COMMITTEE:    Criminal Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  2:00 PM or upon final adjournment/recess or bill referral if permission granted
Monday, April 8, 2019 

PLACE:       E2.012 
CHAIR:       Rep. Nicole Collier 


*Public testimony may be limited to three (3) minutes.*


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HB 324         Murr                   
Relating to the prosecution of the criminal offense of improper relationship between educator and student.

HB 464         Moody | et al.          
Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial.

HB 545         Nevárez | et al.        
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of unlawful transfer of a firearm.

HB 1231        Flynn | et al.          
Relating to the prosecution of and punishment for the offense of unlawfully carrying a handgun by a license holder.

HB 1316        Moody                  
Relating to the disclosure in a criminal case of certain criminal history record information.

HB 1323        Murr | et al.
Relating to bail proceedings and related duties of a magistrate in a criminal case.

HB 1456        Dominguez              
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent person in certain criminal proceedings.

HB 1457        Dominguez              
Relating to the eligibility of certain attorneys to be employed by a public defender's office.

HB 1761        Coleman                
Relating to credit toward a defendant's sentence for time confined in jail or prison before sentencing.

HB 2020        Kacal
Relating to the judges authorized to release on bail a defendant charged with certain offenses, and the considerations for setting the amount of bail.

HB 2342        Dutton                 
Relating to the places where certain knives are prohibited.

HB 2344        Dutton                 
Relating to evidence sufficient for the issuance of a stalking protective order.

HB 2369        Miller                 
Relating to the punishment for, and civil liability related to actions to prevent, the criminal offense of theft involving a package delivered to a residential or commercial property; increasing criminal penalties.

HB 2398        Thompson, Senfronia     
Relating to grand jury proceedings; providing a punishment for contempt of court.

HB 2421        Smith                  
Relating to the issuance of certain warrants and orders for searches performed on wireless communications devices and for the installation and use of certain tracking equipment.

HB 2874        Davis, Yvonne           
Relating to the criminal offense of abandoning or endangering a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HB 2875        Davis, Yvonne           
Relating to the admissibility and use of certain evidence in the prosecution of the offense of exploitation of a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual.

HB 2973        González, Jessica       
Relating to a defendant's payment of costs associated with a court-appointed counsel.

HB 3091        Deshotel               
Relating to the confidentiality of and prohibiting disclosure of the location or physical layout of a family violence shelter center or victims of trafficking shelter center; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3283        White | et al.
Relating to the release of certain defendants on bail.

HB 3453        Clardy                 
Relating to subpoenas, orders, and warrants for the disclosure of location information, electronic customer communications records, and electronic customer data and for the use of pen registers, ESN readers, cell site simulators, and mobile tracking devices; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3500        González, Jessica       
Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus.

HB 3554        Farrar                 
Relating to the admissibility of certain forensic analyses and associated testimony regarding physical evidence in a criminal case.

HB 3587        Hunter                 
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of aggravated kidnapping; creating a criminal offense.

HB 3845        Calanni | et al.        
Relating to the use of video teleconferencing for testimony of a forensic analyst in a criminal proceeding.

HB 3979        Leach                  
Relating to the authority of the attorney general to investigate and prosecute criminal offenses involving the trafficking of persons.

HB 4157        Anchia                 
Relating to the definition of a designated law enforcement office or agency for purposes of certain laws governing the installation and use of tracking equipment and access to certain communications.

HB 4200        Reynolds               
Relating to an exception from required disclosure of information related to certain crime victims maintained by a county or district clerk.

HB 4202        Smithee                
Relating to the authority of a court to grant a motion for a new trial in certain criminal cases.

HB 4235        Anderson, Charles "Doc" 
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for burglary of a commercial building in which trade or commerce is conducted.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 1323

HB 2020

HB 3283


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