Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1801 by Zerwas (Relating to the date by which a prosecuting attorney may appeal certain orders, rulings, or sentences in a criminal case.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the date by which a prosecuting attorney may appeal certain orders, rulings, or sentences in a criminal case. The bill would provide that the prosecuting attorney may not make an appeal later than the 20th day after the date a court enters an order, ruling or sentence, rather than the 15th day as provided in current law. To the extent the bill would allow prosecutors more time in which to file an appeal to court orders, rulings or sentences, no significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2007.
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