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HB 34 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Perry, Charles
Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 825 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1517 85-0 (2017) Author: Leach, Jeff Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1855 85-0 (2017) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 2640 85-0 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a penalty for contempt of court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 3039 85-0 (2017) Author: Blanco, César | et. al. Relating to the reporting and prosecution of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct by a member of the state military forces; creating a criminal offense. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3127 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3388 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to certain limitations on a journalist's qualified privilege not to testify; creating a civil penalty. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 3881 85-0 (2017) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 169 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 291 85-0 (2017) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Alvarado, Carol
Relating to the issuance of a writ of attachment for certain witnesses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1577 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 332 85-1 (2017) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 392 85-1 (2017) Author: Reynolds, Ron Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a criminal penalty. Filed
HB 95 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 154 84-0 (2015) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 510 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to disclosure of certain information about expert witnesses in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 517 84-0 (2015) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to evidence or testimony given by certain witnesses in a criminal case based on the trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 794 84-0 (2015) Author: Springer, Drew | et. al. Relating to a presumption regarding certain evidence of a prior conviction in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1882 84-0 (2015) Author: Alvarado, Carol Relating to notice requirements for certain witnesses who are scheduled to appear before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3154 84-0 (2015) Author: Fletcher, Allen Relating to dental expert witness activity; providing penalties. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 160 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. Senate: Veteran Affairs & Military Installations Referred to s/c on Border Security by Pres
SB 493 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to evidence or testimony given by certain witnesses in a criminal case based on the trafficking of persons. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 889 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to jury instructions regarding eyewitness identification testimony in certain criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1250 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to certain rights of witnesses who appear before a grand jury; providing a penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 70 83-0 (2013) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1163 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2258 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe | et. al. Relating to the confidentiality of certain witness names listed in an indictment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2660 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to the content of certain expert witness reports exchanged between or among parties in workers' compensation contested case hearings. House: Business & Industry Left pending in committee
HB 3060 83-0 (2013) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness and the evidence that may be offered to show that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3220 83-0 (2013) Author: Springer, Drew Relating to a presumption regarding certain evidence of a prior conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3334 83-0 (2013) Author: Hughes, Bryan
Sponsor: Rodríguez, José
Relating to the recording of testimony before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3738 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 463 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 526 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1360 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Herrero, Abel | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness and the evidence that may be offered to show that offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1363 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to testimony or the production of evidence before the legislature or a legislative committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 1421 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to the requirement that a will be attested by witnesses. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 96 82-0 (2011) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 215 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 603 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to a prohibition on law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1856 82-0 (2011) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of tampering with a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 121 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 600 82-0 (2011) Author: Rodriguez, Jose Relating to a prohibition on law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1011 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 2999 81-0 (2009) Author: Fletcher, Allen | et. al. Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3583 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 117 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 153 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to depositions of witnesses in a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 260 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding, and the admissibility and use of testimony by, a witness for the state in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 406 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 628 80-0 (2007) Author: King, Phil Relating to the courtroom access of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 806 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility in a trial for capital murder of the identification of a suspect in a pre-trial photographic identification procedure. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 963 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to providing notice of the release or escape of a defendant to certain crime victims and witnesses in criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 965 80-0 (2007) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to excusing a member of the legislature from being compelled to testify or give a deposition in a civil suit when the legislature is in session. House: Civil Practices Postponed
HB 3048 80-0 (2007) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to providing free parking to certain witnesses during a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3133 80-0 (2007) 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 Left pending in subcommittee
HB 3164 80-0 (2007) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the use of testimony of certain expert witnesses as evidence in criminal and civil proceedings. House: Civil Practices No action taken in committee
SB 121 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the exclusion of certain witnesses during a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 768 80-0 (2007) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the requirement that certain persons appear at an administrative hearing regarding the automatic suspension of a person's driver's license. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 783 80-0 (2007) Author: Eltife, Kevin Relating to the admissibility in certain proceedings of certain hearsay statements made by a young child or disabled individual. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 799 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Eiland, Craig
