By Denny, et al. H.B. No. 481
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to fees for the services of a peace officer.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Article 102.011(b), Code of Criminal Procedure,
1-5 is amended to read as follows:
1-6 (b) In addition to fees provided by Subsection (a) of this
1-7 article, a defendant required to pay fees under this article shall
1-8 also pay 29 <
21> cents per mile for mileage required of an officer
1-9 to perform a service listed in this subsection and to return from
1-10 performing that service. If the service provided is the execution
1-11 of a writ and the writ is directed to two or more persons or the
1-12 officer executes more than one writ in a case, the defendant is
1-13 required to pay only mileage actually and necessarily traveled. In
1-14 calculating mileage, the officer must use the railroad or the most
1-15 practical route by private conveyance. This subsection applies to:
1-16 (1) conveying a prisoner after conviction to the
1-17 county jail;
1-18 (2) conveying a prisoner arrested on a warrant or
1-19 capias issued in another county to the court or jail of the county;
1-21 (3) traveling to execute criminal process, to summon
1-22 or attach a witness, and to execute process not otherwise described
1-23 by this article.
1-24 SECTION 2. (a) The change in law made by this Act applies
2-1 only to fees imposed for an offense committed on or after the
2-2 effective date of this Act. For purposes of this section, an
2-3 offense is committed before the effective date of this Act if any
2-4 element of the offense occurs before that date.
2-5 (b) Fees imposed for an offense committed before the
2-6 effective date of this Act are covered by the law in effect when
2-7 the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
2-8 effect for that purpose.
2-9 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1995.
2-10 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
2-11 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-12 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-13 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-14 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.