Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, Senate Honorable Dennis Bonnen, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB3800 by Thompson, Senfronia (Relating to required reporting of human trafficking cases by certain law enforcement entities and by prosecutors.), Conference Committee Report
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to require attorneys representing the State in certain jurisdictions and the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to file a report to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on any investigations of human trafficking offenses. OAG would be required to adopt rules to administer this reporting program and to contract with a university partner to analyze data generated from the required reports. The bill would require counties with populations of more than 500,000 people and DPS to comply beginning August 1, 2020, and counties with populations of less than 500,000 people to comply beginning August 1, 2021.
According to the Department of Public Safety, no fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
According to the Office of Court Administration (OCA), no significant impact to the State court system is anticipated.
According to OAG, there is no fiscal impact to the office. The responsibilities tasked to the office could be consolidated in its role as the head of the Statewide Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force.
Local Government Impact
According to OCA, no significant impact to local courts is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 302 Office of the Attorney General, 405 Department of Public Safety