Bill Text: TX HB2746 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of use of laser pointers; increasing a criminal penalty.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-05-17 - Referred to Criminal Justice [HB2746 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2746-Introduced.html
  87R8524 JCG-F
 
  By: Ellzey H.B. No. 2746
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of use of laser
  pointers; increasing a criminal penalty.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 42.13, Penal Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor,
  except that the offense is:
               (1)  a state jail felony if the conduct causes bodily
  injury to the officer; or
               (2)  a felony of the third degree if the conduct causes
  serious bodily injury to the officer.
         (d)  If conduct that constitutes an offense under this
  section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor
  may be prosecuted under this section, the other law, or both.
         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 was
  committed before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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