Honorable Nicole Collier, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB1319 by Moody (Relating to a procedure in a justice or municipal court for rendering certain judgments and sentences.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow that a criminal action is considered adjudicated for appeals purposes and the sentence is considered rendered in fine-only misdemeanor cases in which the defendant pled guilty or no contest. Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration, it is assumed that 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.
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