Bill Toughens Punishment for Burning Violations

Anyone charged with a crime related to setting fires will likely have tougher punishments to face in the future.

The Legislature passed a bill, House Bill 355, before concluding its session that changes the classification of burning offenses in criminal code. Today, burning offenses are criminal misdemeanors with between $100–$1,000 fines associated with them and mandatory court appearances. read more >>