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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Texas Action supports HB 834 because it would raise the evidentiary standards needed for a drug conviction to a more sensible level. Police officers do not always offer perfect eyewitness testimony. Criminal proceedings based off of a single police officer’s testimony invite government abuse and potential wrongful convictions. HB 834 would prevent juries from convicting an individual based only upon the testimony of a single witness, regardless of who they are.