Honorable Harold V. Dutton, Jr., Chair, House Committee on Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2270 by Raymond (Relating to requiring parties in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship to disclose to the court knowledge of certain registered sex offenders; providing a penalty.), As Introduced
The provision of the bill that is the subject of this analysis would amend the Family Code by allowing a person to be held in contempt of court and may be punished by confinement in jail for not more than six months or by a fine on not more than $500, or both, if the person knowingly fails to disclose to the court that a member of the person's extended family is required to register as a sex offender.
No significant impact on the programs and workload of state corrections agencies or on the demand for resources and services of those agencies is anticipated from any provisions of this bill that authorize or require a change in the sanctions applicable to adults convicted of felony crimes, or to juveniles who have been adjudicated for misdemeanor or felony conduct.