District and County Attorneys
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07-30-2021 - 08:25:15

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HB 3  
Burrows, Dustin(R)
Birdwell, Brian(R)
Relating to state and local government responses to a pandemic disaster.
Bill History: 05-28-21 S Senate appointed conference committee
Birdwell, Whitmire, Campbell, Hall and Blanco


HB 6  
Cain, Briscoe(R)Relating to election integrity and preservation of the purity of the ballot box through the prevention of fraud in the conduct of an election.
Bill History: 05-07-21 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 7


HB 8  
Pacheco, Leo(D)An act relating to access by a hiring law enforcement agency to an applicant's employment records.
Companions:
SB 1205Schwertner, Charles(Identical)
  3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 05-04-21 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Jurisprudence


HB 20  
Murr, Andrew(R)
Huffman, Joan(R)
Relating to the release of defendants on bail.
Bill History: 05-30-21 S Senate adopted conference report (Vote: Y: 20/N: 11)


HB 88  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public.
Companions:
SB 161West, Royce(Identical)
  11-10-20 S Filed
Bill History: 03-25-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 132  
Canales, Terry(D)Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.
Companions:
HB 182Canales, Terry(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 179  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 04-12-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 251  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 267  
Canales, Terry(D)Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions.
Companions:
HB 51Canales, Terry(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 276  
Murr, Andrew(R)Relating to the carrying or possession of a handgun by certain retired judges and justices and certain other governmental officials.
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 277  
Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Removed from hearing 03/08/21 - House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 285  
Murr, Andrew(R)Relating to increasing the punishment for certain conduct constituting the criminal offense of obstruction or retaliation.
Bill History: 05-18-21 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice


HB 304  
Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to notice of arrest for certain activities occurring at property leased to a person operating a massage establishment.
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 339  
King, Phil(R)Relating to the composition of the court of appeals districts.
Companions:
HB 2613Murr, Andrew(Identical)
  3-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting
SB 11Huffman, Joan(Identical)
  4-15-21 S Committee action pending Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting


HB 368  
Sherman, Carl(D)
West, Royce(D)
Relating to the issuance of a driver's license to a state legislator or prosecutor that includes an alternative to the license holder's residence address.
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


HB 380  
Smith, Reggie(R)Relating to the murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney.
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 447  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the regulation of the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, testing, possession, and use of cannabis and cannabis products.
Companions:
SB 1581West, Royce(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 02-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures


HB 455  
Deshotel, Joe(D)Relating to inquiries about and the consideration of criminal history record information regarding applicants for employment.
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 614  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to a cause of action for deprivation of certain rights, privileges, or immunities under color of law.
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 638  
Krause, Matt(R)Relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to adopt a budget that reduces the amount allocated to provide a fire protection, law enforcement, or emergency medical service.
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 658  
Gonzalez, Jessica(D)Relating to the powers and duties of certain prosecutors and authorized peace officers of the offices of those prosecutors with respect to certain laws governing the installation and use of tracking equipment.
Companions:
SB 324West, Royce(Identical)
  3- 9-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 667  
Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Companions:
HB 479Dutton, Harold(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 686  
Moody, Joe(D)
Lucio, Eddie(D)
Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age.
Companions:
SB 687Lucio, Eddie(Identical)
  3-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 06-18-21 G Vetoed by the Governor


HB 713  
Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 715  
Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to the appointment by the attorney general of a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by certain peace officers and that result in serious bodily injury or death.
Companions:
HB 215Reynolds, Ron(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 741  
Allison, Steve(R)Relating to voter approval of a county or municipal budget that reduces by a certain percentage the amount allocated to provide a fire protection, law enforcement, or emergency medical service.
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 743  
Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to a maximum allowable caseload for certain attorneys.
Bill History: 03-08-21 H Not heard in committee House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 744  
Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Companions:
SB 111West, Royce(Identical)
  9- 1-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 749  
Middleton, Mayes(R)Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.
Companions:
SB 234Hall, Bob(Identical)
  3- 3-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs
Bill History: 03-25-21 H Committee action pending House State Affairs


