Honorable Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Chair, House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1594 by Murr (Relating to increasing the punishment for contempt of court by certain juveniles in a justice or municipal court.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to permit a justice or municipal court to order confinement of up to 24 hours for certain juveniles in contempt of court.
Local Government Impact
The costs associated with confinement would vary depending on a number of factors including the number of cases ordered to confinement by a judge, the size of the local entity jurisdiction, and the resources of each locality.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 644 Juvenile Justice Department