HB 1667

85(R) - 2017
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence

Vote Recommendation

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Morgan Meyer

Bill Caption

Relating to increasing the punishment for the offense of promotion of prostitution.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, the promotion of prostitution is considered a state jail felony. If HB 1667 passes, that same crime would be increased to a felony of the third degree. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Under current law, a person convicted of this crime could face up to $10,000 in fines and up to two years in prison. We oppose this bill because we view the increase in penalty to a third degree felony, which carries a minimum prison sentence of two years with the possibility of up to ten years, as disproportionate to the crime. For this reason we oppose HB 1667.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Municipal Police Association