administrative violation of a condition of release.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2015-05-14 - Placed on General State Calendar [HB4007 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HB4007-Introduced.html
  84R10953 MEW-D
 
  By: Guillen H.B. No. 4007
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to procedures applicable to a person released on parole or
  to mandatory supervision and charged with certain new offenses or
  an administrative violation of a condition of release.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.254, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsections (d), (e), (f), and
  (g) to read as follows:
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), pending [Pending]
  a hearing on a charge of parole violation, ineligible release, or
  violation of a condition of mandatory supervision, a person
  returned to custody shall remain confined.
         (d)  A magistrate of the county in which the person is held in
  custody may release the person on bond pending the hearing if the
  person is arrested or held in custody only on a charge that the
  person:
               (1)  committed an administrative violation of release;
  or
               (2)  violated a condition of release by committing a
  new offense for which the person is eligible for release on bond,
  other than:
                     (A)  an offense under Title 5 or Chapter 29, Penal
  Code; or
                     (B)  an offense involving family violence, as
  defined by Section 71.004, Family Code.
         (e)  The provisions of Chapters 17 and 22, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, apply to a person released under Subsection (d) in the
  same manner as those provisions apply to a person released pending
  an appearance before a court or magistrate, except that the release
  under that subsection is conditioned on the person's appearance at
  a hearing under this subchapter.
         (f)  A county that confines in the county jail an inmate or
  person to whom Section 508.282(a)(1) applies is entitled to receive
  compensation from the state for:
               (1)  medical or other special needs expenses incurred
  during any day the inmate or person is confined in the county jail;
  and
               (2)  the costs of confinement, other than those
  described by Subdivision (1), incurred by the county beginning on
  the 16th day the inmate or person is confined in the county jail.
         (g)  A county promptly shall inform the department that an
  inmate or person described by Subsection (f) is confined in the
  jail. On the first day of each quarter of a county's fiscal year,
  the county judge shall certify to the comptroller of public
  accounts each inmate or person confined and, for each inmate or
  person confined, the amount of medical or other special needs
  expenses and costs of confinement incurred during the preceding
  fiscal quarter for which the county is entitled to compensation
  under Subsection (f). The comptroller shall issue to the
  commissioners court of the county a warrant in an amount computed
  for the preceding fiscal quarter for all inmates or persons
  confined.
         SECTION 2.  (a) The change in law made by this Act applies
  only to a person who on or after the effective date of this Act is
  charged with a violation of the person's release on parole or
  mandatory supervision. A person who before the effective date of
  this Act was charged with a violation of release is governed by the
  law in effect when the violation was charged, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         (b)  A county is entitled to compensation from the state
  under Section 508.254(f), Government Code, as added by this Act,
  only for the confinement of a person who on or after the effective
  date of this Act is charged with a violation of release.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
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