By: De la Garza H.B. No. 1603
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the continuation of laws on the interception and use of
1-3 wire, oral, or electronic communications.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Article 18.20, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
1-6 amended by adding Section 18 to read as follows:
1-7 Sec. 18. This article expires September 1, 2005, and shall
1-8 not be in force on and after that date.
1-9 SECTION 2. Section 16.02, Penal Code, is amended by adding
1-10 Subsection (j) to read as follows:
1-11 (j) This section expires September 1, 2005, and shall not be
1-12 in force on and after that date.
1-13 SECTION 3. The title of Chapter 16, Penal Code, is amended
1-14 to read as follows:
1-15 CHAPTER 16. CRIMINAL INSTRUMENTS AND OFFENSES INVOLVING CERTAIN
1-16 COMMUNICATIONS <
INTERCEPTION OF WIRE OR ORAL COMMUNICATION>
1-17 SECTION 4. Section 1, Chapter 587, Acts of the 69th
1-18 Legislature, Regular Session, 1985, is repealed.
1-19 SECTION 5. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this
1-20 section, this Act takes effect immediately.
1-21 (b) Section 3 of this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
1-22 SECTION 6. The importance of this legislation and the
1-23 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-24 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-1 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-2 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-3 and that this Act take effect and be in force according to its
2-4 terms, and it is so enacted.