Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3148 by Smith, Todd (Relating to exempting certain young persons who are convicted of an offense involving consensual sex from the requirement of registering as a sex offender in this state.), As Passed 2nd House
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to exempt certain individuals from the duty to register as a sex offender if certain age requirements are met, and also provides certain conditions under which a person may petition the court for an order exempting the person from registration. Provisions related to reportable convictions or adjudications related to sex offender registration programs would also be affected by the bill. The bill would require the Department of Public Safety to determine by rule the minimum required registration period under the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 for each reportable conviction or adjudication under the Texas sex offender registration program. This analysis assumes that implementing the provisions of the bill would not pose a significant fiscal or operational impact to the State.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.