Bill

SJR 32

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate Criminal Justice
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
Law Enforcement

Companion Bill

HJR 96

Contact the Author

Brian Birdwell

Phone:

512-463-0122

Capitol Office:

E1.706

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Brian Birdwell
Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a dog used for county law enforcement purposes to the dog's handler on the dog's retirement.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated, other than the cost of publication. The cost to the state for publication of the resolution is $177,289.

Bill Analysis

SJR 32 would allow a county to transfer ownership of a dog used for law enforcement purposes to the dog's handler at no cost to the handler.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports SJR 32 because it advances the principle of limited government by providing for a common-sense solution for the retirement of dogs used for law enforcement purposes. Counties are now unnecessarily restrained in their options for dealing with such situations.

Organizations Supporting

Dallas Police Department
Houston Police Department
Sheriffs' Association of Texas

Contact the Author

Brian Birdwell

Phone:

512-463-0122

Capitol Office:

E1.706

Email: