HBA-RBT C.S.H.B. 3775 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisC.S.H.B. 3775 By: Olivo Criminal Jurisprudence 4/29/1999 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, a justice of the peace has the authority to order certain people to take a blood sample of a deceased person who has been in a motor vehicle accident. C.S.H.B. 3775 adds a certified paramedic to that list. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Article 49.10(j), Code of Criminal Procedure, to include a certified paramedic among those a justice of the peace may authorize to take a specimen of blood from the body of a person who died as the result of a motor vehicle accident. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL TO SUBSTITUTE The substitute differs from the original in SECTION 1 by qualifying that a paramedic be certified for a justice of the peace to authorize to order to take a blood specimen under certain circumstances.