CRIME/PENAL CODE BILLS
Bill Status Report
04-25-2019 - 00:21:55

- Indicates action since the request date.


Track: Crime / Penal Code Bills   

HB 15   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands definition of "coercion". Allows easier probation for certain prostitution offenses. Enhances punishments. Expands offenses online promotion of prostitution. Adds aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution to list of offenses under human trafficking. Nondisclosure orders for victims. Criminal history and back ground checks for applicants for massage licenses. Notice requirements at massage establishments. Allows tenants to vacate property if other tenants are engaging in unlawful conduct.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 24   Romero, Ramon Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed in the presence of a child.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 27   Canales, Terry Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault or aggravated assault of a federal law enforcement officer.
Bill History: 04-08-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 37   Minjarez, Ina Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 38   Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting the manufacture, assembly, or ownership of unmarked firearms.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 63   Moody, Joe Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 75   Minjarez, Ina Relating to an exception to the application of the offense of possessing or delivering drug paraphernalia for persons involved in certain pilot programs.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Public Health

HB 78   Raymond, Richard Relating to local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Committee action pending Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 84   Moody, Joe Relating to the repeal of the offense of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 85   Gonzalez, Mary Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Recommitted to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 86   Martinez, Armando Relating to prohibiting the reckless discharge of a firearm.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 95   Hinojosa, Gina Relating to the criminal offense of acquisition or attempted acquisition of a firearm by a person prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 101   Canales, Terry Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of false caller identification information display.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 110   Canales, Terry Relating to a study regarding the conversion of certain Class C misdemeanors to civil violations.
Bill History: 02-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 121   Swanson, Valoree Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of trespass by certain persons carrying handguns.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 122   Hinojosa, Gina Relating to the medical use of marihuana.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 131   Moody, Joe Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 158   Canales, Terry Relating to the use of certain previous convictions for enhancing the criminal penalty for certain subsequent criminal offenses.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 186   Canales, Terry Relating to the determination of the weight of marihuana and other tetrahydrocannabinols for the purpose of the prosecution and punishment of the offense of possession of those substances.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 195   Reynolds, Ron Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 213   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a vehicle operated by a public transportation system.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 226   Krause, Matt Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws, to criminal offenses previously compiled in statutes.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 232   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the imposition of consecutive sentences for more than one criminal offense of injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual arising out of the same criminal episode.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 235   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed in a vehicle operated by a public transportation system.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 238   Krause, Matt Relating to the enforcement of certain federal laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 246   Farrar, Jessica Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 261   Frank, James Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder.
Remarks: Murder of a child is changed from 10 to 15.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 289   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the criminal penalty for possession of certain small amounts of controlled substances in Penalty Group 1.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 299   Murr, Andrew Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 302   Paul, Dennis
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 A.M., Senate Chamber Senate State Affairs

HB 309   Moody, Joe Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Class A misdemeanor for touching or exposing certain body parts or causing contact with certain body fluids.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 324   Murr, Andrew Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of improper relationship between educator and student.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 335   Dutton, Harold Relating to the penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana and eligibility for placement on community supervision or on deferred adjudication community supervision for that offense.
Remarks: Allows for Class C if amount is one ounce or less. Class B if convicted 3 or more times.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 336   Dutton, Harold Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
Remarks: OPPOSE: CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.

Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 344   Dutton, Harold Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 349   Blanco, Cesar Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of the possession, manufacture, transport, repair, or sale of certain parts designed to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 357   Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a person who is not otherwise prohibited from possessing the firearm and to criminal offenses otherwise related to the carrying of a firearm.
Remarks: Constitutional Carry
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 371   Allen, Alma Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.
Remarks: Class C if amount is one ounce or less. Class B if within 1000 of school or on school bus.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 379   Lozano, Jose Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving a controlled substance or dangerous drug.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 395   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows citation to be issued in lieu of arrest for class B criminal tresspass.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 427   Shaheen, Matt Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 446   Moody, Joe Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain instruments designed, made, or adapted for use in striking a person with a fist.
Remarks: WATCH: Legalizes the possession of "knuckles".
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 472   Dutton, Harold Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in a capital murder case.
Remarks: OPPOSE: CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 521   Dutton, Harold Relating to the charging instrument in the prosecution of the offense of resisting arrest.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Back door attempt to attack the validity of the resisting charge if the underlying offense is dismissed or invalid. The law already provides that it is offense even if the arrest is unlawful.

HB 521 CWJ: Testified against on 3/4/19. RO: Submitted memo of opp to committee 3/18/19.

Bill History: 03-04-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 545   Nevarez, Poncho Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 551   Canales, Terry Relating to the prosecution of and criminal penalties for the possession of marihuana concentrate.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 667   King, Ken Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 707   Flynn, Dan Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 734   Huberty, Dan Relating to the carrying of concealed or holstered handguns by certain handgun license holders attending a meeting of the board of trustees of a school district or the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education

HB 753   Wu, Gene Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of 0.35 ounces or less of marihuana.
Remarks: Class C if amount is less than 0.35 ounces. Class B if within 1000 feet of school or on a school bus.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 760   Wu, Gene Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of theft involving a package delivered to or collected from a residential or commercial property.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 818   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 830   Israel, Celia Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxication.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 306

HB 836   Rosenthal, Jon (F) Relating to a defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 869   Hefner, Cole Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds unlawful interception of oral or electronic communication in the list of crimes prosecuted as a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 888   Landgraf, Brooks Relating to creating the criminal offense of misrepresenting a child as a family member at a port of entry.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House State Affairs

HB 902   Landgraf, Brooks Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of a pregnant woman.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 903   Lozano, Jose Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 930   Anchia, Rafael Relating to use of force or deadly force in defense of a person.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 934   Shaheen, Matt Relating to the prosecution of the offense of trafficking of persons.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 949   Minjarez, Ina Relating to the punishment for the offense of aggravated assault.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 977   Thierry, Shawn Relating to creating the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 978   Beckley, Michelle (F) Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 980   Beckley, Michelle (F) Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 981   Parker, Tan Relating to the offense of money laundering.
Remarks: Amended to include digital currency.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1009   Metcalf, Will Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1028   Guillen, Ryan Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
Bill History: 04-11-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 1086   Guillen, Ryan Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for intoxication assault and intoxication manslaughter.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1088   Geren, Charlie Relating to enhancing the criminal penalties for certain repeat and habitual offenders.
Remarks: Class A is enhanced to a state jail felony if previously convicted for 4 Class A misdemeanors or any felony in the previous 10 years.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1127   Stucky, Lynn Relating to the places where an active judicial officer may carry a concealed handgun if the officer is licensed to carry a handgun.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1163   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to regulate locations at which a license holder may openly carry a handgun.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1164   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the offense involving the carrying of handguns by license holders on the premises or property of certain recreational facilities.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1165   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on the property.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1167   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving the carrying of weapons at amusement parks or locations associated with schools or other educational institutions.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1168   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 1169   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the creation of certain criminal offenses concerning firearm sales at gun shows.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1171   Anchia, Rafael Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1172   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the prosecution of certain conduct involving prohibited weapons.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1177   Phelan, Dade Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 1202   Collier, Nicole Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1206   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of marihuana.
Remarks: Lowers penalties by one degree for each amount.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1207   Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to reporting the loss or theft of a firearm.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1216   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to orders of nondisclosure for certain victims of trafficking of persons or compelling prostitution.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1223   VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the creation of a criminal offense relating to interference with child custody and to the prosecution and enforcement of child custody offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates offense of interference with child custody. Duties of officers when investigating interference of child custody reports.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1231   Flynn, Dan Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1240   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of theft.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1261   Bell, Keith (F) Relating to a presumption that applies to certain conduct involving certain controlled substances that endangers a child.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1275   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the regulation of sports betting.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1343   Leach, Jeff Relating to persons who may be prosecuted for the criminal offense of improper contact with a victim.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Passed to third reading

