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HB 29 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing criminal penalties; creating criminal offenses. House: State Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 678 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene
Sponsor: Miles, Borris
Relating to the procedure for the entering of a plea or a stipulation of evidence by a child subject to a determinate sentence. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 685 85-0 (2017) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to a defendant's waiver of a jury trial following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for a felony offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1122 85-0 (2017) Author: Wray, John | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain recorded statements made by child abuse victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 707 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian
Sponsor: Wray, John
Relating to the admissibility of certain recorded statements made by child abuse victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1569 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to prostitution and the trafficking of persons, civil racketeering related to trafficking, the prosecution of and punishment for certain sexual offenses and offenses involving or related to trafficking, reimbursement of certain costs for criminal victims who are children, and the release and reporting of certain information relating to a child; increasing a criminal penalty; creating a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1867 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 53 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 267 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 330 84-0 (2015) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 510 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to disclosure of certain information about expert witnesses in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 564 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 749 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the dismissal of a case within the jurisdiction of a municipal court if a peace officer fails to appear for trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 759 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José Relating to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to certain time credits awarded against that cumulative period. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1205 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1240 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 2153 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice courts. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 3724 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the consideration of certain scientific evidence constituting the basis for an application for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 104 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the age of criminal responsibility and to certain substantive and procedural matters related to that age. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 390 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni | et. al.
Sponsor: White, James
Relating to docket preference for trials in which the alleged victim is younger than 14 years of age. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
SB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to jury instructions regarding eyewitness identification testimony in certain criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1326 84-0 (2015) Author: Menéndez, José
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to the maximum cumulative period allowed for restoration of a defendant's competency to stand trial and to certain time credits awarded against that cumulative period. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 21 83-0 (2013) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey | et. al. Relating to a central database containing information about offenders who have committed certain offenses against children or offenses involving family or dating violence. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 189 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 261 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 281 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al. 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 330 83-0 (2013) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 766 83-0 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the commitment of certain criminal defendants with a history of escape or flight to the maximum security unit of a mental health facility for competency restoration. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 901 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1163 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1669 83-0 (2013) Author: Carter, Stefani Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2441 83-0 (2013) Author: Parker, Tan Relating to directed verdicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3633 83-0 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3671 83-0 (2013) Author: Cook, Byron | et. al. Relating to the right of certain young crime victims to a speedy trial and to be considered with respect to a defendant's motion for continuance. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3774 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the insanity defense and persons found not guilty by reason of insanity in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 12 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Riddle, Debbie
Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Procedure Reform, Select
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 187 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 701 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1043 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 96 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 689 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 748 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1049 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1101 82-0 (2011) Author: 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1856 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1973 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to the admissibility of certain statements in the prosecution of murder or capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1988 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2200 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2647 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to trials for misdemeanor cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 62 82-0 (2011) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an oral statement regarding the impact of an offense in certain cases involving a violent crime. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 152 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 519 82-0 (2011) Author: Hegar, Glenn
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the period during which a motion for a new trial in a criminal proceeding in a justice or municipal court must be made. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1011 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1200 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen | et. al.
Relating to the venue for prosecution of misdemeanor cases in justice of the peace courts located in certain counties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1439 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to a criminal defendant's incompetency to stand trial, to certain related time credits, and to the maximum period allowed for restoration of the defendant to competency. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 167 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to an oral statement regarding the impact of an offense in certain cases involving a violent crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 170 81-0 (2009) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the creation of a presumption in certain criminal proceedings as to evidence of a defendant's alcohol concentration determined by an analysis of the defendant's breath, blood, or urine. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 298 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 597 81-0 (2009) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 682 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 941 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the determination that certain criminal offenses involve family violence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1745 81-0 (2009) Author: Jackson, Jim | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2145 81-0 (2009) Author: Miklos, Robert | et. al. 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2236 81-0 (2009) Author: Moody, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the right of certain crime victims to be considered with respect to a defendant's motion for continuance. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2267 81-0 (2009) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the joint or separate prosecution in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 2575 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne Relating to the qualifications for service as a grand or petit juror and challenges for cause. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2584 81-0 (2009) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to the right of certain child crime victims to a speedy trial and to be considered with respect to a defendant's motion for continuance. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2846 81-0 (2009) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements made by a child abuse victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2999 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
SB 57 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to an oral statement regarding the impact of an offense in certain cases involving a violent crime. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 406 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1380 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the right of certain child crime victims to a speedy trial and to be considered with respect to a defendant's motion for continuance. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1581 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1660 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to a defense to prosecution for the offense of criminal trespass for process servers. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 628 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the courtroom access of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 810 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 915 80-0 (2007) Author: Aycock, Jimmie Relating to the creation of a presumption in certain criminal proceedings as to evidence of a defendant's alcohol concentration determined by an analysis of the defendant's breath, blood, or urine. House: Law Enforcement Reported unfavorably
HB 1035 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements made by a victim of abuse who is a child or a disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1144 80-0 (2007) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to jury instructions regarding evidence in a criminal case that is lost or destroyed while in the possession of the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1264 80-0 (2007) Author: Pena, Aaron Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1773 80-0 (2007) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to requiring written notice before the introduction of certain evidence during the punishment phase of a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3048 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to providing free parking to certain witnesses during a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3133 80-0 (2007) Author: Hughes, Bryan Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3164 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the use of testimony of certain expert witnesses as evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
HB 3561 80-0 (2007) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the jurisdiction of certain courts to dispose of separate felony and misdemeanor charges pending against the same defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3584 80-0 (2007) Author: Pena, Aaron
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain theft offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 3740 80-0 (2007) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3802 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the assignment of a visiting judge in a criminal matter. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3803 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the election of jury trial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3805 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the assignment of visiting judges. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3807 80-0 (2007) Author: Vaught, Allen Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire examination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 121 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 460 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 783 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1901 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to the creation of the offense of organized retail theft. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 75 79-0 (2005) Author: Hope, Ruben
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the selection of a jury in criminal and civil cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 431 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 482 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to an oral statement regarding the impact of an offense in certain cases involving a violent crime. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 546 79-0 (2005) Author: Bailey, Kevin
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to certain medical examination requirements in connection with an allegation of sexual assault of a child. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 969 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to court orders for discovery in a criminal case and to certain time limits on and the consequences of a delay in the prosecution of a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1367 79-0 (2005) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1641 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2861 79-0 (2005) Author: Uresti, Carlos | et. al. Relating to requiring criminal district court approval before counsel in a noncapital indigent defense case incurs certain expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3166 79-0 (2005) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony to support a criminal conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 251 79-0 (2005) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Pena, Aaron
Relating to the questioning of prospective jurors during voir dire examination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 525 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony to support a criminal conviction. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 685 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other similar offenses in the prosecution of certain sexual offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 908 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to certain medical examination requirements in connection with an allegation of sexual assault of a child. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1600 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to criminal law hearing officers in Harris County. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 66 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the statute of limitations for purposes of prosecutions of certain sexual offenses committed against children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to leading questions in direct examination of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 351 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 380 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the imposition of the death penalty in certain cases where the guilt of the defendant may be in doubt. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 466 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 617 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of certain other crimes, wrongs, or acts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 830 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Relating to the number of jurors required for certain district court criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 1252 78-0 (2003) Author: Hope, Ruben | et. al. Relating to the selection of a jury in criminal and civil cases. House: Judicial Affairs Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 1869 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the admission of certain video testimony into evidence in a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1874 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of certain laboratory analyses of physical evidence or statements as to the chain of custody of physical evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2625 78-0 (2003) Author: Lewis, Glenn | et. al. Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony in a criminal case involving controlled substances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3065 78-0 (2003) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the composition of a jury in certain cases. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HJR 44 78-0 (2003) Author: Hughes, Bryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ratliff, Bill
Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a six-person jury in a district court misdemeanor trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Filed with the Secretary of State
SB 164 78-0 (2003) Author: Lindsay, Jon | et. al.
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the recording of jury deliberations in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 515 78-0 (2003) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony in a criminal case involving controlled substances. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1129 78-0 (2003) Author: Bivins, Teel
Sponsor: Riddle, Debbie
Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of certain laboratory analyses of physical evidence or statements as to the chain of custody of physical evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1132 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the admission of certain video testimony into evidence in a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1172 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the regulation of certain medical expert witnesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1740 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the composition of a jury in certain cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 313 77-0 (2001) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the circumstances under which a witness in a criminal case may be excluded from the courtroom. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 842 77-0 (2001) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the authority of less than the whole number of a jury to render a verdict in a felony case when a juror dies or becomes disabled. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1209 77-0 (2001) Author: Williams, Thomas
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the uncorroborated testimony of victims of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1413 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the testimony of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1414 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to prohibiting the introduction of argument in a criminal case concerning the effect of subsequent legislative action on punishment assessed by a jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1464 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to a peremptory challenge based on the race, gender, or religion of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2063 77-0 (2001) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to jury instructions in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2169 77-0 (2001) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the disqualification of certain judges or justices of the peace to sit in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2351 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony in a criminal case involving controlled substances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2352 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to evidence of innocence in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2515 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to juror questioning of witnesses in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2645 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the imposition of costs on certain convictions to pay for expenses related to jury sequestration. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2740 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Bob Relating to the distribution of money to certain counties for the payment of extraordinary costs of prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2753 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the use of the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice in certain actions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2867 77-0 (2001) Author: Sadler, Paul Relating to certain offenses occurring on school property or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity as conduct indicating a need for supervision in certain counties. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 2917 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the jurisdiction of a municipal court located in certain populous home-rule municipalities for certain violations or offenses committed within the boundaries of an airport. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3007 77-0 (2001) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the declaration of a mistrial in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3442 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the manner in which the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense may be taken in certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 133 77-0 (2001) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the admissibility in a criminal trial of race or ethnicity as a predictor of future criminal behavior. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 163 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the circumstances under which a witness in a criminal case may be excluded from the courtroom. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 204 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the separation of sequestered jurors in a criminal case under certain circumstances. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1001 77-0 (2001) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the authority of a judge of a district court to hear certain matters at a correctional facility. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1584 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to evidence of innocence in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1585 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to requiring the corroboration of certain testimony in a criminal case involving controlled substances. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 187 76-0 (1999) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the disqualification of a judge in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 250 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 290 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to excluding the public from criminal trials and juvenile court hearings during the testimony of certain victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 297 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the competency of an individual to testify in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 298 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the use of visual aids in the prosecution of certain offenses committed against or witnessed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 303 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the priority and duration of criminal and juvenile justice proceedings involving a child victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 354 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the manner in which the videotaping of or the broadcasting by closed circuit television of the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense is conducted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 422 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the invocation of the rule in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 504 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the definition of a physician qualified to be an expert witness in certain professional malpractice suits. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 521 76-0 (1999) Author: McReynolds, Jim Relating to joinder and severance in the prosecution of multiple offenses committed during the same criminal episode. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 743 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the exclusion of a witness who is a peace officer in charge of the investigation of the criminal charges filed in a case from hearing the testimony of other witnesses in the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1909 76-0 (1999) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the disclosure and inspection of certain information concerning a criminal defendant's prior juvenile adjudication. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Scheduled for formal meeting on . . . .
