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HB 545 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho | et. al. Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Postponed
HB 12 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four | et. al. Relating to individuals who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and who are or have been involved with the court system. House: Public Health
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to State Affairs
HB 2655 85-0 (2017) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3001 85-0 (2017) Author: Price, Four Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3161 85-0 (2017) Author: Murr, Andrew | et. al. Relating to a county jail-based restoration of competency program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 4196 85-0 (2017) Author: Collier, Nicole Relating to the commitment of a defendant who is found incompetent to stand trial and who is a person with an intellectual disability. Filed
SB 613 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Sarah
Relating to services provided by the Health and Human Services Commission to sexually violent offenders who are incompetent to attend sex offender treatment. House: Human Services
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1183 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: Price, Four
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to the period for which a person may be committed to receive certain temporary mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1326 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Price, Four | et. al.
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness. House: Public Health
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1583 85-0 (2017) Author: Garcia, Sylvia Relating to the commitment of a defendant who is found incompetent to stand trial and who is a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1653 85-0 (2017) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who have been determined incompetent to stand trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 2125 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 211 84-0 (2015) Author: Rose, Toni
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to resuming a criminal case after a defendant is determined to be competent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
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 2101 84-0 (2015) Author: Murr, Andrew Relating to the effect and disregard of declarations for mental health treatment. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2301 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to time credits awarded against the cumulative period of commitment or treatment of certain defendants determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 2302 84-0 (2015) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the mandatory dismissal of misdemeanor charges against certain defendants determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report printed and distributed
SB 618 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to grounds for refusal, cancellation, or suspension of certain alcoholic beverage licenses and permits. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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
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 1887 84-0 (2015) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the period for which a defendant with an intellectual disability who is found incompetent to stand trial may be civilly committed before the court holds a hearing to determine whether the defendant's release is appropriate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 205 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the allocation of outpatient mental health services and beds in certain mental health facilities and the commitment of certain persons to receive mental health services. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
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 2349 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to a jail-based restoration of competency pilot program. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2573 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to making certain incompetency proceedings available for proceedings held to revoke community supervision granted to a defendant in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3532 83-0 (2013) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to resuming a criminal case after a defendant is determined to be competent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1187 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1475 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Zerwas, John
Relating to a jail-based restoration of competency pilot program. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1751 83-0 (2013) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the allocation of beds in and the commitment of certain persons to certain mental health facilities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
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 1128 82-0 (2011) Author: Menendez, Jose
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia
Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates. House: Public Health
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2725 82-0 (2011) Author: Hartnett, Will
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy | et. al.
Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 856 82-0 (2011) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al. Relating to consent to certain medical treatments by a surrogate decision-maker on behalf of certain inmates. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Public Health
SB 931 82-0 (2011) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
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
SB 1503 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1545 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 440 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the pendency of charges against a criminal defendant subjected to certain incompetency proceedings and to the maximum period for confining that defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
SB 441 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to procedures occurring after a determination of a defendant's incompetency to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 498 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1279 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to procedures occurring after a determination of a defendant's incompetency to stand trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1302 80-0 (2007) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the estates of decedents. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 1073 79-0 (2005) Author: Jackson, Jim Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2194 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the review of the results of competency examinations in criminal cases by the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 561 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 679 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the procedure for determining the incompetency of a defendant to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 925 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2014 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1057 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the determination of incompetency in criminal and juvenile justice cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/04
HB 1071 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to certain procedures used to deal with a criminal defendant or juvenile suspect who may have a mental illness or mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1093 77-0 (2001) Author: Farabee, David | et. al. Relating to certain procedures used to deal with a criminal defendant suspected of being or determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1581 77-0 (2001) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to determining whether a criminal defendant is insane or otherwise incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 1878 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the creation of a task force to review the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial and use of the insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 553 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the creation of a task force to review the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial and use of the insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1383 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain procedures used to deal with a criminal defendant suspected of having a mental illness or mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1384 77-0 (2001) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to certain procedures used to deal with a criminal defendant suspected of being or determined to be incompetent to stand trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 50 76-0 (1999) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators. House: Corrections No action taken in committee
HB 157 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 245 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the procedures for determining whether a defendant sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 544 76-0 (1999) Author: Staples, Todd | et. al. Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; providing a penalty. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1601 76-0 (1999) Author: Ehrhardt, Harryette Relating to a determination of mental competency in the prosecution of criminal cases and to the disposition of defendants found to be incompetent before trial or after conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
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
SB 29 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators; providing a penalty. House: Corrections
Senate: State Affairs
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 421 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Ehrhardt, Harryette | et. al.
