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HB 1080 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2222 85-0 (2017) Author: Hunter, Todd | et. al. Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2645 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the development of a program and training for public schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and participation by the human trafficking prevention task force in that development. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 2960 85-0 (2017) Author: Parker, Tan | et. al. Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain trafficking and sexual offenses; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 256 85-0 (2017) Author: Taylor, Van | et. al.
Sponsor: Hunter, Todd | et. al.
Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 495 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1700 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to uniform reporting of information concerning protective orders, concerning magistrate's orders for emergency protection, and concerning conditions of bond imposed on a person awaiting trial in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking case. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2039 85-0 (2017) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the development and use of instructional modules and training for public schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and participation by the human trafficking prevention task force in that development. House: Public Education
Senate: Education
See remarks for effective date
HB 1102 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1447 84-0 (2015) Author: Dale, Tony | et. al.
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2409 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to the storage of firearms surrendered by a person subject to a magistrate's order for emergency protection or protective order as a result of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2645 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence and to the violation of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence, sexual assault or abuse, or stalking case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2677 84-0 (2015) Author: González, Mary Relating to training for employees of school districts and open-enrollment charter schools on the prevention of sexual abuse and other maltreatment of certain children. House: Public Education Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 113 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Van Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 144 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the statute of limitations for a suit for personal injury arising from certain offenses constituting sexual abuse of a child. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 630 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José | et. al.
Sponsor: Dale, Tony
Relating to protective orders for certain victims of sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 950 84-0 (2015) Author: Uresti, Carlos
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to certain procedural measures in a suit affecting a parent-child relationship to protect a child against child neglect or physical or sexual abuse. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 8 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Van de Putte, Leticia | et. al.
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses related to trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of trafficking of persons. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 1228 83-0 (2013) Author: Dukes, Dawnna | et. al.
Sponsor: Davis, Wendy | et. al.
Relating to consideration by the court of sexual abuse and conduct that constitutes sexual assault in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2374 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip | et. al. Relating to the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of recipients of home health services; creating an offense; providing penalties. House: Human Services Referred to Human Services
HB 2404 83-0 (2013) Author: Wu, Gene Relating to consideration by the court of sexual abuse and conduct that constitutes sexual assault in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 1402 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to access to records and certain information in those records regarding a child placed for adoption. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Health & Human Services
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2701 82-0 (2011) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees of certain programs for minors held on campuses of institutions of higher education; providing penalties. House: Higher Education Placed on General State Calendar
SB 218 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Dukes, Dawnna
Relating to procedures in certain suits affecting the parent-child relationship and the operation of the child protective services and foster care systems. House: Human Services
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 471 82-0 (2011) Author: West, Royce | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Tan
Relating to public school, child-placing agency, and day-care center policies addressing sexual abuse and other maltreatment of children. House: Public Education
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 1414 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to sexual abuse and child molestation training and examination for employees of certain programs for minors held on campuses of institutions of higher education; providing penalties. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Effective on 9/1/11
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 3751 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Relating to the conditions of bond for a defendant charged with committing certain offenses against a child and to the denial of bail pending trial with respect to certain defendants who violate those conditions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 83 81-0 (2009) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to a right to vacate and avoid residential lease liability following the occurrence of certain sex offenses or domestic violence; providing a penalty. House: Business & Industry
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/10
SB 1381 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the conditions of bond for a defendant charged with committing certain offenses against a child and to the denial of bail pending trial with respect to certain defendants who violate those conditions. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
HB 283 80-0 (2007) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to investigations and decisions regarding allegations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of persons with disabilities by employees at certain facilities. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 436 80-0 (2007) Author: Madden, Jerry Relating to the creation of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child, the prosecution and punishment of that offense, and the consequences of a conviction for that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
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
SB 78 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child, the prosecution and punishment of that offense, and the consequences of a conviction for that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
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
HB 674 79-0 (2005) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the statute of limitations for suits alleging sexual abuse. House: Civil Practices Meeting cancelled
SB 22 79-0 (2005) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to the care and custody of foster children and the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of Family and Protective Services concerning the care and custody of those children. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 62 78-0 (2003) 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 Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
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 1355 78-0 (2003) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the statute of limitations for suits alleging sexual abuse. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
SB 669 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve
Sponsor: Woolley, Beverly
Relating to the investigation of certain reports of child abuse or neglect. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1898 78-0 (2003) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to the offense of aggravated sexual assault against a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
HB 147 77-0 (2001) 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 Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 360 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the abuse of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 636 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to sexual assault prevention and crisis services. House: Judicial Affairs No action taken in committee
SB 140 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott
Relating to a determination of conservatorship of, or rights to possession of or access to, a child by a person who has a history of abuse or neglect. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 1295 77-0 (2001) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 280 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 293 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. 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 375 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas Relating to the uncorroborated testimony of victims of certain sexual offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 417 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the venue for certain offenses committed against children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 464 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the definition of abuse of a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 1203 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas Relating to conduct constituting the offense of sexual performance by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 111 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan | et. al.