HB 2130 76-0 (1999) Author: Carter, Bill
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to disposition of out-of-county crimes. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
House adopts conf. comm. report-reported
HB 2675 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the discovery of expert witnesses in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2765 76-0 (1999) Author: Moreno, Joe
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to amending the law regarding determinations of mental competency in the prosecution of criminal cases to correct certain references to other laws. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 3070 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the testimony of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3332 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Juan Relating to the enhancement of punishment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3765 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the rights of crime victims and to the rights of victims of delinquent conduct committed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report printed and distributed
HJR 87 76-0 (1999) Author: Hartnett, Will Proposing a constitutional amendment to permit a jury to render a verdict when not more than three of the jurors become unable to serve. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 409 76-0 (1999) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to the separation of sequestered jurors in a criminal case under certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 557 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the discovery of expert witnesses in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 733 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1216 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to certain examination and reporting requirements regarding a court's determination of a defendant's mental capacity. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1485 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the rights of crime victims in criminal and juvenile justice proceedings. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 59 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the privilege of an individual not to be called as a witness for the state in certain cases in which the individual's spouse is the defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 73 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the disqualification of a judge in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 74 75-0 (1997) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 234 75-0 (1997) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to instructing juries concerning discussions and the submission of questions. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in subcommittee
HB 519 75-0 (1997) Author: Elkins, Gary | et. al. Relating to a jury's role in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 551 75-0 (1997) Author: Culberson, John Relating to notice of the intended use of an alibi defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 642 75-0 (1997) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a bill of particulars in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 837 75-0 (1997) Author: West, George
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the disposition of stolen property pending the trial of an offense involving the theft of the property. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
HB 973 75-0 (1997) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the waiver of trial by jury by a defendant charged with a misdemeanor. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1260 75-0 (1997) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to informing the jury in a criminal case of the costs of sanctions available to the jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1587 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the use of visual aids in the prosecution of certain offenses committed against or witnessed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1684 75-0 (1997) Author: Clark, Ron
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to circumstances in which less than the whole number of a jury may render a verdict in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1689 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the invocation of the rule in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2194 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to excluding the public from criminal trials and juvenile court hearings during the testimony of certain victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2195 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to leading questions in direct examination of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2370 75-0 (1997) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the priority and duration of criminal and juvenile justice proceedings involving a child victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2973 75-0 (1997) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the sequestration of a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 68 75-0 (1997) Author: Moncrief, Mike
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to the priority given to the hearing of certain matters by trial courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 826 75-0 (1997) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the trial court emergency account. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 978 75-0 (1997) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the invocation of the rule in a criminal trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1667 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to a jury's role in criminal and certain civil cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 35 74-0 (1995) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to the privilege of a person's spouse not to be called as a witness in certain proceedings against the person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 95 74-0 (1995) Author: Kamel, Ted | et. al. Relating to the imposition of consecutive or concurrent sentences for criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 298 74-0 (1995) Author: Hunter, Todd Relating to peremptory challenges to prospective jurors in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 308 74-0 (1995) Author: Park, Carolyn
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the waiver of trial by jury by a defendant charged with an offense punishable by fine only. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 309 74-0 (1995) Author: Park, Carolyn Relating to the waiver of trial by jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 402 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the disqualification of a judge in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 413 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 423 74-0 (1995) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the privilege of a person's spouse not to be called as a witness in certain proceedings against the person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 425 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of certain evidence obtained by a law enforcement officer. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 732 74-0 (1995) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the invocation of the rule in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 876 74-0 (1995) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of multiple defendants charged with offenses arising from the same criminal transaction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 931 74-0 (1995) Author: Krusee, Mike Relating to information provided by victims in certain criminal proceedings occurring before sentencing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 973 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the right of a defendant in a criminal case to a speedy trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1043 74-0 (1995) Author: McDonald, Nancy | et. al. Relating to the testimony of an accomplice in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1228 74-0 (1995) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a bill of particulars in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1393 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the impaneling of a new jury after a jury fails to return a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1404 74-0 (1995) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to hearsay statements of a witness in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2117 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the admissibility of evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts committed against a child in the prosecution of certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2514 74-0 (1995) Author: Longoria, John | et. al. Relating to a jury's right to determine the law in criminal and certain civil cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 2723 74-0 (1995) Author: Hirschi, John Relating to reciprocal discovery by the prosecution and defense in the trial of a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 39 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan
Relating to the making of a statement to a court and to the defendant by a victim of a criminal offense or the victim's relative or guardian. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 41 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 128 74-0 (1995) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al.
Relating to certain evidentiary and procedural privileges and requirements for certain criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 167 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to an affirmative finding of sexual motivation and to the admissibility of evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts committed against a child in certain criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 187 74-0 (1995) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Pitts, Jim
Relating to fees on conviction to reimburse the state and political subdivisions for overtime pay for peace officers who testify at trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 447 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John Relating to the testimony of an accomplice in a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 567 74-0 (1995) Author: West, Royce Relating to the opening statement of the defendant in a criminal trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 578 74-0 (1995) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to the broadcasting, recording, videotaping, or photographing of a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 724 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to notice of the intended use of an alibi defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 854 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the testimony in a criminal proceeding of a child who is a victim. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 990 74-0 (1995) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the hearsay statement of a child abuse victim. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1655 74-0 (1995) Author: Ratliff, Bill Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of multiple defendants charged with offenses arising from the same criminal transaction. Senate: Criminal Justice Placed on Reg. Order of Business Calendar
HB 237 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to the conviction of a defendant on the uncorroborated testimony of the victim of a sexual offense or sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 261 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the requirement of corroboration of testimony in the prosecution of certain offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 425 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the reimbursement for travel and living expenses of certain witnesses in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 454 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the priority given to the hearing of certain matters by trial courts. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 544 73-0 (1993) Author: Schechter, Sue Relating to the testimony in a civil or criminal case of a witness who is a victim of child abuse. House: Judicial Affairs Considered in Calendars
HB 688 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Jesse Relating to the expense reimbursement paid to a nonresident witness in a criminal case. House: Appropriations Referred to Appropriations
HB 701 73-0 (1993) Author: Schechter, Sue Relating to an affirmative finding of family violence in the trial of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 765 73-0 (1993) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to challenges for cause to jurors in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1329 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1437 73-0 (1993) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the making of a statement to a court and to the defendant by a victim of a criminal offense or the victim's relative or guardian. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1489 73-0 (1993) Author: Combs, Susan Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1505 73-0 (1993) Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al. Relating to grounds for a new trial in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1522 73-0 (1993) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to creating the offense of trying a misdemeanor case in a justice court with improper venue. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1526 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the disqualification of a judge in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1857 73-0 (1993) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1994 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the admissibility of evidence at the punishment stage of a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2173 73-0 (1993) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to creating the offense of trying a misdemeanor case in a justice court with improper venue. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2207 73-0 (1993) Author: Giddings, Helen Relating to the testimony of a child in a child abuse case. House: Judicial Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2592 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to peremptory challenges. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2598 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the right of a crime victim or a representative of a crime victim to be present at certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 17 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the number of jurors in a misdemeanor case tried in district court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 117 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment permitting the legislature to regulate the time for the commencement of a trial in a criminal case, including the time in which a prosecutor must be ready for trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 118 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the right of a crime victim to testify in all court proceedings related to the offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 12 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan
Relating to access to personal information about jurors in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 39 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to the preparation of a list of potential witnesses for use of the parties in conducting the voir dire examination in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 41 73-0 (1993) Author: Sibley, David Relating to notice of the intended use of an alibi defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 256 73-0 (1993) Author: Shelley, Dan
Sponsor: Schechter, Sue
Relating to a plea of guilty or nolo contendere in a misdemeanor case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 478 73-0 (1993) Author: Rosson, Peggy Relating to the testimony of a child in a child abuse case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 822 73-0 (1993) Author: West, Royce Relating to the waiver of the right to a jury trial in a misdemeanor case. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 1288 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to the admissibility of evidence at the punishment stage of a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1316 73-0 (1993) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to voir dire examinations. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1414 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 9 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker | et. al.
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 861 72-0 (1991) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the payment of costs associated with the appearance of a licensed health care professional for the state at criminal proceedings arising from a sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 932 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the application of the hearsay rule to the results of chemical laboratory tests performed by law enforcement personnel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1046 72-0 (1991) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the manner in which a magistrate in a criminal case makes a determination or takes a discretionary action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1197 72-0 (1991) Author: Bomer, Elton Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1319 72-0 (1991) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the punishment for a capital offense and to the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures involved in the prosecution of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1351 72-0 (1991) Author: Oliveira, Rene
Sponsor: Lucio, Eddie
Relating to the disposition of exhibits in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 174 72-0 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 421 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the reimbursement for expenses for certain witnesses in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Tabled in committee
SB 452 72-0 (1991) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 462 72-0 (1991) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the availability of defenses and to the admissibility of certain evidence in prosecution of certain assaultive offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 464 72-0 (1991) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to eliminating the promiscuity defense for a person who sexually assaults a child. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 792 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to prohibiting peremptory challenges to jurors in criminal cases on the basis of ethnicity or religion. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subject to call in committee
SB 882 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the punishment for a capital offense and to the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures involved in the prosecution of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1007 72-0 (1991) Author: Sibley, David
Sponsor: Junell, Robert
Relating to the preparation of a list of potential witnesses for use of the parties in conducting the voir dire examination in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 183 72-1 (1991) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to a challenge to a juror in a civil or criminal case on the basis that the juror is bilingual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 227 72-1 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 27 72-2 (1991) Author: Luna, Gregory Relating to a challenge to a juror in a civil or criminal case on the basis that the juror is bilingual. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 36 72-2 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 11 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by the accused in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 12 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 43 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the corroborative evidence necessary to convict a person of a criminal offense based on accomplice testimony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 75 71-0 (1989) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 119 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 193 71-0 (1989) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to an affirmative defense to the prosecution of the offense of public intoxication and to the manner in which plea bargains are accepted in cases involving that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 198 71-0 (1989) Author: Chisum, Warren
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the dismissal of certain misdemeanor charges on completion of a teen court program. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 345 71-0 (1989) Author: Beauchamp, Jerry Relating to the duty of certain witnesses in a civil trial to testify in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 388 71-0 (1989) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the waiver of a trial by jury by a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 416 71-0 (1989) Author: Shelley, Dan | et. al. Relating to the testimony and immunity of an accomplice in certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 417 71-0 (1989) Author: Shelley, Dan | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of the offense of wholesale promotion and possession of obscene material or an obscene device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 452 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 454 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by the accused in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 502 71-0 (1989) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by the accused in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 505 71-0 (1989) Author: Eckels, Robert Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused as a result of custodial interrogation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 521 71-0 (1989) Author: Carter, Bill | et. al. Relating to photographic evidence in theft cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 623 71-0 (1989) Author: McDonald, Nancy Relating to the issuance of a subpoena for the purpose of discovering the location of a person indicted on a criminal charge. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 922 71-0 (1989) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to allowing a jury in a criminal case to separate before the rendering of a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Pending in committee
HB 1107 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to voir dire in a capital case in which the state is not seeking the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1369 71-0 (1989) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to waiver of trial by jury in misdemeanor cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1746 71-0 (1989) Author: Hury, James Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1791 71-0 (1989) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to testimony in a criminal case by a child who is a victim of certain offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1845 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Jim Relating to voluntary manslaughter as a defense to prosecution for murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 2212 71-0 (1989) Author: Madla, Frank
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the discharge or penalizing of an employee for compliance with a subpoena; providing penalties. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/89
HB 2280 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Uribe, Hector | et. al.
