GENERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BILLS
Bill Status Report
06-15-2019 - 18:12:18

- Indicates action since the request date.


Track: General Law Enforcement Bills   

HB 2   Burrows, Dustin Relating to ad valorem taxation.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Hinders funding for public safety. Prevents long term planning associated with multi-year agreements.

SB 2 - CBW Testified against 2/6/19. HB 2 - Signed up against 2/27/19.

Bill History: 04-30-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 2

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 17   Bonnen, Greg Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education

HB 34   Raymond, Richard Relating to a statewide disaster alert system.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public S

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.
Remarks: WATCH: Marijuana Decriminalization
Bill History: 05-01-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 145   Gonzalez, Mary
Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to fees for services by the offices of the sheriff and constables.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 147   Moody, Joe Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Remarks: OPPOSED: Opens up department records on officers subject to a criminal or internal investigation. Would allow for the release when a peace officer is subject of an investigation, even if the investigation ultimately is unfounded or unsubstantiated.

HB 147: Testified against on 2/27/19. Have met with the author and discussed changes.

HB 147 Video of committee hearing http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=16344

Scroll to 4:53 in the video

Moody layout “There is language in the bill about internal affairs records, that’s there to prevent some departments from using another loophole. Without it, in almost every case they can withhold the records by saying an internal investigation revealed no wrongdoing, which is another exception to the public information act. However, the intention of my bill isn’t to open up all internal affairs records, it’s to deal with situations where law enforcement is involved in a death. So we are working with stakeholders on tighter language limited to that situation… I want to say that I very much appreciate the law enforcement professionals who respected me… enough to talk to me about their concerns. I want them to know I hear those loud and clear and they have my commitment to resolve that issue. All this about is closing a loophole and shining a light on incidents where our government is involved in the loss of a life, which the public and the families affected deserve to have a complete picture of.”

5:40 Fredrick Frazier DPA, state FOP, “On” the bill, worried about videos of officer deaths being released. 5:44:15 Chris Jones CLEAT, 6:02 Jessica Anderson with Houston PD opposed but switched to “On” 6:02:30 Scott Henson “Just Liberty” 6:06:50 Ken Casaday “opposed” families should see the video, but unintended consequences. Violent vid eos of officers deaths would be released. As it is written, the APA is against it. 6:08:30 Justin Berry

6:10 Moody Closes “I hear and respect the concerns of some of our witnesses, which is why I have already committed to fixing the internal affairs concern. Also, heard the concerns about the privacy of those in law enforcement that have lost a loved one, lost a colleague, and so that is something we can address as well.

The committee sub did fix the concern related to video being released of a peace officer’s death. But still would allow alleged misconduct information related to the incident to be released prior to being investigated, including any information in the officers department file regulated by civil service law (143.089 “g” file).

Time Line: 2/27/19 HB 147 heard

3/25/19 Moody staff e-mails copy of sub to us and other police groups.

3/26/19 CLEAT e-mail to Moody staff with questions about the substitute

3/26/19 Moody's staff replies to questions

3/27/19 Another e-mail from Moody staff asking where we are.

3/27/19 Reply to Moody staff with more concerns of ours and again stating that we would support language that would allow the family to view video, but not release it to the public.

3/28/19 E-mail from Charley to Moody's staff:

4/15/19 HB 147 voted out of State Affairs, Moody gives interview to KXAN, said CLEAT was dishonest about 147

5/14/19 Moody amends SB 944

Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House State Affairs

HB 152   Minjarez, Ina Relating to the collection, storage, and analysis of sexual assault evidence and evidence of other sex offenses.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 161   Moody, Joe Relating to the procedure for rearrest and adjustment of the bond amount in certain criminal cases.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would allow for re-arrest and a higher bond if accused committed the same offense again while out on bond.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 171   Canales, Terry Relating to the admissibility of evidence in an asset forfeiture proceeding and the seizure and forfeiture of certain property.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Limits property that can be seized. Only would allow seizure of contraband, not property lawful to own.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Not heard in committee House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 181   Canales, Terry Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 182   Canales, Terry Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Changes standard for seizure from preponderance of the evidence, to "clear and convincing" evidence. Limits transfer of seized assets to federal government.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Not heard in committee House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 209   Reynolds, Ron Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Committee action pending House Public Health

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 257   Blanco, Cesar Relating to a policy requiring public and private primary and secondary schools and public junior colleges to provide local law enforcement agencies certain information regarding certain individuals authorized to carry a handgun.
Remarks: Requires with school marshals or authorized armed individuals on campus to adopt a policy regarding communication and coordination with local law enforcement agencies.
Bill History: 05-06-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 264   Blanco, Cesar Relating to a report by the Department of Public Safety of certain information on border crime and other criminal activity related to border security.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 338   Shine, Hugh Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 05-03-19 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 2024

HB 351   Blanco, Cesar Relating to emergency management for cyber attacks against this state.
Bill History: 05-03-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Business and Commerce

HB 352   Blanco, Cesar Relating to warrants issued to obtain cell site information through the use of a cell site simulator device and to public access to certain information relating to investigatory equipment.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Amends CCP to allow a search warrant to be issued to obtain cell site information and allow the use of cell cell site simulator devices to obtain cell phone call information.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 353   Blanco, Cesar Relating to law enforcement access to cell site information stored by certain entities providing wireless service to a wireless communications device.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Clarifies and defines "cell site information" and allows it to be obtained by a search warrant.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 354   Herrero, Abel Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Exempts police officers and fire fighters from jury service.
Bill History: 05-03-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 381   Holland, Justin
Paxton, Angela (F)
Relating to eligibility for the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 389   Bailes, Ernest
Nichols, Robert
Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

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 404   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Re-write of asset forfeiture statute. Limits what can be seized. Requires conviction to seize property.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 445   Gonzalez, Mary Relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the direction or control of a local entity or campus police department to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 461   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to an exemption from civil liability for certain professionals for the disclosure of certain mental health information.
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Health and Human Services

HB 479   Dutton, Harold Relating to asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Requires conviction to seize property. CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 482   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Prohibits arrest for "fine only" (Class C) offense. Bill laid out by Rep. Israel at 47:25 in the hearing http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=16909

“If HB 482 had been the law, Sandra Bland would have never been arrested in the first place.”

