Bill Text: TX HB4441 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to requests for certain information by the Texas Judicial Council regarding reductions of state jail felony punishment to misdemeanor punishment.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-13 - Referred to Criminal Justice [HB4441 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4441-Engrossed.html
  86R26606 CAE-F
 
  By: Neave H.B. No. 4441
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to requests for certain information by the Texas Judicial
  Council regarding reductions of state jail felony punishment to
  misdemeanor punishment.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 71.035, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
         (e)  In accordance with Subsection (b), the council shall
  request statistics related to:
               (1)  reductions by courts of state jail felony
  punishment to misdemeanor punishment in accordance with Section
  12.44, Penal Code, including:
                     (A)  the number and type of offenses for which a
  court sentenced a defendant under Section 12.44(a), Penal Code; and
                     (B)  the number and type of offenses for which a
  court authorized prosecution under Section 12.44(b), Penal Code;
  and
               (2)  the number of defendants placed in a pretrial
  diversion or pretrial intervention program.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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