HB 1457

86(R) - 2019
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Alex Dominguez

Bill Caption

Relating to the eligibility of certain attorneys to be employed by a public defender's office.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1457 would allow a private practice criminal law attorney to be employed by a public defender’s office on a part-time basis for the sole purpose of providing counsel in relation to an indigent person’s appearance before a magistrate.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 1457 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.