Relating to the creation of the Texas Eyewitness Identification Working Group. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 829 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to depositions of witnesses in a health care liability claim. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 71 79-0 (2005) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to grand jury proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 488 79-0 (2005) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to providing notice of the release or escape of a defendant to certain crime victims and witnesses in criminal trials. House: Corrections Placed on General State Calendar
HB 975 79-0 (2005) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to a deposition taken of a witness in a criminal action. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 2306 79-0 (2005) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to procedures and remedies in certain civil actions. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 3151 79-0 (2005) Author: Escobar, Juan Relating to discovery of certain communications with a witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 659 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the disclosure of certain information regarding, and the admissibility of testimony by, a witness for the state in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 663 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to photograph and live lineup identification procedures in criminal cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
HB 3 78-0 (2003) Author: Nixon, Joe | et. al. Relating to health care. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 197 78-0 (2003) Author: Wohlgemuth, Arlene | et. al. Relating to health care liability claims. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 439 78-0 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard | et. al. Relating to the use of the compensation to victims of crime fund to pay for expert witnesses in criminal cases based on child abuse or the death of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 848 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the award of expert witness fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Local Government Ways and Means Left pending in committee
HB 1000 78-0 (2003) Author: Madden, Jerry
Sponsor: Nelson, Jane
Relating to the taking of witness depositions in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 3278 78-0 (2003) Author: Guillen, Ryan Relating to the right of a subpoenaed witness to reinstatement of employment. House: Business & Industry Referred to Business & Industry
SB 1172 78-0 (2003) Author: Janek, Kyle Relating to the regulation of certain medical expert witnesses. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HR 7 78-1 (2003) Author: Raymond, Richard Amending the house rules to prohibit a committee from requiring a witness to provide a social security number. House: Rules & Resolutions Referred to Rules & Resolutions
HB 176 77-0 (2001) Author: Luna, Vilma
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to the use of certain communication equipment in certain civil and criminal pretrial and trial proceedings. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 313 77-0 (2001) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the circumstances under which a witness in a criminal case may be excluded from the courtroom. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 382 77-0 (2001) Author: Berman, Leo Relating to discovery in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1056 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the composition of the general investigating committee of the house of representatives and to certain records of a legislative general investigating committee. House: State Affairs
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1413 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to the testimony of a juror in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1472 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to securing the rendition of prisoners in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2035 77-0 (2001) Author: Craddick, Tom Relating to the privilege against disclosure of certain communications by critical incident stress management team members. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
HB 2515 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to juror questioning of witnesses in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2721 77-0 (2001) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the use of the compensation to victims of crime fund to pay for expert witnesses in criminal cases based on child abuse or the death of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2753 77-0 (2001) Author: Martinez Fischer, Trey Relating to the use of the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice in certain actions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3442 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 163 77-0 (2001) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the circumstances under which a witness in a criminal case may be excluded from the courtroom. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 250 76-0 (1999) Author: Puente, Robert Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 270 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale | et. al. Relating to the creation of the offense of failing to report certain offenses committed against children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 297 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the competency of an individual to testify in a criminal case. 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 422 76-0 (1999) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to the invocation of the rule in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 504 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale | et. al.
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to the definition of a physician qualified to be an expert witness in certain professional malpractice suits. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
HB 743 76-0 (1999) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to the exclusion of a witness who is a peace officer in charge of the investigation of the criminal charges filed in a case from hearing the testimony of other witnesses in the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 746 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to a report on certain higher education employees serving as expert witnesses in suits in which the state is a party. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1077 76-0 (1999) Author: Solis, Jim Relating to the issuance of an order for emergency protection after a defendant's appearance before a magistrate. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 1107 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the rights of victims of crime, including participation by victims in certain criminal proceedings and the payment of restitution to victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 1752 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the compensation of certain private investigators and witnesses who are retained by appointed counsel. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2675 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the discovery of expert witnesses in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 80 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John Relating to the creation of the offense of failing to report certain offenses committed against children. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 557 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the discovery of expert witnesses in a criminal trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 733 76-0 (1999) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the use of accomplice witness testimony in a criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1216 76-0 (1999) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to certain examination and reporting requirements regarding a court's determination of a defendant's mental capacity. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 56 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the use of victim testimony and police records of arrest at parole hearings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Signed by the Governor
HB 60 70-0 (1987) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the rules of evidence in criminal cases with respect to spousal immunity from being compelled to testify and to the confidentiality of communications made during marriage. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Posting rule suspended
HB 509 70-0 (1987) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the deposition of a witness and discovery in a criminal case. House: Judicial Affairs Work Session
HB 596 70-0 (1987) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to notice to the state of a defendant's intention to offer a defense of alibi in a criminal case and to discovery procedures in those cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Pending in committee
