Bill to end jail time for those too poor to pay fines heads to Texas governor

Published: 29/05/2017
Bill to end jail time for those too poor to pay fines heads to Texas governor
Source: WWW.TEXASTRIBUNE.ORG

A bill that would eliminate what critics have called unofficial debtors prisons passed both chambers of the Texas Legislature Sunday, sending the legislation to Gov. Greg Abbott for a signature. Senate Bill 1913 by state Sen. Judith Zaffirni, D-Laredo, would give judges more flexibility in setting lower fines for people who commit certain fine-only offenses, such as failing to pay a parking or spe

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