By Ellis S.B. No. 1023
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to records of fines and fees collected in criminal cases.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Article 103.010, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
1-5 amended by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
1-6 (c) Instead of a receipt book, each officer collecting fines
1-7 or fees in criminal cases for the county may maintain the
1-8 information listed in Subsections (b)(1)-(5) in a computer
1-9 database. The officer shall provide a receipt to each person
1-10 paying a fine or fee.
1-11 SECTION 2. Article 103.011, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
1-12 amended to read as follows:
1-13 Art. 103.011. AUDIT. An officer [
provided with a receipt
1-14 book under Article 103.010] shall deliver the [ his] receipt book or
1-15 a copy of any receipt records contained in a computer database to
1-16 the county auditor at the end of each month's business or at the
1-17 end of each month shall allow the county auditor electronic access
1-18 to receipt records contained in the computer database. The county
1-19 auditor shall examine the receipt book or computer records and
1-20 determine whether the money collected has been properly disposed
1-21 of. If each receipt in a receipt [ the] book has been used, the
1-22 county auditor shall keep the book. If any receipt in the book has
1-23 not been used, the auditor shall return the book to the officer.
1-24 The county auditor may keep a copy of computer generated receipt
2-1 records delivered to the county auditor. Any person may inspect a
2-2 receipt book or a computer generated receipt record kept by the
2-3 county auditor.
2-4 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-5 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-6 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-7 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-8 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-9 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-10 passage, and it is so enacted.