SB 1317

84(R) - 2015
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of improper photography or visual recording.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1317 would amend the Penal Code’s chapter entitled “Sexual Offenses” to strengthen the language associated with the offense of improper photography or visual recording. A greater detailed definition of privacy expectations, female breast, and intimate areas is provided within the statute.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 1317 is within the purview of limited government adding clear language to prosecute crimes that infringe on the individual liberty of individuals expecting to live a private life free from sexual predatory behavior. We support this bill for supporting limited government and preserving individual liberty.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Municipal Police Association