The bill filing deadline is over and we've just about got all of the horses in the corral. A preliminary head count of the bills we are tracking yields the following unofficial information:More than 7,000 bills were filed overall this session. H/t Shannon Edmonds.
Total number of bills tracked: 1, 445
Number of bills in the following categories:
New misdemeanors: 195
New felonies: 71
New enhancements: 109
New civil duties: 77
Sex offenders: 70
Death penalty: 40
Gang bills: 37
(Percent of these bills suggested by prosecutors: about 3%!)
UPDATE: Speaking of new crimes and penalty enhancements, there are quite a few of them proposed on the agenda of the Property Crimes subcommittee of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Monday morning, including a graffiti bill I'd written about earlier.