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Old 03-19-2019, 06:14 AM
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Does anyone know if this bill had passed yet? When I look it up on line, all I can find is it was introduced, read and sent for corrections, but my fiancé says they heard on the radio that it had passed already?

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Old 03-19-2019, 09:09 AM
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No, it hasn’t been voted on. I believe it was heard by the house during this session and sent for corrections and that’s it.

They “hear” all kinds of things in prison. My husband probably heard something new every month while he was in...even when Congress wasn’t in session

But maybe they’ll actually get to it this year!
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https://legiscan.com/TX/bill/HB1271/2019

that's the page I get my info from.

Weepingwillow was right, it's been referred to corrections.

I don't know why, but I have a very good feeling that this will pass. I know how Texas is about their prisons and their inmates, and logic should tell me to be very skeptical... but I can't help it, I just have an intuition that this time, it'll pass.

Or maybe I just really want to believe!

at the end of the text of the bill itself, it says it'll go into effect September 2019. So.... yeah!
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Contrary to the current text of the bill, this bill has clearly been pending in committee since April so I am not certain what that means for its actual passage. I think the intent of the bill was for the law to become effective in September.
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Contrary to the current text of the bill, this bill has clearly been pending in committee since April so I am not certain what that means for its actual passage. I think the intent of the bill was for the law to become effective in September.
What would this bill change for a person with an aggravated assault with a sentence? Would he be eligible for parole early than the 50% that I have read about.
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Sorry..... sentence of 6 years.
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What does HB 1271 change. My son is incarcerated with a 6 year sentence for aggravated assault. They were telling him he would have to spend 50% of his time before the first parole hearing. Does the HB 1271 reduce the 50% to a lesser time for him to go before the parole board? And if so, does anyone know if it passed.
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It didn't pass this time, hopefully it will go back through. From what I've read it would allow the to credit their good time/work time toward time served making them eligible for parole a little sooner.
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