Relating to the admissibility of evidence regarding family violence and prior acts of violence committed by the victim against the defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 2712 71-0 (1989) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to the offense of failure to appear at the trial of certain traffic offenses. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3048 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the admissibility of evidence in a case regarding sexual assault of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HJR 47 71-0 (1989) Author: Carter, Bill Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the accused's right of confrontation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 55 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Smith, Ashley
Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused as a result of custodial interrogation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 72 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Rangel, Irma
Relating to the admissibility of a statement of a child. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 93 71-0 (1989) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: McDonald, Nancy
Relating to the issuance of a subpoena for the purpose of discovering the location of a person indicted on a criminal charge. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 99 71-0 (1989) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the admissibility of evidence of intoxication in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 130 71-0 (1989) Author: McFarland, Bob
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to photographic evidence in theft cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Reported favorably with substitute
SB 351 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector
Sponsor: McCollough, Parker
Relating to not allowing a jury in a criminal case to separate before the rendering of a verdict. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/89
SB 682 71-0 (1989) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the hearsay statement of a child abuse victim. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 840 71-0 (1989) Author: Dickson, Temple
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to the procedure by which a jury trial is waived in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Returned to committee
SB 900 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Jones, Delwin
Relating to the reimbursement for expenses for certain witnesses in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 915 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the effect of a reversal in a capital case by the Court of Criminal Appeals on the basis of an error in the punishment stage of the case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1134 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1560 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence in a case regarding sexual assault of a child. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 1565 71-0 (1989) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the transfer of cases on change of venue. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SJR 55 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the legislature to enact laws making the videotaped testimony of a child admissible in child abuse cases and to the accused's right.... House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HR 99 71-2 (1989) Author: Criss, Lloyd | et. al. Requesting the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to grant Clarence Lee Brandley a new trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 72 71-3 (1990) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the appointment of certain attorneys as prosecutors pro tem in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 13 71-3 (1990) Author: Carriker, Steven Relating to the appointment of certain attorneys as prosecutors pro tem in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 54 71-6 (1990) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the compensation of certain attorneys appointed as prosecutors pro tem in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 23 70-0 (1987) Author: Roberts, Ted
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the time limitations applicable to the prosecution of a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 60 70-0 (1987) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the rules of evidence in criminal cases with respect to spousal immunity from being compelled to testify and to the confidentiality of communications made during marriage. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Posting rule suspended
HB 251 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused as a result of custodial interrogation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 252 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the admissibility of evidence seized pursuant to a governmental action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 382 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to remanding a case for a new trial limited to the issue of punishment in the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 396 70-0 (1987) Author: Danburg, Debra
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to the preparation for trial by an appointed counsel in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 458 70-0 (1987) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to a court's authority to pronounce judgment and sentence on a defendent who voluntarily absents himself from a felony trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Tagged in committee
HB 679 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: McFarland, Bob
Relating to the order of proceedings in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 681 70-0 (1987) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Laid on table in committee
HB 683 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Terral
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the admissibility of certain juvenile court adjudication records in the penalty phase of criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 684 70-0 (1987) Author: Toomey, Mike
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the joinder of offenses in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 807 70-0 (1987) Author: Hury, James Relating to the repeal of certain provisions for the speedy prosecution of criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 998 70-0 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of the offense of wholesale promotion and possession of obscene material or an obscene device. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1098 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the testimony of a child in a criminal or civil proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1356 70-0 (1987) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to trial by special judge in certain cases. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 1434 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the corroborative evidence necessary to convict a person of a criminal offense based on accomplice testimony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 1452 70-0 (1987) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the place where oral argument is made in cases transferred from one court of appeals to another court of appeals. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1554 70-0 (1987) Author: Yost, Gerald Relating to an explanation of the importance of the victim impact statement to a crime victim and certain other persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence S/C laid on table subject to call
HB 2146 70-0 (1987) Author: Horn, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the testimony of a child who is a victim of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
HB 2185 70-0 (1987) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to moving the actual situs of a criminal trial once the jury has been empaneled to a courtroom in an adjacent county. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2455 70-0 (1987) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the admissibility of evidence of the hearsay statements of child abuse victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 1 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E.
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Relating to the admissibility of evidence seized pursuant to a governmental action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
SB 14 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to remanding a case for a new trial limited to the issue of punishment in the case. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table in committee
SB 19 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the time limitations applicable to the prosecution of a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 43 70-0 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Relating to the effect of reversal when a court of appeals or the Court of Criminal Appeals awards a new trial based on errors at a certain stage or certain stages of a trial; amending Article 44.29, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
SB 645 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the reliability of an instrument designed to take or analyze breath specimens and the validity of the results of an analysis. Senate: Economic Development Testimony received in committee
SB 839 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the prosecution of the offense of wholesale promotion and possession of obscene material or an obscene device. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1023 70-0 (1987) Author: Montford, John Relating to certain orders issued by a juvenile court judge who is not an attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1089 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to continuances of cases in which a party applying for a continuance or the party's attorney is a member of the legislature. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1171 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to a defendant's waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1198 70-0 (1987) Author: Henderson, Don Relating to certain procedures used in the trial of criminal cases, including the joinder of offenses, waiver of jury trial, and prosecution under provisions of the Speedy Trial Act. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1212 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Hudson, David
Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1238 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the application of the rule excluding certain persons from hearing testimony in a criminal case to a victim or a close relative of a deceased victim. Senate: Criminal Justice Left as pending business in comm.
SB 1262 70-0 (1987) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the appointment of interpreters in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
HB 140 70-2 (1987) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the videotaped testimony of a child who is an alleged victim of an offense involving sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 42 70-2 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the confinement of persons who are arrested in a county but are taken before a magistrate in another county. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 43 70-2 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the forfeiture of certain property related to the commission of a felony offense; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Left as pending business in comm.
SB 54 70-2 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the statement or testimony of a child in certain civil and criminal proceedings who is the victim of alleged sexual or other abuse or offenses and to special procedures for the taking of such statements or testimony; amending Article 38.071, Code of Criminal Procedure, as amended, and amending Section 11.21, Family Code, as amended. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 66 70-2 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the testimony of a child who is an alleged victim of certain criminal offenses and to testing for acquired immune deficiency syndrome to protect child victims and health care personnel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-10/20/87
HB 9 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to jury instructions on parole and good conduct time credit. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 38 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the failure of a jury to agree unanimously on a sentence in a noncapital felony criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 53 69-0 (1985) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 103 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to a court's authority to pronounce judgment and sentence on a defendant who voluntarily absents himself from a felony trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 229 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 240 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 295 69-0 (1985) Author: Wolens, Steven Relating to a defendant's waiver of trial by a jury and to a defendant's right to determine whether the judge or the jury shall assess the punishment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 399 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to testimony in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 546 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson, David Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of the person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 579 69-0 (1985) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to admitting hearsay statements of certain children into evidence in certain criminal court proceeding and certain juvenile court hearings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 632 69-0 (1985) Author: Jackson, Lee
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the admissibility of evidence seized pursuant to a governmental action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Nonrecord vote recorded in Journal
HB 693 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the use in certain criminal and civil proceedings of certain statements and testimony of children who are victims of child abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 719 69-0 (1985) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 771 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the exclusion from the rule of witnesses whose presence during the trial is necessary to aid in the orderly presentation of evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 921 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the preferential setting of matters involving sex offenses for hearing or trial in the courts of this state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 999 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child in court proceedings. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1015 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the testimony of a child in certain cases and regulatory hearings. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 1221 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the admissibility of evidence of intoxication in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1322 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the effect of results of polygraph examinations on the dismissal of a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Transferred to Calendars Committee
HB 1456 69-0 (1985) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to allowing a person to make a statement prior to the sentencing of a defendant convicted of the offense of driving while intoxicated or involuntary manslaughter involving the use of a motor vehicle in which the person or his relative was a victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1605 69-0 (1985) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to impeaching the credibility of a witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1850 69-0 (1985) Author: Hilbert, Paul Relating to the time by which the prosecution must be ready for trial in a case involving a traffic violation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2064 69-0 (1985) Author: Smith, Ashley Relating to the use of an affidavit of a juror to prove jury misconduct in the hearing of a motion for a new trial in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2130 69-0 (1985) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to remanding a case for a new trial limited to the issue of punishment in the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2136 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to jury instructions in a case in which the jury receives instructions on both murder and voluntary manslaughter. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 61 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 154 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to a court's discretion in allowing a witness to remain in the courtroom before or after his testimony in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 190 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and the evidence to support certain judgments. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 282 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 338 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child in court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 355 69-0 (1985) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to authorizing the court of criminal appeals to promulgate rules of evidence in the trials of criminal cases and to designate certain laws for repeal. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 357 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence seized pursuant to a governmental action. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to subcommittee
SB 427 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the use of a photograph of stolen property as evidence in a criminal case and to certain rights of discovery and inspection. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
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SB 453 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to admitting hearsay statements of certain children into evidence in certain criminal court proceedings and certain juvenile court hearings. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 570 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 585 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the application of the rule excluding certain persons from hearing testimony in a criminal case to a victim or a close relative of a deceased victim. Senate: Criminal Justice Postponed in committee
SB 647 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to a defendants waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 883 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to impeaching the credibility of a witness in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1178 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the testimony of a child in certain cases and regulatory hearings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1190 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably w/o amendments
SB 1278 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense; relating to the competency of children to act as witnesses in criminal cases; relating to the use of interpreters for children in criminal proceedings. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1348 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to admonitions by the court to defendants who are noncitizens before acceptance of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1489 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the time limitations applicable to the prosecution of a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 71 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 98 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to waiver of trial by a jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 174 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the proof of a prior conviction for driving while intoxicated or driving while under the influence of drugs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 227 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the failure of a jury to agree unanimously on a sentence in a noncapital criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 438 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a right to continuance in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 489 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to a defense to a charge of failure to maintain compulsory automobile liability insurance coverage. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
HB 539 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 549 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the effect of an agreement between the state and the defendant in a criminal case as to an issue of the defendant's competency to stand trial or sanity at the time of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 604 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child or on the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice if the victim of the sexual offense is a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 703 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 852 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the application of the rule excluding a witness from hearing testimony to certain representatives of the state and to certain defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1096 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson, David Relating to the admissibility at a criminal trial of the failure of a defendant to submit to a chemical test of his breath for intoxication. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1486 68-0 (1983) Author: Robnett, Nolan Relating to the use of a photograph of stolen property as evidence in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on daily Major State Calendar
HB 1605 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to disclosure in a criminal case of a confidential communication to a clergyman. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
HB 1636 68-0 (1983) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to chemical tests for intoxication in the event of severe bodily injury or fatality caused by a motor vehicle collision and to the admissibility into evidence at a trial for driving while intoxicated a refusal to submit to test. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1705 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to establishment of special procedures for receiving the testimony or a statement of a child in certain civil or criminal proceedings involving alleged sexual or other abuse or involving an alleged offense against the child, and to certain proceedures involving children who are the victims of alleged sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 1758 68-0 (1983) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1981 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to expert witnesses. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
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SB 92 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the testimony by one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 416 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the application of the rule in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 742 68-0 (1983) Author: Washington, Craig
Sponsor: Evans, Larry
Relating to disclosure in a criminal case of a confidential communication to a clergyman. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 798 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the testimony by one spouse against the other in a criminal case and the admissibility of a confidential communication between spouses in a civil or criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 836 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hall, Lanny
Relating to the testimony or statement in certain civil and criminal proceedings of a child who is a victim of alleged sexual or other abuse or offense, to special procedures for the taking of such testimony or statement, to taking into possession, without a court order, children who are believed to be victims of child abuse, and to the appointment of attorneys ad litem. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 837 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 838 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Gandy, Charles
Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1011 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the testimony of an accomplice of a criminal defendant. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 1012 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the testimony of the spouse of a criminal defendant. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SR 649 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Creating an interim committee to study codification of the Texas rules of criminal evidence. Senate: Jurisprudence
SR 653 68-0 (1983) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Directing the Senate Jurisprudence Committee to initiate a study of the venue laws of Texas. Senate: Jurisprudence
HB 32 67-0 (1981) Author: Hartung, Frank Relating to the admissibility in a criminal case of an oral statement made by an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 341 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the protection of certain child witnesses in prosecutions for certain sex offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 361 67-0 (1981) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the admissibility in a criminal case of a statement made by an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 524 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to release of a criminal defendant from detention and dismissal of a criminal action because of delay in prosecuting the criminal action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 864 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to objections to the charge to the jury in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 866 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the presumption of innocence and the state's burden of proof in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1165 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T. Relating to reading the verdict in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1296 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the admissibility of alibi evidence in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2150 67-0 (1981) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to the authority of the Court of Criminal Appeals to adopt and promulgate rules, relating to the use of electronic recording equipment in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2226 67-0 (1981) Author: Keese, Bill Relating to enhanced penalties for using or exhibiting a firearm during the commission or flight from the commission of a felony offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HR 220 67-0 (1981) Author: Wolens, Steven Creating the House Special Committee on Rules of Evidence for state courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 261 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H.
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to motion for continuance in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 262 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the order of argument in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 293 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Jones, Neal T.
