A bill named after four-year-old Emma Thompson who was murdered in 2009 after being beaten by Lucas Coe, her mother's boyfriend, will be discussed in Austin on Wednesday at a public meeting.
House Bill 431 is going before the Texas House of Representatives Corrections Committee starting at 2 p.m.
As the law stands now, Emma's mother, Abigail Young, a former Brenham nurse is considered for parole on an annual basis but if passed, Emma's Law would make the annual review go away.
Under the new guidelines, Emma's Law would make any any felon convicted of any felony against a child eligible for parole every five years instead of once every year.
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