HB 995 70-0 (1987) Author: Shelley, Dan Relating to the testimony and immunity of an accomplice in certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 1434 70-0 (1987) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the corroborative evidence necessary to convict a person of a criminal offense based on accomplice testimony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. laid on table subj. to call
HB 2455 70-0 (1987) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the admissibility of evidence of the hearsay statements of child abuse victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 221 70-0 (1987) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the deposition of a witness and discovery in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 771 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the subpoena or attachment of certain witnesses by a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Comm. laid on table subj. to call
SB 1295 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the admissibility of evidence of the hearsay statements of child abuse victims. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
HB 53 69-0 (1985) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 399 69-0 (1985) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to testimony in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of a witness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 546 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson, David Relating to the testimony of a person in a criminal case involving the spouse or former spouse of the person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in subcommittee
HB 771 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the exclusion from the rule of witnesses whose presence during the trial is necessary to aid in the orderly presentation of evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 777 69-0 (1985) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the right to counsel of a person called to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 885 69-0 (1985) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the questioning of witnesses before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1605 69-0 (1985) Author: Roberts, Ted Relating to impeaching the credibility of a witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 61 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony of one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 154 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to a court's discretion in allowing a witness to remain in the courtroom before or after his testimony in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 883 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to impeaching the credibility of a witness in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 852 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Gary Relating to the application of the rule excluding a witness from hearing testimony to certain representatives of the state and to certain defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1058 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliveira, René Relating to fines for contempt imposed on persons who refuse to testify before a grand jury. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1758 68-0 (1983) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the admissibility in a criminal proceeding of an oral or sign language statement made by the accused. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1981 68-0 (1983) Author: Hackney, Clint
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the application of the Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies Act to expert witnesses. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 2022 68-0 (1983) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the persons required or allowed to witness an execution. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
SB 92 68-0 (1983) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the testimony by one spouse against the other in a criminal prosecution. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 416 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the application of the rule in a criminal case. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 1011 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the testimony of an accomplice of a criminal defendant. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 161 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to bail and incarceration of a witness to secure an appearance by the witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 1296 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the admissibility of alibi evidence in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 893 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the right to counsel of a pesron accused or suspected appearing before a grand jury and to warnings and information the grand jury may provide a person accused or suspected appearing before the grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably with substitute
SB 1085 67-0 (1981) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to the right of counsel of a witness before a grand jury. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 374 66-0 (1979) Author: McLeod, E. Douglas Relating to qualifications of expert witnesses in products liability cases. House: State Affairs Referred to Subcommittee on Products Liability
HB 875 66-0 (1979) Author: Clark, Jim
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the reimbursement paid to a nonresident witness in a criminal case for travel and living expenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1798 66-0 (1979) Author: Close, G.R. "Bob" Relating to the protection of witnesses in organized crime prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 70 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Recommitted to Subcommittee
SB 236 66-0 (1979) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to payment of charges of medical witnesses in cases under the workers' compensation law. Senate: Jurisprudence Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
HB 1828 65-0 (1977) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to admissibility in evidence of previous inconsistent statements of witnesses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 200 65-0 (1977) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Nabers, Lynn
Relating to immunity of witnesses before legislature. House: Rules
Senate: Administration
90 Day Bill
SB 207 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the immunity from civil liability of witnesses in the process of school book selection ; providing a remedy for witnesses who are sued; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
HB 1521 64-0 (1975) Author: Coleman, Ronald Relating to compensation for travel and living expenses to a witness in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Rules suspended
HB 2078 64-0 (1975) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Providing for a supplemental appropriation for the payment of fees and mileage expense of witnesses as authorized by Articles 24.28 and 35.27 Code of Criminal Procedure. House: Appropriations Referred to Committee on Appropriations
SB 167 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the immunity of witnesses in certain official proceedings from civil liability; providing a remedy for witnesses who are sued. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 415 64-0 (1975) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the immunity of witnesses in the process of school book selection from civil liability when the testimony followed the statutory and administratve guidelines of the State board of Education; providing for a remedy for witnesses who are sued. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably with amendments
SB 840 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to evidence by deposition and former testimony in criminal trials. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 580 63-0 (1973) Author: Doyle, Terry Providing deposition practice for the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 671 63-0 (1973) Author: Vecchio, James S. Relating to testimony of certain witnesses educated at a state-supported college or university; and declaring an emergency. House: Judiciary Sent to Calendar Committee
HB 692 63-0 (1973) Author: Powers, Pike
Sponsor: Harrington, D. Roy
Relating to the subpeona and attachment of out-of-county witnesses for grand juries. House: Judiciary
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
HB 844 63-0 (1973) Author: Sullivant, Bill
Sponsor: Santiesteban, H.