55:15 James Dickey Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, for the bill. RPT passed plank #92 which calls for the ending of the practice for jailing for fine only offenses.

59:00 Kathy Mitchell “Just Liberty” for the bill I am aware that there have been significant amendments in the past week and the past day with significant discussion with law enforcement, so I hope there will be other witnesses speaking to that, but I thank law enforcement for being willing to work with Thompson’s office.

59:35 Chris Jones CLEAT

1:03:40 Chaz Moore, Exec Director Austin Justice Coalition I was asked by Chairwoman’s office to stand down because we have been working diligently with TMPA and some of the sheriff’s. Clearly we are not going to be able to please everybody, but we want to make sure that both the people are protected in their constitutional rights and our peace officers still have the tools they need to do their job the best they can.

1:16:15 Terry Holcomb, RPT Exec Committee SD 3 I want every Republican to co-author this bill. Appalled that Law Enforcement says the need this tool What they really are saying is that the want the ability to circumvent the protections afforded to you. Ask me what a P-O-P arrest is Travis Clardy asked what it is a P-O-P, “piss off the police arrest” Clardy - Do you think the more common uses of the body camera is having an effect? “No sir I do not”

1:29:20 CJ Grisham – Representing myself Open Carry Texas CLEAT motivated me to come up in support of this bill. I could not believe what I heard. This is not about taking a tool away from law enforcement, this is about taking away power from law enforcement. This is about the ability to ruin your life if you don’t basically bow down to certain people. And I am not talking broadly. There are officers out there that are on a power trip, and if they don’t like you, or you look at them the wrong way, or you look the wrong way, they will toss you in jail because of a busted tail light or they want to find some reason to get you. --- I would like to thank CLEAT for opposing this bill and motivating me to come up here and support it so vociferously.

1:37:20 Randy Peterson, Texas Public Policy Foundation – For the bill The last session this body did some great work by passing the Sandra Bland Act. This completes that work. Of all of the reforms that we could think of this is the only one that would have changed Sandra Bland, the arrest wouldn’t have occurred. You have heard testimony that this is a tool of law enforcement, and that is true, in certain circumstances, but all of those circumstances are addressed in the committee substitute.

Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 561   Thierry, Shawn Relating to civilian complaint review boards in certain municipalities and counties.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Civilian review board for municipality with a population of 2 million or more or county with population of 3.3 million or more.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 611   White, James Relating to the acceptance of certain voters at a polling place.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Elections

HB 616   Neave, Victoria
Nelson, Jane
Relating to compensation for a portion of a forensic medical examination of a sexual assault survivor and for the evidence collection kit required for the examination.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 652   Neave, Victoria Relating to an exception from requirements to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers for matters regarding activities that occur at a domestic violence shelter.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 731   Hernandez, Ana Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 738   Harless, Sam (F) Relating to the entry of certain bond conditions into the Texas Crime Information Center.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 745   Rose, Toni Relating to the duties and powers of peace officers.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Amends 2.13 CCP and changes duty to arrest from "shall" to "may". Repeals 2.14 and 2.15 provisions on summoning aid and requirement to act when summoned. RO: RO/CBW informed staffer of opposition 3/18/19.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Removed from hearing 04/17/19 House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 751   Bailes, Ernest Relating to establishment of the office of first responder support within the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.
Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 785   Shaheen, Matt Relating to the execution of a warrant issued for certain individuals who violate a condition of release on parole or to mandatory supervision.
Bill History: 04-04-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 804   Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the authority of peace officers to conduct certain searches.
Remarks: OPPOSED: Limits ability to conduct consent searches or seize evidence unless specific rules are followed. A body camera or dashcam malfunction could result in evidence being thrown out.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 875   Allen, Alma Relating to requiring a school district or open-enrollment charter school to report data regarding restraints administered to, complaints filed against, citations issued to, and arrests made of students.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Public Education

HB 892   Kuempel, John
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to county regulation of game rooms.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 940   Davis, Sarah Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 943   Dutton, Harold Relating to an offense report prepared in the investigation of a criminal case.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Requires that an offense report prepared in the investigation of a criminal case must be signed by each peace officer who contributed information to the report.

CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.

VIDEO: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=16909 Scroll to 5:07

4/3/19 House Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Witness list not available online

Nevarez laid bill out for Dutton

Witnesses from Video: Floyd Goodwin DPS Resource Chris Jones (CLEAT) - Only one called against (did not testify)

Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 974   Metcalf, Will
Taylor, Larry
Relating to public school safety measures and procedures.
Bill History: 05-17-19 S Reported favorably from committee on Senate Education

HB 979   Hernandez, Ana
Perry, Charles
Relating to the creation of DNA records for certain defendants for inclusion in the DNA database system.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 989   Guillen, Ryan Relating to industrial hemp.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Agriculture and Livestock

HB 1020   Moody, Joe Relating to requiring certain law enforcement agencies to implement a policy regarding cite and release for certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1031   Deshotel, Joe
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1042   Toth, Steve Relating to requiring law enforcement agencies to establish a campus active shooter response plan.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1090   Bell, Cecil
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the definition of first responder.
Remarks: Adds to definition of first responder under the Governor's Interoperable Radio Communications Program, an emergency response operator or emergency services dispatcher who provides communication support services for an agency by responding to requests for assistance in emergencies; and other emergency response personnel employed by an agency.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1108   Swanson, Valoree Relating to the carrying and possession of a concealed handgun by a school marshal.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1115   White, James Relating to law enforcement agency policies regarding the placement of a child taken into possession by a peace officer during a person's arrest and placement information provided to the person.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Corrections