Relating to reading the verdict in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 294 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to alternate jurors in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 384 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Messer, Bill
Relating to the requirement of notice for the defense or rebuttal of alibi. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to subcommittee
SB 408 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to definition of "criminal episode" and to the joinder and severance of offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 460 67-0 (1981) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Smith, Terral
Relating to trial priorities and discharge for delay in criminal actions; amending the Code of Criminal Procedures, 1965. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
SB 515 67-0 (1981) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to a warning to an alien criminal defendant of the effect of conviction on resident status. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 783 67-0 (1981) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the admissibility of an oral statement made by an accused in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Record vote
SR 565 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Establishing a special interim committee to work in conjunction with the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Judicial Council, and the Committee on Administration of the State Bar of Texas to study codification of the Texas rules of evidence. Senate: Jurisprudence
HB 130 67-1 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the clergyman-penitent privilege. House: State Affairs No action taken
HB 236 66-0 (1979) Author: Waters, Ron Relating to the time limits for the state to be ready for trial in certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 502 66-0 (1979) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to a defendant's right to a speedy trial in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 599 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the admission in evidence in a criminal proceeding of oral statements of an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 875 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Jim
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the reimbursement paid to a nonresident witness in a criminal case for travel and living expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 927 66-0 (1979) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to dismissal of criminal actions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 981 66-0 (1979) Author: Hartung, Frank Relating to the admissibility in a criminal case of an oral statement made by an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Governor submitted as emergency
HB 1085 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to new trials granted on the basis of insufficiency of the evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1093 66-0 (1979) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to methods of proving character in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1095 66-0 (1979) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to the order of proceeding in criminal trial where prior convictions are alleged for jurisdictional purposes that affect the jurisdiction of the court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1135 66-0 (1979) Author: Rudd, Jim
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the presence of the defendant in criminal prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1401 66-0 (1979) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to assessment of punishment by the judge in all criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1521 66-0 (1979) Author: Coleman, Ronald
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to interpreters for deaf persons in civil, criminal, and governmental proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1566 66-0 (1979) Author: Nabers, Lynn
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to admissibility of evidence against a defendant following withdrawal of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere because the court rejected a plea bargaining agreement. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1689 66-0 (1979) Author: Hendricks, Bob
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the order of argument in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1747 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the testimony of certain child witnesses in prosecutions for certain sex offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1798 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the protection of witnesses in organized crime prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2050 66-0 (1979) Author: Pierce, George Relating to venue of certain speeding offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 2 66-0 (1979) Author: Andujar, Betty
Sponsor: Sullivant, Bill
Relating to challenges for cause in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Scheduled for future calendar placement
SB 70 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Recommitted to Subcommittee
SB 106 66-0 (1979) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Waters, Ron
Relating to the time limits for the state to be ready for trial in certain misdemeanor offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 145 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to time limitations within which the state must provide a speedy trial of criminal cases and to discharge for delay; providing extent of application of this Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 147 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to priority for trial of certain drug offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Governor submitted as emergency
SB 184 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and evidence to support certain judgments; repealing laws in conflict. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 338 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the requirement that a defendant give prior written notice to the attorney for the state when the defendant intends to rely on the defense of alibi and subsequent procedures in relation to the defense; amending Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 366 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the admission in evidence of oral statements of an accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 441 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the admissibility into evidence of extraneous offense on a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 443 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to methods of proving character in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 456 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the order of proceeding in criminal trial where prior convictions are alleged for jurisdictional purposes. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 459 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to new trials granted on the basis of insufficiency of the evidence. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 653 66-0 (1979) Author: Ogg, Jack
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the duties in criminal cases of the clerks of the district and county courts and the sheriff with respect to certain exhibits. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 851 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Hendricks, Bob
Relating to the presence of the defendant in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 854 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Hendricks, Bob
Relating to admonitions by the court to the defendant before accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 855 66-0 (1979) Author: Parker, Carl
Sponsor: Hendricks, Bob
Relating to requested special charges in criminal cases and the requirement that instructions be in writing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 1135 66-0 (1979) Author: Price, Bob Relating to a request for a speedy trial by the defendant in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 251 65-0 (1977) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to agreement by the judge to a continuance by consent of the parties in a criminal action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 333 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to discovery by the defendant of certain statements and conversations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 341 65-0 (1977) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 569 65-0 (1977) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 654 65-0 (1977) Author: Baker, Andrew Z. Relating to the preparation of the judgment in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Assigned to Consent Calendar
HB 895 65-0 (1977) Author: Garcia, A. C. "Tony" Relating to a general charge to the jury by a district court, county court, or county court at law and evidence to support certain judgements; repealing laws in conflict. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 1090 65-0 (1977) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to severance of offenses; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1198 65-0 (1977) Author: Powers, Pike Relating to special requested instructions in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 1406 65-0 (1977) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to admissibility of an accused's oral confession that is electronically recorded. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1654 65-0 (1977) Author: Hubenak, Joe A. Relating to a speedy trial of criminal cases; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 1696 65-0 (1977) Author: Hendricks, Bob Relating to the order of argument in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1828 65-0 (1977) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to admissibility in evidence of previous inconsistent statements of witnesses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2035 65-0 (1977) Author: Maloney, Robert Relating to the admissibility of evidence in criminal prosecutions; relating to evidence of the previous arrest of the defendant as affecting the defendant's character and reputation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 36 65-0 (1977) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to the admissibility of photographs of stolen property. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 157 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill
Sponsor: Close, G.R. "Bob"
Relating to the admission in evidence and use of statements of an accused in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 241 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 242 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 244 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to priority for trial of certain drug offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 533 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in trials on appeal of workmen's compensation awards. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1043 65-0 (1977) Author: Sherman, Max
Sponsor: Hubenak, Joe A.
Relating to a speedy trial of criminal cases; providing for an effective date. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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SB 1050 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent Relating to verdicts in felony cases when a juror dies or becomes disabled. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1152 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Providing that where a homicide or assault takes place to prevent certain offenses the fact that a victim of the homicide or assault used or exhibited a deadly weapon is prima facie evidence that the victim intended to cause death or serious bodily injury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 154 64-0 (1975) Author: Massey, Tom
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Providing that criminal trials may, in certain instances, be held in any county within the judicial district for the county where venue is authorized. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 284 64-0 (1975) Author: Bailey, Kay
Sponsor: Andujar, Betty
Relating to the elements, prosecution, and defense of certain sexual offenses and attempted aggravated offenses; relating to rape; relating to sexual abuse; relating to evidence of previous sexual conduct of the victim of certain sexual offenses; relating to criminal attempt; relating to the time that indictments for certain offenses may be presented; relating to the corroboration of and the weight to be given to testimony of the victim of a sexual offense; providing for the applicability of the Act to offenses previously committed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 312 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to photographs of lineups and similar identification proceedings; providing that such photographs are admissible in criminal prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 670 64-0 (1975) Author: Chavez, Melchor Relating to probation on a plea of guilty and deferred adjudication of guilt. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1401 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the time for the examining trail and for the grand jury inquiry into an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1521 64-0 (1975) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to compensation for travel and living expenses to a witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Rules suspended
HB 1583 64-0 (1975) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to the plea of nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2078 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Providing for a supplemental appropriation for the payment of fees and mileage expense of witnesses as authorized by Articles 24.28 and 35.27 Code of Criminal Procedure. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
HB 2087 64-0 (1975) Author: Ragsdale, Paul Relating to the prohibition of certain presumptions in State courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2122 64-0 (1975) Author: Laney, James
Sponsor: Adams, Don
Relating to the admission into evidence in courts of this state of written or electronic records and copies or duplications of written or electronic records. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
SB 109 64-0 (1975) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to disclosure of privileged information by a minister, priest, rabbi, or Christian Science practitioner in certain court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
SB 128 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Amending Section 2.05, Penal Code, relating to presumption. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 129 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the admission in evidence of statements of an accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 167 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the immunity of witnesses in certain official proceedings from civil liability; providing a remedy for witnesses who are sued. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 287 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Amending Article 38.22, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 382 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul
Sponsor: Chavez, Melchor
Relating to probation on a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere and deferred adjudication of guilt; allowing defendant to request final adjudication; providing procedures on violation of a condition of probation; providing effect of previously received probation for purposes of disqualification or disabilities as result of a conviction and in assessment of punishment after a conviction for a subsequent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 day bill
SB 840 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 314 63-0 (1973) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Meier, Bill
Relating to the procedure for filing certain records or copies of records and certain x-rays on affidavit for admission as evidence and the requirement of notice to the opposing parties when an affidavit is filed. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 326 63-0 (1973) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to admission in evidence of statements of an accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in public hearing
HB 342 63-0 (1973) Author: Hoestenbach, John Relating to admissibility of evidence in a prosecution for receiving stolen property. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 374 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to the admissibility in evidence of certain statements of fact or opinion in cases of contract or tort for malpractice. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 610 63-0 (1973) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to introducing evidence in response to the admission of evidence over objection. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 844 63-0 (1973) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to securing out-of-state witnesses and the compensation thereof. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 1371 63-0 (1973) Author: Rosson, Renal B. Relating to a speedy trial of criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
SB 61 63-0 (1973) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to the admission of evidence in statements of an accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported adversely
SB 62 63-0 (1973) Author: Meier, Bill Defining and limiting the scope of exclusionary rule and providing rules governing admission of evidence in the trial of a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported adversely
SB 246 63-0 (1973) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the admissibility of evidence in a prosecution for receiving stolen property. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 306 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of criminal case of oral statements and admissions of guilt made by accused. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 528 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the preparation of the judgment in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 546 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to removal of a defendant from court for conduct rendering continuation of the proceedings impracticable. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 581 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to jury verdicts in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 656 63-0 (1973) Author: Meier, Bill Relating to procedure for filing certain records and certain x-rays on affidavit for admission as evidence and the requirement of notice to the opposing parties when an affidavit is filed. Senate: Jurisprudence Laid on table
HB 98 62-0 (1971) Author: Hawn, Joe Relating to providing rules governing admission into evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
HB 205 62-0 (1971) Author: Allred, Dave Relating to not compelling the testimony of certain persons concerning the source of any information obtained in the newsgathering process.
HB 218 62-0 (1971) Author: Wolff, Nelson Relating to providing for dismissal of certain prosecutions not tried within 120 days after indictment.
HB 534 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the corruption of witnesses or prospective witnesses in official proceedings; providing penalties for violation.
HB 975 62-0 (1971) Author: Lee, W.E. "Will" Relating to the admissibility into evidence of a person's refusal to submit to a chemical breath test when arrested for driving while intoxicated.
HB 1034 62-0 (1971) Author: Spurlock II, Joe
Sponsor: Kennard, Don
Relating to permitting the proof of guilt necessary for conviction on a plea of guilty to be by oral stipulation of the evidence if the defendant consents.
HB 1142 62-0 (1971) Author: Lee, W.E. "Will" Relating to providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
HB 1246 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to allowing a person accused of a crime to be removed and kept out of court when he misconducts himself by interrupting the proceedings so that to continue the proceedings in his presence would not be feasible.
HB 1247 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to preserving order in the court; providing a penalty.
HB 1282 62-0 (1971) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to the preparation of the judgment; amending Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas.
HB 1395 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the joinder and severance of offenses in an indictment, information, oor complaint and to the verdict when offenses are joined.
SB 116 62-0 (1971) Author: Watson, Murray | et. al.
Sponsor: Bigham, John R.
Relating to authorizing waiver of right to be accused by indictment by person represented by counsel in noncapital felony cases.
SB 271 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to disruption of court proceedings; providing a penalty.
SB 308 62-0 (1971) Author: Christie, Joe Relating to providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
SB 693 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to the preparation of the judgment.
SJR 31 62-0 (1971) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Proposing amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to provide that the Legislature may not change the rule requiring unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases.
HB 195 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure; providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
HB 295 61-0 (1969) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to authorizing the making of objections to the court's charge to the jury by dictating the objections to the court reporter.
HB 478 61-0 (1969) Author: Armstrong, Robert Landis "Bob" Relating to providing that in all cases, except capital cases where the State is seeking the death penalty, the trial judge shall assess the penalty.
HB 501 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to the punishment for murder without malice.
HB 707 61-0 (1969) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to admission as evidence of certain records or copies of records and certain X-rays upon affidavit.
HB 844 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. | et. al. Relating to the use of video recordings to present evidence in civil and criminal cases.
HB 1088 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David Relating to trial of the issue of insanity in advance of the trial on the merits.
HB 1477 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David Relating to the dismissal of certain indictments or information upon which a trial has not been held.
HJR 47 61-0 (1969) Author: Bass, Jr., James William "Bill" Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that in all eminent domain proceedings a person whose property is being taken, damaged or destroyed for a public use shall be entitled to the right of a trial by jury.
SB 86 61-0 (1969) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to providing rules governing admission in evidence at the trial of a criminal case of the oral statements and admissions of guilt made by the accused.
SB 400 61-0 (1969) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to the admission as evidence of certain records or copies of records and certain X-rays upon affidavit.
SJR 26 61-0 (1969) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide that in all eminent domain proceedings a person whose property is being taken, damaged or destroyed for a public use shall be entitled to the right of a trial by jury.
HB 359 60-0 (1967) Author: Knapp, Jr., Walter Lee | et. al. Relating to the joint criminal trial of defendants.
HB 1022 60-0 (1967) Author: Ogg, Jack | et. al. Relating to providing for interpreters in criminal cases for deaf or deaf-mute witnesses.