HB 1357   Wu, Gene Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the criminal offense of failure to report certain sexual offenses committed against a child.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1365   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, processing, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Public Health

HB 1381   Wray, John Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for aggravated assault committed in or on school property or on a passenger transportation vehicle of a primary or secondary school.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1405   Thierry, Shawn Relating to the prescription of low-THC cannabis by certain qualified physicians for certain patients diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 1445   Rosenthal, Jon (F) Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Class A misdemeanor for carrying while intoxicated, including holder of LTC. Does not apply to peace officers.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1482   Lozano, Jose Relating to the offense of hazing.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Higher Education

HB 1498   Metcalf, Will Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1505   Martinez, Armando Relating to the recording of a criminal offense of transporting household goods without registration in a driving record.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 1512   Coleman, Garnet Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1518   Coleman, Garnet
Seliger, Kel
Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

HB 1539   Geren, Charlie Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1573   Raney, John Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of capital murder.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Murder of a EMT added.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1625   Bell, Keith (F) Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of false report of misconduct by emergency responders.
Remarks: SUPPORT: A person commits an offense if, with the intent to deceive, the person knowingly makes a false report that a peace officer or emergency services personnel, while performing official duties, engaged in conduct that violates a law of this state, another state, or the United States or conduct that violates any applicable internal policy or code of conduct of the law enforcement agency or emergency services provider employing or supervising the officer or personnel and makes the report to a law enforcement agency for the purpose of initiating a criminal investigation or administrative investigation against the officer.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 1945   Ramos, Ana-Maria (F) Relating to carrying a handgun in certain areas of the campus of a public or private institution of higher education.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1961   Moody, Joe Relating to the criminal offense of making a false report to a peace officer, federal special investigator, law enforcement employee, corrections officer, or jailer.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Expands 37.08 Penal Code (False Report to Peace Officer) to include false reports made to corrections officers or jailers.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2034   VanDeaver, Gary Relating to increasing the criminal punishment for the offense of invasive visual recording.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2049   Collier, Nicole Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2051   Murr, Andrew Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by a retired judicial officer and certain other governmental officials.
Remarks: Extends defense to prosecution under Penal Code to retired judges.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 2164   Burns, DeWayne Relating to imposing civil and criminal penalties for prohibiting or otherwise restricting a peace officer or special investigator from carrying a weapon on certain premises open to the public.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would add enforcement provisions to Art. 2.1305 CCP (CLEAT HB 873 2017) that prohibits establishments serving the public from stopping peace officers entering with their firearm.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Passed to third reading

HB 2174   Zerwas, John Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Passed to third reading

HB 2200   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the punishment of certain controlled substance offenses committed in a drug-free zone.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2234   Pacheco, Leo (F) Relating to the offense of contributing to truancy by a parent.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Not heard in committee House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 2280   Goodwin, Vikki (F) Relating to the notice given by a property owner prohibiting a handgun license holder from carrying a handgun on certain property.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2314   Toth, Steve Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age.
Remarks: WATCH: Changes age of responsibility for some offenses to 18.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 2342   Dutton, Harold Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.
Remarks: WATCH: Removes a number of locations from location restricted knife provisions.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2343   Dutton, Harold Relating to an affirmative defense available to certain students enrolled in grade level nine or above who engage in prohibited sexual contact with another student at or above that grade level.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Committee action pending House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 2361   Moody, Joe Relating to the prosecution of limited liability companies and other business entities under the Penal Code.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2369   Miller, Rick Relating to the punishment for, and civil liability related to actions to prevent, the criminal offense of theft involving a package delivered to a residential or commercial property.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2382   Dutton, Harold Relating to the classification of certain conduct by juveniles constituting the offense of evading detention.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Amends Family Code and reclassifies the offense of evading arrest or detention by a juvenile from being considered "delinquent conduct" to the less serious category of "conduct indicating a need for supervision" if the offense was a Class A misdemeanor.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 2432   Raney, John Relating to a defense to prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, chemicals, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistan
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 2499   Springer, Drew Relating to prosecution and punishment for the offense of official oppression by the intrusive touching of persons seeking access to public buildings and transportation.
Remarks: OPPOSED: (TSA Bill) Criminalizes a search without effective consent for the purpose of granting access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2518   Toth, Steve Relating to the penalties for the possession of two ounces or less of marihuana.
Remarks: Class C misdemeanor for 2 ounces or less.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2524   Anderson, Doc Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of theft of service.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2613   Frullo, John Relating to the offense of operation of a stash house and to the use of proceeds from a civil asset forfeiture of contraband related to that offense and to human smuggling and trafficking offenses to fund certain crime victim services.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2624   Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving fraud.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows prosecution in any county in which offense was committed. Extends forgery prosecution provisions to Credit Card Abuse or Fraudulent Use of Identifying Information.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Passed to third reading

