Shannon Edmonds at the Texas District and County Attorneys Association previously had said they'd counted 40 new
For the record, there are still only eleven felonies in Texas involving oysters. I counted. We did have another oyster related enhancement bill pass this year, but it only increased a penalty from a Class B to Class A misdemeanor. Going forward, if the Texas oyster industry goes belly up (do oysters have bellies?), perhaps we'll no longer need those. But it's clear the Texas Legislature will inevitably find more things to criminalize.
Fifty-nine new felonies, and even the prosecutors don't know what they all are!