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SB 734: Penalties and Fees


Penalties and Fees; Requiring a certain application to provide the applicant with the option to fulfill any court-ordered financial obligation associated with a case by enrolling in a payment plan or by completing community service if ordered by the court; revising requirements relating to the payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; authorizing the court to review the reasonableness of the payment plan upon motion of the party and to modify the plan; prohibiting the suspension of a person’s driver license solely for failure to pay certain financial obligations unless the clerk of court demonstrates to the court that the individual has the ability to pay but is refusing to do so, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect October 1, 2019
Last Action: 3/5/2019 Senate - Introduced -SJ 86
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/5/2019 Senate • Filed
    2/15/2019 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 87
    3/5/2019 Senate • Introduced -SJ 86

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  • SB 734, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/5/2019 at 2:03 PM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (6)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1013 Suspension or Revocation of Driver Licenses Polsky Compare Last Action: 3/5/2019 H Introduced -HJ 105
    H 1041 Tobacco Products Duran, Toledo Compare Last Action: 3/5/2019 H Introduced -HJ 108
    H 7125 (c1) Public Safety Judiciary Committee Compare Last Action: 4/24/2019 H Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/26/19
    S 642 (c2) Public Safety Brandes Compare Last Action: 4/23/2019 S CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 413
    S 1574 Suspension or Revocation of Driver Licenses Cruz Compare Last Action: 3/13/2019 S Introduced -SJ 206
    S 1618 (c1) Tobacco Products Simmons Compare Last Action: 4/24/2019 S Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading

    Citations - Statutes (29)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    27.52 Determination of indigent status. Page 6 (pdf)
    28.246 Payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; partial payments; distribution of funds. Page 7 (pdf)
    316.650 Traffic citations. Page 9 (pdf)
    318.14 Noncriminal traffic infractions; exception; procedures. Page 37 (pdf)
    318.15 Failure to comply with civil penalty or to appear; penalty. Page 10 (pdf)
    318.18 Amount of penalties. Page 11 (pdf)
    322.05 Persons not to be licensed. Page 38 (pdf)
    322.055 Revocation or suspension of, or delay of eligibility for, driver license for persons 18 years of age or older convicted of certain drug offenses. Page 13 (pdf)
    322.056 Mandatory revocation or suspension of, or delay of eligibility for, driver license for persons under age 18 found guilty of certain alcohol, drug, or tobacco offenses; prohibition. Page 16 (pdf)
    322.057 Discretionary revocation or suspension of driver license for certain persons who provide alcohol to persons under 21 years of age. Page 19 (pdf)
    322.09 Application of minors; responsibility for negligence or misconduct of minor. Page 19 (pdf)
    322.091 Attendance requirements. Page 19 (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 19 (pdf)
    322.251 Notice of cancellation, suspension, revocation, or disqualification of license. Page 20 (pdf)
    322.27 Authority of department to suspend or revoke driver license or identification card. Page 38 (pdf)
    322.271 Authority to modify revocation, cancellation, or suspension order. Page 21 (pdf)
    322.34 Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified. Page 21 (pdf)
    562.11 Selling, giving, or serving alcoholic beverages to person under age 21; providing a proper name; misrepresenting or misstating age or age of another to induce licensee to serve alcoholic beverages to person under 21; penalties. Page 22 (pdf)
    562.111 Possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21 prohibited. Page 24 (pdf)
    569.11 Possession, misrepresenting age or military service to purchase, and purchase of tobacco products by persons under 18 years of age prohibited; penalties; jurisdiction; disposition of fines. Page 24 (pdf)
    790.22 Use of BB guns, air or gas-operated guns, or electric weapons or devices by minor under 16; limitation; possession of firearms by minor under 18 prohibited; penalties. Page 26 (pdf)
    806.13 Criminal mischief; penalties; penalty for minor. Page 29 (pdf)
    812.0155 Suspension of driver license following an adjudication of guilt for theft. Page 31 (pdf)
    832.09 Suspension of driver license after warrant or capias is issued in worthless check case. Page 31 (pdf)
    847.0141 Sexting; prohibited acts; penalties. Page 31 (pdf)
    877.112 Nicotine products and nicotine dispensing devices; prohibitions for minors; penalties; civil fines; signage requirements; preemption. Page 32 (pdf)
    938.30 Financial obligations in criminal cases; supplementary proceedings. Page 35 (pdf)
    1003.01 Definitions. Page 39 (pdf)
    1003.27 Court procedure and penalties. Page 35 (pdf)

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