HB 2625   Perez, Mary Ann Relating to creating the criminal offense of mass fraudulent use or possession of credit card or debit card information.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates new offense of mass fraudulent use of credit or debit card. 5 or more, counterfeit or stolen credit or debit cards. 3rd degree to 1st degree felony with enhancements.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servic

HB 2711   Lang, Mike Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of failure to identify.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2731   Miller, Rick Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain trafficking and prostitution offenses and to certain other consequences of those offenses.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2789   Meyer, Morgan Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Passed to third reading

HB 2823   VanDeaver, Gary Relating to increasing the criminal punishment for assault committed against certain sports participants.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2874   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2876   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the punishment for the criminal offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2937   Sheffield, J.D. Relating to the offense of aggravated assault using a deadly weapon.
Remarks: First degree felony for agg assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury to anyone, not just a relative.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2945   Perez, Mary Ann Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Prohibits payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servic

HB 3016   Schaefer, Matt Relating to the carrying of a firearm by a licensee in a motor vehicle.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3082   Murphy, Jim Relating to investigating and prosecuting the criminal offense of operating an unmanned aircraft over or near certain facilities.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3120   Bonnen, Greg Relating to the punishment for certain felony offenses committed by an inmate released on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Vote failed in committee on House Corrections

HB 3135   Cain, Briscoe Relating to affirmative defenses to prosecution for certain offenses involving material or conduct that is obscene or otherwise harmful to children.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3177   Smith, Reggie (F) Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child or disabled individual.
Remarks: Expands offense to include disabled individuals.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3257   Raney, John Relating to the criminal consequences of using or exhibiting an imitation firearm.
Remarks: Deadly weapon offenses include use or display of an imitation firearm.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Committee action pending House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 3281   Hinojosa, Gina Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3402   Phelan, Dade Relating to changing the criminal offense of conspiracy to circumvent the open meetings law.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House State Affairs

HB 3490   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment.
Remarks: Extends offense of harassment to include internet postings.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3555   Farrar, Jessica Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3588   Hunter, Todd Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for the offenses of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography.
Remarks: Enhances penalties for the offense of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography. From 3rd to 2nd degree. From 2nd to 1st degree if the victim is younger than 14.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3590   Hunter, Todd Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain trafficking and prostitution offenses and certain other consequences of those offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution to list of offenses. Amends definition of coercion to included causing intoxication or withholding a controlled substance from a chemically dependent person. Increases penalties.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3703   Klick, Stephanie Relating to the dispensing, administration, and use of low-THC cannabis.
Remarks: "CLEAT supports legislation that will allow greater patient access as directed by a physician to Low THC Medical Cannabis products, as well as allowing medical cannabis research overseen by the state, similar to the direction taken by Chairman Donna Campbell and Chairman Stephanie Klick." - Sgt. Todd Harrison, CLEAT President
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Public Health