HJR 45 60-0 (1967) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the manner provided by law.
SB 226 60-0 (1967) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to the use of parties to an offense as witnesses.
HB 201 59-0 (1965) Author: Shannon, Jr., Thomas Clifton "Tommy" | et. al. Relating to competency of spouses to testify against each other in certain actions; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 213 59-0 (1965) Author: Miller, William H. Relating to making privileged certain communications between husband and wife, attorney and client, clergyman and confessor, physician and patient, and newsman and his source of information.
HB 462 59-0 (1965) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to permitting counsel in a civil case to inform the jury of the effect of findings it is requested to make on special issues.
HB 915 59-0 (1965) Author: Clayton, Bill Relating to prohibiting informing a jury of an alleged prior conviction before evidence is offered to prove it.
HJR 54 59-0 (1965) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to all appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the same manner as suits at common law.
HB 263 58-0 (1963) Author: Smith, Stanford S. | et. al. Relating to the admission of business records as evidence.
HB 312 58-0 (1963) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to providing that no party in the trial of any litigation who takes advantage of any right or privilege afforded under the Constitution, Statutes, Rules of Civil Procedure, or other rules of law, procedure of evidence, shall be criticized or ridiculed by any other party, and providing for reversals in such cases.
HB 396 58-0 (1963) Author: Whatley, Willis James | et. al. Relating to providing for an increase in mileage allowance to eight cents (8¢) per mile and an increase in the per diem allowance to Ten Dollars ($10) per day to any witness appearing before any court or before any grand jury out of the county of his residence, to testify in a felony case; to provide that the district judge may subpoena all necessary nonresident witnesses for appearance in felony cases and before the grand jury.
HB 477 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to witnesses summoned to appear before a court of inquiry conducted by a justice of the peace, to grant every such witness the privilege against self-incrimination, the right of representation by counsel and the right to be confronted by witnesses against him and to cross-examine same.
HJR 79 58-0 (1963) Author: Chapman, Joe N. | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the Legislature to extend the right of trial by jury to all appeals from actions, rulings or decisions of administrative agencies and executive departments of the State of Texas and to provide that such appeals shall be tried and determined in the same manner as suits at common law.
SB 36 58-0 (1963) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to providing for the introduction of business records as evidence and the manner of proof thereof.
SB 435 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to providing procedure for treatment of persons believed to be sexual psychopaths.
HB 158 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending a certain Act providing for proof of a greater number of official records by the use of photographic or photostatic or microfilm of reproduced copies.
HB 159 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending a certain Act to provide for the introduction of business records and the manner of proof thereof.
HB 241 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to amending a certain Act relating to the waiver of jury trial in a criminal prosecution for a felony less than a capital offense upon entering a plea other than a plea of guilty.
HB 290 57-0 (1961) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to defining the term "trial de novo" as that term is used in the Civil and Criminal Statutes of Texas.
HB 317 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. Relating to providing that no party in the trial of any litigation who takes advantage of any right or privilege afforded under the Constitution, Statutes, Rules of Civil Procedure, or other rules of law, procedure or evidence, shall be criticized or ridiculed by any other party.
HB 465 57-0 (1961) Author: Butler, Jerry | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing a privilege for a clergyman to refuse to testify or disclose certain confidential communications.
HB 532 57-0 (1961) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" Relating to amending a certain Article of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure relating to admissibility of confessions made by defendants in criminal cases.
HB 715 57-0 (1961) Author: Parsons, Sam H. | et. al. Relating to providing that a defendant charged with a felony and bound by recognizance or bail bond to appear at any term of a court and who fails to appear on the date set shall be guilty of a felony.
HB 798 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending Chapter 4, Title 7, Article 543, Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, entitled First Application for Continuance by Defendant.
HB 801 57-0 (1961) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to payment of witnesses by the State in a criminal prosecution.
HB 891 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas to provide that assignments of error shall be set out distinctly in the defendant's motion for a new trial and that assignments of error not so set out in the motion for new trial need not be considered by the trial or appellate court unless the defendant was not represented by counsel, in which event such consideration is discretionary.
HJR 22 57-0 (1961) Author: Barlow, James E. | et. al. Relating to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Texas to provide for waiver of indictment by a grand jury by an accused in a criminal proceeding upon a plea of guilty to the offense; setting up standards as to the time that must elapse before such waiver will be allowed; and requiring the employment or appointment of counsel prior to the acceptance of such waiver.
SB 223 57-0 (1961) Author: Patman, W.N. "Bill" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that a defendant in the justice court may plead nolo contendere in addition to guilty or not guilty; providing that pleading in the justice court may be oral.
SB 358 57-0 (1961) Author: Crump, Louis M. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of written statements into evidence.
SB 361 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
HB 84 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
HB 86 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas providing that two or more defendants who are jointly or separately indicted or complained against for the same offense or an offense growing out of the same transaction may be, in the discretion of the court, tried jointly or separately as to one or more defendants; and providing that either defendant may testify for the other or in behalf of the state; providing for a reversal of the judgment of conviction where a denial of a severance or separate trial was prejudicial to the defendant or an abuse of the trial judge's discretion.
HB 98 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the First Application for Continuance by Defendant by omitting a certain sentence.
HB 100 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that assignments of error shall be set out distinctly in the defendant's motion for a new trial and that assignments of error not so set out in the motion for new trial need not be considered by the trial or appellate court unless the defendant was not represented by counsel, in which event such consideration is discretionary.
HB 101 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure for the purpose of permitting a defendant who is charged with a felony to waive a jury regardless of whether the plea is guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere.
HB 103 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas of 1925 providing that when pending the trial of any felony case one juror may die or be disabled from sitting an any time before the charge of the court is read to the jury, the remainder of the jury shall have the power to render and return the verdict.
HB 104 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing the amount of fees and compensation to be received by witnesses, persons, or attorneys who are compelled to leave their own counties to serve or testify in a judicial proceeding.
HB 83 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide for proof of a greater number of official records by the use of photographic or photostatic or microfilm or reproduced copies.
HB 222 56-0 (1959) Author: Eckhardt, Robert Christian "Bob" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the admissibility of confessions made by defendants in criminal cases, so as to provide that a confession made while a defendant is in confinement or in the custody of an officer must be made in writing before certain specified magistrates.
HB 242 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to providing for the use of photographic, photostatic, microfilm or other accurately reproduced copies of original writing or written instruments in any judicial or administrative proceeding or trial where the original is produced at the time it is offered in evidence or is accounted for, or where there is no bona fide dispute as to the copy's accuracy.
HB 328 56-0 (1959) Author: Daily, Roger Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to clarify what pleas and motions by a defendant in a criminal case must be verified and by whom the verification may be made.
HB 363 56-0 (1959) Author: Kilpatrick, Rufus U. | et. al. Relating to unlimited use of prior convictions of felonies less than capital in subsequent prosecutions of felony offenses for the purpose of enhancing the punishment.
HB 372 56-0 (1959) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing the amount of fees and compensation to be received by witnesses, persons, or attorneys who are compelled to leave their own counties to serve or testify in a judicial proceeding.
HB 379 56-0 (1959) Author: Bartram, Raymond A. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when pending the trial of any felony case one juror may die or be disabled from sitting at any time before the charge of the court is read to the jury, the remainder of the jury shall have the power to render and return the verdict.
HB 440 56-0 (1959) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell | et. al. Relating to providing, with some exceptions, for procedure applicable to appeals or proceedings for judicial review of any decision, ruling, rule, regulation or order of any department, officer, or other administrative agency of the State government, including a provision that the preponderance-of-the-evidence rule to resolve disputed fact questions shall be applicable to some issues, and the substantial-evidence rule shall be applicable to other issues.
HB 446 56-0 (1959) Author: Butler, Jerry Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that assignments of error shall be set out distinctly in the defendant's motion for a new trial and that assignments of error not so set out in the motion for new trial need not be considered by the trial or appellate court unless the defendant was not represented by counsel, in which event such consideration is discretionary.
HB 449 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to amending the sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to first application for continuance by a defendant.
HB 577 56-0 (1959) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide the order of jury argument, the order of jury argument when there are more than one defendant, what matter can be argued in the opening argument by the counsel for the State, and what can be argued in the closing argument by counsel for the State, and providing that it shall be proper for both the counsel for the State and counsel for the defendant to argue fully as to any penalty or loss of right or privilege that may be assessed as a result of a conviction.
HB 603 56-0 (1959) Author: Jones, George Jerome Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the accused remaining on bail during trial.
HB 604 56-0 (1959) Author: Jones, George Jerome Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for a plea of nolo contendere in all cases in which a plea of guilty might be entered.
HB 654 56-0 (1959) Author: Matthew, C. T. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing a privilege for a clergyman to refuse to testify or disclose certain confidential communications.
HB 820 56-0 (1959) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott | et. al. Relating to providing that no person against his or her will or consent, or that of guardian, next friend or parent, in an action involving personal injuries or mental condition, shall ever by any rule of procedure, be required to furnish a medical or mental report or submit to a physical or mental examination by any person or in any manner, at the instance or request of any part to such litigation, or by the trial court.
HB 909 56-0 (1959) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
SB 65 56-0 (1959) Author: Dies, Jr., Martin Relating to providing for the liberalization of the rules of civil procedure with respect to cases submitted upon special issues.
SB 105 56-0 (1959) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending Code of Criminal Procedure relative to bail pending motion for new trial.
SB 107 56-0 (1959) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by permitting a defendant who is charged with a felony to waive a jury regardless of whether the plea is guilty, not guilty or nolo contendere.
SB 110 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to providing that in cases less than capital the court shall have discretion to permit the jurors to separate.
SB 171 56-0 (1959) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Relating to waiver of indictment upon a plea of guilty in Criminal prosecutions for any offense classified as a felony less than a capital offense and to prosecution for such offense by information.
SB 198 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to providing that two or more defendants who are jointly or separately indicted or complained against for the same offense or an offense growing out of the same transaction may be, in the discretion of the court, tried jointly or separately as to one or more defendants.
SB 199 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide for a plea of nolo contendere in all cases in which a plea of guilty might be entered.
SB 202 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by increasing the amount of witness fees.
SB 253 56-0 (1959) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment.
SB 280 56-0 (1959) Author: Dies, Jr., Martin Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to First Application for Continuance by a Defendant to place within the court's discretion.
SJR 10 56-0 (1959) Author: Moore, W.T. "Bill" Proposing an amendment allowing waiver of indictment upon a plea of guilty in Criminal prosecutions for any offense classified as a felony less than a capital offense.
SB 47 56-2 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense, shall have the right upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a jury.
HB 25 56-3 (1959) Author: Townsend, James Terrell "Terry" Relating to providing that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense, shall have the right upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a Jury.
SB 3 56-3 (1959) Author: Crump, Louis M. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that the defendant in a criminal prosecution for any non-capital felony offense shall have the right, upon entering a plea of guilty or upon entering a plea of nolo contendere, to waive the right of trial by a jury.
HB 121 55-0 (1957) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to the offense of perjury; amending the Penal Code to change the penalties therein.
HB 552 55-0 (1957) Author: Mullen, Bob R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that witnesses in felony cases residing and subpoenaed outside the county where the trial is held shall be allowed seven dollars a day for each day they are in attendance upon the court and six cents for each mile they travel in going to and returning from the place of trial.
HB 624 55-0 (1957) Author: Schram, Jr., O. H. "Muggie" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for payment, in connection with criminal cases in which a change of venue is ordered, by the transferring county to the receiving county, of other expenses in addition to pay for jurors, upon proper certification.
HB 670 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to the confession of a Defendant.
HB 671 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to repealing an Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to a Defendant jointly indicted with others.
HB 672 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to repealing an Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to persons charged as principles, accomplices or accessories being introduced as witnesses for one another.
HB 673 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to a Defendant testifying in his own behalf.
HB 674 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to special pleas for a Defendant.
HB 675 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to Order of Argument.
HB 676 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to Requisites of an Indictment.
HB 677 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to Applications Sworn To.
HB 775 55-0 (1957) Author: Hale, L. DeWitt Relating to defining the term "trial de novo" as that term is used in the Civil and Criminal Statutes of Texas.
HB 847 55-0 (1957) Author: Lee, John Ruskin Relating to providing for the compelling of evidence from certain persons in criminal proceedings and for the granting of immunity from prosecution to such persons.
