Bill Status of HB2574 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM PRO-FAIL TO PROSECUTE
Rep. Angelica Guerrero-Cuellar
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that, in a county with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants, if a law enforcement agency, peace officer, or member of the public presents evidence to the Office of the State's Attorney that there is probable cause that a person has committed an offense within that county and the State's Attorney or Assistant State's Attorney, after evaluating the evidence presented to the State's Attorney or Assistant State's Attorney, refuses to file a complaint, seek an indictment, present the evidence to a grand jury for investigation of the case, or sign an information charging the person with an offense, the State's Attorney or Assistant State's Attorney must provide a written statement to the local law enforcement agency of the jurisdiction where the alleged offense occurred of the reasons why the State's Attorney or Assistant State's Attorney did not seek prosecution of the case.