HB 3705   Klick, Stephanie Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.
Remarks: (12) the actor is a health care services provider who, in the course of performing an assisted reproduction procedure on the other person, uses human reproductive material from a donor knowing that the other person has not expressly consented to the use of material from that donor.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3729   Shaheen, Matt Relating to creating the criminal offense of possession of an animal by a person who has been previously convicted of an offense involving animal cruelty.
Remarks: New Offense: Class B Possession of animal by person convicted of animal cruelty.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3826   Johnson, Julie (F) Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use in lieu of an opioid by patients with acute or chronic pain.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Sent to subcommittee House Public Health

HB 3895   Oliverson, Tom Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or an evacuated area.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3926   Tinderholt, Tony Relating to creating the criminal offenses of obtaining medical treatment by deception for a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual and continuous abuse of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Criminal offense for deceiving health professionals of medical history of child/elderly/disabled – JP Mason reached out to ask for our support on this.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3979   Leach, Jeff Relating to the authority of the attorney general to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4041   Toth, Steve Relating to prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Creates new Penal Code provision that would make it a crime to enforce certain federal laws. Opposed to any new crime that would expose peace officers to the political consequences of determining whether or not to enforce existing statutes.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Not heard in committee House State Affairs

HB 4045   Dominguez, Alex (F) Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain eligible medical.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 4084   Walle, Armando Relating to the operation of unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 4097   Blanco, Cesar Relating to the use of medical cannabis by veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and the licensing of associated cultivating or dispensing organizations.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Public Health

HB 4235   Anderson, Doc Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for burglary of a commercial building in which trade or commerce is conducted.
Remarks: 3rd degree felony for commercial building.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4237   Turner, Chris Relating to the criminal offense of stalking.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Changes "other person" to "victim" in stalking cases.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4276   Zedler, Bill Relating to the legalization of certain cannabidiol.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HB 4341   Collier, Nicole Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4440   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation.
Remarks: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation. Purports to “enhance” penalty of bodily injury to officer while resisting arrest by adding it as a state jail felony- but assault under the Penal Code already covers this as a third degree felony if “a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant” 22.01(b)(1).
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4508   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to exempting CBD oil from the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Public Health

HJR 18   Raymond, Richard Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing local option elections to legalize or prohibit the operation of eight-liners.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Committee action pending Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HJR 21   Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

HJR 22   Reynolds, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by peace officers.
Remarks: OPPOSED: Requires Attorney General to appoint special prosecutor for all officer-involved injury or death.
Bill History: 02-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HJR 108   Canales, Terry Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.
Remarks: Allows the legislature by law to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis in this state.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 19   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 20   Huffman, Joan
Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the prosecution of, penalties for, and other consequences of prostitution, trafficking of persons, and related criminal offenses, the admissibility of evidence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands definition of "coercion". Allows easier probation for certain prostitution offenses. Enhances punishments. Expands offenses online promotion of prostitution. Adds aggravated promotion of prostitution and online promotion of prostitution to list of offenses under human trafficking. Nondisclosure orders for victims. Criminal history and back ground checks for applicants for massage licenses. Notice requirements at massage establishments. Allows tenants to vacate property if other tenants are engaging in unlawful conduct.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 38   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the offense of hazing.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Higher Education

SB 97   Menendez, Jose Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful disclosure or promotion of intimate visual material.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 106   Menendez, Jose Relating to the punishment for certain intoxication offenses and the eligibility for deferred adjudication community supervision of defendants who committed certain intoxication offenses.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 117   Creighton, Brandon Relating to the prosecution of the offense of possessing a weapon in certain prohibited places associated with schools or postsecondary educational institutions.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 A.M., Senate Chamber Senate State Affairs

