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HB 256 86-0 (2019) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 788 86-0 (2019) Author: Davis, Sarah | et. al. Relating to a study on the assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles to make parole decisions. House: Corrections Received from the House
HB 1271 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the award of good conduct time to certain inmates; changing parole eligibility. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 3078 86-0 (2019) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the review of clemency applications from certain persons who were victims of human trafficking or family violence. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 155 86-0 (2019) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al. Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 2148 86-0 (2019) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the review of clemency applications from certain persons who were victims of human trafficking or family violence. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 618 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to certain notices and information about certain releasees from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that are provided to or made accessible to criminal justice agencies and to notification of an executive clemency recommendation by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
HB 1041 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to the review of certain privately operated residential facilities for persons released on parole or to mandatory supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1274 85-0 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1601 85-0 (2017) Author: Lozano, J. M. Relating to the release on bail of a person arrested under a warrant issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2468 85-0 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a study on the assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles to make parole decisions. House: Corrections Received from the House
HB 2888 85-0 (2017) Author: Romero, Ramon | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before being released on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3312 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to certain reports by the Board of Pardons and Parole House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 556 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 326 85-1 (2017) Author: Davis, Sarah Relating to a study on the assessments used by the Board of Pardons and Paroles to make parole decisions. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1914 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 771 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1337 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the release of an inmate on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1645 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al. Relating to the monitoring of the Internet access of certain sex offenders placed on community supervision or released on parole or to mandatory supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2289 83-0 (2013) Author: Price, Walter "Four" Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2969 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the restoration of civil rights of certain persons convicted of a felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 213 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Walter "Four"
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1519 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to educational materials on pardons for victims of trafficking of persons. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2734 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to certain mandatory conditions of parole or mandatory supervision for illegal criminal aliens and the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision as a result of violating those conditions. House: Corrections
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2870 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3000 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to creating the offense of continuous trafficking of persons; providing a penalty and other civil consequences. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3340 82-0 (2011) Author: White, James Relating to a warden or certain facility employees providing information or a recommendation to a parole panel regarding an inmate eligible for parole. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 3538 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the release of certain inmates on medically recommended intensive supervision or on super-intensive supervision parole. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3763 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa Relating to the release of inmates in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or other forms of supervised release. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 144 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Relating to allowing a person who successfully completes a term of deferred adjudication community supervision to be eligible for a pardon. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
SB 1179 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1436 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to creating the offense of continuous trafficking of persons; providing a penalty and other civil consequences. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1688 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1883 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce Relating to the factors to be considered by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in establishing parole guidelines. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1149 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to hearings by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3377 81-0 (2009) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the establishment of, departure from, and modification of certain parole guidelines and recommended parole approval rates. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
SB 166 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to hearings by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2276 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Related to parole board rules regarding inmates claiming actual innocence. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HJR 1 81-1 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a posthumous pardon for actual innocence. Filed
SJR 1 81-1 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant a posthumous pardon for actual innocence. Filed
HB 2053 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al. Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HR 2893 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 909. Reported enrolled
SB 208 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to hearings by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 909 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
SR 1203 80-0 (2007) Author: Whitmire, John Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 909. Reported enrolled
HB 2123 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to considerations applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2125 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the procedure applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 227 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to consideration by the Board of Pardons and Paroles of an application for a pardon based on innocence. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 548 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to considerations by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 756 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve | et. al. Relating to providing notice to county law enforcement before a parole panel considers the release of an inmate to that county. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 291 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the qualifications for membership on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 301 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the eligibility of certain persons to represent a person before the Board of Pardons and Paroles or a parole panel. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1715 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the release on parole or mandatory supervision of certain inmates and to the supervision of persons on parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2896 78-0 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 3071 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene Relating to the terms of office for various executive branch boards and commissions. House: State Affairs Withdrawn from schedule
HR 1772 78-0 (2003) Author: Garza, Timoteo Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1952. 1 hr. notice-for consideration
SB 219 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 917 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the time during which inmates may be considered for release on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1678 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Allen, Ray
Relating to the organization and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1952 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Swinford, David | et. al.
