“Lauren’s Law” passes TX Senate, heads to House committee

“Lauren’s Law” passes TX Senate, heads to House committee
Vern Landavazo, Lauren's father testified before the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice about Senate Bill 719.

AUSTIN, TX (TNN) - Senate Bill 719 passed the Texas Senate on Tuesday. It’s better known as “Lauren’s Law” in the Texoma area.

The parents of 13-year-old Lauren Landavazo, who was shot and killed in 2016, have been behind it since she was murdered.

The Senate vote was unanimously in favor at 31-0, according to Bianka Landavazo.

The bill would allow prosecutors to charge someone with Capital Murder is they kill a child age 14 or under.

Right now, Texas law only allows Capital Murder if a child 10-years-old or younger is murdered.

A Texas House version is expected to be voted on as well.

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