Relating to securing out-of-state witnesses and the compensation thereof. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Signed by the Governor
SB 395 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Providing for the detention of a witness to a developing or an in-process riot or civil insurrection, fixing a time limit, providing penalties. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 534 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the corruption of witnesses or prospective witnesses in official proceedings; providing penalties for violation.
HB 1245 62-0 (1971) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to providing for the detention of a witness to a developing or an in-process riot or civil insurrection, fixing a time limit, providing penalties.
SB 226 60-0 (1967) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. | et. al. Relating to repealing a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to the use of parties to an offense as witnesses.
HB 396 58-0 (1963) Author: Whatley, Willis James | et. al. Relating to providing for an increase in mileage allowance to eight cents (8¢) per mile and an increase in the per diem allowance to Ten Dollars ($10) per day to any witness appearing before any court or before any grand jury out of the county of his residence, to testify in a felony case; to provide that the district judge may subpoena all necessary nonresident witnesses for appearance in felony cases and before the grand jury.
HB 477 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" Relating to witnesses summoned to appear before a court of inquiry conducted by a justice of the peace, to grant every such witness the privilege against self-incrimination, the right of representation by counsel and the right to be confronted by witnesses against him and to cross-examine same.
HB 179 57-0 (1961) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to fees charged by District Court Clerks for preparing certificates relating to witness fees in criminal cases.
HB 465 57-0 (1961) Author: Butler, Jerry | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing a privilege for a clergyman to refuse to testify or disclose certain confidential communications.
HB 798 57-0 (1961) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to amending Chapter 4, Title 7, Article 543, Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas, entitled First Application for Continuance by Defendant.
HB 801 57-0 (1961) Author: Nugent, James E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to payment of witnesses by the State in a criminal prosecution.
SB 133 57-0 (1961) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to amending the Penal Code of the State of Texas relating to false swearing before the Legislature or any committee thereof; relating to amending a certain Statute relating to authorize legislative committees to require witnesses to be sworn.
SB 361 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
HB 84 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing that the rules of excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
HB 98 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the First Application for Continuance by Defendant by omitting a certain sentence.
HB 104 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing the amount of fees and compensation to be received by witnesses, persons, or attorneys who are compelled to leave their own counties to serve or testify in a judicial proceeding.
HB 372 56-0 (1959) Author: Cannon, Joe Barnett | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing the amount of fees and compensation to be received by witnesses, persons, or attorneys who are compelled to leave their own counties to serve or testify in a judicial proceeding.
HB 449 56-0 (1959) Author: Johnson, Sr., Robert Ellis "Bob; Big Daddy" | et. al. Relating to amending the sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to first application for continuance by a defendant.
HB 909 56-0 (1959) Author: Huffman, Reagan Russell Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the rules excluding testimony be changed so that husband and wife can more fully testify and be subject to broader rules of cross-examination when used as a witness for the other.
SB 202 56-0 (1959) Author: Hardeman, Dorsey B. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by increasing the amount of witness fees.
SB 280 56-0 (1959) Author: Dies, Jr., Martin Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to First Application for Continuance by a Defendant to place within the court's discretion.
HB 552 55-0 (1957) Author: Mullen, Bob R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that witnesses in felony cases residing and subpoenaed outside the county where the trial is held shall be allowed seven dollars a day for each day they are in attendance upon the court and six cents for each mile they travel in going to and returning from the place of trial.
HB 672 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to repealing an Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to persons charged as principles, accomplices or accessories being introduced as witnesses for one another.
HB 673 55-0 (1957) Author: Mann, Frank E. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas in regards to a Defendant testifying in his own behalf.
HB 847 55-0 (1957) Author: Lee, John Ruskin Relating to providing for the compelling of evidence from certain persons in criminal proceedings and for the granting of immunity from prosecution to such persons.
HB 166 54-0 (1955) Author: McGregor, Frank Bobbitt | et. al. Relating to amending Statutes concerning the disqualifications of parties to testify in actions by or against executors, administrators or guardians.
HB 200 54-0 (1955) Author: Hunt, Billy Eugene Relating to repealing what is commonly known as the "Dead Man's Statute".
HB 436 53-0 (1953) Author: Caufield, Stanley W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1925, by increasing the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 659 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to securing the attendance of witnesses from without the State in criminal proceedings.
SB 138 52-0 (1951) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure to provide what it shall be necessary to state in the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same be on account of the absence of a witness.
SB 154 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to prohibiting the use in evidence against a defendant in a criminal case or a witness for the purpose of impeachment as a witness of any complaint, information, or indictment unless a conviction for the offense charged has resulted; repealing all conflicting laws.
