Committee: JudiciarySponsor: Whatley
Analyst: Pete GroganDate: 02/09/2021


Senate Bill 197 as introduced provides for the dismissal of a case with a prejudice if a law enforcement officer who issues a ticket for a nonfelony traffic offense fails to appear before the court.

This could decrease receipts to the State General Fund and municipal general funds from fines; and decrease receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds and other funds to which court costs are deposited by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of cases dismissed with prejudice per the provisions of this bill.

 Tom Whatley, Chairperson