Honorable John Whitmire, Chair, Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB2238 by Garcia (Relating to the creation of the offense of sexual coercion.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Penal Code as it relates to the offense of sexual coercion. Under the provisions of the bill, the offense of sexual coercion would be punishable by a state jail felony or a third degree felony depending on the circumstances of the offense.
The Office of Court Administration and Texas Department of Criminal Justice 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