HBA-EDN H.B. 2010 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2010 By: Uresti Criminal Jurisprudence 4/1/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Delivering a controlled substance or marihuana to a minor entails serious ramifications. Not only does such conduct constitute a breach of public trust, but it can lead to a cycle of addiction which continues into adulthood. Many adults who are now addicted to these substances began consumption when they were still minors. Under current law, delivery of a controlled substance or marihuana to a minor is a second degree felony, but the defendant may be granted deferred adjudication and placed on community supervision. Because of the danger in which a minor may be placed, many think that a defendant who commits such an offense should not be entitled to deferred adjudication. House Bill 2010 prohibits a judge from granting deferred adjudication to a defendant who delivers a controlled substance or marihuana to a minor. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 2010 amends the Code of Criminal Procedure to exclude delivery of a controlled substance or marihuana to a minor from the offenses for which a judge is authorized to grant deferred adjudication and place a defendant on community supervision. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.