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Representative David Byrd: District 71 Capitol Hill Update


August 19, 2021

Firing a Firearm from a Vehicle – Public Chapter 505 makes it reckless endangerment subject to a Class C felony to fire a firearm from within a motor vehicle, enhancing penalties for the crime.

Criminal Justice Reform – Public Chapter 409 gives judges the discretion to provide treatment to an offender through a Recovery Court when the facts indicate it is the best correction option available. The legislation brings the cap for probation down from 10 years to a maximum of eight years, except for defendants who receive multiple convictions. It also gives judges the discretion for credi...

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