83rd Legislative Session Summary

86th Legislature (Regular, Jan. 8, 2019 to May 27, 2019)

Indigent Defense Budget Summary for FY 2014/2015
SB 1 - General Appropriations Act (excerpts pertaining to Texas Indigent Defense Commission)

House and Senate Resolutions commemorating the 50th anniversary of landmark Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright
Texas Judicial Council Resolution in support of additional state funding for indigent defense

Message For You from the Commission's Executive Director, Jim Bethke
Legislative Appropriations Request submitted to Office of the Governor BPP and LBB on 8/16/12
Indigent Defense Workshop: Preview of the 83rd Legislature and Recent Developments, November 13, 2012 - agenda and PowerPoint

Texas Legislature Online
Texas Judicial Council's legislative webpage
Other criminal justice organizations' legislative information

Legislative Policy of the Commission

For all other legislative inquires, email Wesley Shackelford, Special Counsel/Deputy Director, or call him at 512.936.6997


Texas indigent defense legislative information from previous sessions: