Introduced by Rep. Klint Kesto (R) on June 12, 2014, to revise the penalties and the criteria in a a 2008 law that authorizes enhanced sentences for a felony that is committed by a youth gang member. Under current law the criteria for determining gang association is whether the gang provides the “motive, means, or opportunity” to commit the crime. The bill would change this to the presence of much more specific factors, and would change the maximum penalty to 10 years and $10,000, in addition to the penalty for the underlying or “predicate” crime. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on June 12, 2014.