SB 561 Allows certain offenses to be prosecuted in the county in which the victim resides or conducts business or where stolen property was located
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 2399S.01P Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/30/2015 - HCS Voted Do Pass H Select Committee on State and Local Governments (Pursuant to H Rule 27.13) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2015

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SB 561 - Under current law, crimes are prosecuted in the county in which they occurred or any element of the offense occurred. Identity theft can also be prosecuted in the county in which the victim resides or the property obtained, or attempted to be obtained, was located.

This act provides that any offense of Chapter 570, which includes robbery, stealing, and other similar offenses, may also be prosecuted in the county in which the victim resides or conducts business or the property obtained, or attempted to be obtained, was located.

This act is identical to a provision of SCS/HCS/HB 807 (2015).

MEGHAN LUECKE