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HB 257: Elimination of Court-related Financial Obligations for Juveniles

GENERAL BILL by Duran ; Aloupis ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Beltran ; Benjamin ; Driskell ; Eskamani ; Hunschofsky ; Learned ; Morales ; Tant ; Woodson

Elimination of Court-related Financial Obligations for Juveniles; Removes juveniles from numerous provisions relating to court fees; provides that fees & court-ordered costs previously ordered to be paid are unenforceable & uncollectable; provides for reinstatement of driver licenses suspended for failure to make specified payments.

Effective Date: 7/1/2022
Last Action: 3/14/2022 House - Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    10/11/2021 House • Filed
    10/22/2021 House • Referred to Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Judiciary Committee
    • Now in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee
    1/11/2022 House • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/12/2022 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    3/14/2022 House • Died in Criminal Justice & Public Safety Subcommittee

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  • HB 257, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 10/11/2021 at 12:58 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 428 Elimination of Court-related Financial Obligations for Juveniles Book Similar Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Judiciary
    S 870 Driver License Suspensions Jones Compare Last Action: 3/14/2022 S Died in Transportation

    Citations - Statutes (34)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 2 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 6 (pdf)
    322.245 Suspension of license upon failure of person charged with specified offense under chapter 316, chapter 320, or this chapter to comply with directives ordered by traffic court or upon failure to pay child support in non-IV-D cases as provided in chapt Page 8 (pdf)
    775.083 Fines. Page 10 (pdf)
    938.01 Additional Court Cost Clearing Trust Fund. Page 10 (pdf)
    938.03 Crimes Compensation Trust Fund. Page 12 (pdf)
    938.05 Additional court costs for felonies, misdemeanors, and criminal traffic offenses. Page 13 (pdf)
    938.055 Operating Trust Fund of the Department of Law Enforcement. Page 14 (pdf)
    938.06 Cost for crime stoppers programs. Page 14 (pdf)
    938.08 Additional cost to fund programs in domestic violence. Page 15 (pdf)
    938.085 Additional cost to fund rape crisis centers. Page 16 (pdf)
    938.10 Additional court cost imposed in cases of certain crimes. Page 17 (pdf)
    938.13 Misdemeanor convictions involving drugs or alcohol. Page 17 (pdf)
    938.15 Criminal justice education for local government. Page 18 (pdf)
    938.19 Teen courts. Page 19 (pdf)
    938.23 Assistance grants for alcohol and other drug abuse programs. Page 20 (pdf)
    938.27 Judgment for costs of prosecution and investigation. Page 21 (pdf)
    938.29 Legal assistance; lien for payment of attorney’s fees or costs. Page 22 (pdf)
    938.35 Collection of court-related financial obligations. Page 27 (pdf)
    939.185 Assessment of additional court costs and surcharges. Page 28 (pdf)
    943.0515 Retention of criminal history records of minors. Page 31 (pdf)
    944.485 Subsistence fees with respect to certain prisoners; time of adoption; requirements. Page 33 (pdf)
    948.09 Payment for cost of supervision and other monetary obligations. Page 33 (pdf)
    960.28 Payment for victims’ initial forensic physical examinations. Page 36 (pdf)
    985.032 Legal representation for delinquency cases. Page 36 (pdf)
    985.033 Right to counsel. Page 37 (pdf)
    985.038 Page 48 (pdf)
    985.039 Cost of supervision; cost of care. Page 39 (pdf)
    985.12 Civil citation or similar prearrest diversion programs. Page 44 (pdf)
    985.145 Responsibilities of the department during intake; screenings and assessments. Page 45 (pdf)
    985.155 Neighborhood restorative justice. Page 46 (pdf)
    985.18 Medical, psychiatric, psychological, substance abuse, and educational examination and treatment. Page 46 (pdf)
    985.331 Court and witness fees. Page 47 (pdf)
    985.514 Responsibility for cost of care; fees. Page 47 (pdf)

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