HB 1168   Anchia, Rafael
West, Royce
Relating to the offense of possessing a weapon in a secured area of an airport.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1187   Pacheco, Leo (F) Relating to prescribing low-THC cannabis to certain patients for compassionate use.
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Sent to subcommittee House Public Health

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 1217   Ortega, Lina Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain persons under the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.
Bill History: 02-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HB 1221   Patterson, Jared (F) Relating to authorizing certain projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows funds raised through economic development corporations to be used for public safety expenditures.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev

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: 04-25-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1256   Phelan, Dade
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to access by certain persons to a first responder's immunization history during a disaster.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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 1294   Davis, Sarah Relating to requiring certain persons to receive emergency management training.
Bill History: 04-22-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House County Affairs

HB 1325   King, Tracy
Perry, Charles
Relating to the production and regulation of hemp and products made from hemp.
Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1332   Israel, Celia Relating to the repeal of the authority of political subdivisions to adopt or enforce juvenile curfews.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Juvenile Justice and Family Issues

HB 1338   Pacheco, Leo (F) Relating to prescribing low-THC cannabis to certain patients for compassionate use.
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Sent to subcommittee House Public Health

HB 1359   Wu, Gene Relating to an attorney's entrance into a building that houses a court by presentation of the attorney's state bar membership card.
Remarks: An attorney licensed to practice law in this state may present the attorney's state bar membership card instead of an identification card issued or authorized for issuance by a county or municipality. A county or municipality may not adopt or enforce an order or ordinance that conflicts.
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Judiciary and Civil 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: 05-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Health and Human Services

HB 1373   Zedler, Bill Relating to the protection of expressive activities at public institutions of higher education.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Higher Education

HB 1383   Lozano, Jose Relating to exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Exempts police officers and fire fighters from jury service.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Committee action pending House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 1387   Hefner, Cole
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the number of school marshals that may be appointed to serve on a public school campus or at a private school.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows school marshals at 1 to 100 students, instead of 1 for 200 students.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1399   Smith, Reggie (F)
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the creation and storage of DNA records for a person arrested for a felony offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: DNA records kept for person arrested for any felony offense.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1418   Phelan, Dade
Huffman, Joan
Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.
Bill History: 05-27-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1426   Guerra, Bobby Relating to mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster.
Bill History: 05-06-19 H Failed to pass to third reading (Vote: N:103/Y: 37)

HB 1433   Bucy, John (F) Relating to the authority of a municipal utility district to restrict sex offenders from child safety zones in the district.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Land and Resource Management

HB 1449   King, Phil Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of opioid antagonists.
Remarks: SUPPORT: CJD shall establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to a law enforcement agency to provide opioid antagonists to peace officers, evidence technicians, and related personnel who, in the course of performing their duties, are likely to come into contact with opioids.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1451   King, Phil Relating to peace officers commissioned by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for disaster response.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1467   Talarico, James (F) Relating to a mental health professional to school law enforcement official ratio for public schools.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education

HB 1471   Darby, Drew Relating to a school security volunteer program.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows retired law enforcement officers and veterans to serve as school security volunteers and carry handguns.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education

HB 1476   Anderson, Doc
Birdwell, Brian
Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.
Bill History: 05-22-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 1509   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to consent instruction and instruction on the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking for certain public school students.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Education

HB 1552   Paul, Dennis
Schwertner, Charles
Relating to the weapons proficiency of and the carrying of a handgun by qualified retired law enforcement officers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Cleans up qualified retired officer carry statute to match LEOSA, 18 USC Sec 926C
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1553   White, James Relating to the composition of the Commission on Jail Standards.
Remarks: WATCH: Increases JSC from 9 to 11 members with one certified psychiatrist and one member with expertise in providing veterans with information on programs, services and resources to veterans.
Bill History: 04-30-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1580   Phelan, Dade Relating to the creation and storage of DNA records for a person arrested for a felony offense.
Remarks: SUPPORT: DNA records kept for person arrested for any felony offense.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1590   Howard, Donna
Watson, Kirk
Relating to the establishment of the Office for Sexual Assault Survivor Assistance within the criminal justice division of the governor's office.
Bill History: 06-04-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1615   Schaefer, Matt Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Changes language on standard of proof in asset forfeiture cases. Changes burden to the state instead of the property owner.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Reported favorably from committee on 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: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1631   Stickland, Jonathan
Hall, Bob
Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1651   Gonzalez, Mary
Alvarado, Carol (F)
Relating to the care of pregnant women confined in county jail.
Remarks: WATCH: Requires JSC to adopt reasonable rules regarding the use of retraints to control a pregnant prisoner. Limits use of restraints.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1667   Goldman, Craig
Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the regulation of salvage vehicle dealers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1714   Blanco, Cesar Relating to the designation of certain federal funds for border infrastructure projects.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Committee action pending House International Relations/Economic Dev

HB 1721   Israel, Celia Relating to a violation regarding the purchase, possession, or consumption of alcoholic beverages by a minor or the misrepresentation of age by a minor.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 1722   Coleman, Garnet Relating to the establishment by counties and municipalities of disease control programs to reduce the risk of certain infectious and communicable diseases.
Remarks: WATCH: (j) A peace officer may not stop, search, or seize a person or base probable cause solely because the person visits an organization operating under Subchapter K, Chapter 81.
Bill History: 05-09-19 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 1732   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the facilitation of a funeral procession by a vehicle escort service.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 1754   Bonnen, Greg Relating to creating a school safety allotment under the foundation school program.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Public Education

HB 1762   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the facilitation of voting by persons confined in certain jails.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Elections

HB 1769   Bonnen, Greg
Taylor, Larry
Relating to the creation of a statewide alert system for missing adults and to a study of the alert system.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1789   Tinderholt, Tony
Fallon, Pat (F)
Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Removes the requirement that mutual aid task forces can only be formed with agencies contiguous counties.

House Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB01789H.htm

4/10/19 House Homeland Security & Public Safety Video: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17041 Scroll to: 54:55 CLEAT Testified (TMPA did not sign up)

Senate Witness List: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB01789S.htm

CLEAT only LE labor group to support (TMPA did not sign up)

Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1814   Reynolds, Ron Relating to county regulation of roadside vendors and solicitors.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House County Affairs

HB 1825   Cortez, Philip Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.
Bill History: 05-14-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Education

HB 1845   Klick, Stephanie Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration or a driver's license that a person has a health condition that may impede communication.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1889   Israel, Celia Relating to reporting concerning certain prisoners who are confined in county jails for misdemeanor offenses.
Remarks: Requires reports on on number of convicted offenders confined in county jail for misdemeanor to be broken down by class, A, B, or C. Requires reports to available over the Internet.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House County Affairs

HB 1926   Herrero, Abel Relating to claims for financial assistance for survivors of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Pensions/Investments/Financial Servi

HB 2015   Dutton, Harold Relating to searches, seizures and raids by Special Weapons and Tactics teams.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Requires that every member of a SWAT team have a body camera. Limits deployment of a SWAT team. Makes assumptions about imminent threat. Requires SWAT Reports annually. Requires release of the recordings made by SWAT teams.

CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.

Bill History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2070   Stickland, Jonathan Relating to the repeal of a provision governing the operation of jail commissaries in certain counties.
Bill History: 04-09-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House County Affairs

HB 2164   Burns, DeWayne
Hughes, Bryan
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2168   Allen, Alma Relating to a trauma history assessment for certain defendants and inmates.
Bill History: 05-09-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 2169   Allen, Alma
Whitmire, John
Relating to reporting concerning female prisoners who are confined in county jails and to the provision of feminine hygiene products to female prisoners.
Remarks: Requires reports to commission include number of female prisoners confined. Requires adoption of rules for minimum standards for quantity and quality of feminine hygiene products available to female prisoners.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2195   Meyer, Morgan
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an active shooter emergency policy for school districts.
Remarks: WATCH: Training language added as a House floor amendment.
Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2232   Reynolds, Ron Relating to the consequences of a criminal conviction on a person's eligibility for an occupational license.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Corrections

HB 2262   Thompson, Ed Relating to the use of traffic surveillance systems.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Committee action pending House Transportation

HB 2266   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 2281   Hinojosa, Gina Relating to the consumption, possession, or sale of an alcoholic beverage at a stadium or athletic facility leased to a nonprofit or private entity by a school district.
Bill History: 04-11-19 H Reported from committee as substituted Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2286   Oliverson, Tom Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to certain firearm accessories and prohibiting the enforcement of certain federal laws related to certain firearm accessories.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Prohibits enforcement of a federal statute or rule regulating a firearm suppressor if it is not a violation of state law. Removes firearm silence from the Penal Code.
Bill History: 05-14-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

HB 2305   Morrison, Geanie
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to a work group on enhancing the training and credentialing of emergency management personnel.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2336   Miller, Rick Relating to restrictions on the age of persons employed by or allowed on the premises of a sexually oriented business.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

HB 2339   Meza, Terry (F) Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of information concerning the release on bond of persons charged with committing a violent offense.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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: 04-30-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2360   Moody, Joe Relating to the public inspection of an arrest warrant and any affidavit made in support of the issuance of the warrant.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Protects the confidentiality of an arrest warrant affadavit and the warrant until after the warrant is executed.
Bill History: 05-08-19 S Received in the Senate

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: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2404   Bell, Cecil Relating to establishment of the office of first responder support within the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and to the provision of critical incident support services to first responders.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2413   Lambert, Stan Relating to the emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by peace officers.
Bill History: 03-06-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 2445   Parker, Tan Relating to the addition of territory to a crime control and prevention district.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Urban Affairs

HB 2467   Zedler, Bill Relating to training requirements for certain county jailers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Requires county jailer to complete training within 90 days of being hired instead of one year.
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

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 Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2580   Wu, Gene Relating to providing free access to telephone services for persons confined in county jail pending trial.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House County Affairs

HB 2623   White, James
Whitmire, John
Relating to the requirements for a change of name for a person with a final felony conviction or a person required to register as a sex offender.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2625   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2644   Martinez, Armando Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration that a person has a health condition that may impede communication.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2655   Rosenthal, Jon (F) Relating to an active shooter emergency protocol for public school districts and required active shooter training for school district peace officers and school resource officers.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Education

HB 2701   White, James Relating to county jailer training and continuing education requirements regarding interacting with pregnant women confined in jail.
Remarks: SUPPORTS: Requires TCOLE develop training program for DO's regarding pregnant prisoners. Training must be provided by a medical professional and completed every 48 months.
Bill History: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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 2754   White, James Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only and the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Prohibits arrests for Class C or fine only offenses other than assault. Met with Rep. by request 3/26/2019. 4/28/19 House Substitute requires each agency to implement a "Cite and Release Policy" by each agency. Policy must include a procedure for a peace officer to verify a person's identity and issue a citation. Officers could still arrest for Class C assault, Public Intoxication, and alcohol offenses involving minors. Would also allow for arrest if the offender creates a clear and immediate danger to the offender or the public, the failure to arrest would allow a continued breach of the peace, or the offender fails to promise to appear in court according to the citation.

Bill laid out at 4:09:10 into the hearing at the link below: http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17122

Official Witness List: (Screen Shot attached) (Chris Jones only one to testify against) https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/witlistbill/html/HB02754H.htm

Chris Jones 4:18:20

4:30:30 Chaz Moore, Exec Director, Austin Justice Coalition Ended by saying, I’m going to go drink a beer with Rep. Pacheco (maybe that is why he is a co-author)

4:35:45 CJ Grisham Law calls them peace officers. Why would a peace officer come up here and talk about wanting to throw p eople in jail through violence through the threat of force for a Class C offense. Rambles on hating on cops. “I hope they can add this to their video as well.”

