Texas Penal Code
Sec. § 12.48
Certain Offenses Resulting in Loss to Nursing and Convalescent Homes


If it is shown on the trial of an offense under Chapter 31 (Theft) or 32 (Fraud) that, as a result of a loss incurred because of the conduct charged, a trustee was appointed and emergency assistance funds, other than funds used to pay the expenses of the trustee, were used for a nursing or convalescent home under Subchapter D (Findings and Purpose), Chapter 242 (Convalescent and Nursing Facilities and Related Institutions), Health and Safety Code, the punishment for the offense is increased to the punishment prescribed for the next higher category of offense except that a felony of the first degree is punished as a felony of the first degree.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 439, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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