|Committee: Judiciary||Sponsor: Melson|
|Analyst: Pete Grogan||Date: 02/24/2021|
Senate Bill 59 as introduced and as amended and reported by the Committee on Judiciary could decrease the obligations of local jails by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of people charged with offenses that receive a summons and complaint from municipal law enforcement officers instead of actual arrest.
Further, this bill could increase receipts to the State General Fund and municipal general funds from fines; increase receipts to the State General Fund, county general funds, municipal general funds, and other funds to which court costs are deposited; and could increase the obligations of the State General Fund, district attorneys, and local jails by an undetermined amount dependent upon the number of persons charged with and convicted of failure to appear as provided by this bill and the penalties imposed.
|Tom Whatley, Chairperson|