By: McClendon H.B. No. 63
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the penalty for evasion of process.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Article 20.14, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
amended to read as follows:
Art. 20.14. EVASION OF PROCESS. If it be made to appear
satisfactorily to the court that a witness for whom an attachment
has been issued to go before the grand jury is in any manner
wilfully evading the service of such summons or attachment, the
court may fine such witness, as for contempt, an amount not
exceeding five hundred dollars for each day that the witness evades
SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies only
to an evasion of service of a summons or attachment issued by a
court on or after September 1, 2005. An evasion of service of a
summons or attachment issued by a court before September 1, 2005, is
governed by the law in effect immediately before that date, and the
former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.