HB 2827

83(R) - 2013
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Cindy Burkett

Bill Caption

Relating to the punishment for the offense of burglary of a vehicle and to grants of community supervision to persons who commit that offense.

Fiscal Notes

The probable fiscal impact of implementing the bill is indeterminate due to the unavailability of reliable data or information related to the exact amount of pecuniary loss to tangible personal property resulting from burglary of a vehicle.

Bill Analysis

Summary: HB 2827 would vary the penalty for burglary of a vehicle based on the amount of tangible personal property lost. This bill would make the range from a Class B misdemeanor for a loss of less than $500 to a first degree felony for a loss of $200,000 or more.

Analysis: HB 2827 would create varying punishment based on the magnitude of the offense. While we agree that this is a good practice, HB 2827 does not fall under our liberty principles, and we remain neutral on HB 2827.