HB 833  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to the use of force to make an arrest or search and to law enforcement policies regarding de-escalation and proportionate response.
Bill History: 04-08-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 890  
VanDeaver, Gary(R)Relating to remotely conducting depositions, hearings, and other proceedings in juvenile cases.
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 970  
Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to prosecutorial transparency.
Bill History: 04-19-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 1125  
Anchia, Rafael(D)Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Bill History: 03-04-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 1293  
Smithee, John(R)Relating to the authority of a court to grant a motion for a new trial in certain criminal cases.
Companions:
SB 698Hughes, Bryan(Identical)
  4- 8-21 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 04-23-21 S Received in the Senate


HB 1313  
Deshotel, Joe(D)Relating to the recording of the examination and testimony of a witness before a grand jury.
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Removed from hearing 03/15/21 - House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 1374  
Minjarez, Ina(D)Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.
Companions:
SB 295Perry, Charles(Identical)
  9- 1-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 05-04-21 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 295


HB 1396  
White, James(R)Relating to law enforcement agencies and policies and procedures affecting peace officers.
Bill History: 05-12-21 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action


HB 1550  
Cyrier, John(R)Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Companions:
SB 711Paxton, Angela(Identical)
  3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 05-12-21 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action


HB 1692  
Tinderholt, Tony(R)Relating to the amounts budgeted by certain political subdivisions for fire protection, law enforcement, or emergency medical services.
Bill History: 03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 1717  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to the state's continuing duty to disclose exculpatory, impeachment, or mitigating evidence in a criminal case and prohibited retaliation against local assistant prosecutors for discharging that duty.
Companions:
SB 1903Whitmire, John(Identical)
  3-31-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 05-03-21 S Received in the Senate


HB 1805  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the award of good conduct time to certain inmates.
Companions:
HB 1271Thompson, Senfronia(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 04-07-21 H Committee action pending House Corrections


HB 1880  
Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the annual base salary from the state of a district judge.
Bill History: 03-17-21 H Committee action pending House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 1925  
Capriglione, Giovanni(R)
Buckingham, Dawn(R)
Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.
Companions:
SB 987Buckingham, Dawn(Identical)
  4-12-21 S Committee action pending Senate Local Government
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


HB 2162  
Raymond, Richard(D)Relating to the creation of the conviction integrity unit within the office of the attorney general.
Bill History: 05-03-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 2177  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the release of certain inmates on parole.
Bill History: 04-07-21 H Committee action pending House Corrections


HB 2190  
White, James(R)Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for certain state jail felony offenders, including the creation of a pretrial intervention program for certain state jail felony offenders.
Bill History: 03-23-21 H Removed from hearing 03/24/21 - House Corrections


HB 2282  
Toth, Steve(R)Relating to district and county attorney counsel in federal enforcement of laws regulating firearms, firearm accessories, and firearm ammunitions within the State of Texas.
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 2319  
Jetton, Jacey (F)(R)Relating to the use of public money to compensate a person who lobbies the federal government.
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 2335  
Middleton, Mayes(R)Relating to civil liability of certain prosecutors for policies related to the prosecution of rioters.
Bill History: 04-16-21 H Voted favorably from committee as substituted House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 2436  
Davis, Yvonne(D)Relating to the establishment of a community pretrial review panel by each county for the resolution and diversion of certain misdemeanor cases out of the criminal justice system.
Bill History: 04-19-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 2442  
White, James(R)Relating to the creation of the Justice Reinvestment Incentive Program.
Bill History: 05-07-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Corrections


HB 2485  
Herrero, Abel(D)Relating to the exemption of certain firefighters and police officers from jury service.
Bill History: 05-17-21 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Jurisprudence


HB 2549  
Dutton, Harold(D)Relating to suits against certain governmental employees.
Companions:
HB 3918Dutton, Harold(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 04-28-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 2613  
Murr, Andrew(R)Relating to the composition of the court of appeals districts.
Companions:
HB 339King, Phil(Identical)
  2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting
SB 11Huffman, Joan(Identical)
  4-15-21 S Committee action pending Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting


HB 2631  
Krause, Matt(R)Relating to the use of in-custody informant testimony in a criminal trial.
Bill History: 04-27-21 S Received in the Senate


HB 2655  
Crockett, Jasmine (F)(D)Relating to a Department of Public Safety database concerning peace officer misconduct.
Bill History: 03-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 2714  
Hernandez, Ana(D)Relating to implicit bias training for justices and judges of state courts, judicial officers, certain court personnel, and attorneys licensed to practice law in this state.
Bill History: 04-14-21 H Committee action pending House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 2915  
Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the role of a jury in a criminal case.
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 2916  
Schofield, Mike(R)Relating to the enforcement of certain laws by the attorney general.
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 2942  
Bernal, Diego(D)Relating to investigations and actions by district or county attorneys in connection with the deceptive trade practice of charging exorbitant or excessive prices for necessities during a declared disaster.
Bill History: 04-26-21 H Reported from committee as substituted House Business and Industry


HB 3016  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the prohibited suspension of a provision of the Code of Criminal Procedure or Penal Code during a declared state of disaster.
Bill History: 05-14-21 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Jurisprudence


HB 3124  
Vasut, Cody (F)(R)Relating to carrying a handgun on the premises of a public employer.
Bill History: 03-19-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 3295  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to the prosecution of certain actions by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
Companions:
SB 1214Huffman, Joan(Identical)
  3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 04-12-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 3315  
Crockett, Jasmine (F)(D)Relating to the creation of a pretrial intervention program for certain youth offenders.
Bill History: 05-14-21 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Criminal Justice


HB 3334  
Turner, John(D)Relating to a criminal justice system sentencing database established by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 3361  
Murr, Andrew(R)Relating to the enforcement of certain federal firearm, firearm accessory, and firearm ammunition regulations within the State of Texas.
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 3392  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the authority of a court to grant a commutation of punishment to certain individuals serving a term of imprisonment.
Bill History: 05-03-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3421  
Hinojosa, Gina(D)Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Companions:
SB 1119Johnson, Nathan(Identical)
  3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3453  
White, James(R)Relating to access to certain litigation, law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 3508  
Ellzey, Jake (F)(R)Relating to the investigation and prosecution of certain criminal offenses against persons, property, and public order.
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3555  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the disposition and use of proceeds and property from criminal asset forfeiture.
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3586  
Sherman, Carl(D)Relating to the creation of the Texas Sentencing Commission and to the collection and analysis of certain criminal sentencing information.
Bill History: 05-03-21 H Committee action pending House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3602  
Reynolds, Ron(D)Relating to peace officers and the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses.
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 3611  
Leach, Jeff(R)Relating to remotely conducting court proceedings in this state.
Companions:
SB 690Zaffirini, Judith(Identical)
  4-22-21 S Committee action pending Senate State Affairs
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 3723  
Crockett, Jasmine (F)(D)Relating to misconduct and standards of conduct applicable to certain persons licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Companions:
SB 988Hinojosa, Chuy(Identical)
  3-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 3774  
Leach, Jeff(R)
Huffman, Joan(R)
Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
Companions:
SB 1530Huffman, Joan(Identical)
  5- 7-21 H Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


HB 3830  
Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to certain continuing duties of the state that relate to exculpatory evidence in a criminal case.
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Removed from hearing 03/29/21 - House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3831  
Geren, Charlie(R)Relating to a limitation on the use of certain unsubstantiated information relating to peace officer misconduct.
Companions:
SB 1894Creighton, Brandon(Identical)
  3-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-23-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 3988  
Guillen, Ryan(D)Relating to the procedures governing the prosecution of misdemeanor offenses in the jurisdiction of the justice and municipal courts.
Bill History: 05-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar


HB 4050  
Rogers, Glenn (F)(R)Relating to communications made by an officer or employee of a county or municipality to a legislator, legislative committee, or executive branch officer.
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House State Affairs


