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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 419 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James Relating to providing certain information to criminal defendants charged with certain drug offenses before a plea is entered. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1383 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to establishing a statewide electronic tracking system for evidence of a sex offense. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 3152 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to the care and transportation provided to a sexual assault survivor by a health care facility. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3872 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio III, Eddie
Sponsor: Menéndez, José
Relating to a motion for forensic DNA testing of certain evidence previously subjected to faulty testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2023 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. 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. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2435 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2438 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1287 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Geren, Charlie | et. al.
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. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
SB 1507 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
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. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 694 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to the authority of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to conduct investigations of forensic analyses conducted in connection with a civil proceeding. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1238 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Pickett, Joseph
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. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1728 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John Relating to forensic analysis and forensic evidence testimony in certain civil proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1573 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to certain pretrial and post-trial procedures and testing in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 3147 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3228 82-0 (2011) Author: Hernandez Luna, Ana Relating to the creation of DNA records for the state and federal DNA database systems. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3383 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to private DNA laboratories performing forensic analyses on samples or specimens related to the investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offenses. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3748 82-0 (2011) Author: Phillips, Larry 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. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety
HCR 42 82-0 (2011) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
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. House: Corrections
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Signed by the Governor
SB 122 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Relating to postconviction forensic DNA analysis. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1359 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the DNA database at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1419 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the establishment by the Texas Forensic Science Commission of a DNA laboratory audit program. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1636 82-0 (2011) Author: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth
Relating to the collection, analysis, and preservation of sexual assault or DNA evidence. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1658 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd
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. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1713 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for forensic medical examinations performed with respect to victims of family violence. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1813 81-0 (2009) Author: Vo, Hubert | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the punishment for tampering with certain governmental records concerning forensic analyses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1915 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds for capital projects at Sam Houston State University. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2371 81-0 (2009) Author: Vaught, Allen | et. al. Relating to the forfeiture of an inmate's good conduct time as a result of filing certain motions for forensic DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2626 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Relating to the forensic medical examination of a sexual assault victim who has not reported the assault to a law enforcement agency. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3874 81-0 (2009) Author: Phillips, Larry 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. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
SB 312 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Shelton, Mark
Relating to the regulation and certification of medical examiners and the conduct of autopsy and inquest investigations by justices of the peace and medical examiners; providing penalties. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1413 81-0 (2009) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the punishment for tampering with certain governmental records concerning forensic analyses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2239 81-0 (2009) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the forensic medical examination of a sexual assault victim who has not reported the assault to a law enforcement agency. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 681 80-0 (2007) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to postconviction forensic testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1068 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
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. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1788 79-0 (2005) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al. Relating to the establishment of regional DNA laboratories. House: Law Enforcement No action taken in committee
HB 2180 79-0 (2005) Author: Anderson, Charles "Doc" | et. al.
Sponsor: Averitt, Kip
Relating to donees of anatomical gifts. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/05
HCR 241 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Instructing the enrolling clerk of the house to make corrections to H.B. No. 1068. Signed by the Governor
HJR 24 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HR 2239 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1068. Reported enrolled
SB 1200 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney 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. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1263 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Driver, Joe | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to ensure the quality of forensic science. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SR 1078 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, H.B. No. 1068. Reported enrolled
HB 353 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a Forensic Science Review Committee within the Department of Public Safety. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 2703 78-0 (2003) Author: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the testing of certain physical evidence, crime laboratory accreditation, and the admissibility of evidence examined or tested by a crime laboratory. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2989 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to an inquest when a body part is found and to the qualifications of a person conducting an inquest. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 3334 78-0 (2003) Author: Mabry, John | et. al. Relating to requirements regarding certification that a forensic anthropologist must meet in order to assist a medical examiner. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 6 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron 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. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 356 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle
Sponsor: Capelo, Jaime
Relating to forensic anthropologists and to an inquest when a body part is found. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1607 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to regulation of state crime laboratories. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1813 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to admissibility of evidence from unaccredited crime laboratories. Senate: Criminal Justice Meeting cancelled
HB 71 78-3 (2003) Author: Bonnen, Dennis Relating to evidence examined or tested by crime laboratories and similar entities and the regulation of those entities. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 416 70-0 (1987) Author: Yost, Gerald
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the forensic analysis of evidence in criminal matters. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Reported favorably w/o amendments

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