4:38:15 Scott Henson, “Just Liberty”

Time Line: 4/03/19 HB 482 Heard in Homeland Security/Public Safety

4/15/19 HB 2754 Heard in Criminal Jurisprudence

4/23/19 HB 2754 Voted out of Committee 6-3

5/07/19 10:30pm HB 2754 Considered in House on 2nd Reading, and passed to 3rd Reading on Voice Vote Voyeurism Amendment by White adopted Pacheco Amendment adopted – cite & release policy requirement only applies to enforcement agencies that routinely make arrests for criminal offenses. (Would exclude DA investigators, etc) Moody amendment adds cite & release policy for Class B marijuana offense - Tinderholt spoke against the amendment

VIDEO from 5/07/19:

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5/08/19 Chris Jones met with White at 8am on HB 2754 and he agreed to accept amendment that would allow for arrest if officers were not able to identify a suspect.

12:24pm HB 2754 -Third reading amendment adopted without objection -Lang asked questions from back mic about the 3 exceptions. -Thiery then starts asking questions about providing appropriate identification. White makes the case that if the officer has no idea who the person is, they can arrest. And explains that officers can do it now with or without identification. -HB 2754 passed 126/20

About 8:00pm -White makes motion to reconsider – adopted -White withdraws amendment adopted on 3rd reading. -Neveraz and Canales speak against the bill because they think it gives officers the ability to arrest someone because they “think” someone is not going to show up in court. But officers can do this now. -HB 2754 After concern raised by a number of D’s, bill failed 88/55

Video from 5/08/19: https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/LmZupTWwedQ?start=6666&modestbranding=1&re

Bill first brought up at 1:51:07 Brought back up at 8:43:57 in the video.

5/10/19 HB 2754 Coleman makes and speaks on motion to reconsider, Lang/Tinderholt speak against (Motion Failed 70 to 37 after verification) VIDEO from 5/10/19: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ba64X38fVV4?start=11395&modestbranding=1&r

Bill History: 05-10-19 H Motion to reconsider the vote by which HB 2754 failed to
pass on May 8, 2019 failed on a verified vote of Y:70 N:37

HB 2766   Zerwas, John Relating to electronically prescribing controlled substance prescriptions under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.
Remarks: WATCH: Possible vehicle for pill mill amendment.
Bill History: 05-07-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Health and Human Services

HB 2809   Middleton, Mayes (F)
Creighton, Brandon
Relating to the designation of State Highway 99 in Chambers County as the Deputy Sheriff Shane Detwiler Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2842   King, Phil Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 2885   Davis, Yvonne Relating to paid leave for public officers and employees engaged in certain military service.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Business and Commerce

HB 2945   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Prohibits payment card skimmers on motor fuel dispensers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3082   Murphy, Jim
Birdwell, Brian
Relating to investigating and prosecuting the criminal offense of operating an unmanned aircraft over or near certain facilities.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

HB 3096   Price, Four Relating to a pilot program for carrying automated external defibrillators in certain Department of Public Safety vehicles.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Removed from hearing 04/03/19 House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 3100   Wray, John
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the confidentiality of certain registered voters.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Keeps confidential the address of a spouse of a peace officer, just like the spouse of a judge is kept confidential, on voter registration records.
Bill History: 06-07-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3106   Goldman, Craig
Huffman, Joan
Relating to a requirement that law enforcement agencies enter into the Texas Data Exchange information related to investigations of sexual assault or other sex offenses.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3109   Murphy, Jim Relating to certain entities' access to information in criminal justice information databases.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3116   White, James
West, Royce
Relating to the establishment of a task force to conduct a comprehensive study on best practice standards for the detention of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Creates task force to conduct a comprehensive study on best practice standards for the detention of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3231   Clardy, Travis
Fallon, Pat (F)
Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3270   Miller, Rick Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House County Affairs

HB 3335   Moody, Joe Relating to extending the length of time for which an affidavit establishing probable cause for a search warrant may be sealed.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Closes a loophole that allows public release of affadavit supporting a search warrant before a suspect is arrested or charged.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3380   Johnson, Jarvis Relating to the inclusion of certain public safety facilities in a tax increment financing reinvestment zone and the making of improvements to public safety infrastructure in a zone.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Ways and Means

HB 3430   Hunter, Todd Relating to the transfer of a retired county law enforcement dog.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Authorizes transfer of county LE K9.
Bill History: 05-07-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3453   Clardy, Travis Relating to subpoenas, orders, and warrants for the disclosure of location information, electronic customer communications records, and electronic customer data.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3470   Allen, Alma Relating to the duties of school district peace officers, school resource officers, and security personnel.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows for memorandum of understanding between local law enforcement agency and school districts to provide school resource officers. Spells out duties of officers.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Public Education

HB 3494   Cole, Sheryl (F) Relating to the prosecution of the offense of operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities and to the regulation of unmanned aircraft by certain political subdivisions.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House State Affairs

HB 3531   Shine, Hugh
Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the disqualification of a prosecuting attorney or judge in a case investigated by the public integrity unit of the Texas Rangers.
Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3534   Shine, Hugh Relating to the disclosure to a law enforcement agency of confidential information relating to a complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House State Affairs

HB 3540   Burns, DeWayne
Hughes, Bryan
Relating to the authority of a peace officer to release in lieu of arrest certain persons with an intellectual or developmental disability.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows PO option to release a person with intellectual or developmental disability who resides at an intermediate care facility back to the facility in lieu of arrest.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3566   Farrar, Jessica Relating to the forensic examination of a victim of an alleged strangulation assault or sexual assault.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 3688   White, James
Perry, Charles
Relating to the apprehension of a child after escape from a secure juvenile facility or violation of conditions of release under supervision.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3703   Klick, Stephanie
Campbell, Donna
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: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3711   Bucy, John (F) Relating to the authority of peace officers and private parties to prevent individuals from accessing private property for the purpose of registering voters or communicating political messages.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Elections

