CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE BILLS
Bill Status Report
06-15-2019 - 18:12:18

- Indicates action since the request date.


Track: Criminal Procedure Bills   

HB 8   Neave, Victoria
Nelson, Jane
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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
Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

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.

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 155   Canales, Terry
Hinojosa, Chuy
Relating to notice provided to a court regarding a defendant confined in a state jail felony facility.
Bill History: 05-15-19 S Committee action pending 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
Whitmire, John
Relating to inquest summary reports certified by justices of the peace.
Bill History: 06-10-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 04-25-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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: 05-13-19 S Received in the Senate

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: 05-01-19 H Reported from committee as substituted 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 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: 04-29-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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
Zaffirini, Judith
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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 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: 04-25-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 714   Lucio III, Eddie
Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to a reemployment program available to certain veterans placed on community supervision for a misdemeanor offense.
Bill History: 06-02-19 G Earliest effective date

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 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: 04-26-19 H Reported 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
Watson, Kirk
Relating to the duties of a magistrate to inform an arrested person of consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere.
Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

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.

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 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 Committee action pending 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
Miles, Borris
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 05-24-19 S Senate appointed conference committee
Miles, Whitmire, Perry, Huffman and Birdwell

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

HB 1279   Allen, Alma
Menendez, Jose
Relating to jury instructions regarding parole eligibility.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 05-13-19 S Received in the Senate

HB 1323   Murr, Andrew Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.
Bill History: 04-26-19 H Reported 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
Johnson, Nathan (F)
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: 05-26-19 S Senate adopted conference report (Vote: Y: 31/N: 0)

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)
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 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: 04-25-19 H Reported 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: 05-13-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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 Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1528   Rose, Toni
West, Royce
Relating to the reporting of certain information involving family violence offenses.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 04-26-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 1661   Herrero, Abel
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 1686   Smith, Reggie (F) Relating to the application for and duration of a protective order for victims of certain offenses.
Bill History: 05-13-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 1701   Ortega, Lina Relating to a written assessment regarding a defendant suspected of having a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 03-04-19 H Introduced and referred to committee on 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 1719   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the penalties for the possession of small amounts of Penalty Group 1 controlled substances and marihuana.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 1761   Coleman, Garnet Relating to credit toward a defendant's sentence for time confined in jail or prison before sentencing.
Bill History: 05-13-19 S Received in the Senate

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 Committee action pending 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 2020   Kacal, Kyle Relating to the judges authorized to release on bail a defendant charged with certain offenses, and the considerations for setting the amount of bail.
Remarks: WATCH: Damon Allen Act - Bail bond reform bill. Creates bail advisory commission. Pre-trial risk assessment provisions.
Bill History: 05-13-19 S Received in the Senate

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: 05-09-19 H Set on the House Calendar

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: 05-09-19 S Received in the Senate

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 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: 05-09-19 H Set on the House Calendar

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: 04-25-19 H Reported 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: 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 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
Huffman, Joan
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 2624   Perez, Mary Ann
Zaffirini, Judith
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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 2758   Hernandez, Ana
Huffman, Joan
Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain trafficking and prostitution offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.
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 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: 05-09-19 H Set on the House Calendar

HB 2894   Collier, Nicole
Buckingham, Dawn
Relating to the prosecution of health care fraud.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 2973   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported 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 3027   Ramos, Ana-Maria (F) Relating to orders of nondisclosure for certain victims of trafficking of persons or compelling prostitution.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Removed from hearing 04/29/19 House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3031   Calanni, Gina (F) Relating to sex offender registration for certain offenses involving a child victim.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Removed from hearing 04/29/19 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: 04-25-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 3270   Miller, Rick Relating to the discharge of a prisoner from a county jail.
Bill History: 04-28-19 H Reported favorably from committee on 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 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 3424   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to postconviction forensic DNA testing.
Bill History: 05-13-19 S Received in the Senate

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 3426   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain new evidence.
Bill History: 04-29-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 3500   Gonzalez, Jessica (F) Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported 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: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

