Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.653
Additional Monthly Fine for Certain Sex Offenders


(a)

A judge who grants community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Section 21.08 (Indecent Exposure), 21.11 (Indecency With a Child), 22.011 (Sexual Assault), 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct), 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child), or 43.26 (Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography), Penal Code, shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant pay to the defendant’s supervision officer a community supervision fine of $5 each month during the period of community supervision.

(b)

A fine imposed under this article is in addition to court costs or any other fee imposed on the defendant.

(c)

A community supervision and corrections department shall deposit a fine collected under this article to be sent to the comptroller as provided by Subchapter B (Collection and Remittance of Fees), Chapter 133 (Criminal and Civil Fees Payable to the Comptroller), Local Government Code. The comptroller shall deposit the fine in the sexual assault program fund under Section 420.008 (Sexual Assault Program Fund), Government Code.

(d)

If a community supervision and corrections department does not collect a fine imposed under this article, the department is not required to file any report required by the comptroller that relates to the collection of the fine.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 346), Sec. 2.16, eff. January 1, 2020.
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