Criminals who steal catalytic converters will face stiffer penalties if caught and convicted. Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 224 into law on Tuesday, June 6. The measure by Sen. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) is the companion to the House bill filed by Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano).
“SB 224, also known as the Deputy Darren Almendarez Act, will give law enforcement the tools they need to further crack down on the dangerous crime of catalytic converter theft,” Leach said.
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