HB 212

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Roberto Alonzo

Bill Caption

Relating to pretrial hearings in criminal cases.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 212 would require a court to set a pre-trial hearing in cases involving a Class B misdemeanor or higher on request of the defendant. This bill notes that failure to comply with the pre-trial requirement is not grounds for the dismissal of a case.

Analysis: HB 212 relates to court administrative issues and does not fall under any of our liberty principles. We remain neutral on HB 212.