HB 3579

84(R) - 2015
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Roberto Alonzo

Bill Caption

Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to an offense for which a person is arrested.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to State or local government.

Bill Analysis

HB 3579 would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to decrease the waiting periods for formal charging instruments to not be filed before a petition for an expunction can be filed and makes clarifying changes.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms the principle of limited government by clarifying the law to state that individual charges arising from an arrest can be eligible to be expunged, rather than not allowing any charges to be expunged because there is at least one charge that is not eligible.  For this reason, we support HB 3579.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Public Policy Foundation