CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE BILLS
Bill Status Report
04-25-2019 - 00:21:56

- Indicates action since the request date.


Track: Criminal Procedure Bills   

HB 8   Neave, Victoria Relating to the statute of limitations for certain sexual offenses and the collection, analysis, and preservation of evidence of sexual assault and other sex offenses.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Received in the Senate

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 51   Canales, Terry Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions.
Bill History: 04-16-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 64   Canales, Terry Relating to the expunction of arrest records and files relating to certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 126   Canales, Terry Relating to certain time limits on a delay in the state's readiness to proceed with the trial of a criminal case.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 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.

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

HB 155   Canales, Terry Relating to notice provided to a court regarding a defendant confined in a state jail felony facility.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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 176   Canales, Terry Relating to prohibiting a person's waiver of a right to an expunction or to an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information with respect to a criminal offense.
Bill History: 04-05-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 184   Canales, Terry Relating to prosecutors providing information about the benefits and costs of a proposed sentence for a defendant in a criminal trial.
Bill History: 02-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 205   Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 211   Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 215   Reynolds, Ron Relating to the appointment by the attorney general of a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by certain peace officers and that result in serious bodily injury or death.
Remarks: OPPOSED: Requires special prosecutor for all officer-involved injury or death.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 221   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital felony cases.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 229   Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the temporary confidentiality and automatic expunction of records and files relating to certain nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.
Bill History: 02-19-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 265   Blanco, Cesar Relating to the collection and reporting of information from motor vehicle stops made by law enforcement.
Bill History: 03-20-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 300   Murr, Andrew Relating to inquest summary reports certified by justices of the peace.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

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

HB 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 364   Tinderholt, Tony Relating to the creation of a central database containing information about defendants required to have an ignition interlock device installed on a motor vehicle.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 373   Allen, Alma Relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting contact with certain persons.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 386   Burns, DeWayne Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication criminal offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows a JP to issue a search warrant to collect blood specimen from a person arrested for intoxication offenses.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 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 442   Meyer, Morgan Relating to the statute of limitations for the offense of abandoning or endangering a child.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 464   Moody, Joe Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 465   White, James Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 480   Schaefer, Matt Relating to a challenge to a grand juror.
Bill History: 03-25-19 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 History: 04-03-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 520   Dutton, Harold Relating to spoliation of evidence held for use in a criminal proceeding.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 534   Geren, Charlie Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 549   Canales, Terry Relating to an objection to the judge assigned in a criminal case.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 566   White, James Relating to the eligibility of certain criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 573   Dutton, Harold Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant.
Bill History: 03-14-19 H Committee action pending House Corrections

HB 595   Rosenthal, Jon (F) Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or predjudice.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 600   Price, Four Relating to procedures for identifying or releasing on personal bond criminal defendants suspected of having a mental illness or intellectual disability.
Bill History: 02-20-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 601   Price, Four Relating to procedures and reporting requirements regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 04-15-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 616   Neave, Victoria 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: 04-23-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 683   White, James Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program.
Bill History: 02-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 691   White, James Relating to the eligibility of certain criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 714   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to a reemployment program available to certain veterans placed on community supervision for a misdemeanor offense.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 738   Harless, Sam (F) Relating to the entry of certain bond conditions into the Texas Crime Information Center.
Remarks: SUPPORT
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 756   Wu, Gene Relating to a defendant's waiver of a jury trial following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony offense.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows defendant to waive trial by jury in the punishment phase without the permission of the state.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 828   Rose, Toni Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
Remarks: WATCH: Gives credit for time served in fine only cases for time the defendant was confined in jail or prison while serving a sentence for another offense if that confinement occurred after the commission of the misdemeanor.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 842   Hernandez, Ana Relating to a central database containing information about offenders who have committed certain violent offenses against children or offenses involving family or dating violence.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 848   Wray, John Relating to notice of the cost of a forensic examination for a victim of an alleged sexual assault.
Bill History: 02-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 887   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the use of force to make an arrest or search and law enforcement policies regarding de-escalation and proportionate response.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Requires each agency adopt a policy regarding de-escalation and proportionate response. Requires additional training. Requires TCOLE adopt a model policy. Multiple changes to use of force standards in Penal Code.
Bill History: 04-02-19 H Removed from hearing 04/03/19 House Homeland Security and Public S

HB 929   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
Bill History: 04-17-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Veteran Affairs and Border Security

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

HB 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.

