State Rep Terry Canales has filed a new law of parties bill in the special session. HB 252 is different from the bills in the regular session. It adds a section that directs the jury “to determine based on the evidence admitted at the guilt or innocence stage whether the defendant is guilty of the capital felony only as a party under Section 7.02(b), Penal Code.”
This change should satisfy the objections that Justin Wood of the Travis County DA’s office testified at the hearing in April that he had about the bill.
Call the committee clerk to urge Chairman Joe Moody to put HB 252 by Rep. Terry Canales on the agenda for the next meeting during the special session going right now this summer.
Committee Clerk: Rachel Wetsel
Phone: (512) 463-0768