HB 3736   Klick, Stephanie Relating to providing a person taken into custody for emergency detention with information concerning the person's rights.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 3742   Klick, Stephanie Relating to the requirements for and compilation of certain emergency mental health detention records.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Public Health

HB 3800   Thompson, Senfronia
Huffman, Joan
Relating to required reporting of human trafficking cases by peace officers and prosecutors.
Remarks: Collection of human trafficking data and submitted to a university designated by the AG.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 3811   Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the enforcement by certain local governmental entities and campus police departments of state and federal laws governing immigration.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 3812   Collier, Nicole Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in a federal firearm background check.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3813   Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the removal from office of a public officer of a political subdivision for policies or actions regarding immigration enforcement.
Remarks: Repeals removal of office provision for public officer who violates Sec. 752.053. POLICIES AND ACTIONS REGARDING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 3814   Morrison, Geanie Relating to a reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education.
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Higher Education

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 3885   Flynn, Dan Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council
Bill History: 03-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 3918   Dutton, Harold Relating to suits against certain governmental employees.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Allows suits against peace officers for assault, battery, false imprisonment, or any other tort.

CWJ: Met with Dutton's staff on 3/13/18.

Bill History: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

HB 3935   Bell, Cecil Relating to the certification of constables and deputy constables to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Transportation

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: 04-25-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4017   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to the eligibility for a handgun license of a person who is identified as a member of a criminal street gang.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Prohibits a person from obtaining a LTC if they are a member of a criminal street gang.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Not heard in committee House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 4064   Phelan, Dade Relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain municipalities and counties.
Bill History: 03-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Transportation

HB 4073   Perez, Mary Ann Relating to the time for dissolution of a crime control and prevention district.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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: 04-30-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Public Health

HB 4098   Beckley, Michelle (F) Relating to reports of sexual assault made to public or private institutions of higher education.
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Committee action pending House Higher Education

HB 4118   Burns, DeWayne Relating to peace officer duties in investigating or responding to certain family violence incidents.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 4159   Capriglione, Giovanni Relating to state programs not funded by appropriations.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House State Affairs

HB 4187   Middleton, Mayes (F) Relating to the reporting of certain felony offenses to prosecuting attorneys and to allegations regarding a peace officer's retaliatory action taken because of that report.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 4236   Anderson, Doc
Birdwell, Brian
Relating to a limited viewing of certain body worn camera recordings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows limited viewing of body camera video for a law enforcement purpose.

HB 4236 Doc Anderson Scroll to 30:15 in hearing http://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=44&clip_id=17055

32:15 Charley Wilkison CLEAT “We believe that families should have the right to view body camera footage if something has happened to a loved one.”

CLEAT only witness to testify

Doc Anderson on closing “I absolutely agree with CLEAT’s representative”

Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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

HB 4306   Biedermann, Kyle
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation of a fund to pay for border security enhancement projects.
Bill History: 05-21-19 S Meeting set for 10:45 A.M., Senate Floor Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Se

HB 4468   Coleman, Garnet
Whitmire, John
Relating to county criminal justice reform.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Scales back temporary jailer licenses and requires basic training to start within 90 days of appointment.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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

HB 4751   Nevarez, Poncho Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Bond conditions notice and bond conditions entered into TCIC.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HCR 34   Reynolds, Ron Urging Congress to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs

HJR 61   Lucio III, Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to legalize sports betting in this state.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures

SB 2   Bettencourt, Paul
Burrows, Dustin
Relating to ad valorem taxation.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Hinders funding for public safety. Prevents long term planning associated with multi-year agreements. SB 2 - CBW Testified against 2/6/19. HB 2 - Signed up against 2/27/19. FINAL VERSION: Included Section 119 that seeks to protect existing contracts and compensation: SECTION 119. (a) In this section: (1) "Compensation" includes a salary, wage, insurance benefit, retirement benefit, or similar benefit an employee receives as a condition of employment. (2) "First responder" has the meaning assigned by Section 504.019, Labor Code. (3) "Taxing unit" has the meaning assigned by Section 1.04, Tax Code. (b) This section applies only to the fiscal year of a taxing unit that begins in 2020. (c) The governing body of a taxing unit may not adopt a budget for a fiscal year or take any other action that has the effect of decreasing the total compensation to which a first responder employed by the taxing unit was entitled in the preceding fiscal year of the taxing unit.
Bill History: 06-12-19 G Effective January 1, 2020, except section 92 effective
September 1, 2019, and multiple sections effective
September 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. See history notes

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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 59   Zaffirini, Judith
Zerwas, John
Relating to certain images captured by an unmanned aircraft.
Bill History: 05-17-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House State Affairs

SB 71   Nelson, Jane
Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the establishment of a statewide telehealth center for sexual assault forensic medical examination.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 78   Hall, Bob Relating to the use of automatic license plate readers by a law enforcement agency or municipal parking enforcement authority.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 90   Menendez, Jose Relating to authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 116   Menendez, Jose Relating to industrial hemp.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

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 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.
Remarks: WATCH: Marijuana Decriminalization
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 166   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the inquiry of immigration status of a person under a lawful detention by certain persons under the direction or control of a local governmental entity or campus police department.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 167   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the enforcement by certain local governmental entities and campus police departments of state and federal laws governing immigration.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 168   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the removal from office of a public officer of a political subdivision for policies or actions regarding immigration enforcement.
Remarks: Repeals removal of office provision for public officer who violates Sec. 752.053. POLICIES AND ACTIONS REGARDING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 174   Perry, Charles Relating to certain duties of a sheriff regarding a county jail prisoner's health benefits coverage information.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 201   Huffman, Joan
Oliverson, Tom
Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for certain offenses committed in a disaster area or evacuated area.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 212   Huffman, Joan
Morrison, Geanie
Relating to reporting requirement for certain incidents of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking at certain public and private institutions of higher education.
Bill History: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 219   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to certain fees of and costs incurred by sheriffs and constables.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 247   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Changes standard for seizure from preponderance of the evidence, to "clear and convincing" evidence. Limits transfer of seized assets to federal government.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 291   Lucio, Eddie Relating to the establishment of a human trafficking unit within the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 295   Lucio, Eddie
Davis, Sarah
Relating to the unlawful restraint of a dog.
Bill History: 05-20-19 H Point of order sustained under Rule 5, Sec 32(c), regarding
the content of the bill analysis

