LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 78TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
May 8, 2003

TO:
Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
 
FROM:
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
SB1919 by Harris (Relating to the punishment for assaults committed against certain sports participants. ), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Penal Code by enhancing the punishment of the offense of assault if the offense is committed by a person who is not a sports participant against a person the actor knows is as a sports participant while the participant is performing duties or responsibilities in the participantís capacity, or in retaliation or on account of the participantís performance of a duty or responsibility.  It is assumed that the number of 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.


Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
LBB Staff:
JK, JO, WK, GG