HB 1178

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Lance Gooden

Bill Caption

Relating to municipal judicial and law enforcement authority on a segment of a highway or street that abuts property located in a municipality.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State or local governments.

Bill Analysis

Summary: Critics assert that the lack of clarity regarding the territory of a municipality creates an impossible situation for police and courts in determining the exact location of an incident for jurisdiction purposes. HB 1178 would clarify the territorial limits of a municipality by including an entire segment of highway in the territory.

Analysis: HB 1178 does not fall under any of our liberty principles. We remain neutral on HB 1178.