Honorable John T. Smithee, Chair, House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB478 by Israel (Relating to civil liability for removing certain individuals or animals from a motor vehicle.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Civil Practices and Remedies Code to provide immunity from civil liability to any person that enters a motor vehicle for the purpose of removing an unattended vulnerable individual or domestic animal from that vehicle. Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 696 Department of Criminal Justice