SB 303   Miles, Borris Relating to providing free access to telephone services for persons confined in county jail pending trial.
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: 04-25-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 324   Huffman, Joan Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 332   West, Royce Relating to preventing racial profiling and to video and audio equipment and recordings of certain law enforcement motor vehicle stops.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Does not include provisions related to "law enforcement purpose" and the right to view the video before being required to give a statement.

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3/26/19 Senate Criminal Justice Committee Sen. West purpose of the bill to make certain same laws apply to body cameras apply to dash cameras. Obviously there still needs to be some work done on the bill. Witnesses on Video: - Nick Hudson (ACLU TX) FOR He requested a one word change in the committee sub. He wanted the word "and" changed to "or." - Chris Harris (Just Liberty) ON the bill He wanted the public release of dash and body cams to continue. He believes people should have access to the videos. - Chris Jones (CLEAT) Against the filed bill. Changed to ON Jones said the body cam footage has been "advantageous." Video is better. The footage shows good conduct more than bad conduct. Problem with consistency. Two sets of rule are a problem. All of the video need to be handled in the same manner. Ray Hunt was the only other person from labor to sign up.

The point of this bill being listed is that West and others said it was their desire to provide consistency of how body cam and dash cam video are handled and that the same rules apply. But it was clear that when we were forced to meet with Chaz Moore, Scott Henson and Chris Harris, that they in fact were seeking substantive changes on how body and dash cam video is handled now, mainly with the ability to request video through open records requests. We would not agree to those changes.

Bill History: 03-26-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 334   West, Royce Relating to law enforcement agency policies regarding the placement of a child taken into possession by a peace officer during the arrest of a person.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 340   Huffman, Joan
King, Phil
Relating to the creation of a grant program to assist law enforcement agencies with the purchase of opioid antagonists.
Remarks: SUPPORT: CJD shall establish a grant program to provide financial assistance to a law enforcement agency to provide opioid antagonists to peace officers, evidence technicians, and related personnel who, in the course of performing their duties, are likely to come into contact with opioids.
Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 363   Watson, Kirk Relating to access to certain controlled substance prescription information.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Prohibits law enforcement access to official prescription information without a warrant, subpoena or court order. Currently DPS has access to prescription information through an electronic portal maintained by DPS with information provided by the Pharmacy Board. The bill repeals the provisions in 481.076, Health & Safety Code that authorizes the exchange of this information.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 378   Hall, Bob Relating to prohibiting public funds from being used to enforce certain federal or international laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunition within the State of Texas.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 587   Watson, Kirk Relating to the collection and reporting of information relating to the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault offenses.
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 588   Watson, Kirk Relating to the collection, storage, and analysis of sexual assault evidence and evidence of other sex offenses.
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 632   Kolkhorst, Lois
Price, Four
Relating to the composition of the governing bodies and the consultation policies of local mental health authorities with respect to sheriffs, their representatives, and local law enforcement agencies.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 653   Hall, Bob Relating to prohibiting the use of photographic traffic signal enforcement systems.
Bill History: 05-08-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 666   Huffman, Joan Relating to the reporting, maintenance, and use of certain misdemeanor conviction information for purposes of the databases used in federal firearm background checks.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 672   Menendez, Jose Relating to the repeal of certain provisions governing state and local enforcement of immigration laws and other provisions related to immigration law.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

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 811   Hughes, Bryan
Hefner, Cole
Relating to immunity from liability of a school district or open-enrollment charter school for certain actions of security personnel.
Bill History: 05-06-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

SB 829   Huffman, Joan Relating to disease prevention and preparedness information for emergency medical services personnel on certification or recertification.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 830   Huffman, Joan Relating to a vaccine preventable disease policy for first responders of emergency response entities.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 859   Perry, Charles Relating to the authority of a health care practitioner to disclose to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors a suspected human trafficking victim's health information.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Health and Human Services

SB 897   Hancock, Kelly Relating to the regulation of salvage vehicle dealers.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Committee action pending Senate Business and Commerce

SB 961   Bettencourt, Paul
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: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 973   Birdwell, Brian Relating to a limited viewing of certain body worn camera recordings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows limited viewing of body camera video for a law enforcement purpose.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 976   Hughes, Bryan
Martinez, Armando
Relating to the notification of a peace officer through an indication associated with vehicle registration that a person has a health condition that may impede communication.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 991   Menendez, Jose
Canales, Terry
Relating to the establishment of a pilot program for the issuance of digital identification.
Bill History: 05-14-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 994   Powell, Beverly (F) Relating to creating a school safety allotment under the foundation school program.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

SB 1165   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to an inquiry by a peace officer as to the nationality or immigration status of a person presumed to be a family violence victim or witness.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

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 1257   Huffman, Joan
Leach, Jeff
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.
Bill History: 05-26-19 S Senator Huffman pulls the CCR down.