SB 156 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to making it unlawful for any person to threaten or intimidate a witness in a criminal case for the purpose of attempting to persuade or prevent said witness from testifying as a witness in any such case; fixing a penalty; making statute cumulative.
SB 158 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to authorizing the judge of any district or criminal district court to require a witness in a capital case to enter into a recognizance; prescribing the procedure to be followed; prescribing the circumstances under which it may be required, making it unlawful for a witness to violate such recognizance; making the statute cumulative of other laws; fixing a penalty; providing a savings clause.
SB 162 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that adverse party may controvert a defendants motion for continuance; providing the contents for such motion.
SB 163 52-0 (1951) Author: Martin, Crawford Collins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to allow defendants jointly charged with an offense, or charged separately with an offense growing out of the same transaction, to testify as a witness on behalf of other defendants.
HB 629 51-0 (1949) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to secure the attendance of witnesses from without the State in criminal proceedings.
HB 559 50-0 (1947) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to making it a penal offense to intimidate, obstruct or interfere or to attempt to intimidate, obstruct or interfere with any witness in any court or before any officer in this State; prescribing a penalty.
SB 90 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in criminal cases the deposition of witness may be taken at the request of defendant when the witness resides out of the State or is aged or infirm or otherwise unable to attend court.
SB 92 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing what it shall be necessary to state in the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same by on account of the absence of a witness; repealing a conflicting law.
HB 499 49-0 (1945) Author: Bond, Thomas R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to witness fees in criminal cases.
SB 74 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in criminal cases the deposition of witness may be taken at the request of defendant when the witness resides out of the State, or is aged, or infirm, or when the witness is sick or unable to attend court when the application to take the deposition of said witness is accompanied by the affidavit of two licensed physicians showing the illness of such witness and his inability to attend court.
SB 144 49-0 (1945) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the contents of the application of a defendant for a continuance if the same be on account of the absence of a witness.
SB 172 49-0 (1945) Author: Ramsey, Ben Relating to authorizing official District Court reporters to take depositions of witnesses, administer oaths, affidavits in connection with taking depositions, to do all things necessary in the taking of such depositions.
SB 242 49-0 (1945) Author: Knight, Roger A. Relating to providing for issuance of subpoenas in civil cases, by district or county clerks, and justices of the peace, for witnesses residing in the county of trial or within a radius of one hundred and fifty (150) miles of the place of trial, or who may be found within such areas at the time of trial; repealing conflicting laws and rules.
HB 214 47-0 (1941) Author: Moore, Choice W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to providing for the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 308 47-0 (1941) Author: Dickson, Sr., Robert Temple | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to providing that the granting of a severance is within the discretion of the trial court.
SB 131 47-0 (1941) Author: Stone, William E. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Article providing that the granting of a severance is within the discretion of the trial court.
HB 49 46-0 (1939) Author: Keith, Joseph Arthur "Joe" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing for the issuance of subpoenas in civil cases.
HB 65 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending a certain Act governing the taking of depositions without interrogatories in criminal cases.
HB 66 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending a certain Act governing the taking of depositions in criminal cases.
HB 67 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to amending The Code of Criminal Procedure governing the application for continuance on account of absence of witnesses by defendants in criminal cases.
HB 97 46-0 (1939) Author: Howard, George Francis | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by adding provisions for reading from Court Reporter's notes.
HB 317 46-0 (1939) Author: Russell, John K. Relating to authorizing the admission in evidence in civil cases of the record or agreed statements of testimony given at former trials of witnesses who fail to appear at subsequent trials and providing that the absence of such a witness shall not be grounds for a continuance.
HB 650 46-0 (1939) Author: Boyd, James Rush | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the payment of witness fees by the State of Texas.
HB 1033 46-0 (1939) Author: Burney, Weldon Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas relating to the fees paid officers and witnesses.
SB 55 46-0 (1939) Author: Lanning, Royston Conrad "Doc" Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure correcting law giving county attorneys one-half fees earned where convictions are had but fines and costs not paid.
SB 12 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the taking of written depositions in matters pending before the Motor Transportation Division of the Railroad Commission.
SB 359 45-0 (1937) Relating to providing for the administration of oaths to witnesses by the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairman of a Committee of the Whole or of any Committee of either or both Houses of the Legislature, or any member thereof, by any member of either House in a matter pending before either House of which he is a member, or any Committee thereof; refusal of any witness to testify to constitute a misdemeanor, and providing a penalty.