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Rules suspended
HB 20 78-1 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the governing bodies, officers, and executive directors of certain state entities. House: Government Reform Meeting cancelled
HB 53 78-1 (2003) Author: Swinford, David
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government; making appropriations. House: Government Reform
Senate: Government Organization
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 72 78-1 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the organization and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Government Reform Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 16 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to considerations by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 19 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government. Senate: Government Organization No action taken in committee
HB 23 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the organization and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Government Reform Reported engrossed
HB 24 78-2 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to state government; making an appropriation. House: Government Reform No action taken in committee
HB 7 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the reorganization of, efficiency in, and other reform measures applying to governmental entities and certain regulatory practices; providing a penalty. House: Government Reform
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
HB 30 78-3 (2003) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the organization and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Government Reform Referred to Government Reform
HR 344 78-3 (2003) Author: Swinford, David Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 7. Reported enrolled
SB 2 78-3 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the organization, board membership, and functions of certain governmental agencies and to the transfer of certain functions to other governmental agencies. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 174 77-0 (2001) Author: Lewis, Glenn Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to meet to perform duties. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1429 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to requiring the provision of notice to crime victims about the release of certain inmates on parole. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1582 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to establishing required work hours for members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 1649 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the organization and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the consequences of the revocation of parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 793 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency in capital cases. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 397 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the procedure applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 398 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to considerations applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1191 76-0 (1999) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al. Relating to requirements for membership on or employment by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1315 76-0 (1999) Author: Lewis, Glenn | et. al. Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles and parole panels of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to meet to perform duties. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 3167 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain persons employed by the Board of Pardons and Paroles or the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Pensions & Investments Considered in Calendars
SB 352 76-0 (1999) Author: Brown, J. E.
Sponsor: McCall, Brian
Relating to requirements for membership on or employment by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 1698 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1386 75-0 (1997) Author: Gray, Patricia
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the continuation and the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 357 75-0 (1997) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the continuation and the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 918 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to funding the costs of apprehending certain inmates for whom warrants are issued by the Board of Pardons and Paroles or the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2807 74-0 (1995) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles to conduct formal parole hearings. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 3030 74-0 (1995) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles to conduct formal parole hearings. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 48 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Relating to a crime victim's right to appear in person before members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 1188 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to providing immunity from civil suits to persons who communicate, orally or in writing, to the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Senate: Economic Development Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 501 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen | et. al. Relating to prohibiting former members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and former directors and employees of the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from representing persons before the board; providing penalties. House: Corrections Coauthor Authorized
HB 2303 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and to the transfer of certain functions to the board. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 133 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to a prohibition on activities of former officers and certain employees of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Pardons and Paroles Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; providing a penalty. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 724 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the county in which a defendant released on parole or mandatory supervision must reside as a condition of release and to a report by the Criminal Justice Policy Council on the number of inmates released to each county. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HCR 15 72-0 (1991) Author: Cuellar, Henry Directing the Board of Pardons and Paroles to investigate the cases of all persons convicted of murder or first degree felonies when directly related to victimization by domestic violence. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1579 72-0 (1991) Author: Brooks, Chet | et. al. Relating to the creation of an executive committee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles for the administration and operation of the board. Senate: State Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendments
SCR 26 72-0 (1991) Author: Johnson, Eddie
Sponsor: Cuellar, Henry
Directing the Board of Pardons and Paroles to investigate the cases of all persons convicted of murder or first-degree felonies when directly related to victimization by domestic violence. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
SCR 40 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene Granting Maura Irby permission to sue the State of Texas and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: Administration Referred to Administration
HB 9 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the offenses of aggravated assault and deadly assault on a peace officer, member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, or jailer or guard, or probation officer or employee of an adult.... House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 494 71-0 (1989) Author: Berlanga, Hugo | et. al. Relating to public notice and a hearing before the Board of Pardons and Paroles begins construction of or enters into a contract for a halfway house. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 569 71-0 (1989) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to information considered by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in making a parole decision. House: Corrections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1126 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al.
