AUSTIN- As the 83rd Legislative Session progresses, State Representative John Frullo (Lubbock) continues to see his legislation move through the process. Two of his top initiatives for this session received committee hearings, House Bill 2268 and House Bill 1677.
One step closer to becoming law, HB 2268 was heard before the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence last week. This bill allows Texas to join other states in making sure law enforcement agencies are able to obtain critical evidence when criminals are using the internet to commit crimes.
"Sometimes we are not able to obtain evidence when perpetrators are committing horrible crimes against children," Frullo said. "This bill is a collaborative effort between states to ensure we are able to obtain evidence for prosecution."
Also moving through the process is HB 1677. Heard before the House Committee on Homeland Security and Public Safety, this bill addresses the attempted abduction of children and identifying missing children who are at high risk of being lured into human trafficking.
"Last session, we passed Alicia's Law to give law enforcement more tools to stop perpetrators from committing crimes against children on the internet," Frullo said. "This session, we are continuing that work. House Bill 1677 will help us better identify children that are being lured into human trafficking."
Contact: Kimberly Lile
Room E2.608, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
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4601 50th Street, suite 216
Lubbock, TX 79414