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Relating to the prosecution of the offense of taking or attempting to take a weapon from certain officers, investigators, employees, or officials.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 1754 would remove the element of "with the intention of harming the officer, investigator, employee, or official or third person" from the offense of Taking or Attempting to Take a weapon from a Peace Officer. Under the current law, a person taking or attempting to take a weapon from certain officers, investigators, employees, or officials can be charged with a state jail felony or a third degree felony.
Texas Action remains neutral on SB 1754 because it does not affect our liberty principles. While this bill would remove the specific intent element, it would retain the mens rea protections ("intentionally or knowingly") so therefore, we remain neutral.