HB 550 42-0 (1931) Author: Graves, Harry N. Relating to the issuance of subpoenas in felony cases pending in District or Criminal District Courts of this State.
SB 428 42-0 (1931) Author: Moore, Joseph M. "Joe" Relating to calling witnesses in civil suits.
HB 3 42-1 (1931) Author: Graves, Harry N. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes by making compulsory the personal attendance of out of county witnesses in suits involving violations of conservation laws and of laws prohibiting trusts, monopolies or combinations in restraint of trade; providing that any witness failing to appear in obedience to subpoena may be punished for contempt.
HB 56 41-0 (1929) Author: McGill, Joseph Relating to providing for the taking of testimony of a witness or witnesses in this State, either on written interrogatories or by oral deposition, or any mandate, writ or commission issued out of any court of record in any other State, Territory, district or foreign jurisdiction. House: Judiciary
HB 141 41-0 (1929) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Statute by providing that when the wife is offered as a witness by the defendant in his behalf she may be cross-examined by the State upon all matters relevant and material to the trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 169 41-0 (1929) Author: Berkeley, Benjamin Franklin Relating to providing for the taking of testimony of a witness or witnesses in this State either on written interrogatories or by oral deposition, on any mandate, writ or commission issued out of any court of record in any other State, Territory, District or Foreign jurisdiction.
HB 150 40-0 (1927) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to allowing witness fees and mileage in all out county felony cases.
SB 22 40-0 (1927) Author: Lewis, Henry LaFayette Relating to providing for the perpetuation of testimony, so as to include as a part of applications or anticipated applications or petitions for the probate of wills, within the meaning of the word "suit" as used in said article, and to provide the mode and manner of service of notice on the application or statement of the party desiring to perpetuate testimony for use in an anticipated application or petition for the probate of a will.
HB 52 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure so that certain persons convicted of a felony may testify in trials. House: Judiciary
HB 53 39-0 (1925) Author: Barker, Charles A. Relating to amending certain statute by adding that conviction of a felony shall not disqualify a witness from testifying in civil cases. House: Judiciary
HB 367 39-0 (1925) Author: Wade, William Andrew | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the collection of and payment of witness fees to certain peace officers in criminal cases tried in the county of their residence, and providing a penalty. House: Judiciary
HB 439 39-0 (1925) Author: Rowland, Charles T. Relating to the payment of witness fees and mileage to witnesses attending the trial of criminal cases in counties outside of their residences; providing for the payment of such witnesses during the time of travelling and in attendance upon such court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 156 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute by providing that the conviction of a felony shall not disqualify a witness from testifying. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 157 39-0 (1925) Author: Moore, W. S. Relating to amending certain statute of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to testimony in criminal cases by repealing the provision prohibiting persons convicted of a felony from testifying in said cases. Senate: State Affairs
SB 161 39-0 (1925) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain statute relating to the testimony of principals, accomplices and accessories. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 300 39-1 (1926) Author: Masterson, Alexander E. Relating to providing that persons convicted of felony may testify in criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 334 37-0 (1921) Author: Johnson, Benjamin F. Relating to preventing a witness to any material testimony in felony cases.
HB 433 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act establishing a penal code and code of criminal procedure for the State of Texas.
HB 434 37-0 (1921) Author: Bonham, Herbert Spencer | et. al. Relating to amend a certain Act establishing a penal code and code of penal procedure for the State of Texas.
SB 209 37-0 (1921) Author: Cousins, Sr., William Roy Relating to providing for the payment of witnesses in felony cases outside the state and within 200 miles of the border.
SB 237 37-0 (1921) Author: Witt, Edgar E. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Act providing that a person convicted of a felony and serving as a convict in the penitentiary may be qualified to testify in court without being pardoned; placing the right hand and power with the Governor to restore such authority without issuing a pardon, etc.
SB 279 37-0 (1921) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Relating to making an appropriation to pay in-county witness fees due and owned by State by virtue of an existing law that was repealed before said fees were paid.
SB 310 37-0 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield Relating to providing that a person convicted if a felony may take oath and appear as a witness, and such testimony be used.
HB 41 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending certain articles relating to taking depositions by oral examinations and answer so as to permit the taking of depositions of witnesses and of parties to suits by oral examination and answer in any civil case in certain courts of this State where depositions are now authorized by law to be taken.
HB 49 36-0 (1919) Author: Thompson, R. D. Relating to amending certain sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing the method of procedure for determining the issue of change of venue in criminal cases.
