Austin - Today, The Republican Party of Texas released the record vote on House Bill 8 by Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Houston) which would make certain repeat child sexual assaults punishable by death upon second conviction. House Bill 8 passed out of the Texas House of Representatives on Tuesday morning with twenty-five Democrat members of the Texas House voting against it.
“Texans should take note of who these liberal Democrats are, what districts they represent and ask them why they are voting against protecting our children from these violent predators,” Hans Klingler, Republican Party of Texas Spokesman stated.
House Bill 8 also known as “Jessica’s Law” will provide a 25-year minimum sentence for child sexual predators and the death penalty or life in prison without parole for predators that prey on the children of Texas twice by making it a capital offense upon the second conviction. The bill abolishes the statute of limitations for sexual assault of a child. Forcing child sexual predators to face justice no matter how long ago the crime was committed.
“The signal sent by the most liberal wing of the Texas Democrat Party was as always weak on crime and even weaker on leadership,” Klingler went on to say.
House Bill 8 will now head to the Texas Senate where it will join very tough senate legislation on “Jessica’s Law” by Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) for consideration. If passed Texas would join with Louisiana, Montana, Florida, Oklahoma and South Carolina which have passed capitol punishment laws to deal with repeat child sexual predators.
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