SB 2045

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement

Companion Bill

HB 1789

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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Pat Fallon

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2045 would amend certain language in the Local Government Code to clarify that counties, cities, and joint airport authorities can sign mutual aid-agreements and form a task force with one another, regardless of whether it is a "neighboring municipality" or "contiguous county." These task force agreements extend the authority of those entities to collaborate across jurisdictional boundaries to make law enforcement of state and federal highways more efficient.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 2045 as it does not affect our liberty principles. 

Organizations Supporting

Sheriffs' Association of Texas