HB 95 36-0 (1919) Author: Lange, Edward Henry | et. al. Relating to amending certain articles by adding thereto an article relating to the manner of enforcing the attendance of witnesses where money, property, or other things of value has been obtained under false pretenses; prescribing manner in which such witnesses may be required to attend any trial.
HB 165 36-0 (1919) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to amending statutes relating to depositions of witnesses.
HB 211 36-0 (1919) Author: Hill, Herman B. Relating to amending certain law so as to provide that where defendant is to be served with citation without the county in which the suit is pending, that a certified copy of plaintiff's petition shall accompany said citation.
HB 321 36-0 (1919) Author: Bolin, T. R. Relating to giving courts of record authority to punish witnesses who willfully evade service of process issued out of said court, as for contempt, and fixing the punishment therefor.
SB 7 36-0 (1919) Author: Dudley, Richard M. Relating to amending certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to defendants testifying in criminal cases.
SB 63 36-0 (1919) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain title of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the manner of enforcing the attendance of witnesses where money, property, or other things of value has been obtained under false pretenses, or by uttering or delivering any check, draft or order in payment of any obligation to defraud; prescribing the manner in which such witnesses may be required to attend any trial; providing for their pay.
SB 72 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statutes relating to depositions and rules of evidence by consolidating them and adding thereto certain provisions for the taking of depositions in cases of probating wills and other proceedings in estates where there is no opposing party or attorney of record, upon whom service of notice and copies of interrogatories may be had.
SB 342 36-0 (1919) Author: Dean, William Luther Relating to amending certain title of the Code of Criminal Procedure by adding thereto a section relating to and providing that the purchaser of any intoxicant or any intoxicating liquor shall under no circumstances be regarded as an accomplice witness when testifying to a sale thereof prohibited by law. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 372 36-0 (1919) Author: Carlock, Sr., Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for the payment of witnesses brought before the Court of Criminal Appeals on any hearings requiring the production of oral testimony; providing that such witnesses shall receive the same compensation as witnesses in ordinary felony cases, and that the officers summoning said witnesses shall be paid the same fees as for like services in ordinary felony cases. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 8 36-2 (1919) Author: Fairchild, I. D. Relating to making an appropriation out of the public Treasury to pay off and satisfy all lawful claims for witness in felony cases who were residing in the county of prosecution when such fees accrued.
HB 182 35-0 (1917) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to enforcing the attendance of witnesses in cases of forgery and swindling.
HB 211 35-0 (1917) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to the taking of depositions by oral examinations and answer.
HB 267 35-0 (1917) Author: McDowra, R. L. Relating to applications for and granting of a continuance in trials; amending an act.
HB 437 35-0 (1917) Author: Valentine, I. T. Relating to the discontinuance of payment of in-county witnesses in felony cases.
SB 92 35-0 (1917) Author: McNealus, James Clayton Relating to amending certain laws in regard to the manner of enforcing the attendance of witnesses relating to the obtaining of money or other things of value under false pretenses or fraudulent check.
SB 204 35-0 (1917) Author: Hopkins, Sr., George Milton Relating to repealing the law for the payment of in-county witness fees in felony cases.
HB 27 34-0 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to amending Article 790 of Title 8 Chapter 7 of the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 148 34-0 (1915) Author: Spencer, Richard French "French" Relating to amending certain articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the testimony of defendant in criminal cases.
HB 357 34-0 (1915) Author: Valentine, I. T. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the issuance of an attachment for any material witness or witnesses on application by either the state or defendant at any time in the District Court while said court is in session.
HB 371 34-0 (1915) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the manner of taking testimony in examining trials; providing that the testimony on such trials shall be reduced to writing by the magistrate or under his direction and shall then be certified by such magistrate.
HB 621 34-0 (1915) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to amending certain laws requiring application under oath to be made for witnesses in felon cases; providing penalties for unlawfully issuing subpoenas in felony cases.
HB 634 34-0 (1915) Author: Fly, William Madden Relating to amending and repealing a certain Act relating to applications for witness in felony cases; providing penalties for unlawfully issuing subpoenas in felony cases.
SB 114 34-0 (1915) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to amending a certain Statute requiring officers commissioned to take dispositions of witnesses to notify the parties of the suit.
SB 207 34-0 (1915) Author: Cowell, Silas Benjamin Relating to repealing certain laws relating to payment of fees to witnesses in felony cases.
HB 67 34-1 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to repealing certain laws relating to the payment of witness fees to witness residing in the county of the prosecution in felony cases.
HB 72 34-1 (1915) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to repealing certain laws providing for the payment of witness fees to witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution of felony cases.
