Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB1804 by Kolkhorst (Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to require that certain notices to local law enforcement and victims be given relating to orders ordering, modifying, or removing a condition of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence. In addition, the bill would require certain information regarding these conditions of bond be added to the Texas Crime Information System (TCIC) by local law enforcement agencies.
According to the Office of Court Administration (OCA), no significant impact to the state court system is anticipated.
According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the bill would have a fiscal impact related to programming costs for modifying the existing TCIC database. It is assumed that the provisions of the bill relating to the modifications of TCIC by the Department of Public Safety could be absorbed using existing resources.
Local Government Impact
According to OCA, there may be a cost to local courts to implement the notice provisions of the bill. However, the cost will vary by jurisdiction and the agency does not have data with which to estimate the impact.
According to DPS, local agencies will be impacted as their systems will need to facilitate entry and modification of bond conditions for transmission to TCIC.
According to the Texas Municipal League, no significant impact to cities is anticipated.
According to Hunt County, no significant fiscal impact is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 405 Department of Public Safety