Honorable Poncho Nevárez, Chair, House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB8 by Neave (Relating to the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions are the subject of this analysis. The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to extend the statute of limitations for sexual assault under certain circumstances.
Extending the statute of limitations is expected to result in additional demands on the correctional resources of the counties or of the State due to an expected increase in the number of individuals prosecuted, sentenced to a term of supervision in the community or to a term of confinement within a state correctional institution, and released to parole supervision. In fiscal year 2018, 1,160 individuals were arrested, 104 were placed under felony community supervision, and 157 were admitted into state correctional institutions for the offenses subject to an extension of the statute of limitations under the provisions of the bill. This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions would not result in a significant impact on state correctional populations or on the demand for state correctional resources.
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