Bill Text: TX SB219 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to certain fees of and costs incurred by sheriffs and constables.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-01 - Referred to Criminal Justice [SB219 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB219-Introduced.html
  86R1670 JTS-D
 
  By: Rodríguez S.B. No. 219
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain fees of and costs incurred by sheriffs and
  constables.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 118.131(h), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (h)  If the commissioners court does not set fees under this
  section, the fees for services by the offices of the sheriff and
  constables are those fees provided by law in effect for the
  preceding fiscal year [on August 31, 1981].
         SECTION 2.  Section 118.133(d), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  Fees collected under this section [Act] shall be
  deposited in the county treasury to the credit of the general fund
  of the county.
         SECTION 3.  Section 118.134(b), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to costs
  incurred on property seized in conjunction with an offense alleged
  under the Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure, or Title 6 or
  7, Transportation Code [Title 116, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes],
  when the owner of the property is subsequently found to be not
  guilty of an offense or other proscribed activity described in
  those statutes, or if other charges whether criminal or civil are
  dropped.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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