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

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 1029   Moody, Joe Relating to the sealing of and discovery procedures relating to certain recordings of children constituting evidence in a criminal case in a criminal hearing or proceeding.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1030   Moody, Joe Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.
Remarks: WATCH: Requires jury issues be answered unanimously instead of 10 jurors.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate State Affairs

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 1073   Meyer, Morgan Relating to the statute of limitations for certain offenses committed against children.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 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 1139   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Set on the House Calendar

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

HB 1208   Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the storage of firearms surrendered by a person subject to a magistrate's order for emergency protection or protective order as a result of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of p
Bill History: 04-10-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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

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

HB 1279   Allen, Alma Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility.
Bill History: 04-16-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1316   Moody, Joe Relating to the disclosure in a criminal case of certain criminal history record information.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1319   Moody, Joe Relating to a procedure in a justice or municipal court for rendering certain judgments and sentences.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1320   Moody, Joe Relating to the operation of, participation in, and effects of successful completion of a mental health court program.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1323   Murr, Andrew Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 1355   Button, Angie Chen Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows exucution of search warrant in any county PO is authorizec to arrest.
Bill History: 04-17-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1377   Dutton, Harold Relating to the creation of a commission to review certain laws of this state that restrict the rights or activities of persons convicted of a felony offense and to make certain recommendations regarding those laws.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Corrections

HB 1399   Smith, Reggie (F) 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: 04-24-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 1454   Moody, Joe Relating to the disposition of an item bearing a counterfeit trademark seized in connection with a criminal offense.
Bill History: 02-27-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1456   Dominguez, Alex (F) Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent person in certain criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1457   Dominguez, Alex (F) Relating to the eligibility of certain attorneys to be employed by a public defender's office.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1513   Coleman, Garnet Relating to a criminal offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of gender identity or expression.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1528   Rose, Toni Relating to the reporting of certain information involving family violence offenses.
Bill History: 04-22-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 1531   Neave, Victoria Relating to the creation of a specialty court for sexual assault victim services.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence

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 1609   Tinderholt, Tony Relating to the confidentiality of certain grand juror information.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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: 04-23-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1661   Herrero, Abel Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of continuous violence against the family.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows continuous family violence cases to be prosecuted in any county where the offense occurred.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1686   Smith, Reggie (F) Relating to the application for and duration of a protective order for victims of certain offenses.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1713   Ramos, Ana-Maria (F) Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or a felony or a person who is the subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.
Bill History: 04-17-19 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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: 04-22-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House County Affairs

HB 1761   Coleman, Garnet Relating to credit toward a defendant's sentence for time confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1955   Dutton, Harold Relating to the eligibility of certain defendants for release on personal bond.
Remarks: Requires magistrate to release on personal bond anyone charged with a misdemeanor.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 2026   Collier, Nicole Relating to certain procedures for defendants who successfully complete a period of state jail felony community supervision.
Bill History: 03-05-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Corrections

HB 2058   Hernandez, Ana Relating to the use of proceeds from criminal asset forfeiture to provide services to domestic victims of trafficking.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2130   Walle, Armando Relating to the duties of the court regarding a plea bargain agreement that requires a defendant to pay costs associated with court-appointed counsel.
Remarks: Required court to determine of defendant is able to pay for the legal services before requiring repayment.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2131   Walle, Armando Relating to a public defender's investigation into a defendant's finances.
Remarks: Removes requirement that public defender's office report results of the financial condition investigation to the appointing judge and allowing a hearing to determine if the person is indigent and entitled to representation.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 2260   King, Tracy Relating to the authority of a magistrate to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 2311   Kacal, Kyle Relating to the portion retained by a municipality or county of certain court costs and fines imposed for a criminal offense.
Remarks: WATCH: Fee bill. Allows cities under 2,000 population to keep 50% of traffic fines.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House County Affairs

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 2344   Dutton, Harold Relating to evidence sufficient for the issuance of a stalking protective order.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending 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: 03-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 2398   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2421   Smith, Reggie (F) Relating to the issuance of certain warrants and orders for searches performed on wireless communications devices and for the installation and use of certain tracking equipment.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2427   Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

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

HB 2651   Lang, Mike Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.
Bill History: 03-11-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 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 2875   Davis, Yvonne Relating to the admissibility and use of certain evidence in the prosecution of the offense of exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2894   Collier, Nicole Relating to the prosecution of health care fraud.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2896   Collier, Nicole Relating to the entry of a plea by defendants charged with certain misdemeanors involving family violence.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Not heard in committee House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2951   Guillen, Ryan Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements in the prosecution of certain sexual or assaultive offenses committed against a child or person with a disability.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 2973   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 2974   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to prohibiting the arrest of a person for a violation of a condition of community supervision based on certain drug test results.
Bill History: 03-12-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3031   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to sex offender registration for certain offenses involving a child victim.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3097   Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the right of one immediate family member of certain deceased peace officers to make an oral statement regarding the terms of a plea bargain agreement.
Bill History: 03-13-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 3206   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the offense of prostitution, to juvenile court referrals for conduct constituting prostitution, and to a court cost imposed on conviction of certain prostitution offenses.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3270   Miller, Rick Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 8:00 a.m., E2.028 House County Affairs

