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CS/SB 608: Decreasing Penalties for Certain Criminal Acts

GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice ; Clemens

Decreasing Penalties for Certain Criminal Acts; Deleting a criminal penalty prohibiting a person on a public street or highway from carrying a white or white tipped with red cane or walking stick unless the person is totally or partially blind; decreasing the penalty for selling, giving away, disposing of, exchanging, or bartering certain beverages or articles with a habitual drunkard after receiving notice from a family member about such person’s condition; revising threshold amounts for offenses involving giving worthless checks, drafts, and debit card orders, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Transportation
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Criminal Justice (CJ)
  2. Transportation (TR)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice (ACJ)
  4. Appropriations (AP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/31/2017 Senate • Filed
2/9/2017 Senate • Referred to Criminal Justice; Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 79
2/27/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Criminal Justice, 03/06/17, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
3/6/2017 Senate • CS by Criminal Justice; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 168
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 79
3/8/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• Now in Transportation -SJ 168
• CS by Criminal Justice read 1st time -SJ 170
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Transportation