Honorable Pete Gallego, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB952 by Lozano (Relating to the creation of the offense of obstruction of or retaliation against a process server.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Penal Code as it relates to the creation of the offense of obstruction or retaliation against a process server. Under the provisions of the bill, intentionally or knowingly harming or threatening to harm a process server in retaliation for or on account of the service or status of another or preventing or delaying the service of another would be a third degree felony.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2011.
For this anlaysis, it is assumed 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.