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Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated
SB 237 would permit an arresting peace officer to issue a citation to appear to a person who committed a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespass offense rather than taking them before a magistrate if that person resides in the county where the offense took place.
Texas Action supports SB 237 which benefits limited government and individual liberty by giving officers appropriate discretion with respect to criminal trespass offenses and reduces unnecessary arrests for a relatively minor offense.