HB 3532

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Toni Rose

Bill Caption

Relating to the period within which a criminal case must resume after a defendant is determined to be competent to stand trial.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: Current law does not provide a time frame for a criminal proceeding to be resumed after a defendant has been found competent to stand trial after previously being considered incompetent. HB 3532 would provide a specific time frame to resume a criminal proceeding once a defendant is found competent.

Analysis: HB 3532 could possibly increase efficiency in the criminal justice system. This bill does not fall under any of our liberty principles, and we remain neutral.