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Texas Laws | Penal Code
PENAL CODE
TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY

(5) "School" means a private or public elementary or secondary school. (2249)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 593, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 166, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 695, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 16.001, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (2250)

Amended by: (2251)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 639 (H.B. 1633), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2009. (2252)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1251 (H.B. 1396), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (2253)

CHAPTER 29. ROBBERY (2254)(Text)

Sec. 29.01. DEFINITIONS. (2255)(Text)

In this chapter: (2256)

(1) "In the course of committing theft" means conduct that occurs in an attempt to commit, during the commission, or in immediate flight after the attempt or commission of theft. (2257)

(2) "Property" means: (2258)

(A) tangible or intangible personal property including anything severed from land; or (2259)

(B) a document, including money, that represents or embodies anything of value. (2260)

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. (2261)

Sec. 29.02. ROBBERY. (2262)(Text)

(a) A person commits an offense if, in the course of committing theft as defined in Chapter 31 and with intent to obtain or maintain control of the property, he: (2263)

(1) intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or (2264)

(2) intentionally or knowingly threatens or places another in fear of imminent bodily injury or death. (2265)

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. (2266)

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. (2267)

Sec. 29.03. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY. (2268)(Text)

(a) A person commits an offense if he commits robbery as defined in Section 29.02, and he: (2269)

(1) causes serious bodily injury to another; (2270)

(2) uses or exhibits a deadly weapon; or (2271)

(3) causes bodily injury to another person or threatens or places another person in fear of imminent bodily injury or death, if the other person is: (2272)

(A) 65 years of age or older; or (2273)

(B) a disabled person. (2274)

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the first degree. (2275)

(c) In this section, "disabled person" means an individual with a mental, physical, or developmental disability who is substantially unable to protect himself from harm. (2276)

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 357, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. (2277)

CHAPTER 30. BURGLARY AND CRIMINAL TRESPASS (2278)(Text)

Sec. 30.01. DEFINITIONS. (2279)(Text)

In this chapter: (2280)

(1) "Habitation" means a structure or vehicle that is adapted for the overnight accommodation of persons, and includes: (2281)

(A) each separately secured or occupied portion of the structure or vehicle; and (2282)

(B) each structure appurtenant to or connected with the structure or vehicle. (2283)

(2) "Building" means any enclosed structure intended for use or occupation as a habitation or for some purpose of trade, manufacture, ornament, or use. (2284)

(3) "Vehicle" includes any device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be propelled, moved, or drawn in the normal course of commerce or transportation, except such devices as are classified as "habitation." (2285)

(4) "Controlled substance" has the meaning assigned by Section 481.002, Health and Safety Code. (2286)

(5) "Wholesale distributor of prescription drugs" means a wholesale distributor, as defined by Section 431.401, Health and Safety Code. (2287)

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. (2288)

Amended by: (2289)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 338 (H.B. 1178), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017. (2290)

Sec. 30.02. BURGLARY. (2291)(Text)

(a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, the person: (2292)

(1) enters a habitation, or a building (or any portion of a building) not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault; or (2293)

(2) remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault, in a building or habitation; or (2294)

(3) enters a building or habitation and commits or attempts to commit a felony, theft, or an assault. (2295)

(b) For purposes of this section, "enter" means to intrude: (2296)

(1) any part of the body; or (2297)

(2) any physical object connected with the body. (2298)

(c) Except as provided in Subsection (c-1) or (d), an offense under this section is a: (2299)

(1) state jail felony if committed in a building other than a habitation; or (2300)

(2) felony of the second degree if committed in a habitation. (2301)

(c-1) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree if: (2302)

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