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the creation of the administrative panel to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, to the management and operations of the board, and to training programs for board members and certain board employees. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1278 71-0 (1989) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation program in the Texas Department of Corrections and to services for alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation contracted for by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 2084 71-0 (1989) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to credit in and benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain officers and employees of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Retirement and Aging Referred to subcommittee
HB 2383 71-0 (1989) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to contracts between the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to municipalities or counties for the financing, construction, operation, maintenance, and management of secure work furlough facilities with.... House: Corrections 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 3052 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to place certain persons on unsupervised parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HR 5 71-0 (1989) Author: Repp, Glenn Creating a committee to study merging the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Adult Probation Commission. House: House Administration 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
HR 693 71-0 (1989) Author: Stiles, Mark | et. al. Directing the House Corrections Committee to investigate the actions by the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Reported enrolled
SB 763 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault on a peace officer, member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, or jailer or guard. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1131 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the establishment and operation of community-based facilities by the Board of Pardons and Paroles for the housing and supervision of technical violators of parole or mandatory . . . . . Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1155 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the notification of certain persons by the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the grounds for parole decisions made by the board. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1447 71-0 (1989) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles to place certain persons on unsupervised parole or mandatory supervision. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 93 71-1 (1989) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to the issuance of receipts for fees paid to the Board of Pardons and Paroles by parolees and persons released on mandatory supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 91 70-0 (1987) Author: Granoff, Al Relating to the operations and continuation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the establishment of tentative parole dates for certain prisoners, the establishment of guidelines for use in parole decisions, and the establishment of additional sanctions to be imposed on prisoners violating terms of parole or release on mandatory supervision. House: Government Organization 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 105 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the eligibility for release on parole or mandatory supervision of prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 107 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the eligibility for release on parole of a prisoner serving cumulative sentences. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 947 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the authority of the Texas Board of Corrections and the Board of Pardons and Paroles to lease certain facilities from federal government. House: Corrections
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1196 70-0 (1987) Author: Valigura, Keith
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to requiring the Board of Pardons and Paroles to notify certain local officials before transferring a prisoner to a halfway house. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HCR 52 70-0 (1987) Author: Ceverha, Bill
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Directing the Board of Pardons and Parole to accelerate its expenditure for placements in the halfway house program. Senate: Criminal Justice Signed by the Governor
HR 307 70-0 (1987) Author: Staniswalis, Chip Encouraging the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to make a grant of funds to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for drug abuse services.
SB 209 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the notification of certain persons by the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the grounds for parole decisions made by the board. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 341 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Granoff, Al
Relating to the operations and continuation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and to pardons and paroles; providing penalties. House: Government Organization
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 420 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the punishment for certain assaultative offenses if the victim of the offense is a member or employee of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 510 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to the operations and continuation of the Texas Adult Probation Commission, the continuation of the state's participation in the Uniform Act for Out-of-State Parolee Supervision, and to alternative forms of probation and probation revocation available to courts. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 556 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the creation of the Sheriffs Advisory Committee to the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the participation of that committee in the parole process. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 860 69-0 (1985) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to a requirement that the Board of Pardons and Paroles notify victims of offenses or their relatives before releasing prisoners. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 861 69-0 (1985) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to the manner in which a prisoner is required to appear at a hearing to revoke parole or mandatory supervision. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Public Safety
HB 1109 69-0 (1985) Author: Keller, Ray Relating to a requirement that the Board of Pardons and Paroles notify victims of offenses or their relatives before holding parole hearings for certain prisoners. House: Law Enforcement Coauthor authorized
HB 1307 69-0 (1985) Author: Oliver, Jesse
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the manner in which a prisoner is required to appear at a hearing to revoke parole or mandatory supervision and to time limits in which the hearing must be held and a disposition of the prisoner's case made. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
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HB 1378 69-0 (1985) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to the imposition of certain conditions of bail, probation, mandatory supervision, and parole for defendants charged with or convicted of certain offenses with children as victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
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SB 518 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Waldrop, Tom
Relating to the imposition of certain duties on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and to the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 842 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Hightower, Allen
Relating to administrative revocation of paroles, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon of releases convicted of a felony offense involving a penal sentance for an act committed while on administrative release and to conditional right to be heard. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
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HB 40 69-3 (1986) Author: Richardson, Bob Relating to the notification of victims and certain other persons about parole hearings for criminal defendants. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Posting rule suspended
HB 69 69-3 (1986) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the eligibility for release on parole or mandatory supervision of prisoners in the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 74 69-3 (1986) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to public participation in parole and mandatory supervision hearings. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
SB 40 69-3 (1986) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Melton, Bob
Relating to parole eligibility, good conduct time, and release to mandatory supervision of certain prisoners. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 41 69-3 (1986) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the requirement of notice to certain officials before release of a prisoner on parole or to mandatory supervision or before recommendation for clemency; relating to application of the statute. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Co-author authorized
