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Bill Detail: SB20-083

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Title Prohibit Courthouse Civil Arrest
Status Signed by the Speaker of the House (03/17/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Courts & Judicial
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/13/2020

The bill protects an individual from civil arrest while the person
is present at a courthouse or on its environs, or while going to, attending,
or coming from a court proceeding. A judge or magistrate may issue a
writ of protection to prohibit a civil arrest, but a writ of protection is not
required for the protection to apply.
The bill provides various remedies for violation of the protection

provided by the bill.

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