Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB827 by Whitmire (Relating to amending Section 22.041, Penal Code, to make it a criminal offense to abandon or endanger an elderly individual or a disabled individual and to make it a criminal offense to fail to provide adequate food, medical care, or shelter to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual; providing a criminal penalty.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Penal Code by including elderly individuals and disabled individuals in the current offense of abandoning or endangering a child. The bill would also amend the Penal Code by including the intentional or knowing failure to provide adequate food, medical care, or shelter to a child younger than 15 years, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual, as committing the offense of abandoning or endangering a child, an elderly individual, or a disabled individual. It is assumed that the number of additional offenders convicted under this statute would not result in a significant impact on the programs and workload of state corrections agencies or on the demand for resources and services of those agencies.
696 Department of Criminal Justice
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