HB 3539   Rose, Toni Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Bill History: 05-02-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 3554   Farrar, Jessica Relating to the admissibility of certain forensic analyses and associated testimony regarding physical evidence in a criminal case.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported 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: 05-09-19 H Set on the House Calendar

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
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 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: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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: 04-25-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

HB 3849   Bell, Cecil Relating to the powers and duties of a personal bond or personal bond and pretrial supervision office.
Bill History: 04-30-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

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 3956   Hefner, Cole Relating to the testimony of a person with a disability in certain criminal cases.
Bill History: 04-29-19 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: 05-07-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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 Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4157   Anchia, Rafael
West, Royce
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

HB 4163   Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the authority of a court to grant a commutation of punishment for certain persons released on parole.
Bill History: 05-09-19 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action

HB 4169   Moody, Joe Relating to the criminal penalties for certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4173   Leach, Jeff
Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.
Bill History: 01-01-21 G Earliest effective date

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: 05-10-19 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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: 05-02-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

HB 4323   Reynolds, Ron Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of certain child victims.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on 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.
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

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: 04-30-19 H Reported from committee as substituted 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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 04-25-19 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.

Video: http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=14047 Scroll to 1:15:20

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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 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: 05-01-19 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice

SB 341   Huffman, Joan
Murr, Andrew
Relating to the appointment of an attorney pro tem for certain criminal proceedings.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 415   Huffman, Joan
Collier, Nicole
Relating to the entry of a plea by defendants charged with certain misdemeanors involving family violence.
Bill History: 04-25-19 H Reported 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
Price, Four
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: 06-14-19 G Earliest effective date

SB 583   Hinojosa, Chuy
Rose, Toni
Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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: 04-29-19 H Referred to House Committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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
Ortega, Lina
Relating to a written assessment regarding a defendant suspected of having a mental illness or an intellectual disability.
Bill History: 05-08-19 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar

SB 815   Rodriguez, Jose
Moody, Joe
Relating to the creation and preservation of certain records of criminal proceedings.
Remarks: Opposed to this bill when Class C arrest amendment was added on House floor. Amendment was removed in conference committee.

5/20/19 9:20pm SB 815 heard on 2nd reading on the House floor. Amendment offers amendment to add fine only arrest amendment. Does not prohibit class C arrest, document why arrest is necessary for public safety. 2nd reading VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel https://www.youtube.com/embed/51uD60SoOtE?start=594&modestbranding=1&rel Passed to 3rd reading without objection.

5/21/19 12:42pm SB 815 laid out on 3rd reading. - Rep. Phil King starts asking questions from the back mic about amendment that went on. Moody - nothing in the amendment strips an officer of discretion in the field, they can make those arrests. The conduct we are trying to curb is doing this for no good reasons whatsoever, the sanction at the magistrate level under the amendment is if there is a not a clear and present danger and you don’t have any articulable facts to that, then the case is dismissed. And no discretion at the road side is cut off whatsoever. - Rep. King discusses a number of examples where officers may use class c arrest authority. - Asks, how do you define clear and present danger. - Asks about refusal to sign the promise to appear. Or they will sign it but the person doesn’t have an ID. Moody you have “Fail to ID” (but that is a class c also) and then he says a refusal to sign does not relieve the person of the requirement to appear in court and if they don’t a warrant will be issued. - Moody offers an amendment – addresses question raised by King about someone who refuses to sign, case would not be dismissed. - Rep. Lang asks questions from the back mic about the amendment. If an officer arrested someone and could not convince a magistrate that the person was a clear and present danger, then they would be let go. - Rep. Lang asks if the state is creating public policy for each department. - Moody – if there is not a justifiable reason for the arrest, the you don’t get to go forward with that case. - Rep. King speaks against the bill. Mr. Moody is working on a problem that is an issue, but what he is trying to address here is fixing it in the wrong way and it creates a lot of problems in the law enforcement world. We have way too many people sitting in jails on class c misdemeanors, the vast majority of them received tickets and they didn’t pay it so a judge issued a warrant for their arrest. A much, much smaller number go to jail because of other offenses, drug paraphernalia, fighting in a bar, disorderly conduct, and you can’t give them a ticket because the crime is going to continue. The real way to fix it is the cost of traffic citations. Warrantless arrests are very rare and most departments strongly discourage them. What Mr. Moody is dealing with is when an officer pulls over somebody and they know the person is not telling him who they are or they refuse to sign the ticket, or they pull up to a bar fight and the fights over and they need to take them to jail because fights are going to continue if they don’t, or it’s criminal trespass, or it’s disturbing the peace. There are just times people need to go to jail. You just can’t leave them there. The concern about Mr. Moody’s amendment is that the officer has to put in the report that there is a clear and present danger and if they don’t the magistrate has to dismiss the charge. It is one thing to do what Mr. Moody wants to do which is reduce warrantless arrests, it’s another thing to say that because an officer didn’t articulate something correctly in a report that the person is found not guilty of something that they were very guilty of, they did get in a fight, they did expose themselves in public, they did commit a minor assault, they did criminally trespass, they needed to go to jail, but because there wasn’t a clear and present danger the case is dismissed. Amendment goes way too far. Wu argues with King over his position. King says we need a model policy on warrantless arrests and each department should adopt a policy. - Moody closes, says Fail to Id is a class B misdemeanor (it is class c unless the person has a warrant or previously convicted) Then brags how he has fought for law enforcement for my entire career. I am for the police. But I am not for unlimited police power. Good people are still people. People sometime make mistakes. People sometime let their emotions get the best of them. Sandra Bland would be alive today if they system would not allowed her ticket to become an arrest. SB 815 doesn’t prevent class C arrests, I wish it did, but we can’t get there with this bill. No one should be against transparency and accountability. - Bill fails to pass 70/74, 71/71 after verification.

