HB 1748

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

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Dan Branch

Bill Caption

Relating to the punishment for defendants who commit certain aggravated sexual assaults.

Fiscal Notes

The probable fiscal impact of implementing the bill is indeterminate due to the unavailability of reliable data or information related to the number of persons sent to prison for aggravated sexual assault whose victims were 14 to 16 years old and suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the offense.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 1748 would require life in prison without parole for an adult 18 years or older who is convicted of violently raping a child. The bill would add life without parole for adults convicted of aggravated sexual assault that results in seriously bodily injury for victims between 14 and 16.

Analysis: The crimes addressed by HB 1748 are heinous. We support this legislation.