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Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding orders imposing a condition of bond in a criminal case involving a violent offense.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 766 would make administrative changes to the duties required of a magistrate, sheriff, and court clerk when conditions are imposed upon a defendant's bond for certain violent offenses, or when a bond is removed, modified, or charges against a defendant dropped. The purpose of this bill is to make sure local law enforcement officials, and the person or persons intended to be protected by the bond conditions, are appropriately informed so that the bond conditions may be properly enforced.
While HB 766 appears to be sound public policy, it does not appear to have a direct connection to our Liberty Principles. Texas Action remains neutral on HB 766.