HB 2280

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Larry Phillips

Bill Caption

Relating to the criminal offense of prohibited employment with a bail bonding business.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2280 would correct ambiguity in current law regarding an attorney who acts as a surety and employs an individual convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a felony.

Analysis: HB 2280 does not create new laws or penalties. Rather, it clarifies ambiguity within existing statute. To the extent that clarifying ambiguity may allow the law to be appropriately observed and to be applied more evenly across jurisdictions, we support HB 2280.