SB 1044

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
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José Rodríguez

Bill Caption

Relating to access to criminal history record information by a public defender's office and the office of capital writs and to an exemption for those offices from fees imposed for processing inquiries for that information.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication is anticipated on the State. The Texas Association of Counties reported that the bill is projected to provide savings for counties, but that amount of savings could not be determined.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 1044 would grant the office of capital writs, a public defender's office, and certain local government corporations related to criminal identification access to criminal history records that involve those offices. Additionally, this bill would exempt these offices from paying fees related to obtaining those records.

Analysis: SB 1044 does not fall under our liberty principles, and we remain neutral.