HB 725

84(R) - 2015
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
House Juvenile Justice & Family Issues

Companion Bill

SB 888

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral


Sylvester Turner

Bill Caption

Relating to the appeal of waiver of jurisdiction and transfer to criminal court in juvenile cases.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 725 would amend the Texas statutes to allow an accelerated disposition by the appellate court for juveniles. This bill would also repeal a provision within the Code of Criminal Procedure indicating provisions related to the “appeal of transfer from juvenile court”

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would expedite the appeal process by repealing a provision that was created during the movement to be stricter on juvenile associated crimes. We support this bill for preserving our Texas constitutional right of a “speedy public trial”. This is aligned with our limited government principle.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Appleseed