SB 342 Authorizes municipal courts to contract with certain entities for probation services
Sponsor: Bartle
LR Number: 0567L.02C Fiscal Note: 0567-02
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/4/2005 - Hearing Conducted H Rules Committee Journal Page:
Title: HCS SB 342 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005
House Handler: Dusenberg

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 342 – This act authorizes municipal courts to contract with a public entity or employ a person to serve as the city’s probation officer. Currently, such courts may only contract with a private entity to provide probation services. Persons found guilty of municipal ordinances and placed on probation will be required to pay a service fee to the court to pay for the probation services.

Cities which do not have probation services for persons convicted of ordinance violations or that contracts with a private entity to provide such services may continue to contract with private entities to provide probation services or employ a probation officer and contract with the municipal court to provide probation services.