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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  GOOD CONDUCT TIME ]

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HB 2120 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to good conduct time earned by certain inmates and the consideration of release on parole for those inmates. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2448 85-0 (2017) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the award of good conduct time to certain inmates. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 3004 83-0 (2013) Author: Allen, Alma Relating to the award of diligent participation credit to defendants confined in a state jail felony facility. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 748 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1220 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the restoration of certain inmates' good conduct time that is forfeited during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 884 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the retention of good conduct time by an inmate whose release on parole or to mandatory supervision is revoked. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1439 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 93 81-0 (2009) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the reinstatement of good conduct time suspended during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2371 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen | et. al. Relating to the forfeiture of an inmate's good conduct time as a result of filing certain motions for forensic DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 44 80-0 (2007) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 148 80-0 (2007) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the eligibility of certain repeat sex offenders for release on parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 681 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1421 79-0 (2005) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1681 79-0 (2005) Author: McCall, Brian
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the imposition of sanctions on an inmate who refuses to cooperate in the taking of a sample or specimen to create a DNA record. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1761 79-0 (2005) Author: Phillips, Larry Relating to the eligibility of certain repeat sex offenders for release on parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1917 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the procedures for reducing or terminating a term of community supervision imposed on a criminal defendant. House: Corrections Withdrawn from schedule
SB 695 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 24 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al. Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
HB 192 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to reviews by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on the effect of race and ethnicity on decisions relating to good conduct time classifications and disciplinary matters. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 1474 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to awards of administrative good conduct time and the advancement of parole eligibility dates for certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 1593 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce Relating to good conduct time earned by certain inmates. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
HB 45 78-1 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a term of imprisonment. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 942 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to a requirement that certain inmates participate in treatment programs as a condition of earning good conduct time. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 962 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the eligibility for parole of an inmate serving a life sentence in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1314 77-0 (2001) Author: Hopson, Chuck
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to requiring certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to participate in treatment programs. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1585 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the completion of a sentence in a felony after revocation of parole, mandatory supervision, or conditional pardon and to the restoration of forfeited good conduct time. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2800 77-0 (2001) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to the restoration of forfeited good conduct time. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 77 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 117 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the forfeiture of commutation of time for good conduct by an inmate of a county jail who files a frivolous or malicious lawsuit. House: County Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 129 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the award of good conduct time to inmates who voluntarily submit to certain controlled substances testing. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 135 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 151 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 172 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 261 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time of an inmate who files a frivolous or malicious lawsuit while confined in county jail awaiting transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 421 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the eligibility of certain offenders for release on parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 425 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the punishment and eligibility for parole of certain violent offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1619 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
SB 25 76-0 (1999) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the eligibility of certain offenders for release on parole or mandatory supervision. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 38 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 55 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the requirements imposed on inmates prior to awards of good conduct time. House: Corrections Referred to subcommittee
HB 106 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 257 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates and to the elimination of release under mandatory supervision for certain inmates. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 611 70-0 (1987) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to inmate population in the Texas Department of Corrections and to sentencing provisions that affect that population. House: Corrections Coauthor authorized
HB 680 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the award of good conduct time to inmates and to the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 963 70-0 (1987) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the ability of certain inmates to earn good conduct time after a revocation of parole or mandatory supervision. House: Corrections Referred to subcommittee
HB 1133 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the manner in which jail inmates earn good conduct time. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2141 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to the award of good conduct time to inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
SB 3 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 557 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to good conduct time for inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 558 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the award of good conduct time to inmates in the Texas Department of Corrections. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 680 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the manner in which jail inmates earn good conduct time. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 710 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the ability of certain inmates to earn good conduct time after a revocation of parole or mandatory supervision. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 9 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 312 69-0 (1985) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 386 69-0 (1985) Author: Willy, John Relating to forfeiture of good conduct time for inmates who violate conditions of a pre-parole transfer program. House: Law Enforcement Coauthor authorized