SB 297 55-0 (1957) Author: Herring, Charles Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for payment, in connection with criminal cases in which a change of venue is ordered, by the transferring county to the receiving county, of other expenses in addition to pay for jurors, upon proper certification.
HB 166 54-0 (1955) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes concerning the disqualifications of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
HB 177 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to making it unlawful for one charged or convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by jail confinement and released on bond or recognizance to willfully and knowingly fail to appear for trial or other process as required by the bail or recognizance obligation and making the offense a misdemeanor; providing a penalty.
HB 183 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to making it unlawful for one charged by complaint or indictment with a felony or convicted of a felony, and released on bond or recognizances, to willfully and knowingly fail to appear for trial or other process as required by the bail or recognizance obligation and making the offense a felony and providing a penalty.
HB 200 54-0 (1955) Author: Hunt, Billy Eugene Relating to repealing what is commonly known as the "Dead Man's Statute".
HB 507 54-0 (1955) Author: Hazlett, Alvin Guy Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow the conviction of a defendant upon uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice where the defendant is charged with handling or fondling a child's sexual parts in violation of the Texas Penal Code; making the Act cumulative but controlling.
HB 546 54-0 (1955) Author: Bates, Garth C. Relating to amending the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide for a "judgment and sentence" in misdemeanor cases; providing a definition of such "judgment and sentence"; providing that wherever the term "judgment" appears in the laws of the State relating to misdemeanor cases, it shall mean "judgment and sentence"; making the Act cumulative, but controlling.
HB 574 54-0 (1955) Author: White, Richard Crawford Relating to the offenses of perjury; amending the Penal Code so as to change
HB 631 54-0 (1955) Author: Chapman, Joe N. Relating to amending certain Acts relating to the Statement of Facts in a criminal proceeding so as to provide that the defendant may preserve in the Statement of Facts or by informal Bill of Exception certain objections.
HJR 11 54-0 (1955) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Proposing an amendment to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Texas, requiring medical or psychiatric testimony for commitment of persons for trial and commitment of such persons and for waiver of trial by jury where the person under inquiry has not been charged with commission of a criminal offense.
SJR 4 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle | et. al. Proposing an Amendment to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Texas, by adding thereto another section to be designated Section 15-a, providing that the Legislature may provide for trials in lunacy cases without a jury.
SJR 6 54-0 (1955) Author: Lock, Ottis E. Proposing an Amendment to Article I of the Constitution of the State of Texas, by adding thereto another section following Section 15, providing that the legislature may provide for commitment in lunacy cases without a jury; further providing for the submission of this amendment to the voters of this State; prescribing the form of ballot; providing for the proclamation and publication thereof.
HB 127 53-0 (1953) Author: Glusing, Ben A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to change of venue, so as to provide for a change of venue in the trial of felony cases or in the trial of misdemeanor cases pending in the County Court of certain counties, when a jury cannot be procured.
HB 139 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to providing for denial of new trial where juror on voir dire examination fails to in good faith and otherwise does not willfully or intentionally misrepresent former experiences or claims of a similar nature to that involved in the suit to be tried; and providing for burden of proof thereon.
HB 436 53-0 (1953) Author: Caufield, Stanley W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1925, by increasing the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 468 53-0 (1953) Author: Atwell, Ben | et. al. Relating to providing for the proof of business and official records by the use of photographic copies.
HB 670 53-0 (1953) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statues to provide that if the jury disagree as to the statement of any witness, upon applying to the court, they may have read to them from the court reporter's notes that part of such testimony on the point in dispute.
HB 760 53-0 (1953) Author: Carr, Waggoner | et. al. Relating to providing for the compelling of evidence from certain persons in criminal proceedings and for the granting of immunity from prosecution to such persons.
SB 42 53-0 (1953) Author: Shireman, William H. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas relating to change of venue, providing for a change of venue in the trial of felony cases or in the trial of misdemeanor cases in the County Court when jury cannot be had; providing for determination of all motions to set aside the indictment, information or complaint before granting an application for change of venue, and for determination of special pleas and exceptions filed which are to be determined by the judge, and for entry of plea of not guilty, if overruled.
SB 127 53-0 (1953) Author: McDonald, Warren Swann Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to include reference to the laws of the United States.
SB 132 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to special requested instructions in criminal cases.
SB 133 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to bills of exception in a criminal case, by adding thereto a new section relating to such bills of exception, contents and purpose.
SB 134 53-0 (1953) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to require the giving of a written charge in the trial of certain misdemeanors specifying the extent and effect of the objections made to the charge.
HB 659 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to securing the attendance of witnesses from without the State in criminal proceedings.
HJR 9 52-0 (1951) Author: Crosthwait, John L. | et. al. Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature may provide for trials in lunacy cases without a jury.
SB 48 52-0 (1951) Author: Bell, John Junior Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas relating to change of venue; providing for a change of venue in the trial of felony cases or in the trial of misdemeanor cases in the County Court when jury cannot be had; providing for determination of all motions to set aside the indictment, information or complaint before granting an application for change of venue, and for determination of special pleas and exceptions filed which are to be determined by the Judge, and for entry of plea of not guilty, if overruled.
SB 136 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for the number of peremptory challenges for the State and the defendant in misdemeanor cases tried in the district courts, and county courts or county courts at law; providing for the number of challenges for the State and the defendant when two or more defendants are tried together in such courts.
SB 137 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for the number or peremptory challenges in noncapital felonies for both State and defendant in cases in which one defendant is tried or two or more defendants are tried together.
SB 138 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide what it shall be necessary to state in the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same be on account of the absence of a witness.
SB 139 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in the formation of juries the prospective jurors on their voir dire examination shall be examined by all parties collectively unless otherwise ordered by the court.
SB 140 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in capital cases the State and the defendant shall be entitled to fifteen peremptory challenges; providing that when two or more defendants are tried together the State shall be entitled to eight peremptory challenges.
SB 149 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to authorizing a defendant in a criminal case charged with commission of a felony classified as less than capital, to waive a trial by jury and be tried by the court.
SB 151 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure authorizing separation of jurors during trial of a capital case, with certain exceptions.
SB 154 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to prohibiting the use in evidence against a defendant in a criminal case or a witness for the purpose of impeachment as a witness of any complaint, information, or indictment unless a conviction for the offense charged has resulted; repealing all conflicting laws.
SB 156 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to making it unlawful for any person to threaten or intimidate a witness in a criminal case for the purpose of attempting to persuade or prevent said witness from testifying as a witness in any such case; fixing a penalty; making statute cumulative.
SB 162 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that adverse party may controvert a defendants motion for continuance; providing the contents for such motion.
SB 163 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to allow defendants jointly charged with an offense, or charged separately with an offense growing out of the same transaction, to testify as a witness on behalf of other defendants.
SB 166 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide for a verdict in a felony case less than capital by the agreement of ten jurors if as many as two jurors become unable to serve and be discharged by the court; providing for a verdict by twelve jurors in a capital case; repealing conflicting laws.
SB 172 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to making it unlawful for any person to talk or attempt to talk to any member of a jury in a criminal case about the facts or alleged facts of the case being tried by the jury or to be tried by a person summoned for jury service to try such case, or to seek to influence a member of a jury of person summoned for jury service to try such case except in the regular course of the trial in open court; fixing a penalty.
SB 173 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to providing that a court may order a separate trial for defendants jointly prosecuted; providing for severances as of right in certain instances; prescribing procedure where severance is granted.
SB 245 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to require the giving of a written charge in the trial of certain misdemeanors specifying the extent and effect of the objections made to the charge.
SB 246 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to special requested instructions in criminal cases.
SB 247 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to bills of exception in a criminal case.
SB 288 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to providing for and regulating the admission as evidence of records kept in the regular course of business.
SB 289 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Relating to providing for and regulating the admission as evidence into the courts of the State of Texas of any official written statement, certificate, record, return, or report, or copies thereof.
SJR 7 52-0 (1951) Author: Vick, Kyle A. Proposing an amendment providing that the Legislature may provide for trials in lunacy cases without a jury.
HB 134 51-0 (1949) Author: McCann, Newton W. | et. al. Relating to providing for the admission in evidence in all courts of the State of Texas of certified copies of all official records of the Texas Prison System; providing a saving clause.
HB 629 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to secure the attendance of witnesses from without the State in criminal proceedings.
HB 291 50-0 (1947) Author: Templeton, R. L. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to the confession of a defendant; providing a saving clause.
HB 802 50-0 (1947) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, by adding a provision permitting the trial court to, within its discretion, waive the defendant's presence in misdemeanor cases when the punishment, or any part thereof, is imprisonment in jail.
HJR 33 50-0 (1947) Author: Crosthwait, John L. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to provide that the right to a jury trial in lunacy cases shall be the same as in ordinary civil cases.
SB 89 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to repealing certain sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure; providing how an when continuances or reasonable postponements may be granted in the trial of criminal cases.
SB 90 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in criminal cases the deposition of witness may be taken at the request of defendant when the witness resides out of the State or is aged or infirm or otherwise unable to attend court.
SB 91 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the number of peremptory challenges for both the State and the defendant in misdemeanor cases.
SB 92 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing what it shall be necessary to state in the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same by on account of the absence of a witness; repealing a conflicting law.
SB 93 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that in capital cases both State and defendant shall be entitled to 15 peremptory challenges.
SB 96 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for the number of peremptory challenges in non capital felonies for both State and defendant in cases in which one defendant is tried or two or more defendants are tried together.
SB 97 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that any material fact stated in an application for a continuance may be denied in writing by the adverse party.
SB 98 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that motions to quash and set aside indictments or informations, exceptions to the form or substance of indictments or informations, applications for change of venue, pleas of former jeopardy, affidavits setting forth the insanity of the defendant, or other claims shall be filed and presented to the court at least three full days prior to the date the cause has been set for trial and not afterwards; repealing all laws or parts of laws in conflict; providing that the invalidity of any part shall not affect the remainder.
SB 179 50-0 (1947) Author: Lane, Wardlow William Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when, pending the trial of any criminal case for a felony in the District Court, one or more jurors not exceeding three, may die or be disabled from one sitting for any cause, the remainder of the jury shall have the power and duty to render the verdict; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith; providing a saving clause.
HB 485 49-0 (1945) Author: Baker, Noel C. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that any material fact stated in an application for a continuance may be denied in writing by the adverse party. The denial shall be supported by the oath of some credible person, and filed as soon as practicable after the filing of such application.
HB 499 49-0 (1945) Author: Bond, Thomas R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to witness fees in criminal cases.
SB 70 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that in capital cases both State and defendant shall be entitled to 15 preemptory challenges and further providing that when two or more defendants are tried together the State shall be entitled to 8 preemptory challenges for each defendant and each defendant to 8 preemptory challenges and further providing that in capital cases where the death penalty has been waived by the State's Attorney by filing his written waiver and which waiver has been approved by the court both State and defendant shall be entitled to such number of preemptory challenges as is now provided by law in the trial of non-capital felony cases.
SB 72 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that at any time after the arrest of a defendant upon an indictment the defendant may obtain an order for special venire upon written motion supported by affidavit of himself or counsel stating that he expects to be ready for the trial of the case at the present term of court and further providing that the State's Attorney may obtain such order upon oral or written motion and further providing that should the State's Attorney file his statement in writing agreeing to waive the death penalty and if such waiver be approved by the court neither the defendant nor the State shall be entitled to a special venire at that or any subsequent term of court.
SB 73 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that the motions to quash and set aside indictment or information of the State or defendant for special venire, to quash venire writ, plea of former jeopardy, exceptions to the form or substance of an indictment or information, application for change of venue, and affidavit setting forth the insanity of the defendant shall be filed three days prior to the date of the trial of the cause has been set and not afterwards.
SB 74 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in criminal cases the deposition of witness may be taken at the request of defendant when the witness resides out of the State, or is aged, or infirm, or when the witness is sick or unable to attend court when the application to take the deposition of said witness is accompanied by the affidavit of two licensed physicians showing the illness of such witness and his inability to attend court.
SB 144 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the contents of the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same be on account of the absence of a witness.
SB 146 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for the number of peremptory challenges for both the State and the defendant or defendants in non-capital felony cases.
SB 147 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for the number of peremptory challenges for both the State and the defendant in misdemeanor cases tried in the district court or in the county court or county court at law, and further providing for the number of challenges for both the State and the defendant if two or more defendants are tried together in either of such courts.
