Bill Text: TX HB2259 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to uncollectible fees and costs in criminal actions and proceedings.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-22 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB2259 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2259-Comm_Sub.html
  86R20238 MEW-F
 
  By: Smith H.B. No. 2259
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2259:
 
  By:  White C.S.H.B. No. 2259
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to uncollectible fees and costs in criminal actions and
  proceedings.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 103.0081(a), Code of Criminal Procedure,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Any officer authorized by this chapter to collect a fee
  or item of cost may request the trial court in which a criminal
  action or proceeding was held to make a finding that a fee or item of
  cost imposed in the action or proceeding is uncollectible if the
  officer believes:
               (1)  the defendant is deceased;
               (2)  the defendant is serving a sentence for
  imprisonment for life or life without parole; or
               (3)  the fee has been unpaid for at least 10 [15] years.
         SECTION 2.  Article 103.0081(c), Code of Criminal Procedure,
  is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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