2023 Legislation: Juvenile Curfews

HB 1819 (Author: Cook | Sponsor: Hughes), Relating to the repeal of the authority of political subdivisions to adopt or enforce juvenile curfews. Per HB 1819, political subdivisions may not adopt or enforce juvenile curfews to regulate the movements or actions of people younger than 18 years of age. This does not apply to curfews implemented for emergency purposes. 

Note: A political subdivision refers to a county, municipality, special district, school district, junior college district, housing authority, or other political subdivision of this state or any other state. Effective on 9/1/23 

During the 2023 session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Center for Justice and Equity tracked around 40 youth and adult justice bills that made it to the Governor's desk. You can find links to all of our analyses in our 2023 Bill Analysis Guide.