SB 242 49-0 (1945) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to providing for issuance of subpoenas in civil cases, by district or county clerks, and justices of the peace, for witnesses residing in the county of trial or within a radius of one hundred and fifty (150) miles of the place of trial, or who may be found within such areas at the time of trial; repealing conflicting laws and rules.
HB 27 48-0 (1943) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending certain Article relating to the deliberations and misconduct of jurors.
HB 342 48-0 (1943) Author: Hileman, J. K. "Jake" Relating to providing for the trial of persons in misdemeanor cases in Justice Precinct Courts only in the precinct in which the offense was committed, or in which the defendant resides; providing a penalty.
SB 105 48-0 (1943) Author: Lovelady, Karl L. Relating to amending Article 650, Code of Criminal procedure, which makes severance of two or more defendants jointly prosecuted a matter of right, so that said Article shall read as hereinafter stated and provide that where tow or more defendants are jointly indicted or charged with any penal offense, whether felony or misdemeanor, they must be tried jointly unless the court in the Exercise of its sound discretion grants a severance for good cause shown.
HB 214 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Choice W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to providing for the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 308 47-0 (1941) Author: Dickson, Sr., Robert Temple | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to providing that the granting of a severance is within the discretion of the trial court.
SB 131 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article providing that the granting of a severance is within the discretion of the trial court.
SB 231 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, John Lee Relating to striking Rule 256 proposed by the Supreme Court regarding change of venue on the Court's own motion; providing the effective date.
SB 234 47-0 (1941) Author: Smith, John Lee Relating to striking Rule 67 proposed by the Supreme Court of Texas regarding the amendment of pleadings in order to conform to issues tried without objection; providing the effective date.
HB 26 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by permitting the Defendant to testify and permitting comment upon the failure of the Defendant to exercise such privilege.
HB 33 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to repealing a certain Act relating to court cases.
HB 34 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to amending certain Statutes relative to actions by or against executors, etc.
HB 49 46-0 (1939) Author: Keith, Joseph Arthur "Joe" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the issuance of subpoenas in civil cases.
HB 64 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending a certain Act governing the procedure to be followed by the Trial Judge when the adverse party has filed a denial in writing to any material fact set up in a motion for continuance.
HB 66 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending a certain Act governing the taking of depositions in criminal cases.
HB 67 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending The Code of Criminal Procedure governing the application for continuance on account of absence of witnesses by defendants in criminal cases.
HB 68 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure governing the right of either party to controvert an application for a continuance.
HB 89 46-0 (1939) Author: Hankamer, Harold Monroe | et. al. Relating to providing for declaratory judgments.
HB 100 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act empowering the judge to change venue on his own motion.
HB 104 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by providing that a motion for instructed verdict shall state the specific grounds.
HB 107 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by dispensing with bills of exception to action on written motions.
HB 111 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act by forbidding reversal for variance or departure not specifically pointed out in stated manner in the trial court.
HB 317 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to authorizing the admission in evidence in civil cases of the record or agreed statements of testimony given at former trials of witnesses who fail to appear at subsequent trials and providing that the absence of such a witness shall not be grounds for a continuance.
HB 345 46-0 (1939) Author: White, Jr., Joseph Relating to provide that all cases of criminal attacks on women may be heard by the court and jurors privately, and permitting the court to exercise its discretion in the admission of persons to witness the trial of such case.
HB 501 46-0 (1939) Author: Allen, C. L. Relating to permitting any defendant to testify and providing that he shall not be compelled to testify; providing that it shall not be error for the jury to comment in their deliberations upon the failure of the defendant to testify.
HB 650 46-0 (1939) Author: Boyd, James Rush | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 779 46-0 (1939) Author: Isaacks, Samuel Jackson "Sam" Relating to amending a certain Article providing that not more than two trials shall be granted to either party in the same cause, except when the jury have been guilty of some misconduct.
HB 785 46-0 (1939) Author: Bray, Clayton Relating to amending a certain Article relating to motion for new trials.
HB 803 46-0 (1939) Author: Wood, Robert H. | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Article to provide in its place that it shall be discretionary with the court to submit a case on special issues.
HB 1033 46-0 (1939) Author: Burney, Weldon Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas relating to the fees paid officers and witnesses.
SB 55 46-0 (1939) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure correcting law giving county attorneys one-half fees earned where convictions are had but fines and costs not paid.
SB 57 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute dispensing with bills of exception to action on written motions; providing for the effective date of this Act.
SB 61 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring motions for instructed verdict shall state the specific grounds therefor.
SB 63 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute providing for waiver of defects, faults and omissions in pleading in certain cases.
SB 64 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute to tax certain costs in favor of the party against whom a temporary injunction or restraining order is granted.
SB 65 46-0 (1939) Author: Van Zandt, Olan Rogers | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute forbidding reversal for variance or departure not specifically pointed out in stated manner in the trial court.
SB 339 46-0 (1939) Author: Martin, Jesse E. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that where two or more persons are charged, either as principals, accomplices, or accessories, with the same offense or offenses, any two or more of such defendants may be tried jointly before one jury, at one and the same time.
SB 386 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to permitting any defendant to testify and providing that he shall not be compelled to testify; providing that it shall not be error for the jury to comment in their deliberations upon the failure of the defendant to testify.
SB 388 46-0 (1939) Author: Kelley, Rogers Relating to providing that in all cases where two or more defendants are jointly indicted, the right of severance and to separate trials shall be vested in the discretion of the Court.
SB 103 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing that the court may set several capital cases on the same day; providing that only one venire shall be drawn for all capital cases set for the same day; providing each defendant shall be furnished a list of the venire for the day his case is set; providing that court may in his discretion excuse the remainder of the venire.
HB 336 44-0 (1935) Relating to prescribing the time when motions for new trials may be made in misdemeanors and felony trials.
HB 471 44-0 (1935) Relating to providing for prosecution of offender in certain cases in county where injury was received, where death occurred or where dead body is found.
HB 699 44-0 (1935) Relating to venue of trials of convicted insane persons.
SB 52 44-0 (1935) Relating to the setting and trial of capital cases.
SB 207 44-0 (1935) Relating to amending Subdivision 5 of Article 1995 of the Revised Civil Statutes of the State of Texas, 1925, by distinctly specifying that the county which is involved in the suit, must be named by the writing expressly.
HB 407 43-0 (1933) Author: Camp, Emory B. Relating to providing for proof of the execution of attested or witnessed instruments or writings which are not required by law to be attested or witnessed.
HB 408 43-0 (1933) Author: Camp, Emory B. Relating to providing for evidence of handwriting by comparison.
HB 120 42-0 (1931) Author: Pope, Walter Elmer "Uncle Elmer" Relating to amending certain Statutes relating to preparation of statement of facts in trials, providing that no formal bill of exception shall be necessary in certain cases.
HB 550 42-0 (1931) Author: Graves, Harry N. Relating to the issuance of subpoenas in felony cases pending in District or Criminal District Courts of this State.
SB 53 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to authorizing defendants in felony cases less than capital offenses, upon entering a plea of guilty and with the consent and approval of the Court and the State's Attorney, to waive the right of a trial by a Jury and to be tried by the Court.
SB 60 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain statutes by providing for the filing of records in the order received, for setting the cases for submission, and the notification of parties of the receipt and the date set for hearing.
SB 61 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain Article by dispensing with the necessity of a File Docket, and providing for docketing all causes on the Trial Docket.
SB 67 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to extending the period of limitation because of filing of any action in the wrong Court, unless opposite party shows intentional disregard of jurisdiction.
SB 68 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to saving amendments in legal action from limitation.
SB 94 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to authorizing courts to render judgments non obstante verdicto and disregard special jury findings.
HB 3 42-1 (1931) Author: Graves, Harry N. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by making compulsory the personal attendance of out of county witnesses in suits involving violations of conservation laws and of laws prohibiting trusts, monopolies or combinations in restraint of trade; providing that any witness failing to appear in obedience to subpoena may be punished for contempt.
SB 46 42-1 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to governing the statement of facts.
HB 67 41-0 (1929) Author: Prendergast, F. H. Relating to repealing a certain Statute so as to provide that evidence obtained by violating the criminal law cannot be used in court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 74 41-0 (1929) Author: Prendergast, F. H. Relating to regulating the trial of criminal cases in the district county and county court and criminal district courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 141 41-0 (1929) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing that when the wife is offered as a witness by the defendant in his behalf she may be cross-examined by the State upon all matters relevant and material to the trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 146 41-0 (1929) Author: Johnson, Andrew Percy Relating to providing for the admissibility in evidence of certain instruments, and providing that where such instrument has been and shall be of record for ten (10) years, it shall be no objective to the admission of same in evidence that such instrument has certain specified defects. House: Judiciary
HB 197 41-0 (1929) Author: Graves, Harry N. Relating to providing for a speedy trial of all persons charged with a criminal offense against the laws of the State of Texas and who have been denied bail thereunder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 21 41-2 (1929) Author: Love, Thomas Bell | et. al. Relating to the use of evidence obtained in violation of any provisions of the Constitution or laws of the State of Texas, or of the Constitution of the United States of America, so as to eliminate reference to the laws of the United States.
HB 39 41-5 (1930) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to providing that all motions for a new trial must be presented within thirty (30) days after the original motion has been filed, and must be determined within forty-five (45) days after said motion has been filed.
HB 57 40-0 (1927) Author: Gray, Eli Clark | et. al. Relating to amending certain articles relating to bills of exceptions and statements of facts; regarding an appellant or his attorney delivering bills.
HB 150 40-0 (1927) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to allowing witness fees and mileage in all out county felony cases.
SB 22 40-0 (1927) Author: Lewis, Henry LaFayette Relating to providing for the perpetuation of testimony, so as to include as a part of applications or anticipated applications or petitions for the probate of wills, within the meaning of the word "suit" as used in said article, and to provide the mode and manner of service of notice on the application or statement of the party desiring to perpetuate testimony for use in an anticipated application or petition for the probate of a will.
HB 38 40-1 (1927) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to repealing Article 650 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas of 1926, which permits defendants jointly prosecuted to sever upon the request of either.
HB 54 40-1 (1927) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to providing that where there are one or more felony charges against one or more persons for the same act or transaction, or for two or more actions or transactions connected together, or for two or more acts or transactions of the same class of crimes of offenses which may be properly joined, the whole may be joined in one indictment in separate counts, charging separate offenses, and a conviction may be secured for each offense in the same trial under the same indictment.
HB 73 40-1 (1927) Author: McCombs, Charles S. Relating to amending a certain article of the Revised Civil Statutes regarding recorded instruments admissible in evidence.
SB 40 40-1 (1927) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto | et. al. Relating to providing for an increase of punishment on second and subsequent convictions of misdemeanor and felonies, to provide for the admission of testimony of such prior convictions and the charge of the court relative thereto, and provide other matters necessary and incidental to the main purpose.
HB 52 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure so that certain persons convicted of a felony may testify in trials. House: Judiciary
HB 439 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to the payment of witness fees and mileage to witnesses attending the trial of criminal cases in counties outside of their residences; providing for the payment of such witnesses during the time of travelling and in attendance upon such court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 115 39-0 (1925) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to providing that no evidence obtained by any officer or person by the violation of any provision of the Constitution or laws of the State of Texas, or of the United States, shall be admitted in evidence against the accused on the trial of any criminal case. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
SB 154 39-0 (1925) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to repealing certain statute providing that where there are two or more persons jointly charged or indicted, and a severance is had, the privilege of testifying shall be extended only to the person on trial. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 156 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute by providing that the conviction of a felony shall not disqualify a witness from testifying. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 157 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to testimony in criminal cases by repealing the provision prohibiting persons convicted of a felony from testifying in said cases. Senate: State Affairs
SB 161 39-0 (1925) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain statute relating to the testimony of principals, accomplices and accessories. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 261 39-0 (1925) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain statute so as to vest in a trial judge authority to determine whether severance shall be granted in cases where defendants are jointly or severally indicted, and repealing certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 300 39-1 (1926) Author: Masterson, Alexander E. Relating to providing that persons convicted of felony may testify in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 51 37-0 (1921) Author: Rogers, James Preston Relating to a certain Act regarding confessions from defendants being obtained by force, by the third degree or by fraudulent means.
HB 129 37-0 (1921) Author: Morris, Grover Cleveland Relating to a certain Act regarding unsupported evidence of an accomplice.
