Bill Text: TX SB336 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - Referred to Criminal Justice [SB336 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB336-Introduced.html
  86R3506 MAW-D
 
  By: West S.B. No. 336
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain
  misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 45.041, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsections (c-1) and
  (c-2) to read as follows:
         (c)  The justice or judge shall credit the defendant for time
  served in jail as provided by Article 42.03.
         (c-1)  In addition to credit under Subsection (c), in  
  imposing a fine and costs in a case involving a misdemeanor
  punishable by a fine only, the justice or judge shall credit the
  defendant for any time the defendant was confined in jail or prison
  while serving a sentence for another offense if that confinement
  occurred after the commission of the misdemeanor. 
         (c-2)  A [The] credit under Subsection (c) or (c-1) shall be
  applied to the amount of the fine and costs at the rate provided by
  Article 45.048.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  defendant who is sentenced for an offense on or after the effective
  date of this Act, regardless of whether the offense is committed
  before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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