DRAFT CSC, Title 23.  Family Law
 
CHAPTER 13
LIABILITY OF PARENTS

1841.  Liability of Parents for Acts of Delinquent Child.

      1841.  Liability of Parents for Acts of Delinquent Child.
     A parent or guardian having custody of a child is charged with the control of such child and shall have the power to exercise parental control and authority over such child.  In any case where a child is found delinquent and placed on probation, if the court finds at the hearing that the parent or guardian having custody of such child has failed or neglected to subject him to reasonable parental control and authority, and that such failure or neglect is the proximate cause of the act or acts of the child upon which the finding of delinquency is based, the court may require such parent to enter into a recognizance with sufficient surety, in an amount of not more than one hundred dollars, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the conditions of probation of such child.  If the child thereafter commits a second act and is by reason thereof found delinquent, or violates the conditions of probation, and the court finds at the hearing that the failure or neglect of such parent to subject him to reasonable parental control and authority or to faithfully discharge the conditions of probation of such child on the part of such parent is the proximate cause of the act or acts of the child upon which such second finding of delinquency is based, or upon which such child is found to have violated the conditions of his probation, the court may declare that all or a part of the recognizance shall be applied in payment of any damages; otherwise, the proceeds therefrom, or any part remaining after the payment of damages as aforesaid, shall be paid into the state district treasury.

Source:  (TT Code 1966, 439.)  15 TTC 51, modified.