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HB 3557 - Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting - Texas Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (19-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases penalties for pipeline protesting.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits an individual from damaging, destroying, vandalizing, defacing, or tampering with equipment in a critical infrastructure facility (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits an individual from interfering, inhibiting, impeding, or preventing, the construction or repair of a critical infrastructure facility and specifies any violation will result in a class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that individuals who intentionally violate this act will be guilty of a third degree felony and individuals that knowingly or recklessly violate this act of a state jail felony (Sec. 1).

  • Requires an organization that has pled guilty or been convicted of a violation for conspiring with an individual who has been convicted or pled guilty to the above mentioned violations, to pay a fine not exceeding $500,000 (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “critical infrastructure facility” as the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • Any pipeline transporting oil, gas, or other products or constituents; or

    • A facility or pipeline under construction and all equipment and appurtenances used during that construction.

Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (97-49) - (Key vote)
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Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that increases penalties for pipeline protesting.

Highlights:

 

  • Prohibits an individual from damaging, destroying, vandalizing, defacing, or tampering with equipment in a critical infrastructure facility (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits an individual from interfering, inhibiting, impeding, or preventing, the construction or repair of a critical infrastructure facility and specifies any violation will result in a class A misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that individuals who intentionally violate this act will be guilty of a third degree felony and individuals that knowingly or recklessly violate this act of a state jail felony (Sec. 1).

  • Requires an organization that has pled guilty or been convicted of a violation for conspiring with an individual who has been convicted or pled guilty to the above mentioned violations, to pay a fine not exceeding $500,000 (Sec. 1).

  • Defines “critical infrastructure facility” as the following, including (Sec. 1):

    • Any pipeline transporting oil, gas, or other products or constituents; or

    • A facility or pipeline under construction and all equipment and appurtenances used during that construction.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (27-4) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (90-51) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Increases Penalties for Pipeline Protesting

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