SB 281 68-0 (1983) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Hall, Lanny
Making a supplemental appropriation to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for certain expenses associated with relocating to different office space to alleviate current overcrowded conditions. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 396 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Relating to the establishment of the Board of Pardons and Paroles as a statutory agency and to the membership, terms and power of the board to determine, continue, modify, or revoke paroles and releases to mandatory supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Signed by the Governor
SB 909 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to benefits from the Employees Retirement System of Texas for certain officers and employees of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: State Affairs No action taken
SB 910 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Short, Alex
Relating to hazardous duty pay for parole officers and certain employees or officials of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 1066 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to good conduct time earned by a prisoner and to department procedures for the restoration of good conduct time and to certain powers and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
SJR 13 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Proposing a constitutional amendment to establish the Board of Pardons and Paroles as a statutory agency and to give the board the power to revoke paroles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Filed without the Governor's signature
HB 137 68-2 (1984) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to appropriations to the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Commission on Human Rights. House: Appropriations Coauthor authorized
HB 365 67-0 (1981) Author: Geistweidt, Gerald Relating to the organization of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the administration of parole systems. House: Security & Sanctions Coauthor authorized
HB 582 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the increase of the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions. House: Security & Sanctions No action taken
HB 583 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to increase of the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions. House: Security & Sanctions No action taken
HB 1111 67-0 (1981) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the authority of the Board of Pardons and Parole. House: Security & Sanctions Record vote
HJR 28 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Proposing a conditional amendment to eliminate the constitutional authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HJR 29 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number and salaries of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
SB 125 67-0 (1981) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Geistweidt, Gerald
Relating to the organization of the Board of Pardons and Paroles; the administration of the parole and mandatory supervision systems; certain requirements for parole or mandatory supervision; and to certain orders in probation revocations. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 602 66-0 (1979) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the location of the headquarters of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Security & Sanctions Coauthor authorized
HB 1247 66-0 (1979) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the increase of the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions. House: Security & Sanctions Referred to subcommittee
HB 1248 66-0 (1979) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to increase of the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles and elimination of the parole commissioner positions. House: Security & Sanctions Referred to subcommittee
HB 1942 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Transferring parole supervision functions from the Board of Pardons and Paroles to the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Security & Sanctions Referred to subcommittee
HJR 92 66-0 (1979) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the constitutional authority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
HJR 93 66-0 (1979) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number and salaries of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to subcommittee
SB 669 66-0 (1979) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to location of the headquarters of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: State Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 340 65-0 (1977) Author: Allen, Joe Relating to a prison inmate's right to inspect information for consideration by the Board of Pardons and Paroles in determining whether to order his parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 571 65-0 (1977) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to eligibility for probation, parole, and release to mandatory supervision, to conditional pardons, to prisoner classification, and to good conduct time. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1740 65-0 (1977) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to parole commissioners and the operations of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 8 65-0 (1977) Author: Hall, Anthony Proposing an amendment to Article IV, Section 11, of the Texas Constitution, relating to the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Amendments Coauthor authorized
SB 938 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Rudd, Jim
Relating to parole commissioners and their duties in regard to parole and mandatory supervision and to the operations and aministration of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SR 42 65-2 (1978) Author: Jones, Grant Creating a special interim committee to study the organizational structure and operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: Administration
HB 291 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Providing for the appointment of Parole Commissioners; fixing their duties and authority; providing for their method of appointment; and providing for their compensation and reimbursement for expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1512 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the Board of Pardons and Paroles; creating a Parole Commission and an executive director of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HJR 60 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to increasing the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
HJR 90 64-0 (1975) Author: Hall, Anthony Relating to the number of members on the Board of Pardons and Paroles. House: Constitutional Revision Referred to Committee on Constitutional Revision
SB 240 64-0 (1975) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Bock II, Bennie
Amending Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended, by adding a new Section 14A to Article 42.12; providing for the appointment of parole commissioners, certain appointees to reside in Walker County; fixing their duties and authority; providing for their method of appointment; providing for their compensation and reimbursement for expenses; making appropriations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
90 day bill
SB 600 64-0 (1975) Author: Gammage, R.A. "Bob" Relating to the release of certain prisoners to mandatory supervision as defined in this Act and to parole and to executive clemency; providing for the authority, responsibility, and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Division of Parole Supervision in administering the program and the duties of parole officers; making certain provisions for paroling prisoners to detainers or for hospitalization; relating to revocation of the release to mandatory supervision or parole; relating to calculation of time served on a sentence under various circumstances; making certain information privileged. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Human Resources
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SCR 65 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Schieffer, Tom
Requesting that the house return Senate Bill Number 600 to the senate for further consideration. Signed by Governor
SJR 30 64-0 (1975) Author: McKinnon, Mike Amending Constitution to increase membership of Board of Pardons and Paroles. Senate: Texas Constitution Referred to Committee on Texas Constitution
HJR 33 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Proposing and amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to increase the number of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and to alter the procedures under which certain actions are taken. House: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
SCR 144 63-0 (1973) Author: Santiesteban, H. Directing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles in cooperation with the governor to undertake a speedy review of the case file of all individuals currently serving penitentiary sentences for convictions involving violations of Article 725b in the light of penalties set forth in the revised statutes. Received from the Senate
HB 972 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to the procedures and location of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 114 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to providing that the principal office of the Board of Pardons and Paroles shall be in the city of Huntsville.
