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Next Review Date: None
Last Review Cycle: 2002-2003 Review Cycle - 78th Legislative Session
Final Results of Last Sunset Review
The Correctional or Rehabilitation Facility Subchapter (the Subchapter), enacted in 1997, authorizes local officials (county and city governing bodies) to deny consent for the location of certain correctional or rehabilitation facilities proposed to be built or operated within 1,000 feet of a residential area, school, public park, or place of worship. The Subchapter applies to correctional facilities, such as state jails, halfway houses, probation and parole offices, and residential facilities operated or contracted for by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, or other political subdivisions of the state. The Legislature directed the Sunset Commission to review the need for, and effectiveness of, this law.
House Bill 1331 contains the Sunset Commission’s recommendations to continue the Subchapter, and to ensure that local communities receive notice and have a reasonable amount of time to review a proposed facility. The major provision of H.B. 1331 is listed below.
- Continue the Correctional or Rehabilitation Facility Subchapter, and Require the State to Provide Notice of These Facilities to Local Officials.