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Criminal cases and traffic infractions; eliminates accrual of interest on fines and costs.


Latest Action: Feb. 11, 2020
House: Left in Appropriations

Chief Patron:
Steve Heretick (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Interest on fines and costs in criminal cases and traffic infractions.

Eliminates the accrual of interest on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction. The bill provides that any such fine or costs that have accrued interest prior to July 1, 2020, shall cease to accrue interest on July 1, 2020, and such accrued interest may be waived by any court. A person who owes fines and costs on which interest has accrued may move any court in which he owes fines and costs to waive the interest that accrued on such fines and costs and shall have such interest waived for any period of incarceration. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 12/30/2019 - House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100931D
  • 12/30/2019 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB266)
  • 01/23/2020 - House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/05/2020 - House: House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (17-Y 5-N)
  • 02/05/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/11/2020 - House: Left in Appropriations