SB 522 62-0 (1971) Author: Aikin, Jr., A.M.
Sponsor: Heatly, W.S. "Bill"
Relating to transferring funds previously appropriated to the Board of Pardons and Paroles from one appropriation item to another.
SJR 51 62-0 (1971) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to enlarge the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and redefine the board's authority.
HCR 19 62-2 (1972) Author: Cruz, Lauro | et. al. Directing the Board of Pardons and Parole to immediately recommend to the Governor of this state that Lawrence Hernandez be granted a full pardon from his conviction.
HB 901 59-0 (1965) Author: Crain, Jack Walton Relating to conferring the right of eminent domain on the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HB 1052 58-0 (1963) Author: Esquivel, Rudolph S. "Rudy" Relating to aid or compensation due to persons wrongfully fined or imprisoned under the laws of this state for a felony offense.
HB 1 54-0 (1955) Author: Clements, Jamie Hager Relating to implementing the provisions of the Adult Probation and Parole Law; providing for the investigation by probation and parole officers; providing that the Board of Pardons and Paroles shall administer the provisions of this act; providing for the appointment of a Director of Probation and Parole and the method thereof and prescribing his duties and powers; providing for the appointment of probation and parole officers and other employees; making an appropriation for carrying out the provisions of this act; providing for a savings clause.
HB 952 54-0 (1955) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick Relating to providing for the reallocation of certain funds heretofore appropriated to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 437 54-0 (1955) Author: Rogers, Johnnie B. Relating to transferring funds, supplementing the appropriation to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for stationery, printing, binding, office supplies, miscellaneous, office expense, office equipment, postage, box rent, telephone, telegraph and contingent expense, and travel expense for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1955.
HB 417 53-0 (1953) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to providing that the provisions of Acts 1947, 50th Legislature, Page 1049, Chapter 452 shall be applicable to misdemeanors as well as felonies; authorizing application of such act by inferior courts of the State of Texas; providing that such laws shall be applied to misdemeanors in the same manner and to the same extent as felonies; making the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the State of Texas the administrating agency; making parole rules which are applicable to felonies also applicable to misdemeanors.
HB 805 50-0 (1947) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to making an emergency appropriation for the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HB 808 50-0 (1947) Author: Mangum, Preston P. "Pete" Relating to amending a previous Act, to authorize common carriers to grant free passes to the Chairman and members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HB 239 49-0 (1945) Author: Moore, Sr., Carlton Relating to requiring Members to the Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant personal interviews to prisoners applying for clemency and defining their duties in respect thereto.
HB 14 47-0 (1941) Author: Stinson, Jeff D. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedures relative to authorizing the Governor to remit fines, forfeitures of recognizance, and bail bonds.
HB 192 47-0 (1941) Author: Burkett, Omar | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to defining the powers and duties of the board of Pardons and Paroles; establishing a system of parole for convicts sentenced to penitentiaries.
HB 48 47-1 (1941) Author: Kelly, Kirby Relating to making an appropriation out of the general fund of the State Treasury of the State of Texas, not otherwise appropriated, an emergency appropriation to the Board of Pardons and Paroles, defining the use and purpose of said appropriation.
HB 268 46-0 (1939) Author: Wright, Ernest Roy Relating to repealing a certain Statute creating a Board of Pardons and Paroles, fixing their terms of office, etc.
HB 827 46-0 (1939) Author: Bradbury, J. Bryan | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article defining the powers and duties of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.
SB 19 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. Relating to repealing a certain Statute creating a Board of Pardons and Paroles.
HB 1076 45-0 (1937) Author: Harrell, Eugene F. | et. al. Relating to making an emergency appropriation to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles for the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and operation of said Board from February 1, 1937, to August 31, 1937, defining said duties of said Board and employees, locating said Board members.
HB 390 44-0 (1935) Author: McKinney, Jr., Andrew Todd Relating to providing that the Board of Pardons and Paroles shall hereafter sit and have their offices at Huntsville, Walker County, Texas.
HB 20 41-1 (1929) Author: Duvall, Jesse Caldwell | et. al. Relating to providing for a Board of Pardons and Paroles in this State, and providing for a system of recommending to the Governor of this State what persons shall be granted pardons, paroles and furloughs.

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