Honorable Jeff Wentworth, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3060 by Pena (Relating to issuance by a court of a capias or a capias pro fine.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to authorize county-level courts and district courts to issue a capias pro fine (an arrest warrant for unpaid fines and costs) for the arrest of persons who have failed to pay assessed fines, fees, and court costs and to impose a $50 fee for executing or processing the capias. Current law gives this explicit authority only to justice and municipal courts. The bill would also make certain nonsubstantive conforming amendments and other conforming repeals.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2007.
The fiscal impact related to authorizing county-level and district courts to issue a capias pro fine and to impose a $50 fee would vary, depending on the number of applicable cases and collection rates; however, the fiscal impact is not anticipated to be significant.
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