Subscribe to receive our Floor Reports covering all the action on the Texas House and Senate floor!
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for burglary of a commercial building in which trade or commerce is conducted.
The probable fiscal impact of implementing the bill is indeterminate due to the lack of data
that would allow for the identification of the type of building burgled. These data are
necessary to determine the fiscal implications associated with increasing the punishment as
outlined in the bill's provisions.
HB 4235 would increase the penalty for burglary from a state jail felony to a third degree felony if the offense is committed in a commercial building in which trade or commerce is conducted.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 4235 because it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles.