HB 3807

86(R) - 2019
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Cooke County

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the office of criminal district attorney of Cooke County, the abolition of the office of county attorney in Cooke County, the application of the professional prosecutors law to the district attorney for the 235th Judicial District, and the compensation of a county auditor in certain counties.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 3807, As Introduced: a negative impact of $328,961 through the biennium ending August 31, 2021. The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

HB 3807 would abolish the office of county attorney in Cooke County, and create the elected office of criminal district attorney. The bill would also set out the powers and duties of the criminal district attorney, and provides that the criminal district attorney would exclusively represent the state in all criminal matters before the courts in Cooke County.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 3807 as it concerns an administrative issue for the legislature to address which does not affect our liberty principles.