Honorable Aaron Pena, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3059 by Pena (Relating to the appearance of certain misdemeanor offenders before a magistrate.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to authorize a peace officer to issue a citation to a person who resides in the county in which that person is charged with committing certain Class A or Class B misdemeanors rather than taking them before a magistrate.
The change in law would apply only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of the bill, which would be September 1, 2007.
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