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85th Regular Session, 2017
HB 50 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the discharge or waiver of fines and costs imposed on indigent defendants.
  Author: White, James | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 351 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses and to the creation of a commission to review certain penal laws of this state; increasing a criminal penalty.
  Author: Canales, Terry | et. al.
  Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
HB 686 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to bail release decisions in criminal cases and the payment of certain costs by a defendant released on bail.
  Author: Wu, Gene
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2071 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
  Author: Cook, Byron
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3411 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital cases.
  Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 3729 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the administrative, civil, and criminal consequences, including fines, fees, and costs, imposed on persons arrested for, charged with, or convicted of certain criminal offenses.
  Author: White, James | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 527 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.
  Author: Birdwell, Brian
  Sponsor: Cook, Byron
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1912 (85th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to certain notice requirements and filing requirements in court proceedings involving persons with mental illness and representation of proposed patients in proceedings for court-ordered mental health services.
  Author: Zaffirini, Judith
  Sponsor: Hinojosa, Gina
  Committees: Public Health | Health & Human Services
  Last Action: Vetoed by the Governor

85th 1st Called Session, 2017
HB 286 (85th 1st C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to making an appropriation to provide grants to assist counties in providing indigent defense services.
  Author: Murr, Andrew
  Committees: Appropriations
  Last Action: Referred to Appropriations

84th Regular Session, 2015
HB 1346 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.
  Author: Alonzo, Roberto
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Administration
  Last Action: Referred to Administration
HB 1795 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the eligibility for indigent status for purposes of the driver responsibility program.
  Author: Turner, Sylvester
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2525 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
  Author: Coleman, Garnet
  Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Administration
  Last Action: Removed from local & uncontested calendar
HB 2723 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
  Author: Thompson, Senfronia
  Committees: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2825 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.
  Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al.
  Committees: County Affairs
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2969 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services.
  Author: Herrero, Abel
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3338 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of counsel for indigent defendants arrested for, charged with, or taking appeal from a conviction of an assault punishable by fine only.
  Author: Alonzo, Roberto
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 3633 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case.
  Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
  Sponsor: West, Royce
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
SB 260 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 316 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Leach, Jeff
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
SB 544 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to reimbursement for the costs of legal services provided to an indigent defendant in a criminal case.
  Author: West, Royce
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 662 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.
  Author: Rodríguez, José
  Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective immediately
SB 1056 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to penalties for certain criminal offenses regarding operating a motor vehicle; imposing a fee and changing a surcharge.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester
  Committees: Homeland Security & Public Safety | Transportation
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1057 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the provision of funding for indigent defense services.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1353 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the provision and administration of indigent defense services.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan
  Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
  Committees: County Affairs | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1517 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
  Author: Seliger, Kel | et. al.
  Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1931 (84th R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of an attorney ad litem for a parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
  Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
  Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
  Committees: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues | State Affairs
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/15

83rd Regular Session, 2013
HB 1318 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent certain youths and indigent defendants.
  Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
  Sponsor: Whitmire, John | et. al.
  Committees: Corrections | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: See remarks for effective date
HB 3207 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the authority of public defenders to refuse to accept indigent defense appointments for good cause.
  Author: Alonzo, Roberto
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
SB 592 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
  Sponsor: Herrero, Abel
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Placed on General State Calendar
SB 780 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the prioritization of certain available legal defense services when appointing representation for an indigent defendant in a criminal case.
  Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
  Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1774 (83rd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the procedures for and the oversight of the commitment of sexually violent predators.
  Author: Huffman, Joan
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice

82nd Regular Session, 2011
HB 27 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the payment of fines and costs by defendants who are unable to pay the fines and costs in misdemeanor cases.
  Author: Guillen, Ryan
  Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1392 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to a fee imposed on the transfer of property following a foreclosure sale to fund civil legal services for indigents.
  Author: Naishtat, Elliott
  Committees: County Affairs
  Last Action: Referred to County Affairs
HB 1646 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.
  Author: Gallego, Pete
  Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1754 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense.
  Author: Gallego, Pete
  Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1918 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: 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.
  Author: Larson, Lyle
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 2174 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account.
  Author: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3323 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.
  Author: McClendon, Ruth
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 170 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the reorganization of powers and duties among agencies in this state that provide representation to indigent defendants in criminal cases and to the reorganization of funding sources for indigent defense.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 726 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account to provide funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain county service fees and court costs imposed to fund the account.
  Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
  Committees: Finance
  Last Action: Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1025 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to service of citation and appointment of an attorney ad litem for an indigent parent in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship.
  Author: Harris, Chris
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence | Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
SB 1028 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: 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.
  Author: Harris, Chris
  Committees: Criminal Justice
  Last Action: Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1308 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.
  Author: Seliger, Kel
  Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1682 (82nd R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the creation of managed assigned counsel programs.
  Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
  Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars

82nd 1st Called Session, 2011
HB 34 (82nd 1st C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account.
  Author: Madden, Jerry | et. al.
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 23 (82nd 1st C.S.)
  Caption: Relating to funding for basic civil legal services, indigent defense, and judicial technical support through certain fees and court costs and to the establishment of the judicial access and improvement account.
  Author: Rodriguez, Jose | et. al.
  Last Action: Co-author authorized

81st Regular Session, 2009
HB 2058 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.
  Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
  Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence | Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Effective on 9/1/09
HB 2517 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the dedication of certain civil penalties for violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act to provide civil legal services to the indigent.
  Author: Turner, Sylvester
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2616 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to attorney fees in parent-child proceedings.
  Author: Heflin, Joe
  Committees: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
HB 3580 (81st R.S.)
  Caption: Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs.
  Author: Gallego, Pete
  Committees: Criminal Jurisprudence
  Last Action: Left pending in committee
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