SB 1269   Watson, Kirk Relating to extending the length of time for which an affidavit establishing probable cause for a search warrant may be sealed.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Closes a loophole that allows public release of affadavit supporting a search warrant before a suspect is arrested or charged.
Bill History: 05-01-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1287   Campbell, Donna Relating to the composition of the Homeland Security Council.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 1298   Powell, Beverly (F) Relating to the acceptance of certain voters at a polling place.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1369   Buckingham, Dawn Relating to state programs not funded by appropriations.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance

SB 1396   Flores, Pete Relating to claims for financial assistance for survivors of certain public employees killed in the line of duty.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Fixes the section in Chapter 615 that provides a death benefit retirement to those who don’t have it to include jailers and DO’s.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

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 1575   Alvarado, Carol (F)
Krause, Matt
Relating to governmental immunity of a municipality for a cause of action arising from a disaster recovery contract.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

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 1688   West, Royce Relating to access to certain litigation, law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1697   Whitmire, John Relating to the requirements for a change of name for a person with a final felony conviction or a person required to register as a sex offender.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 1700   Whitmire, John
Miller, Rick
Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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 1707   Lucio, Eddie
Allen, Alma
Relating to the duties of school district peace officers, school resource officers, and security personnel.
Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1802   Huffman, Joan
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1804   Kolkhorst, Lois
Nevarez, Poncho
Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Bond conditions notice and bond conditions entered into TCIC.
Bill History: 06-05-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

SB 1820   Huffman, Joan
Collier, Nicole
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1827   Menendez, Jose
Lambert, Stan
Relating to the emergency administration of an epinephrine auto-injector by peace officers.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 1849   Miles, Borris Relating to public school safety measures, access to mental health professionals in public schools and during certain emergencies, access to criminal history and mental health records, and access to firearms.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

SB 1878   West, Royce Relating to a mental health professional to school law enforcement official ratio for public schools.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

SB 1890   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to authorizing certain projects to be undertaken by economic development corporations.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows funds raised through economic development corporations to be used for public safety expenditures.
Bill History: 03-18-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Natural Resources and Economic Deve

SB 1920   Alvarado, Carol (F) Relating to required reporting of human trafficking cases by peace officers and prosecutors.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1927   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the regulation of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories by a county or municipality.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1952   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to emergency management for cyber attacks against this state.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 1989   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the use of restraint, seclusion, and time-out in public schools.
Bill History: 03-19-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Education

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 2010   Buckingham, Dawn Relating to a limitation on the authority to arrest a person for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Prohibits arrest for "fine only" (Class C) offense. RO: RO/CBW informed staffer of opposition 3/19/19.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2024   Buckingham, Dawn
Shine, Hugh
Relating to the designation of a portion of Interstate Highway 35 as the Trooper Tom Nipper Memorial Highway.
Bill History: 05-20-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 2045   Fallon, Pat (F) Relating to the authority of certain local governmental entities to enter into an agreement to create a mutual aid law enforcement task force.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Removes the requirement that mutual aid task forces can only be formed with agencies contiguous counties.
Bill History: 05-10-19 S Withdrawn from the Local Calendar

SB 2092   Hughes, Bryan Relating to county regulation of game rooms.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2093   Hughes, Bryan Relating to subpoenas, orders, and warrants for the disclosure of location information, electronic customer communications records, and electronic customer data.
Bill History: 05-09-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 2098   Birdwell, Brian Relating to the regulation of game rooms in certain counties.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Intergovernmental Relations

SB 2103   Birdwell, Brian Relating to the repeal of a provision governing the operation of jail commissaries in certain counties.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2114   West, Royce
Collier, Nicole
Relating to certain duties of peace officers and law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Remarks: OPPOSED: Requires a law enforcement agency filing a criminal case to submit to the attorney representing the state a written statement by a peace officer employed by the agency acknowledging that all documents, items, and information in the possession of the agency that are required to be disclosed to the defendant in the case under Article 39.14(h) have been transmitted to the attorney representing the state. OPPOSE as filed. 4/10/19 negotiated changes that if adopted would allow us to SUPPORT. Bill amended without our changes, now OPPOSED.

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4/10/19 Senate Criminal Justice Committee

Witnesses from Video: Sen. West laid out the bill. Law Enforcement not compelled to turn over exculpatory information. This bill will require law enforcement information to certify that they have turned over all exculpatory information. West explains the agreement that he had reached with us about changes to address our concerns regarding a peace officer having to submit a written statement that they have turned over the required information and sustained and adjudicated misconduct. - Chris Jones (CLEAT) AGAINST the filed bill to ON based on amendments we worked out right before the meeting. Brady material has been turned over to the DA’s for year. In an abundance of caution, the departments are turning over more material than less. And that’s good. But the problem is once that information gets to the DA the officer has no recourse to due process, to get their name off in the event the information was wrong, or in the event of an appeal that is ongoing over sustained misconduct, is it sustained after the appeal? So we had some real concerns, so if we get the language that we worked out with Sen. West on the final adjudication that not only fixes our problem but sends a message clearly to the departments on the information they need to be sending. CLEAT only group to testify about their concerns over Brady material and “Brady Lists”

West did not follow through with his agreement and the committee substitute didn’t contain our agreed to language. Prime example why negotiating a deal doesn’t mean another.

Bill History: 05-14-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 2127   Creighton, Brandon Relating to a border volunteer training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement agencies.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows DPS to develop a volunteer border training program for peace officers employed by local law enforcement that will prepare officers to assist in the interdiction, investigation, and prosecution of criminal activity in the Texas-Mexico border region; Texas DPS can commission these volunteers.
Bill History: 05-02-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

SB 2135   Powell, Beverly (F)
Cortez, Philip
Relating to information a law enforcement agency is required to share with a school district about a person who may be a student.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 2352   Hall, Bob Relating to a statewide disaster alert system.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce

SB 2381   Hughes, Bryan
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: 05-14-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 2384   Watson, Kirk Relating to the establishment of the Office for Sexual Assault Survivor Assistance within the criminal justice division of the governor's office.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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

SJR 32   Birdwell, Brian
Tinderholt, Tony
Proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a dog used for county law enforcement purposes to the dog's handler on the dog's retirement.
Remarks: CLEAT BILL: Constitution Amendment to allow a county to transfer a law enforcement dog to the dog's handler at no cost.
Bill History: 11-05-19 G Election date


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