Honorable Larry Phillips, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2359 by Bohac (Relating to prohibiting the Department of Public Safety from responding to bulk requests from the federal government for lists of individuals licensed to carry a concealed handgun; creating a criminal offense.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions are the subject of this analysis. The bill would amend the Government Code to create a new state jail felony offense. Under the provisions of the bill, certain persons who disclose certain information regarding concealed handgun license holders to a federal criminal justice agency would be subject to prosecution for a state jail felony.
A state jail felony is punishable by confinement in a state jail for 180 days to two years and an optional fine not to exceed $10,000. Creating an offense is expected to increase correctional supervision and/or incarceration populations and thereby increase demands on county and/or state correctional resources. This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill would not significantly impact state correctional populations, programs, or workloads.
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