Honorable Abel Herrero, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB221 by Fletcher (Relating to the elimination of the statute of limitations for certain felony offenses.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure to eliminate the statute of limitations for tampering with or fabricating certain physical evidence. The change in law would apply only to an offense committed on or after the bill's effective date. The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
The Office of Court Administration does not anticipate any significant fiscal impact to the court system resulting from the bill. No significant impact on state correctional populations, programs, or workload is anticipated from any provisions of the bill that authorize or require a change in the sanctions applicable to adults convicted of felony crimes.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council
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