Relating to a determination of mental competency in the prosecution of criminal cases and to the disposition of defendants found to be incompetent before trial or after conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 746 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the payment of certain claims owed to persons for whom no guardian has been appointed, to the termination of certain guardianships, and to the disposition of guardianship assets. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 785 69-0 (1985) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the appointment of temporary guardians for certain persons who lack capacity to make independent decisions. House: Judicial Affairs Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 907 69-0 (1985) 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
SB 1429 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia
Sponsor: Tejeda, Frank
Relating to the designation of a guardian by a person before the person becomes incompetent. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 268 68-0 (1983) Author: Green, Gene Relating to conservatorship for and the protection of property of persons unable to manage their affairs. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 499 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the disposition of persons determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
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 1043 68-0 (1983) Author: Millsap, Mike Relating to the disposition of certain persons determined to be incompetent to stand trial and committed to a mental health or mental retardation facility. House: Criminal Jurisprudence See remarks
SB 302 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob
Sponsor: Peveto, Wayne
Relating to the commitment or recommitment of certain persons determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2063 67-0 (1981) Author: Khoury, Rollin Relating to the trier of fact in a hearing to determine whether a criminal defendant is competent to stand trial. pref. no. 12. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 162 66-0 (1979) Author: Bode, Mary Jane Relating to medical conditions preventing issuance or causing cancellation of a driver's license and preventing operation of a motor vehicle. House: Transportation Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 2011 66-0 (1979) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to clarifying statutory references made by the Code of Criminal Procedure to the Mentally Retarded Persons Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 84 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the competence of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding; providing for examination, hearing, disposition, and commitment of a defendant when there is evidence or a finding that the defendant is incompetent to stand trail. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 951 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to competency of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding, to the insanity defense to criminal prosecution, and to the examination, transportation, and commitment of mentally ill or mentally retarded defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 2010 65-0 (1977) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to consent for sterilization of an imcompetent person. House: State Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1826 64-0 (1975) Author: Spurlock II, Joe Relating to the determination of the competency of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding; providing for the disposition of incompetent defendants; providing for crediting time of confinement in a mental hospital on a criminal sentence; providing for severability. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 901 64-0 (1975) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Spurlock II, Joe
Relating to the competency of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding and relating to the insanity defense to criminal prosecution; providing for examination, hearings, and disposition of defendants; providing for crediting time of confinement in a mental hospital on a criminal sentence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1505 63-0 (1973) Author: Weddington, Sarah Relating to the authority of the guardian of the person of an incompetent to consent to the sterilization of such incompetent, amending Part 5, Chapter 7, Texas Probate Code, by adding Section 229a; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 657 62-0 (1971) Author: Adams, Don Relating to requiring a jury to determine the mental competency and related hospitalization issues in a criminal action.
HB 1806 62-0 (1971) Author: Newton, Jon P. Relating to pretrial mental examinations for persons accused of crimes.
HJR 37 62-0 (1971) Author: Adams, Don Proposing an amendment to permit courts of record to determine mental competency to stand trial in criminal actions.
SB 600 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S. Relating to requiring a jury to determine the mental competency and related hospitalization issues in a criminal action.
SJR 30 62-0 (1971) Author: Bates, James S. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, to permit courts of record to determine mental competency to stand trial in criminal actions.
SB 569 61-0 (1969) Author: Christie, Joe William Relating to providing for post-commitment sanity hearings.
HB 350 58-0 (1963) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to the definition of "incompetents" or "incompetent persons" amending the Texas Probate Code.
HB 711 57-0 (1961) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to amending a Revised Civil Statute relating to the support of children who require custodial care.
HB 364 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" Relating to amending the Mental Health Code providing for judicial restoration of persons previously adjudged mentally incompetent.
HB 28 54-0 (1955) Author: Sanders, Jr., Harold Barefoot Relating to amending Statutes so as to provide for a different standard for fixing the amount of the bond required for the surviving husband or wife to qualify as administrator of community property when the other spouse is insane than the standard required when the other spouse is dead.
HB 202 53-0 (1953) Author: Seeligson, Frates Slick | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by providing that guardians may be appointed for persons adjudicated as feeble minded.
SB 263 47-0 (1941) Author: Shivers, Robert Allan "Allan" Relating to amending certain Article authorizing the husband or wife to obtain a divorce where either spouse has been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction and has been confined in a public institution for a term of not less than five (5) years.
SB 122 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to the discharge of guardians of incompetents or habitual drunkards where such persons have been restored to their right minds or sober habits, by adding thereto a provision authorizing the court to adjudge such persons to be of sound mind or to be no longer habitual drunkards, as the case may be.
HB 89 39-0 (1925) Author: Acker, Sr., Walter P. Relating to amending certain statute relating to the management, control and disposition of community property by the wife of a deceased or insane husband providing for the renewal, and extension of the maturity date of community debts and liens securing same. House: Judiciary
HB 11 38-0 (1923) Author: LeStourgeon, Edward Guy An act to amending legislation relating to the writ for the apprehension of persons who are lunatics or non compos mentis and their detention.
HB 318 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending certain acts so as to provide for the appointment of a guardian of a person of unsound mind or an habitual drunkard, on a hearing before the court, without the necessity of a jury trial, which will be granted if requested as set out in certain statute, and validating all appointments heretofore made without a jury trial.
SB 241 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain statute so as to provide for the appointment of a guardian of a person of unsound mind by jury trial, which will be granted if requested, as set out in certain statute providing for "guardianship of persons if unsound mind and habitual drunkards," and validating all appointments heretofore made without a jury trial. House: Judiciary
Senate: Civil Jurisprudence
HB 173 36-2 (1919) Author: Davis, John E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide for the appointment of a guardian of a person with unsound mind or an habitual drunkard without the need of a jury trial.
HB 261 33-0 (1913) Author: Macgill, Charles P. | et. al. Relating to judicial proceedings in cases of lunacy.
HB 496 33-0 (1913) Author: Neeley, William E. Relating to amending the Civil Statutes so as to provide for the partition and distribution of the estates of persons of unsound mind by their lawful heirs.

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