Bill Text: TX SB275 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an accident that involves personal injury or death.

Status: (Passed) 2013-05-18 - Effective on 9/1/13 [SB275 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-SB275-Introduced.html
  83R1195 NAJ-D
 
  By: Watson, Davis S.B. No. 275
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an
  accident that involves personal injury or death.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 550.021(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  A person commits an offense if the person does not stop
  or does not comply with the requirements of this section.  An
  offense under this section:
               (1)  involving an accident resulting in:
                     (A)  death of a person is a felony of the second
  degree; or
                     (B)  serious bodily injury, as defined by Section
  1.07, Penal Code, to a person is a felony of the third degree; and
               (2)  involving an accident resulting in injury to which
  Subdivision (1) does not apply is punishable by:
                     (A)  imprisonment in the Texas Department of
  Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the
  county jail for not more than one year;
                     (B)  a fine not to exceed $5,000; or
                     (C)  both the fine and the imprisonment or
  confinement.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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