Relating to conditions of community supervision, parole, and release on mandatory supervision for defendants charged with or convicted of certain sexual offenses against or involving children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 112 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al. Relating to an affirmative finding of sexual motivation and to the eligibility for release on parole or mandatory supervision of inmates serving sentences for certain sexual or assaultive offenses against children. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
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
SCR 16 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Requesting the Supreme Court of Texas to promulgate rules for the State Bar of Texas to institute in its continuing education curriculum a program on sexual abuse issues. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HB 885 73-0 (1993) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the suspension of a managing conservator's or possessory conservator's possession of and access to a child on the filing of a petition alleging sexual abuse; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
HB 204 72-0 (1991) Author: Culberson, John Relating to the suspension of a managing conservator's or possessory conservator's possession of and access to a child on the filing of a petition alleging sexual abuse; providing a penalty. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 398 72-0 (1991) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Cain, David
Relating to the statute of limitations for purposes of prosecutions of certain sexual offenses committed against children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1019 70-0 (1987) Author: Smith, Richard Relating to sentencing alternatives for persons charged with or convicted of indecency with a child involving sexual contact. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2416 70-0 (1987) Author: Glossbrenner, Ernestine Relating to absence from school because of physical or sexual abuse or the threat of physical or sexual abuse. House: Public Education 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 2575 70-0 (1987) Author: Warner, Larry
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to an affirmative defense to the offense of indecency with a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/87
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
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HB 356 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to emergency child custody procedures involving a child who is the victim of sexual abuse. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1730 68-0 (1983) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to revision of the criminal laws relating to the offenses of rape, aggravated rape, rape of a child, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual abuse, and sexual abuse of a child; redefining those offenses as assaultive offenses; and revising the elements of and penalties for those offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 814 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the offense of capital murder, expanding the definition. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 966 68-0 (1983) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to revision of the criminal laws relating to the offenses of rape, aggravated rape, rape of a child, sexual abuse, aggravated sexual abuse, and sexual abuse of a child; redefining those offenses as assaultive offenses; and revising the elements of and penalties for those offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 229 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to emergency child custody suits involving a child who is the victim of incest or sexual abuse. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 230 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the offenses of rape, aggravated rape, sexual abuse, and aggravated sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 288 67-0 (1981) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to the notification by an employee of the Texas Department of Human Resources to a local law enforcement officer of reports of child abuse involving sexual abuse. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 364 67-0 (1981) Author: Schlueter, Stan
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the offenses of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual abuse and the definition of deviate sexual intercourse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 366 67-0 (1981) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to the penalties for certain offenses committed against children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1066 67-0 (1981) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to requiring medical doctors to examine any person who claims to have been sexually abused and to testify in any legal proceeding. House: Health Services Referred to Committee on Health Services
HB 1246 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and to civil and criminal procedures in those cases. House: Judiciary Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
HB 1602 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the elements of and penalty for the offense of sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1611 67-0 (1981) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to a treatment program for sexually abused children. House: Human Services Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
HB 903 66-0 (1979) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to offenses involving rape, sexual abuse, or assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 1298 66-0 (1979) Author: Valles, Robert "Bob" Relating to the sexual offenses of rape and sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1763 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to establishment of a program to educate the public on the sexual abuse on children. House: Human Services Scheduled for future calendar placement
HB 1770 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the establishment of a training course in the problems of juvenile sexual abuse for certain peace officers and prosecuting attorneys in certain cities. House: Higher Education Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 1771 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to a training course for school counselors on sexual abuse of children. House: Public Education Referred to subcommittee
SB 500 66-0 (1979) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to offenses involving rape, sexual abuse, or assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Scheduled for future calendar placement
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
SB 63 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the elements and prosecution of certain sexual offenses; prohibiting the publishing of the identity of victims of sexual offenses in certain circumstances; providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
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 848 54-0 (1955) Author: Cobb, Carroll Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide the death penalty for anyone assaulting with the intent to rape a female seven (7) years of age or under and amending Statues so as to provide that anyone who kidnaps any person seven (7) years of age or under for the purpose or with the intent of committing any sexual offense or bodily harm shall be subject upon conviction therefore to death penalty.
SB 110 54-0 (1955) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending certain Acts so as to fix the penalty for molesting of minors at confinement in the county jail for a term not to exceed two (2) years, or by confinement in the penitentiary for any term not to exceed ten (10) years.

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