HB 3294   Raymond, Richard Relating to reimbursing a commissioners court for the reasonable cost of transporting a body for the purpose of an autopsy.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Committee action pending House County Affairs

HB 3333   Moody, Joe Relating to a statement presented in a criminal case by a victim, close relative of a deceased victim, or guardian of a victim.
Bill History: 03-18-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3424   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to postconviction forensic DNA testing.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3425   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the consideration of a subsequent writ of habeas corpus in certain felony cases.
Bill History: 04-18-19 H Removed from hearing 04/25/19 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3500   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3526   Rose, Toni Relating to the duties of and training for certain officers and jailers regarding the child safety check alert list.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Expands to include as "officers" for the purpose of response to child safety check alerts, a peace officer; a parole officer, a juvenile probation officer, juvenile supervision officer, juvenile correctional officer, or juvenile parole officer; a county jailer, as defined by Section 1701.001, Occupations Code.
Bill History: 04-23-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3539   Rose, Toni Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3540   Burns, DeWayne 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: 04-22-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3554   Farrar, Jessica Relating to the admissibility of certain forensic analyses and associated testimony regarding physical evidence in a criminal case.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 3589   Sanford, Scott Relating to credit toward payment of certain fines, costs, fees, and surcharges imposed on certain offenders before, during, or after a period of confinement for another offense.
Remarks: Before a warrant issued, defendant must be given a statement that the defendant may be entitled to a credit toward any fine or costs owed by the defendant if the defendant was confined in jail or prison after the commission of the offense for which the notice is given.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.012 House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

HB 3800   Thompson, Senfronia 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: 04-23-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Homeland Security and Public Safety

HB 3824   Sherman, Carl (F) Relating to an affirmative finding of family violence entered in the trial of certain offenses.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Affirmative finding of family violence for violating a court or protective order or for stalking.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3827   Sherman, Carl (F) Relating to the procedures for appointing counsel to represent indigent defendants in certain post-conviction proceedings in capital cases.
Bill History: 04-01-19 H Not heard in committee House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3845   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to the use of video teleconferencing for testimony of a forensic analyst in a criminal proceeding.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3849   Bell, Cecil Relating to the powers and duties of a personal bond or personal bond and pretrial supervision office.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3914   Sherman, Carl (F) Relating to warrants and orders issued for the use of tracking equipment and access to electronic communications to further a criminal investigation.
Bill History: 03-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3925   Martinez, Armando Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail and to the release of certain defendants on a bail bond or personal bond.
Bill History: 03-21-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3938   Moody, Joe Relating to the consideration of the views of a close relative of a deceased victim regarding the imposition of the death penalty in a capital case.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows court to consider when sentencing evidence of the views of a close relative of a deceased victim, as defined by Article 56.01, regarding the imposition of the death penalty in the case.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4009   Toth, Steve Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Set on the House Calendar

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 4133   Bowers, Rhetta (F) Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.
Bill History: 03-25-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4143   Dutton, Harold Relating to the amount of a fine and costs discharged by a defendant while confined in jail or engaged in labor.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4157   Anchia, Rafael Relating to the definition of a designated law enforcement office or agency for purposes of certain laws governing the installation and use of tracking equipment and access to certain communications.
Remarks: Lowers pop bracket from 500,000 to 200,000.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4169   Moody, Joe Relating to the criminal penalties for certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 4202   Smithee, John Relating to the authority of a court to grant a motion for a new trial in certain criminal cases.
Bill History: 04-08-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4287   Zedler, Bill Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Limits or prohibits probation in continuous trafficking or persons cases and aggravated promotion of prostitution cases.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4323   Reynolds, Ron Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of certain child victims.
Bill History: 04-15-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4474   Moody, Joe Relating to the creation and preservation of certain records of criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4571   Coleman, Garnet Relating to criminal justice.
Remarks: OPPOSE: Includes provision to limit consent searches and prohibit fine only arrests (Class C).
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4605   White, James Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
Bill History: 03-26-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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.
Bill History: 04-24-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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

HJR 62   Murr, Andrew Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

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

SB 130   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the use of hypnotically induced testimony in a criminal trial.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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

SB 171   Perry, Charles Relating to the amount of the fee paid by a defendant for a peace officer's services in executing or processing an arrest warrant, capias, or capias pro fine.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 172   Perry, Charles Relating to certain procedures applicable to a person arrested for an out-of-county offense.
Bill History: 02-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 187   Miles, Borris Relating to making certain false alarms or reports because of bias or prejudice.
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 294   Lucio, Eddie Relating to abolishing the death penalty.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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

