SB 592

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Rodney Ellis

Bill Caption

Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 592 would require attorneys that provide services to indigent defendants to submit a caseload report to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.

Analysis: While this legislation may help the Commission better understand caseloads and determine whether public defenders are handling a proper workload, SB 592 does not fall under our liberty principles and we remain neutral.