Honorable Nicole Collier, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director
Legislative Budget Board
HB121 by Swanson (Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.), As Introduced
The provisions of the bill addressed by this analysis would amend the Penal Code as it relates to the carry of a handgun by a license holder, openly or concealed, on the property of another as it relates to the offense of trespass. The bill would allow for a defense to prosecution under certain circumstances.
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by confinement in county jail for a term not to exceed one year and, in addition to confinement, an optional fine not to exceed $4,000. A Class C misdemeanor is punishable by a fine not to exceed $500 (up to 180 days of deferred disposition and no confinement).
This analysis assumes the provisions of the bill would not result in a significant impact on state correctional populations or on the demand for state correctional resources.
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