Senate Research Center H.B. 95
80R1085 BDH-D By: Martinez, "Mando" (Hinojosa)
AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
Under current law, a person commits an offense whenever the person violates the terms of a judgment or order relating to child custody issues. Some law enforcement officials do not enforce or arrest individuals who violate temporary child custody orders.
H.B. 95 provides an offense for violation of a temporary child custody order.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Section 25.03(a), Penal Code, to provide that a person commits an offense if the person takes or retains a child younger than 18 years of age under certain conditions, including when the person knows that the taking or retention violates the express terms of a judgment or order, including a temporary order, of a court disposing of the child's custody.
SECTION 2. Amends Section 25.031(a), Penal Code, to make conforming changes.
SECTION 3. Makes application of this Act prospective.
SECTION 4. Effective date: September 1, 2007.