SB 123   West, Royce Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 152   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 153   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to certain statutory changes to reflect and address same-sex marriages and parenting relationships and to the removal of provisions regarding the criminality or unacceptability of homosexual conduct.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 156   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the civil and criminal penalties for possession of certain small amounts of marihuana and an exception to prosecution for possession of associated drug paraphernalia.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 157   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to extreme risk protective orders and the prosecution of the criminal offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 158   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 183   Miles, Borris Relating to defense to prosecution for the criminal offense of theft of service.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 194   Perry, Charles Relating to the creation of the offense of indecent assault, to judicial protection for victims of that offense, and to certain criminal acts committed in relation to that offense.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 201   Huffman, Joan Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or evacuated area.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 204   Huffman, Joan Relating to increasing criminal penalties for the offense of making a firearm accesible to a child.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 207   Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the offense of money laundering.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 222   Menendez, Jose Relating to the creation of the criminal offense of mail theft.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 294   Lucio, Eddie Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 305   Watson, Kirk Relating to a defense of prosecution for certain offenses involving possession of small amounts of controlled substances and other prohibited drugs, substances, or paraphernalia for defendants seeking assistance for a suspected overdose.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 306   Watson, Kirk
Israel, Celia
Relating to the release by a peace officer of certain individuals suspected of the offense of public intoxicaiton.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Provides PO with option to release intoxicated individual to a sobriety center.
Bill History: 04-16-19 G Sent to the Governor

SB 315   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving the interception, use, or disclosure of certain communications.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds unlawful interception of oral or electronic communication in the list of crimes prosecuted as a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 349   Seliger, Kel Relating to the regulation of the sale of dextromethorphan to minors.
Bill History: 04-09-19 S Committee action pending Senate Health and Human Services

SB 388   West, Royce Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 400   West, Royce Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain debilitating medical conditions.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 405   Birdwell, Brian Relating to the criminal offense of making a false report to a peace officer, federal special investigator, law enforcement employee, corrections officer, or jailer.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Expands 37.08 Penal Code (False Report to Peace Officer) to include false reports made to corrections officers or jailers.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 460   Johnson, Nathan (F) Relating to reducing criminal penalties for possession of marihuana.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 472   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the carrying, storage, or possession of a firearm or firearm ammunition by certain persons on certain residential or commercial property.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 506   Creighton, Brandon Relating to carrying a handgun during a state of disaster.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 535   Campbell, Donna Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Meeting set for 9:00 A.M., Senate Chamber Senate State Affairs

SB 584   Watson, Kirk Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 651   West, Royce Relating to the charging instrument in the prosecution of the offense of resisting arrest.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Back door attempt to attack the validity of the resisting charge if the underlying offense is dismissed or invalid. The law already provides that it is offense even if the arrest is unlawful.

HB 521 CWJ: Testified against on 3/4/19.

Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 684   Flores, Pete Relating to the authority of a code enforcement officer to possess or carry an instrument used for deterring an animal bite.
Bill History: 02-06-19 S Filed

SB 714   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of capital murder.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 719   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder.
Remarks: Changes murder of a child from 10 to 15 years of age.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 865   Watson, Kirk Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by patients with certain qualifying medical conditions.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 961   Bettencourt, Paul Relating to the issuance of a citation for a criminal trespass offense punishable as a Class B misdemeanor.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows citation to be issued in lieu of arrest for class B criminal tresspass.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 993   Powell, Beverly (F) Relating to increasing criminal penalties for certain family violence offenses committed in the presence of a child.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1172   Menendez, Jose Relating to the locations in which a person may carry a firearm, the seizure of a firearm by law enforcement on arrest, and interactions between law enforcement and a handgun license holder.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1233   Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Bill History: 03-26-19 S Committee action pending Senate Health and Human Services

SB 1257   Huffman, Joan Relating to the authority of the attorney general to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 1258   Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the prosecution of limited liability companies and other business entities under the Penal Code.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S First placement on Senate Intent Calendar for

