HBA-RBT H.B. 1154 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1154 By: Green Criminal Jurisprudence 4/1/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, school districts do not receive any portion of fines collected by a school district peace officer. H.B. 1154 provides that 50 percent of any fine collected by a school district peace officer for an offense which is a Class C misdemeanor will be paid to the school district that employs the school district peace officer who issued the citation. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 45, Code of Criminal Procedure, by adding Article 45.57, as follows: Art. 45.57. DISPOSITION OF FINES COLLECTED FROM PERSONS ARRESTED OR ISSUED CITATIONS BY SCHOOL DISTRICT PEACE OFFICER. Provides that this article applies only to the fine imposed on a person who is convicted of an offense that is punishable as a Class C misdemeanor and that occurs on the property of a school district or at the location of a function, event, or activity sponsored by a school district and was arrested or was issued a citation for the offense by a school district peace officer. Requires the officer collecting the fine to pay half of the fine to the school district that employs the officer who arrested or issued the citation to the person. Provides that this article prevails if there is a conflict between this article and Article 45.06, Code of Criminal Procedure (Fines and Special Expenses), and Article 103.004, Code of Criminal Procedure (Disposition of Collected Money). Defines "school district" and "school district peace officer." SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.