Bill Text: TX SB2271 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for certain expenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-02 - Not again placed on intent calendar [SB2271 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2271-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Miles  S.B. No. 2271
         (In the Senate - Filed March 8, 2019; March 21, 2019, read
  first time and referred to Committee on Criminal Justice;
  April 23, 2019, reported favorably by the following vote:  Yeas 6,
  Nays 0; April 23, 2019, sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act
  for certain expenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 56.42(d), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  A [victim who is a] victim of stalking, family violence,
  or trafficking of persons, [or] a victim of sexual assault who is
  assaulted in the victim's place of residence, or a child who is a
  victim of a murder attempt in the child's place of residence may
  receive a onetime-only assistance payment in an amount not to
  exceed:
               (1)  $2,000 to be used for relocation expenses,
  including expenses for rental deposit, utility connections,
  expenses relating to the moving of belongings, motor vehicle
  mileage expenses, and for out-of-state moves, transportation,
  lodging, and meals; and
               (2)  $1,800 to be used for housing rental expenses.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a victim of a criminal offense committed on or after the
  effective date of this Act. A criminal offense committed before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose. For purposes of this section, a criminal
  offense was committed before the effective date of this Act if any
  element of the offense occurred before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
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