TAB Praises Texas House for Passing Raise-the-Age Legislation

AUSTIN, TEXAS— The following statement may be attributed to Cathy DeWitt, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Texas Association of Business.

“The Texas House today took a big step to improve our justice system by passing raise-the-age legislation.  Approving House Bill 122 is the right thing to do to ensure that 17-year-olds are not automatically put into the adult criminal justice system.  Putting them in that system reduces the chance that they will be able to be successfully rehabilitated and become productive adults.  We would encourage the Texas Senate to take a good look at this bill when it arrives in that chamber and realize that this is the best thing we can do to help juvenile offenders.”

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