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HB 298 85-0 (2017) Author: Larson, Lyle | et. al.
Sponsor: Campbell, Donna
Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1286 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the disposition of organs, organ parts, or medically implanted devices on completion of an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1549 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the provision of services by the Department of Family and Protective Services, including child protective services and prevention and early intervention services. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3097 85-0 (2017) Author: Burkett, Cindy Relating to the procedures following a child fatality or near fatality and the relating investigation by the Department of Family and Protective Services. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
SB 239 85-0 (2017) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: Larson, Lyle
Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 336 85-0 (2017) Author: West, Royce Relating to the disposition of organs, organ parts, or medically implanted devices on completion of an autopsy. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 713 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to investigative and laboratory tests and processes conducted with respect to unidentified human remains. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1761 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the cost of transporting a body for the purpose of performing an autopsy. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1097 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to the release of veteran autopsy reports to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Referred to Defense & Veterans' Affairs
HB 4050 84-0 (2015) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain fees paid by political subdivisions in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1086 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna
Sponsor: White, James
Relating to a parent's right to view the body of a deceased child before an autopsy is performed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 520 83-0 (2013) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to certain fees paid in connection with the ordering or performance of an autopsy. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 688 83-0 (2013) Author: Márquez, Marisa Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1746 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 457 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Márquez, Marisa
Relating to the confidentiality of certain autopsy records. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Open Government
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1186 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the use by a medical examiner of certain medical waste and autopsy records. Senate: Health & Human Services Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 1009 82-0 (2011) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to procedures for obtaining informed consent before certain postmortem examinations or autopsies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 3546 82-0 (2011) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" Relating to requiring the performance of an autopsy when death is caused or apparently caused by suicide. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 133 82-0 (2011) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 256 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: King, Susan
Relating to requiring a private autopsy facility to post a notice for filing a complaint against a physician; providing a penalty. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
HB 3485 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain county, municipal, district, and other governmental functions, procedures, powers, duties, and services, including certain criminal procedures. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 4305 81-0 (2009) Author: Kent, Carol Relating to a prohibition against performing or ordering the performance of an autopsy contrary to a decedent's religious beliefs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
SB 312 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Shelton, Mark
Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1460 79-0 (2005) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to release of autopsy reports in relation to a workers' compensation or insurance claim. House: Business & Industry Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 2910 79-0 (2005) Author: Davis, John Relating to limiting the inspection of and the public disclosure or release of certain autopsy reports held by a justice of the peace or a medical examiner. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
SB 1274 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Mike Relating to limiting the inspection of and the public disclosure or release of certain autopsy reports held by a justice of the peace or a medical examiner. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2988 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to public health preparedness; providing criminal penalties. House: Public Health Placed on General State Calendar
SB 62 78-0 (2003) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the next of kin's or guardian's right to request an autopsy on the death of a resident of a convalescent or nursing home. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 355 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to public health preparedness; providing criminal penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2399 77-0 (2001) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to requirements regarding certification that a forensic anthropologist must meet in order to assist a medical examiner. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 370 77-0 (2001) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Swinford, David
Relating to the performance of an autopsy on an individual injured in one county and dying in another county. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 600 77-0 (2001) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to requirements regarding certification that a forensic anthropologist must meet in order to assist a medical examiner. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1387 76-0 (1999) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to investigating certain deaths and performing autopsies on certain bodies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2632 76-0 (1999) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to autopsy reports. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3265 76-0 (1999) Author: Uher, D.R.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the duties of a justice of the peace with respect to inquests on dead bodies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
SB 389 76-0 (1999) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to investigating certain deaths and performing autopsies on certain bodies. Senate: Health Services Left pending in committee
SB 785 76-0 (1999) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
Relating to autopsy reports. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 502 75-0 (1997) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to autopsies performed on a body and inquests required if the deceased was a child younger than six years of age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 2386 73-0 (1993) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to mandating that an autopsy be performed on all children six years of age and under who die suddenly and unexpectedly and who are otherwise healthy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1397 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Polumbo, Anthony
Relating to inquests and autopsies regarding the body of a prospective organ donor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1104 70-0 (1987) Author: Waldrop, Tom
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to qualifications, powers, and duties of a justice of the peace in regard to inquests and the creation of certain offenses concerning dead bodies; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 898 70-0 (1987) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Waldrop, Tom
Relating to qualifications, powers, and duties of a justice of the peace in regard to inquests and the creation of certain offenses concerning dead bodies; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 276 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the persons authorized to request an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 320 66-0 (1979) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to blood alcohol content tests as part of required autopsies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 370 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Sponsor: Price, Bob
Relating to payment of costs for an autopsy ordered by a justice of the peace. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 391 66-0 (1979) Author: Price, Bob Relating to payment of costs for an autopsy ordered by a justice of the peace. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1506 65-0 (1977) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to the persons whose consent is required to conduct an autopsy on the body of an unmarried decedent. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1936 65-0 (1977) Author: Nugent, James E.
Sponsor: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Relating to the fees paid a physician to conduct an autopsy. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
SB 209 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the persons whose consent is required to conduct an autopsy on the body of an unmarried decedent. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 821 65-0 (1977) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete"
Sponsor: Kaster, James J.
Relating to autopsies on children who die suddenly and unexpectedly; recognizing the term "Sudden Infand Death Syndrome" as a cause of death certification when appropriate; directing the Texas Department of Health Resourcs to develop a program outline for consultation and information about "SIDS". House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
90 Day Bill
HB 99 64-0 (1975) Author: Bock II, Bennie Relating to autopsies and tests. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1457 63-0 (1973) Author: Temple, Arthur "Buddy"
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the time within which an autopsy report must be filed, enabling copies of said report to be furnished to duly authorized persons. House: Human Resources
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SB 869 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to amending Code of Criminal Procedure, limiting the authority of the medical examiner in instances where autopsy might be required and making available to the family of the decedent a copy of the autopsy report.
SB 1016 62-0 (1971) Author: Bridges, Ronald W. Relating to amending the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, by adding thereto a provision permitting under certain circumstances the Commissioners Court of one county to defray the expenses of an autopsy performed in different county, as well as the expense of the transportation of dead bodies to the County where the autopsy is to be performed.
HB 1354 61-0 (1969) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to raising the maximum fee which may be charged for performing an autopsy or making certain analyses.
SB 28 56-0 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to creating the State Medical Examiner Commission.
HB 415 53-0 (1953) Author: Vale, Arnold J. Relating to providing proper parties to give consent for autopsies on bodies of deceased persons.
HB 122 50-0 (1947) Author: Kennington, Joe Tom Relating to authorizing the District Judge to order the Sheriff of his county to disinter the body of a deceased person upon the application of the District or County Attorney that such is necessary for a full investigation of the facts surrounding the death of such person.
SB 304 49-0 (1945) Author: Stone, William E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure as providing for inquests, and procedures and fees in connection therewith.
HB 266 23-0 (1893) Relating to inquests.

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