78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 11, Chapter 388 Page: 1 of 5
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CHAPTER 388 H.B. No. 11
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the offense of terroristic threat and to the punishment
3 as a capital offense of murder occurring during the commission or
4 attempted commission of terroristic threat.
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Section 19.03(a), Penal Code, is amended to read
7 as follows:
8 (a) A person commits an offense if the person [h] commits
9 murder as defined under Section 19.02(b)(1) and:
10 (1) the person murders a peace officer or fireman who
11 is acting in the lawful discharge of an official duty and who the
12 person knows is a peace officer or fireman;
13 (2) the person intentionally commits the murder in the
14 course of committing or attempting to commit kidnapping, burglary,
15 robbery, aggravated sexual assault, arson, [e] obstruction or
16 retaliation, or terroristic threat under Section 22.07(a)(1), (3),
17 (4), (5), or (6);
18 (3) the person commits the murder for remuneration or
19 the promise of remuneration or employs another to commit the murder
20 for remuneration or the promise of remuneration;
21 (4) the person commits the murder while escaping or
22 attempting to escape from a penal institution;
23 (5) the person, while incarcerated in a penal
24 institution, murders another:
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 11, Chapter 388, legislative document, June 20, 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158077/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.