Inmates; Department of Corrections to establish a personal trust account therefor. (HB2225)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Corrections; inmate savings accounts.  Requires the Department of Corrections to establish for each inmate a personal savings account consisting of 10 percent of any funds received by an inmate from any source until the account has a balance of $1,000. Funds in an inmates personal savings account shall be paid to the inmate upon parole or final discharge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101552D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/24/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/28/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104399D-H1
01/31/2011Read first time
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104399D-H1
02/01/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2225H1
02/02/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/11/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2225ER)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2225ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 1/1/12)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB923.


stephen writes:

I think it's a good law to teach people how to save, and cut down on the need for the state to support people.

Dave writes:

Savings accounts are a good idea for most working people; however, not for an inmate. This is especially unreasonable considering that the savings account funds turned over to an inmate upon release would likely be seized by collections agencies and state authorities to repay fines, court costs, and fees incurred by the inmate. Not only are the inmate's immediate needs compromised, the intent of the family and friends that sacrificed to provide for the inmate's needs are subverted.

Another way to accomplish a similar goal is to work with the inmate to instill the internal drive to save to pay off debt and to have a nest egg with which to start again upon release.