Texas House approves a bill to make car burglaries a state jail felony

Austin – The Texas House recently approved a bill that will raise car burglaries from a misdemeanor to a state jail felony. A&M-Commerce crime information officer Jason Bone said he's pleased to see the house approve the bill, and says it could have direct impact locally. Bone doesn't see the change having a major impact on actual enforcement of the law, however. The bill is now slated to go before the Texas Senate for consideration.

Click here to listen as Kevin Jefferies reports the story, with comments by UPD Crime Information Officer Jason Bone.