Honorable Joe Moody, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB731 by Bohac (Relating to creating the offense of intimidation by a member of a criminal street gang.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Penal Code by creating the offense of intimidation by a member of a criminal street gang. Under the provisions of the bill, intimidation by a member of a criminal street gang would be punishable as a third degree felony.
The Office of Court Administration and Texas Department of Criminal Justice indicated they do not anticipate a significant fiscal impact.
This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions for criminal offenses would not result in a significant impact on the demand for state correctional resources. The bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 696 Department of Criminal Justice