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  80R1080 RMB-D
 
  By: King of Parker H.B. No. 1242
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses regarding
the management of certain funds delivered to a crime stoppers
organization.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 414.010, Government Code,
is amended to read as follows:
       Sec. 414.010.  PAYMENTS FROM DEFENDANTS ON COMMUNITY
SUPERVISION; REWARD REPAYMENTS; OFFENSES.
       SECTION 2.  Section 414.010, Government Code, is amended by
adding Subsections (e), (f), (g), and (h) to read as follows:
       (e)  A person who recklessly violates Subsection (a) by using
more than 20 percent of the money annually received to pay costs
incurred in administering the organization commits an offense that
is a Class B misdemeanor.
       (f)  A person who knowingly fails to establish an account
under Subsection (b) commits an offense that is a Class A
misdemeanor.
       (g)  A person who knowingly fails to return unexpended money
to the comptroller under Subsection (c) commits an offense that is a
felony of the third degree unless the amount of the unexpended money
is more than $100,000, in which event the offense is a felony of the
second degree.
       (h)  For the purposes of prosecution of an offense under
Subsection (e), interest earned on funds and paid to administer an
organization as permitted by Subsection (d) may not be used to
calculate whether the actor committed the offense.
       SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
governed by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and
the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
purposes of this section, an offense is committed before the
effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs
before the effective date.
       SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.