HB 182 37-0 (1921) Author: Crumpton, Sid Relating to a certain Act regarding bills of exception.
HB 206 37-0 (1921) Author: Melson, John McCullough Relating to a certain Act providing conviction for violation of the act upon the unsupported evidence of an accomplice, etc.
HB 334 37-0 (1921) Author: Johnson, Benjamin F. Relating to preventing a witness to any material testimony in felony cases.
HB 412 37-0 (1921) Author: West, Thomas M. Relating to provide that pleading upon which case is tried shall be incorporated in the judgment rendered in the district court.
HB 433 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act establishing a penal code and code of criminal procedure for the State of Texas.
HB 434 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act establishing a penal code and code of penal procedure for the State of Texas.
HB 549 37-0 (1921) Author: Sweet, Frank H. Relating to the admission of facts in trial.
HJR 2 37-0 (1921) Author: Davis, John Relating to amending a certain Act providing for certain rights of accused persons in criminal prosecutions.
SB 42 37-0 (1921) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to contempt proceedings where offense occurs outside of presence of courts: providing for issues of fact to be presented to a jury.
SB 98 37-0 (1921) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to amending the Dean Act by providing for conviction on unsupported evidence of an accomplice and providing that the suspended sentence shall not apply in such cases of violation.
SB 209 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to providing for the payment of witnesses in felony cases outside the state and within 200 miles of the border.
SB 212 37-0 (1921) Author: Floyd, Charles Richard Relating to repealing Section 31 of Chapter 78, of the Second Called Session of the 36th Legislature, and providing a new section, all of which relates to exceptions in the trial of felony cases.
SB 237 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that a person convicted of a felony and serving as a convict in the penitentiary may be qualified to testify in court without being pardoned; placing the right hand and power with the Governor to restore such authority without issuing a pardon, etc.
SB 281 37-0 (1921) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to amending a certain Act regarding motion for a new trial in certain cases and certain motions.
SB 310 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield Relating to providing that a person convicted if a felony may take oath and appear as a witness, and such testimony be used.
HB 211 36-0 (1919) Author: Hill, Herman B. Relating to amending certain law so as to provide that where defendant is to be served with citation without the county in which the suit is pending, that a certified copy of plaintiff's petition shall accompany said citation.
SB 7 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to defendants testifying in criminal cases.
SB 8 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the charge of the court in criminal cases.
SB 342 36-0 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to amending certain title of the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding thereto a section relating to and providing that the purchaser of any intoxicant or any intoxicating liquor shall under no circumstances be regarded as an accomplice witness when testifying to a sale thereof prohibited by law. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 84 35-0 (1917) Author: Butler, William R. | et. al. Relating to revising Civil Statutes and authorizing verdicts to be rendered by juries without concurrence of all the members of the jury.
HB 158 35-0 (1917) Author: Harris, J. F. | et. al. Relating to reimbursement of defendant for expense of filing plea of privilege in cases where such plea is sustained.
HB 182 35-0 (1917) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to enforcing the attendance of witnesses in cases of forgery and swindling.
HB 210 35-0 (1917) Author: Peddy, George Edwin Bailey | et. al. Relating to the changing of venue in criminal cases.
HB 243 35-0 (1917) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to providing for more speedy trials in justice courts of suits to recover for labor performed, or where either plaintiff or defendant is a transient person or a non-resident.
HB 267 35-0 (1917) Author: McDowra, R. L. Relating to applications for and granting of a continuance in trials; amending an act.
HB 312 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to prescribing the requisites and concerning the submission of charges to the jury in civil cases.
HB 314 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to the notice of motions in pending suits.
HB 319 35-0 (1917) Author: O'Banion, Madison Monroe Relating to special instructions, and providing that when a special instruction is requested and refused by the court, the said special instruction and the action of the court in refusing same when endorsed thereon shall within itself constitute a bill of exception.
HB 320 35-0 (1917) Author: O'Banion, Madison Monroe Relating to charges to the jury and objections to charges.
HB 437 35-0 (1917) Author: Valentine, I. T. Relating to the discontinuance of payment of in-county witnesses in felony cases.
HB 458 35-0 (1917) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee Relating to providing that the matter of submitting a case to the jury on special issues shall be discretionary with the trial court.
HJR 2 35-0 (1917) Author: Osborne, Stonewall J. | et. al. Proposing an amendment authorizing the taking of depositions in certain criminal cases.
SB 92 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain laws in regard to the manner of enforcing the attendance of witnesses relating to the obtaining of money or other things of value under false pretenses or fraudulent check.
SB 204 35-0 (1917) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to repealing the law for the payment of in-county witness fees in felony cases.
HB 27 34-0 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to amending Article 790 of Title 8 Chapter 7 of the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 68 34-0 (1915) Author: McAskill, Duncan Alexander Relating to amending certain laws relating to trial courts submitting cases to the jury on special issues.
HB 110 34-0 (1915) Author: Boner, Charles Wilbur Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for speedy examining trials before a magistrate; permitting accused time to procure counsel and providing that said trials shall be held in the precinct and near the place where offense was committed.
HB 148 34-0 (1915) Author: Spencer, Richard French "French" Relating to amending certain articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the testimony of defendant in criminal cases.
HB 214 34-0 (1915) Author: Dayton, George W. Relating to amending a certain Statute fixing the time of filing an answer in all cases where the defendant is cited by publication.
HB 357 34-0 (1915) Author: Valentine, I. T. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the issuance of an attachment for any material witness or witnesses on application by either the state or defendant at any time in the District Court while said court is in session.
HB 371 34-0 (1915) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the manner of taking testimony in examining trials; providing that the testimony on such trials shall be reduced to writing by the magistrate or under his direction and shall then be certified by such magistrate.
SB 28 34-0 (1915) Author: Bee, Carlos Relating to amending certain laws relating to trial courts submitting cases to the jury on special issues.
SB 114 34-0 (1915) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring officers commissioned to take dispositions of witnesses to notify the parties of the suit.
SB 207 34-0 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to repealing certain laws relating to payment of fees to witnesses in felony cases.
HB 67 34-1 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to repealing certain laws relating to the payment of witness fees to witness residing in the county of the prosecution in felony cases.
HB 72 34-1 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to repealing certain laws providing for the payment of witness fees to witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution of felony cases.
HB 55 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. Relating to amending article 1333 of the revised statutes providing for the submission of causes on special issues upon request of any party to the suit, or upon the courts own initiative.
HB 211 33-0 (1913) Author: Dodson, Edwin M. Relating to application for a continuance by defendant.
HB 213 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to charges of the court.
HB 230 33-0 (1913) Author: McDaniel, Ernest Ashley "Earnest Mack" Relating to amending articles relating to the manner of pleading in district and county courts of the State of Texas, and providing for the verification of pleadings.
HB 249 33-0 (1913) Author: Templeton, Rufus Lee | et. al. Relating to providing that a conviction of a lower offence than for which a defendant may be prosecuted is not an acquittal of the higher offence.
HB 263 33-0 (1913) Author: Nabours, W. R. Relating to allowing defendants in misdemeanor cases, who are on bail, the right to not have their bail discharged until found guilty.
HB 293 33-0 (1913) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 327 33-0 (1913) Author: Brown, E. R. Relating to providing for speedy trials in all causes where wages for labor are claimed or transient persons are parties thereto.
HB 331 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. Relating to charges of the court.
HB 400 33-0 (1913) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to permitting litigants to except to the granting of new trials in civil cases and to allow time in which bills of exception may be taken to orders granting new trials.
HB 411 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to amending Article 795, Chapter 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 414 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to providing that where severance is had, the privilege of testifying shall be extended only to persons on trial.
HB 573 33-0 (1913) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to allowing travel expenses for certain court appearances.
HB 715 33-0 (1913) Author: Diffie, William Owen Relating to providing that a new trial, whether granted in trial court or on appeal, shall not in any way affect the case in another trial.
SB 55 33-0 (1913) Author: Warren, Robert Lee Relating to amending the code of criminal procedure of the state, and prescribing that after conviction of a defendant of a lower degree of offence than that for which he is indicted, that on any second or subsequent trial, the first trial shall not be considered an acquittal of the higher offence and the case shall stand for trial de novo as if no former trial had been had.
SB 81 33-0 (1913) Author: Warren, Robert Lee Relating to amending the Penal Code by prescribing that where a defendant by the introduction of evidence puts in issue the character of the deceased, and should an issue arise as to who commenced the difficulty, it shall then be competent for the State to introduce evidence of the general character of the defendant.
SB 133 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Quintus Ultimus Relating to amending the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that neither husband nor wife can testify against each other in any criminal action either during the time of coverture or after divorce, except in cases where prosecution is pending for an offense committed by one against the other.
SB 143 33-0 (1913) Author: Bailey, Louis Hart Relating to amending Section 608, chapter 4, title 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to application for a continuance by defendant, and repealing Article 609 relating to subsequent applications by defendant for a continuance.
SB 166 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to charges and instructions to juries in cases of the grade of felony, so as to provide that the charge in such cases shall be read to the jury before the argument begins, with certain exceptions and providing for the form and manner of taking exceptions to the charge.
SB 367 33-0 (1913) Author: Lattimore, Offa Shivers Relating to amending article 23 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1911.
SB 429 33-0 (1913) Author: Townsend, Jr., William J. "Jim" Relating to amending article 5217 of the revised civil statutes of 1911, providing that no verdict shall be rendered in any cause except upon the concurrence of all members trying the same, save and except in certain cases.
HB 13 33-1 (1913) Author: Penry, L. C. Relating to witnesses in felony cases - amending Section 4, Chapter 150, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature relating thereto.
SB 8 33-1 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. | et. al. Relating to amending chapter 150, General Laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, relating to application for witnesses in felony cases so as to repeal section 4 of said chapter.
SB 13 33-1 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending Chapter 150 of the laws of the 33rd Legislature requiring applications under oath to be made for witnesses in felony cases; providing penalties.
HB 102 30-0 (1907) Relating to admission of evidence in certain cases.
HB 239 30-0 (1907) Relating to authorizing justices of the peace and constables to charge and collect fees in examining trials in misdemeanor cases.
SB 215 30-0 (1907) Relating to recorded instruments admitted in evidence.
HB 413 29-0 (1905) Relating to amending Section 5 of Chapter 19, Act of July 3, 1897, relating to the manner of securing the attendance of non-resident witnesses by virtue of out-county subpoenas; and providing fees for such violation.
HB 40 25-0 (1897) Relating to repealing Article 1277, and to amending the Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, relating to continuances.
SB 32 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, providing for the issuance of attachments for witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution when such witness is about to remove therefrom.
SB 43 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas of 1895, relating to peremptory challenges in capital cases.
SB 67 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedures of the State of Texas, relating to the number of peremptory challenges to jurors allowed to the State and defendant in felony cases not capital.
HB 22 25-1 (1897) Relating to enforcing the attendance of witnesses in criminal cases upon district courts, grand juries and magistrates sitting as examining courts, in counties other than that of their residence, under subpoena, and to provide for the punishment for disobedience of such subpoenas.
SB 17 25-1 (1897) Relating to amending and act relating to special verdicts.
HB 19 24-0 (1895) Relating providing for the prosecution in one bill of indictment of all such offenses as are based upon the same forged instrument of writing.
SB 89 24-0 (1895) Relating to prescribing the manner in which citations shall be served upon witnesses disobeying subpoenas in criminal cases and the character of judgment that may be rendered in such cases.
HB 77 22-0 (1891) Relating to facilitating the disposition of certain criminal cases in county courts.
SB 61 22-0 (1891) Relating to persons competent to testify in criminal actions and to permit to testify in prosecutions for seduction, the female alleged to have been seduced.
HB 445 21-0 (1889) Relating to persons competent to testify in criminal actions, and to permit the defendant in a criminal action to testify in his own behalf.
HB 103 20-0 (1887) Relating to providing the order in which defendants charged with the same offense shall be tried.
SB 12 20-0 (1887) Relating to special venue.
SB 66 20-0 (1887) Relating to special venire in capital cases.
HB 226 18-0 (1883) Relating to changing the time of filing counter affidavits in cases where the action or defense is founded upon a sworn account
SB 13 18-0 (1883) Relating to authorizing defendant or judges to set the order of trial
SB 120 18-0 (1883) Relating to providing for the payment of the expenses of attached witnesses in felony cases

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