HB 4145  
Coleman, Garnet(D)Relating to criminal justice.
Companions:
SB 1775Whitmire, John(Identical)
  3-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 04-23-21 H Vote failed in committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 4280  
Morales, Eddie (F)(D)Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Maverick County, the creation of the office of district attorney for that judicial district, and the duties of the district attorney for the 293rd Judicial
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 4284  
Holland, Justin(R)Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account.
Companions:
SB 1827Huffman, Joan(Identical)
  6-16-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 05-04-21 H Committee action pending House Appropriations


HB 4286  
King, Ken(R)Relating to procedures for and the consequences of the dishonorable discharge of certain peace officers.
Companions:
SB 1819Bettencourt, Paul(Identical)
  3-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 04-15-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety


HB 4308  
Thompson, Senfronia(D)Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race or ethnicity.
Companions:
SB 2034Menendez, Jose(Identical)
  3-31-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 4337  
Collier, Nicole(D)Relating to authority of a court to reduce or modify a defendant's sentence.
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HB 4338  
Johnson, Ann (F)(D)
Huffman, Joan(R)
Relating to the duty of the attorney general to represent community supervision and corrections departments in certain habeas corpus proceedings.
Bill History: 05-26-21 S Withdrawn from the Local Calendar


HB 4417  
Moody, Joe(D)Relating to the consolidation and allocation of state civil court costs.
Companions:
SB 39Zaffirini, Judith(Refiled from 86R Session)
SB 41Zaffirini, Judith(Identical)
  1- 1-22 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


HB 4422  
King, Tracy(D)Relating to the authority to request attorney general advice on questions relating to actions in which the state is interested.
Companions:
SB 634Zaffirini, Judith(Refiled from 86R Session)
SB 1339Zaffirini, Judith(Identical)
  5-24-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 05-07-21 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 1339


HJR 4  
Kacal, Kyle(R)
Huffman, Joan(R)
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person's appearance in court and the safety of the community, law enforcement, and the victim.
Bill History: 05-30-21 S Senate adopted conference report (Vote: Y: 23/N: 8)


HJR 41  
Reynolds, Ron(D)Proposing a constitutional amendment to require the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to prosecute certain offenses that are committed by peace officers.
Companions:
HJR 22Reynolds, Ron(Refiled from 86R Session)
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


HJR 56  
Gates, Gary(R)Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for periodic transfers of money from the economic stabilization fund to fully fund the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Appropriations


HJR 156  
Collier, Nicole(D)Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to enact laws providing for a district court to reduce or modify a sentence imposing a term of imprisonment.
Bill History: 03-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


SB 7  
Hughes, Bryan(R)
Cain, Briscoe(R)
Relating to elections, including election integrity and security.
Bill History: 05-30-21 H Discussion of the conference committee report on SB 7 was
terminated with the loss of a quorum at 10:40 p.m., Sunday,
May 30, 2021.


SB 10  
Bettencourt, Paul(R)
Paddie, Chris(R)
Relating to the use by a county or municipality of public money for lobbying activities.
Bill History: 05-25-21 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action


SB 11  
Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to the composition of the court of appeals districts.
Companions:
HB 339King, Phil(Identical)
  2-25-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting
HB 2613Murr, Andrew(Identical)
  3-17-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Redistricting
Bill History: 04-15-21 S Committee action pending Senate Jurisprudence


SB 16  
Nelson, Jane(R)Relating to prohibitions on the dissemination by a state agency of an individual's personal data.
Bill History: 03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Finance


SB 21  
Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to rules for fixing the amount of bail, to the release of certain defendants on bail bond or personal bond, to related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.
Bill History: 04-20-21 H Referred to House Committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence


SB 23  
Huffman, Joan(R)
Oliverson, Tom(R)
Relating to an election to approve a reduction or reallocation of funding or resources for a municipal or county law enforcement agency.
Bill History: 01-01-22 G Earliest effective date


