82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 27, Chapter 464 Page: 2 of 3
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H.B. No. 27
1 read as follows:
2 (b) Subject to Subsection (b-2), the [The] justice or judge
3 may direct the defendant:
4 (1) to pay:
5 (A) the entire fine and costs when sentence is
7 (B) the entire fine and costs at some later date;
9 (C) a specified portion of the fine and costs at
10 designated intervals;
11 (2) if applicable, to make restitution to any victim
12 of the offense; and
13 (3) to satisfy any other sanction authorized by law.
14 (b-2) When imposing a fine and costs, if the justice or
15 judge determines that the defendant is unable to immediately pay
16 the fine and costs, the justice or judge shall allow the defendant
17 to pay the fine and costs in specified portions at designated
19 SECTION 4. The change in law made by this Act applies only
20 to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
21 An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
22 governed by the law in effect at the time the offense was committed,
23 and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
24 purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
25 effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
26 before that date.
27 SECTION 5. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 82nd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 27, Chapter 464, legislative document, June 17, 2011; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth311349/m1/2/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.