By Burnam H.B. No. 662
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the punishment for the offense of deadly conduct
1-3 involving a firearm.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 22.05(e), Penal Code, is amended to read
1-6 as follows:
1-7 (e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class A
1-8 misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection (b) is a felony of the
1-9 first [
1-10 SECTION 2. (a) The change in law made by this Act applies
1-11 only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this
1-12 Act. For purposes of this section, an offense is committed before
1-13 the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs
1-14 before that date.
1-15 (b) An offense committed before the effective date of this
1-16 Act is covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed,
1-17 and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
1-18 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
1-19 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
1-20 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-21 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-22 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-23 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.