cash bail reform law

Texas Gov Greg Abbott speaks before signing Senate Bill 1, also known as the election integrity bill, into law in Tyler, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas Gov. Abbott signs cash bail reform law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a bill aiming to keep violent criminals off the street as they wait for trial. He signed the Damon Allen Act on Monday, which mandates that violent criminals can only pay a cash bail and not a personal bond.