Bill Text: TX HB787 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting contact with certain persons.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-2)

Status: (Vetoed) 2021-06-18 - Vetoed by the Governor [HB787 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB787-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 787
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting
  contact with certain persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 42A, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended by adding Article 42A.3015 to read as
  follows:
         Art. 42A.3015.  PROHIBITING CONTACT WITH CERTAIN PERSONS. A
  judge who places a defendant on community supervision may not, as a
  condition of community supervision, prohibit the defendant from
  contacting or interacting with a person who belongs to an
  organization the membership of which includes persons who have
  criminal histories, including persons currently on community
  supervision or parole, and who engages in activities that the
  director of the community supervision and corrections department
  supervising the defendant determines, based on information
  provided by the organization's designated representative or other
  information, include:
               (1)  working with community members to address criminal
  justice issues;
               (2)  offering training and programs to assist formerly
  incarcerated persons; and
               (3)  advocating for criminal justice reform, including
  by engaging with state and local policy makers.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  defendant placed on community supervision on or after the effective
  date of this Act, regardless of whether the offense for which the
  defendant was placed on community supervision was committed before,
  on, or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 787 was passed by the House on April
  15, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 131, Nays 12, 4 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 787 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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