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Relating to the creation and preservation of certain records of criminal proceedings.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 815 would no longer require a record of the communication between an arrested person and the magistrate to be preserved until the earlier of the date when the pretrial hearing ends; or the 91 days after the date when the record is made for a misdemeanor or the 120th day after the date on which the record is made for a felony. The bill would require the record to be retained in compliance with the records retention schedule prepared by the director and librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Texas Action is neutral on SB 815 as it is procedural and does not affect our liberty principles.