HB 415

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Ina Minjarez

Bill Caption

Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping. 

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would rearrange language in the statute regarding aggravated kidnapping to more clearly delineate the circumstances under which a kidnapper would be required to register as a sex offender.

Vote Recommendation Notes

The law already requires that a person who kidnaps another person with intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually must register as a sex offender. To the extent that there is any confusion about current statute, this bill should relieve that confusion but not otherwise make substantive changes. For this reason we remain neutral and have no objections to the bill's passage.