Honorable Mike Hamilton, Chair, House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3125 by Thompson (Relating to unauthorized recordings of a live performance.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Business and Commerce Code as it relates to the unauthorized recordings of a live performance. Under the provisions of the bill, a person who records a live performance as defined by the bill without the consent of the owner would be punishable based on the number of unauthorized recordings during a 180-day period or a previous conviction. Under current statute, unauthorized recording of a live performance is punishable by confinement in county jail, imprisonment, fine or both confinement/imprisonment and fine.
The bill would take effect on September 1, 2011 and apply only to an offense committed on or after that date.
For this analysis, 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.