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

SB 324   Huffman, Joan Relating to the disposition of a firearm seized from certain persons with mental illness.
Bill History: 04-12-19 H Referred to House Committee on 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.
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 336   West, Royce Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
Remarks: WATCH: Gives credit for time served in fine only cases for time the defendant was confined in jail or prison while serving a sentence for another offense if that confinement occurred after the commission of the misdemeanor.
Bill History: 02-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 341   Huffman, Joan Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 415   Huffman, Joan Relating to the entry of a plea by defendants charged with certain misdemeanors involving family violence.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Voted favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 418   Miles, Borris Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense comitted by a person with an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 432   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to procedures for identifying or releasing on personal bond criminal defendants suspected of having a mental illness or intellectual disability.
Bill History: 02-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 558   Huffman, Joan Relating to the creation of a central database containing information about defendants required to have an ignition interlock device installed on a motor vehicle.
Bill History: 02-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 562   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the delivery of certain mental health information regarding a defendant transferred from a county to the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 583   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S First placement on Senate Intent Calendar for

SB 628   Whitmire, John Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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 693   West, Royce Relating to the reporting of certain information involving family violence offenses.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 716   Lucio, Eddie Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 735   Watson, Kirk Relating to the statute of limitations for certain sexual assault offenses.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 736   Watson, Kirk Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 803   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to a written assessment regarding a defendant suspected of having a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 815   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the creation and preservation of certain records of criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 840   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of continuous violence against the family.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Allows continuous family violence cases to be prosecuted in any county where the offense occurred.
Bill History: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 887   Menendez, Jose Relating to the consideration of the gender identity or sexual preference of certain victims, witnesses, or defendants in criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 04-01-19 S Voted favorably from committee as substituted Senate State Affairs

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

SB 1018   Alvarado, Carol (F) Relating to requiring a person convicted of an offense involving family violence or person who is subject of a protective order to surrender firearms owned by the person.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

SB 1125   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the use of video teleconferencing for testimony of a forensic analyst in a criminal proceeding.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S First placement on Senate Intent Calendar for

SB 1150   Zaffirini, Judith Relating to reimbursing a commissioners court for the reasonable cost of transporting a body for the purpose of an autopsy.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1164   Rodriguez, Jose Relating to the disposition of an item bearing a counterfeit trademark seized in connection with a criminal offense.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

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 1245   Miles, Borris Relating to conditions of community supervision prohibiting contact with certain persons.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1268   Watson, Kirk Relating to a statement presented in a criminal case by a victim, close relative of a deceased victim, or guardian of a victim.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 1331   Hinojosa, Chuy Relating to the regulation of individuals and entities that conduct forensic analyses, examinations, and tests.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 1377   Buckingham, Dawn Relating to the prosecution of health care fraud.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

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

SB 1492   Whitmire, John Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Would prevent a subsequent grand jury from hearing the a case already considered by a previous grand jury. Would allow a suspect to have his attorney with him while being examined in front of a grand jury.
Bill History: 04-24-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1554   Lucio, Eddie Relating to the consideration of the views of a close relative of a deceased victim regarding the imposition of the death penalty in a capital case.
Remarks: WATCH: Allows court to consider when sentencing evidence of the views of a close relative of a deceased victim, as defined by Article 56.01, regarding the imposition of the death penalty in the case.
Bill History: 03-14-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 1649   Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to assistance with the establishment and oversight of public defenders' offices and a review of criminal defense attorney's fees by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

SB 1700   Whitmire, John Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.
Bill History: 04-23-19 S Recommended for Local/Uncontested Calendar

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

SB 1803   Huffman, Joan Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.
Remarks: SUPPORT: Limits or prohibits probation in continuous trafficking or persons cases and aggravated promotion of prostitution cases.
Bill History: 04-26-19 S Set on the Local Calendar

SB 1804   Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the entry into the Texas Crime Information Center of certain information regarding conditions of bond imposed in criminal cases involving family violence.
Bill History: 04-16-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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 1946   Watson, Kirk Relating to a standardized form and materials necessary for protective orders, magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and temporary ex parte orders.
Bill History: 04-12-19 S Removed from hearing 04/15/19 Senate State Affairs

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 2113   West, Royce Relating to the expunction of records and files relating to a person's arrest.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SB 2114   West, Royce Relating to certain duties of peace officers and law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Remarks: 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. Removes peace officer having to sign written statement. Misconduct would have to be sustained and finally adjudicated in order for officer to be added to DA's "Brady" list.
Bill History: 04-25-19 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

SB 2191   Whitmire, John Relating to the confinement of a defendant pending trial.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Meeting set for 2:00 P.M. OR ADJ., E2.016 House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 2396   Menendez, Jose Relating to the operation of, participation in, and effects of successful completion of a mental health court program.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

SJR 37   Whitmire, John Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.
Bill History: 03-07-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


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