Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1125 by Lavender (Relating to the rights of an accused person in and the written waiver of extradition proceedings.), As Engrossed
The bill would add justice of the peace to the judges who may inform an arrestee of his or her rights surrounding extradition to another state. Only justices of the peace who serve in a precinct that is located in a county bordering another state would assist with extraditions. The arrestee would be allowed to challenge the legality of the arrest by writ of habeas corpus, in which case the justice of the peace would direct the arrestee to a court of record.
The bill would slightly reduce the workloads of state judges; however, any fiscal impact is not anticipated to be significant.
The bill would slightly reduce the workloads of county judges; however, any fiscal impact is not anticipated to be significant.
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