HB 2595

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive


Tan Parker

Bill Caption

Relating to the value of personal property that is exempt from seizure to pay a crime victim under an order of restitution.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2595 exempts a defendant's personal property from seizure in the case of restitution for a crime victim if the property is valued at $20,000 or less for a family and $10,000 for a single adult.

Analysis: HB 2595 would reduce the values for exempted property of convicted criminals in cases of restitution for victims. This bill promotes a victim's right to receive restitution and enhances their individual liberty. We recommend voting YES on HB 2595.