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Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of sexual assault; enhancing a criminal penalty.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 667 as it neither advances nor hinders any of our liberty principles. A second degree felony is already a significant offense with a substantial penalty. It is unclear to us whether this increased penalty will act as a deterrent or have any net beneficial result other than imprisoning people for a longer time.