HB 2499

84(R) - 2015
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

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Senfronia Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the electronic filing of bail bonds in certain counties.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to permit bail bonds to be filed electronically with the court, judge, magistrate or other officer taking the bond.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2499 establishes an alternative, electronic means of payment for bail bond payments, so we support it on our principle of personal responsibility. Furthermore, the reduction in paperwork such a change may represents supports our limited government stance.