Legislation Authored by John Frullo Heading to Governor Perry’s Desk
One of Lubbock’s representatives in Austin will see two of his bills sent to Governor Rick Perry desk to be signed.
District 84 State Representative John Frullo’s HB 2637 and Senate Bill 742, the companion bill to HB 1677 both continue the work to protect children from those who prey on them.
HB 2637 will add harsher penalties to sex offenders who are found guilty in court for using false identification.
"We have evidence of sex offenders committing identity theft in order to live under an assumed identity," Frullo said.
"Offenders do this so that they may appear to be meeting court-imposed restrictions while continuing to commit offenses using someone else's name."
HB 1677 and Senate Bill 742 by Senator John Carona will help track children who go missing and provide tools for law enforcement to help prevent children from entering the human trafficking trade.
"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, Senator Carona and Icontinued that work. Passing SB 742means that the state of Texas can now better identify children that are at risk for human trafficking."