SB 24  
Huffman, Joan(R)
Bonnen, Greg(R)
Relating to the procedures required before a law enforcement agency hires a peace officer.
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 41  
Zaffirini, Judith(D)
Leach, Jeff(R)
Relating to the consolidation and allocation of of state civil court costs.
Companions:
SB 39Zaffirini, Judith(Refiled from 86R Session)
HB 4417Moody, Joe(Identical)
  3-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Bill History: 01-01-22 G Earliest effective date


SB 66  
Miles, Borris(D)Relating to the retention of and the required disclosure under the public information law of certain complaints alleging official oppression.
Bill History: 03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 111  
West, Royce(D)
Collier, Nicole(D)
Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
Companions:
HB 744Collier, Nicole(Identical)
  5-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 161  
West, Royce(D)Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses, and other members of the public.
Companions:
HB 88Thompson, Senfronia(Identical)
  3-25-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Bill History: 11-10-20 S Filed


SB 234  
Hall, Bob(R)Relating to the use by a political subdivision of public funds for lobbying activities.
Companions:
HB 749Middleton, Mayes(Identical)
  3-25-21 H Committee action pending House State Affairs
Bill History: 03-03-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs


SB 252  
Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to certain criminal offenses, punishments, and procedures.
Bill History: 03-29-21 S Meeting set for 10:00 A.M., EXT AUDITORIUM - Senate Local Government


SB 295  
Perry, Charles(R)
Minjarez, Ina(D)
Relating to the confidential and privileged communications and records of victims of certain sexual assault offenses.
Companions:
HB 1374Minjarez, Ina(Identical)
  5- 4-21 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 295
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 324  
West, Royce(D)Relating to the powers and duties of certain prosecutors and authorized peace officers of the offices of those prosecutors with respect to certain laws governing the installation and use of tracking equipment.
Companions:
HB 658Gonzalez, Jessica(Identical)
  3- 1-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-09-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 476  
Nelson, Jane(R)
Stucky, Lynn(R)
Relating to establishment of county sexual assault response teams.
Bill History: 09-01-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 553  
Blanco, Cesar (F)(D)Relating to the timely reporting of criminal case dispositions to the Department of Public Safety and to the allocation of certain grant money.
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 687  
Lucio, Eddie(D)Relating to the release on parole of certain inmates convicted of an offense committed when younger than 18 years of age.
Companions:
HB 686Moody, Joe(Identical)
  6-18-21 G Vetoed by the Governor
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 690  
Zaffirini, Judith(D)Relating to remotely conducting court proceedings in this state.
Companions:
HB 3611Leach, Jeff(Identical)
  5-13-21 H Set on the House Calendar
Bill History: 04-22-21 S Committee action pending Senate State Affairs


SB 698  
Hughes, Bryan(R)Relating to the authority of a court to grant a motion for a new trial in certain criminal cases.
Companions:
HB 1293Smithee, John(Identical)
  4-23-21 S Received in the Senate
Bill History: 04-08-21 S Committee action pending Senate Criminal Justice


SB 711  
Paxton, Angela(R)Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Companions:
HB 1550Cyrier, John(Identical)
  5-12-21 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 913  
Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to the ineligibility of certain local governments for certain criminal justice grants as a result of budget reductions affecting local law enforcement agencies.
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 972  
West, Royce(D)Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 974  
West, Royce(D)Relating to access to certain law enforcement, corrections, and prosecutorial records under the public information law.
Bill History: 03-11-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 987  
Buckingham, Dawn(R)Relating to prohibitions on camping in a public place.
Companions:
HB 1925Capriglione, Giovanni(Identical)
  9- 1-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 04-12-21 S Committee action pending Senate Local Government


SB 988  
Hinojosa, Chuy(D)Relating to misconduct and standards of conduct applicable to certain persons licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Companions:
HB 3723Crockett, Jasmine (F)(Identical)
  3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 990  
Gutierrez, Roland (F)(D)Relating to a notice and hearing requirement for a change in the bail amount for certain defendants.
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1001  
Hughes, Bryan(R)Relating to the capture and retention of biometric identifiers by governmental entities.
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate State Affairs


