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85th Regular Session, 2017
HB 419 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to providing certain information to criminal defendants charged with certain drug offenses before a plea is entered.
  Author: White, James
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1383 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense.
  Author: Alvarado, Carol
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 3152 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility.
  Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
  Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
  Committees: Public Health | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3872 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a motion for forensic DNA testing of certain evidence previously subjected to faulty testing.
  Author: Lucio III, Eddie
  Sponsor: Menéndez, José
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective immediately

84th Regular Session, 2015
HB 2023 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of a forensic director responsible for statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services.
  Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
  Committees: Public Health
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2435 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.
  Author: Thompson, Senfronia
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2438 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.
  Author: Thompson, Senfronia
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1287 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the accreditation of crime laboratories, and the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
  Committees: Licensing & Administrative Procedures | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: See remarks for effective date
SB 1507 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services, including the appointment of a forensic director.
  Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
  Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
  Committees: Public Health | Health & Human Services
  Last Action: Effective immediately

83rd Regular Session, 2013
SB 694 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to conduct investigations of forensic analyses conducted in connection with a civil proceeding.
  Author: Carona, John
  Committees: State Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to State Affairs
SB 1238 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the composition and duties of and investigations conducted by the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Sam Houston State University, the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas, and the status of certain local government corporations as criminal justice agencies for the purpose of engaging in criminal identification activities, including forensic analysis.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
  Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective immediately
SB 1728 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to forensic analysis and forensic evidence testimony in certain civil proceedings.
  Author: Carona, John
  Committees: Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Jurisprudence

82nd Regular Session, 2011
HB 1573 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures and testing in a criminal case.
  Author: Gallego, Pete
  Sponsor: Carona, John
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3147 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.
  Author: McClendon, Ruth
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3228 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation of DNA records for the state and federal DNA database systems.
  Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3383 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to private DNA laboratories performing forensic analyses on samples or specimens related to the investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offenses.
  Author: Madden, Jerry
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3748 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to creating the division of forensic services; abolishing the Texas Forensic Science Commission and transferring certain duties of the commission and the Department of Public Safety to the division of forensic services.
  Author: Phillips, Larry
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HCR 42 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Expressing support for the current FBI effort to reevaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols for forensic DNA testing laboratories and expressing support for any new policies, standards, and protocols that would hold public and private labs to the same standards, audits, and review process, urging Congress to pass any necessary federal legislation that ensures continued quality in forensic science while holding public and private lab DNA analysis to the same standards, and encouraging Texas law enforcement agencies to use forensic science review methods that will eliminate DNA testing backlogs.
  Author: Madden, Jerry
  Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
  Committees: Corrections | Transportation & Homeland Security
  Last Action: Signed by the Governor
SB 122 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
  Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1359 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the DNA database at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
  Author: Harris, Chris
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1419 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment by the Texas Forensic Science Commission of a DNA laboratory audit program.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1636 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence.
  Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
  Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1658 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the duties of and investigations conducted by the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Sam Houston State University, and the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1713 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for forensic medical examinations performed with respect to victims of family violence.
  Author: Whitmire, John
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Committee report printed and distributed

81st Regular Session, 2009
HB 1813 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the punishment for tampering with certain governmental records concerning forensic analyses.
  Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
  Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1915 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Sam Houston State University.
  Author: Kolkhorst, Lois
  Committees: Higher Education
  Last Action: Referred to Higher Education
HB 2371 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the forfeiture of an inmate's good conduct time as a result of filing certain motions for forensic DNA testing.
  Author: Vaught, Allen | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2626 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the forensic medical examination of a sexual assault victim who has not reported the assault to a law enforcement agency.
  Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
  Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
  Committees: Public Safety | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective immediately
HB 3874 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the analysis of physical evidence in a criminal case, to the accreditation of crime laboratories in this state, and to audits of and standards for the analyses performed by those laboratories.
  Author: Phillips, Larry
  Committees: Public Safety
  Last Action: Referred to Public Safety
SB 312 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties.
  Author: Wentworth, Jeff
  Sponsor: Shelton, Mark
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1413 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the punishment for tampering with certain governmental records concerning forensic analyses.
  Author: Williams, Tommy
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2239 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the forensic medical examination of a sexual assault victim who has not reported the assault to a law enforcement agency.
  Author: Zaffirini, Judith
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: No action taken in committee

80th Regular Session, 2007
HB 681 (80th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to postconviction forensic testing.
  Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
  Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/07

79th Regular Session, 2005
HB 1068 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the collection and analysis of evidence and testimony based on forensic analysis, crime laboratory accreditation, DNA testing, and the creation and maintenance of DNA records; providing a penalty.
  Author: Driver, Joe
  Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
  Committees: Law Enforcement | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1788 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment of regional DNA laboratories.
  Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
  Committees: Law Enforcement
  Last Action: No action taken in committee
HB 2180 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to donees of anatomical gifts.
  Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
  Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
  Committees: Public Health | Health & Human Services
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/05
HCR 241 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 1068.
  Author: Driver, Joe
  Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
  Last Action: Signed by the Governor
HJR 24 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a moratorium in death penalty cases in which analyses performed by a crime laboratory operated by the City of Houston Police Department were admitted into evidence.
  Author: McClendon, Ruth
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HR 2239 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1068.
  Author: Driver, Joe
  Last Action: Reported enrolled
SB 1200 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to information held by a governmental body regarding forensic evidence used in the trial of a person sentenced to death if the evidence was tested by a forensic laboratory operated by the police department in certain municipalities.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1263 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to ensure the quality of forensic science.
  Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
  Sponsor: Driver, Joe | et. al.
  Committees: Law Enforcement | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 1078 (79th R.S.)
  Caption: Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1068.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Last Action: Reported enrolled

78th Regular Session, 2003
HB 353 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation of a Forensic Science Review Committee within the Department of Public Safety.
  Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
  Committees: Law Enforcement
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 2703 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the testing of certain physical evidence, crime laboratory accreditation, and the admissibility of evidence examined or tested by a crime laboratory.
  Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
  Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective immediately
HB 2989 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to an inquest when a body part is found and to the qualifications of a person conducting an inquest.
  Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
  Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
  Committees: Public Health | Administration
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3334 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to requirements regarding certification that a forensic anthropologist must meet in order to assist a medical examiner.
  Author: Mabry, John | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 6 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a moratorium in death penalty cases in which analyses performed by a crime laboratory operated by the City of Houston Police Department were admitted into evidence.
  Author: Wilson, Ron
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 356 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to forensic anthropologists and to an inquest when a body part is found.
  Author: Janek, Kyle
  Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
  Committees: Public Health | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1607 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to regulation of state crime laboratories.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1813 (78th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to admissibility of evidence from unaccredited crime laboratories.
  Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Meeting cancelled
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