1st Video on 3rd Reading: https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/w27Ete0sNPY?start=1148&modestbranding=1&re

05/21/19 10:39pm. SB 815 Reconsidered, - motion made by Four Price and passed without objection - Moody withdrew 3rd reading amendment. - Moody offers another amendment that he said broadens the language to include everything heard as an objection earlier. Breach of the peace, fail to identify, etc. - Amendment was adopted without objection. - Vote on final passage, Goldman can be heard from the chair “here we go again” - Bill passes 81/52, SB 815 finally passed with Speaker Bonnen clapping and smiling. Goldman emphasis SB 815 is “Finally” passed.

2nd Video of SB 815 on 3rd Reading: https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re https://www.youtube.com/embed/GCwaJ0jLpBU?start=2531&modestbranding=1&re

5/25/19 Amendment is stripped in conference committee report

Bill History: 06-15-19 G Vetoed by the Governor

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: 03-01-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs

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 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
Button, Angie Chen
Relating to the use of video teleconferencing for testimony of a forensic analyst in a criminal proceeding.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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
Moody, Joe
Relating to the disposition of an item bearing a counterfeit trademark seized in connection with a criminal offense.
Bill History: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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
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: 09-01-19 G Earliest effective date

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 1331   Hinojosa, Chuy
Nevarez, Poncho
Relating to the regulation of individuals and entities that conduct forensic analyses, examinations, and tests.
Bill History: 05-16-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety

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
Collier, Nicole
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: 05-17-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 1637   Zaffirini, Judith
Collier, Nicole
Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrest for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
Bill History: 05-21-19 H Point of order sustained under Rule 8, Secion 13(c) that
the deadline for consideration of Senate Bills on second
reading has passed

SB 1649   Kolkhorst, Lois
Murr, Andrew
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: 05-21-19 H Set on the House 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 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 1803   Huffman, Joan
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: 05-15-19 H Reported from committee as substituted House Criminal Jurisprudence

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 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 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 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
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.

Video: http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=45&clip_id=14200 Scroll to 43:05

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 2191   Whitmire, John
Collier, Nicole
Relating to the confinement of a defendant pending trial.
Bill History: 05-01-19 H Reported favorably from committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence

SB 2241   Whitmire, John Relating to the judges authorized to release on bail a defendant charged with certain offenses, and the considerations for setting the amount of bail.
Remarks: WATCH: Damon Allen Act - Bail bond reform bill. Creates bail advisory commission. Pre-trial risk assessment provisions.
Bill History: 03-21-19 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

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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