Proposed GOP Bail Legislation Would Put Harris County At Legal Risk, Texas Senators Hear
Mar 23, 2021
SB 21, authored by State Senator Joan Huffman, would make it harder for people previously accused of violent offenses to obtain bail.
A new GOP-backed bill in the Texas Senate to restrict the use of bail for certain defendants would put Harris County at risk of violating a federal mandate, according to testimony from a county official on Thursday.
The Texas Senate Jurisprudence Committee on Thursday held its first hearing on Senate Bill 21, which would make it more difficult for people previously accused of violent offenses to bond out of jail.