HB 1931

83(R) - 2013
Homeland Security

Vote Recommendation

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Ryan Guillen

Bill Caption

Relating to the compensation of property owners whose property is damaged as a result of a suspect fleeing apprehension by a peace officer.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: Under current law, a county or municipality may transfer funds from a criminal asset forfeiture account to general revenue to compensate an individual whose property was damaged due to a criminal pursuit. HB 1931 extends this authority to attorneys representing the State.

Analysis: This strengthens property rights by providing a greater opportunity for private citizens to be made whole if their property is damaged by law enforcement in the course of criminal pursuit. We support HB 1931.