Bill

HB 3863

86(R) - 2019
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety

Vote Recommendation

Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Terry Wilson

Bill Caption

Relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to special agents of the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 3863 would include special agents of the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture among the criminal investigators deemed not to be peace officers but who have the powers of arrest, search, and seizure under state laws as to felony offenses only. This would allow these special agents to more fully participate in joint investigations with state and local agencies concerning violations of state law.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2863 because it does not affect our liberty principles.