HB 2460 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the appointment of certain inmates to serve in supervisory or administrative capacities in the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Law Enforcement 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 37 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 188 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time for inmates who violate conditions of a pre-parole transfer program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 409 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1167 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Hightower, Allen
Relating to the forfeiture and award of good conduct time by the director of the Texas Department of Corrections and to eligibility for trusty. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 71 69-3 (1986) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 73 69-3 (1986) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the repeal of provisions designed to reduce the prison population of the Texas Department of Corrections by awarding administrative good conduct time to inmates. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 154 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 786 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to an awarding of administrative good conduct time to prisoners during periods of extraordinary overcrowding in the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 1082 68-0 (1983) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws, and the publication of certain information concerning parole of prisoners. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
HB 1416 68-0 (1983) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to credit earned by a prisoner toward reduction of a sentence. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 1721 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to credit earned by a prisoner toward reduction of a sentence. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
HB 2172 68-0 (1983) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the restoration of good conduct time previously accrued by an inmate upon revocation of parole or mandatory supervision. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
SB 20 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. Senate: Jurisprudence Postponed
SB 640 68-0 (1983) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to credit for good conduct time earned by a prisoner toward reduction of a sentence and to the duty of sheriffs and of the director of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
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
HB 362 67-0 (1981) Author: Henderson, Don
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct times laws. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 2022 67-0 (1981) Author: Cain, David Relating to good conduct earned by prisoners in county jails. House: Security & Sanctions Committee laid on table subject to call
SB 122 67-0 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws; to provide for such instruction in all felony cases, except capital felony cases, on the penalty phase of a trial if the defendant elects to have punishment assessed by the jury rather than the court; providing that nothing contained herein shall be construed to permit the introduction of evidence or argument of counsel on the operation of parole and good conduct time laws or related matters not heretofore deemed relevant in the penalty phase of the trial. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 431 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the encouragement of county jail dicipline, commutation of sentences for good conduct, and forfeiture of commutation under certain circumstances. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 27 67-1 (1981) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to instruction of jurors as to parole and good conduct time laws, to provide for such instruction in all felony cases, except capital felony cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 12 67-2 (1982) Author: Hall, W. N. "Billy" Relating to credit earned by a prisoner toward reduction of a sentence. House: Security & Sanctions Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 562 65-0 (1977) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on the laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 153 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior; making provisions as to procedure and rules governing conduct of the proceedings on assessment of punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
HB 629 64-0 (1975) Author: Wilson, John Relating to good conduct time and conditional release from the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Social Services Reported from committee with substitute
HB 1187 64-0 (1975) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to the classification of inmates of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Social Services Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1290 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to commutation of time for good conduct, industry, and obedience on the part of a prisoner in actual or constructive custody of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Social Services Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 123 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to good conduct time and conditional release from the Texas Department of Corrections. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 657 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to credit on a sentence for time spent in jail pending trial and pending appeal. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 1449 63-0 (1973) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to abolishment of indeterminate sentence requirements and credit for good conduct in and release from the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 413 58-0 (1963) Author: McIlhany, Grainger Walter Relating to providing that in order to encourage county jail discipline, a distinction may be made in the term of prisoners so as to extend to all such as orderly, industrious and obedient, comforts and privileges according to their deserts.
HB 290 54-0 (1955) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin | et. al. Relating to encouraging discipline in county jails; authorizing a system of reward for good jailee conduct; providing for the commutation of time for good conduct, industry and obedience, and authorizing the sheriff to make such commutation; authorizing a deduction from the term or terms of sentences if no charge of misconduct has been sustained against an inmate, not to exceed one third the time of the original sentence.
HB 46 51-0 (1949) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. Relating to providing for the classification of prisoners for good conduct, industry, and obedience, and the commutation of time in accordance with said classification.
SB 35 51-0 (1949) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann | et. al. Relating to amending a previous Act, providing for the classification of prisoners for good conduct, industry, and obedience, and the commutation of time in accordance with said classification.
HB 616 49-0 (1945) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing for the classification of prisoners for good conduct, industry and obedience and the commutation of time in accordance with said classification; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict.
SB 289 49-0 (1945) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending certain Acts providing for the classification of prisoners for good conduct, industry and obedience, and the commutation of time in accordance with said classification.
SB 239 48-0 (1943) Author: Fain, Jr., Clement Franklin "Clem" Relating to encouraging prison discipline; authorizing a system of reward for good prison conduct; repealing all laws in conflict with this Act.
SB 290 47-0 (1941) Author: Fain, Jr., Clement Franklin "Clem" Relating to amending certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes fixing the commutation of time for good conduct for prisoners in the Texas Prison System; and defining commutation credits; fixing the date when this Act shall become effective.

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