SB 1042  
Eckhardt, Sarah (F)(D)Relating to a data collection program established by the attorney general regarding defendants in certain criminal cases and access to information stored in criminal justice information databases.
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 1119  
Johnson, Nathan(D)Relating to grand jury proceedings.
Companions:
HB 3421Hinojosa, Gina(Identical)
  3-22-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1205  
Schwertner, Charles(R)Relating to access by a hiring law enforcement agency to an applicant's employment records.
Companions:
HB 8Pacheco, Leo(Identical)
  5- 4-21 S Referred to Senate Committee on Senate Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1214  
Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to the prosecution of certain actions by district and county attorneys under the Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act.
Companions:
HB 3295Thompson, Senfronia(Identical)
  4-12-21 H Reported favorably from committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1224  
West, Royce(D)Relating to interactions between law enforcement and individuals detained or arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal offenses, witnesses to the commission of those offenses.
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1339  
Zaffirini, Judith(D)
King, Tracy(D)
Relating to the authority to request attorney general advice on questions relating to actions in which the state is interested.
Companions:
SB 634Zaffirini, Judith(Refiled from 86R Session)
HB 4422King, Tracy(Identical)
  5- 7-21 H Laid on the table - subject to call - see SB 1339
Bill History: 05-24-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 1506  
Springer, Drew (F)(R)Relating to a supreme court rule, practice, or procedure.
Bill History: 03-24-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1508  
Creighton, Brandon(R)
Harris, Cody(R)
Relating to the establishment of the election integrity division in the office of the attorney general.
Bill History: 05-04-21 H Referred to House Committee on House Elections


SB 1529  
Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to the creation of the Texas Court of Appeals to hear certain cases.
Bill History: 05-05-21 H Removed from hearing 05/10/21 - House State Affairs


SB 1530  
Huffman, Joan(R)Relating to the operation and administration of and practice and procedure related to proceedings in the judicial branch of state government.
Companions:
HB 3774Leach, Jeff(Identical)
  9- 1-21 G Earliest effective date
Bill History: 05-07-21 H Referred to House Committee on House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence


SB 1775  
Whitmire, John(D)Relating to criminal justice.
Companions:
HB 4145Coleman, Garnet(Identical)
  4-23-21 H Vote failed in committee on House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Bill History: 03-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 1819  
Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to procedures for and the consequences of the dishonorable discharge of certain peace officers.
Companions:
HB 4286King, Ken(Identical)
  4-15-21 H Committee action pending House Homeland Security and Public Safety
Bill History: 03-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1827  
Huffman, Joan(R)
Holland, Justin(R)
Relating to the creation of the opioid abatement account.
Companions:
HB 4284Holland, Justin(Identical)
  5- 4-21 H Committee action pending House Appropriations
Bill History: 06-16-21 G Earliest effective date


SB 1879  
Bettencourt, Paul(R)Relating to the authorization and reporting of expenditures for lobbying activities by certain political subdivisions and other public entities.
Bill History: 04-30-21 H Referred to House Committee on House State Affairs


SB 1894  
Creighton, Brandon(R)Relating to a limitation on the use of certain unsubstantiated information relating to peace officer misconduct.
Companions:
HB 3831Geren, Charlie(Identical)
  3-23-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-26-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Jurisprudence


SB 1903  
Whitmire, John(D)Relating to the state's continuing duty to disclose exculpatory, impeachment, or mitigating evidence in a criminal case and prohibited retaliation against local assistant prosecutors.
Companions:
HB 1717Thompson, Senfronia(Identical)
  5- 3-21 S Received in the Senate
Bill History: 03-31-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice


SB 2034  
Menendez, Jose(D)Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race or ethnicity.
Companions:
HB 4308Thompson, Senfronia(Identical)
  3-29-21 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Criminal Jurisprudence
Bill History: 03-31-21 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Criminal Justice

Total Bills: 138


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