Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


August 12, 2021

Drag racing – Public Chapter 573 stiffens the penalty for drag racing from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor to deter drivers from engaging in this reckless behavior.

Enhanced penalties for aggravated riots – Public Chapter 440 adds to the offense of aggravated rioting to include those who are compensated to participate in a riot or travel from outside the state to participate.

Protecting Law Enforcement Informants – Public Chapter 586 states that if a district attorney general is required to disclose personal identifying information of or statements made by a victim...

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