HB 211 33-0 (1913) Author: Dodson, Edwin M. Relating to application for a continuance by defendant.
HB 293 33-0 (1913) Author: Butler, William R. Relating to the testimony of defendants.
HB 411 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to amending Article 795, Chapter 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 414 33-0 (1913) Author: McKamy, Jr., William Cooper Relating to providing that where severance is had, the privilege of testifying shall be extended only to persons on trial.
HB 495 33-0 (1913) Author: Nabours, W. R. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide for compensation for regular subpoenaed witnesses before grand juries.
HB 573 33-0 (1913) Author: Fuller, Franklin Oliver Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to allowing travel expenses for certain court appearances.
SB 126 33-0 (1913) Author: Gibson, Flavius M. Relating to requiring applications under oath to be made for witnesses in felony cases, to providing adequate penalties against district clerk or his deputy for unlawfully issuing subpoenas in felony cases; to defining the duties of the district judge with reference to sheriffs' accounts, and to providing for fees of witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution.
SB 133 33-0 (1913) Author: Watson, Quintus Ultimus Relating to amending the Revised Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that neither husband nor wife can testify against each other in any criminal action either during the time of coverture or after divorce, except in cases where prosecution is pending for an offense committed by one against the other.
SB 143 33-0 (1913) Author: Bailey, Louis Hart Relating to amending Section 608, chapter 4, title 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure, relating to application for a continuance by defendant, and repealing Article 609 relating to subsequent applications by defendant for a continuance.
HB 13 33-1 (1913) Author: Penry, L. C. Relating to witnesses in felony cases - amending Section 4, Chapter 150, Acts of the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature relating thereto.
HB 23 33-1 (1913) Author: Spann, C. D. | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes so as to require application under oath to be made for witnesses in felony cases, providing penalties.
SB 8 33-1 (1913) Author: Willacy, John G. | et. al. Relating to amending chapter 150, General Laws passed at the Regular Session of the Thirty-third Legislature, relating to application for witnesses in felony cases so as to repeal section 4 of said chapter.
SB 13 33-1 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant Relating to amending Chapter 150 of the laws of the 33rd Legislature requiring applications under oath to be made for witnesses in felony cases; providing penalties.
SB 144 30-0 (1907) Relating to providing a method and procedure of taking testimony of witnesses to be used by any investigating committee.
HB 413 29-0 (1905) Relating to amending Section 5 of Chapter 19, Act of July 3, 1897, relating to the manner of securing the attendance of non-resident witnesses by virtue of out-county subpoenas; and providing fees for such violation.
HB 199 28-0 (1903) Relating to amend Section 1, of Article 1093, Title XV, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, so as to provide for the payment of any witness who may have been recognized, subpoenaed, or attached, and given bond for his appearance before any grand jury out of the county of his residence, to give testimony in a felony case, and who shall appear in compliance with the obligation of such recognizance or bond.
SB 5 26-0 (1899) Relating to amending Chapter 4, Title 7, of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, by adding thereto Article 525a, providing for the issuance of process for witnesses to residing in the county before the meeting of the district court, to testify before a grand jury, and to provide the punishment for the disobedience.
HB 41 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas, relating to divorce, so as to make husband and wife competent witnesses.
SB 32 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of Texas, providing for the issuance of attachments for witnesses residing in the county of the prosecution when such witness is about to remove therefrom.
HB 22 25-1 (1897) Relating to enforcing the attendance of witnesses in criminal cases upon district courts, grand juries and magistrates sitting as examining courts, in counties other than that of their residence, under subpoena, and to provide for the punishment for disobedience of such subpoenas.
SB 89 24-0 (1895) Relating to prescribing the manner in which citations shall be served upon witnesses disobeying subpoenas in criminal cases and the character of judgment that may be rendered in such cases.
SB 170 24-0 (1895) Relating to regulating fees of sheriffs in cases of attached witnesses.
SB 61 22-0 (1891) Relating to persons competent to testify in criminal actions and to permit to testify in prosecutions for seduction, the female alleged to have been seduced.
HB 302 21-0 (1889) Relating to preventing the duplication of process for witnesses in felony cases.
HB 445 21-0 (1889) Relating to persons competent to testify in criminal actions, and to permit the defendant in a criminal action to testify in his own behalf.
SB 66 20-0 (1887) Relating to special venire in capital cases.
SB 155 20-0 (1887) Relating to the taking of depositions of witnesses in civil cases.
SB 120 18-0 (1883) Relating to providing for the payment of the expenses of attached witnesses in felony cases

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