SB 1259   Huffman, Joan Relating to the prosecution of the offense of sexual assault.
Remarks: (12) the actor is a health care services provider who, in the course of performing an assisted reproduction procedure on the other person, uses human reproductive material from a donor knowing that the other person has not expressly consented to the use of material from that donor.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 1305   Huffman, Joan Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for assault of a pregnant woman.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1416   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the use of medical cannabis by veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder and the licensing of associated cultivating or dispensing organizations.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 1457   Flores, Pete Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for the offense of manufacture or delivery of a substance in Penalty Group 1 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1479   Johnson, Nathan (F) Relating to the prosecution of, criminal penalties for, and other consequences of possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1640   Watson, Kirk Relating to changing the criminal offense of conspiracy to circumvent the open meetings law.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House State Affairs

SB 1648   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates new offense of mass fraudulent use of credit or debit card. 5 or more, counterfeit or stolen credit or debit cards. 3rd degree to 1st degree felony with enhancements.
Bill History: 04-16-19 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1699   Whitmire, John Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1701   Whitmire, John Relating to the operation of unmanned aircraft over certain facilities.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1730   Huffman, Joan Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for the offenses of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography.
Remarks: Enhances penalties for the offense of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography. From 3rd to 2nd degree. From 2nd to 1st degree if the victim is younger than 14.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1738   Menendez, Jose Relating to an education and training program on interacting with and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for certain public transportation vehicle operators.
Remarks: Enhances penalties for the offense of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography. From 3rd to 2nd degree. From 2nd to 1st degree if the victim is younger than 14.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Transportation

SB 1754   Huffman, Joan Relating to the prosecution of the offense of taking or attempting to take a weapon from certain officers, investigators, employees, or officials.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Removes the provision that requires proof of the intent of the offender to harm an officer, investigator, employee, or official or third person.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 1802   Huffman, Joan Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain trafficking and prostitution offenses and certain other consequences of those offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Adds Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution to list of offenses. Amends definition of coercion to included causing intoxication or withholding a controlled substance from a chemically dependent person. Increases penalties.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 1820   Huffman, Joan Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of impersonating a public servant.
Remarks: WATCH: Clarifies that it applies when acting "without legal authority".
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Received in the House

SB 1847   Miles, Borris Relating to the prosecution of and penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marihuana.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1996   Birdwell, Brian Relating to investigating and prosecuting the criminal offense of operating an unmanned aircraft over or near certain facilities.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2008   Lucio, Eddie Relating to the prosecution of organized criminal activity involving a controlled substance or dangerous drug.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2009   Lucio, Eddie Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of smuggling of persons.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2099   Birdwell, Brian Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for burglary of a commercial building in which trade or commerce is conducted.
Remarks: 3rd degree felony for commercial building.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2115   West, Royce Relating to the criminal offense of fraudulent securing of document execution.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2209   Flores, Pete Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation.
Remarks: Relating to enhancing the criminal penalty for causing bodily injury while resisting arrest, search, or transportation. Purports to “enhance” penalty of bodily injury to officer while resisting arrest by adding it as a state jail felony- but assault under the Penal Code already covers this as a third degree felony if “a person the actor knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant” 22.01(b)(1).
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2279   West, Royce Relating to creating the criminal offense of financial abuse of an elderly individual.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2372   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the punishment for the offense of fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of a writing that is attached to tangible property.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2381   Hughes, Bryan Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.
Remarks: WATCH: Removes a number of locations from location restricted knife provisions.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 2416   Campbell, Donna Relating to the medical use of low-THC cannabis and medical research cannabis.
Remarks: "CLEAT supports legislation that will allow greater patient access as directed by a physician to Low THC Medical Cannabis products, as well as allowing medical cannabis research overseen by the state, similar to the direction taken by Chairman Donna Campbell and Chairman Stephanie Klick." - Sgt. Todd Harrison, CLEAT President
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SCR 10   Johnson, Nathan (F) Expressing opposition to the enactment or enforcement in Texas of a law that automatically suspends the driver's license of an individual who is convicted of any drug-related offense.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SJR 7   Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis for medical use.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SJR 8   Rodriguez, Jose Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize and regulate the possession, cultivation, and sale of cannabis.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


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