District 71 Capitol Hill Update with Representative David Byrd


August 25, 2022

Cracking down on drive-by shootings / Public Chapter 1136 — To impose stricter penalties on criminals who engage in drive-by shootings, a new law requires that a person convicted of aggravated assault that involved the use or display of a deadly weapon be punished one classification higher than otherwise provided by law if the violation was committed by discharging a firearm from within a motor vehicle. Effective July 1, 2022.

New offenses for heinous crimes / Public Chapter 1062 — Criminals who commit particularly heinous, worst-of-the- worst crimes will now face new offenses with str...

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