Austin, TX – With today’s veto of HB2193, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice director Marc Levin issued the following statement:

“Texans recognize that the current probation system is broken with unacceptably high rates of revocations and recidivism. While HB 2193 contained positive reforms such as progressive sanctions and the expansion of drug courts, it also had many problems. These flaws included language requiring early termination of probation terms despite failure to pay restitution. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature during the interim to produce a probation reform bill that will include the identified positive changes while also addressing the many concerns.”