As the prices of gas and groceries rise, so must the theft laws in Texas. With House Bill 1396, the Texas Legislature has amended the Texas theft laws (and several other laws involving the monetary value of property), raising the monetary values of the property involved as follows:
Theft Under $50Theft Under $100 Theft $50 – $500Theft $100 – $750 Theft $500 – $1,500Theft $750 – $2,500 Theft $1,500 – $20,000Theft 2,500 – $30,000 Theft $20,000 – $100,000Theft $30,000 – $150,000 Theft $100,000 – $300,000Theft $150,000 – $300,000
The new values for these offenses will apply to all offenses committed on or after September 1, 2015. For offenses that pre-date 9/1/15, that theft offenses will remain under the old statutory scheme.
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