COMMITTEE:    Criminal Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE:  2:00 PM or upon final adjournment/recess or bill referral if permission granted
Monday, April 15, 2019 

PLACE:       E2.012 
CHAIR:       Rep. Nicole Collier 


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HB 171         Canales                
Relating to the admissibility of evidence in an asset forfeiture proceeding and the seizure and forfeiture of certain property.

HB 182         Canales                
Relating to criminal asset forfeiture proceedings.

HB 386         Burns                  
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication criminal offenses.

HB 404         Thompson, Senfronia     
Relating to repealing civil asset forfeiture provisions and establishing criminal asset forfeiture in this state.

HB 472         Dutton                 
Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in a capital murder case.

HB 479         Dutton                 
Relating to asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

HB 828         Rose                   
Relating to credit toward payment of a fine and costs for certain misdemeanants confined in jail or prison before sentencing.

HB 980         Beckley | et al.        
Relating to the repeal of the criminal offense of homosexual conduct.

HB 1029        Moody                  
Relating to the sealing of and discovery procedures relating to certain recordings of children constituting evidence in a criminal case in a criminal hearing or proceeding.

HB 1445        Rosenthal              
Relating to prohibiting carrying a firearm while intoxicated; creating an offense.

HB 1498        Metcalf                
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a young child or children.

HB 1615        Schaefer               
Relating to the state's burden of proof in certain asset forfeiture proceedings under the Code of Criminal Procedure.

HB 1811        Murr                   
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain boating while intoxicated offenses.

HB 2034        VanDeaver              
Relating to increasing the criminal punishment for the offense of invasive visual recording.

HB 2361        Moody                  
Relating to the prosecution of limited liability companies and other business entities under the Penal Code.

HB 2381        Dutton                 
Relating to the release on bail of a person charged with a violation of parole or mandatory supervision.

HB 2754        White                  
Relating to the issuance of a citation or notice to appear for certain misdemeanors punishable by fine only and the court's authority to order a defendant confined in jail for failure to pay a fine or cost, for failure to appear, or for contempt.

HB 2896        Collier                
Relating to the entry of a plea by defendants charged with certain misdemeanors involving family violence.

HB 3177        Smith
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child or disabled individual.

HB 3281        Hinojosa               
Relating to a limitation on the use of a victim's gender identity or sexual orientation as the basis for a defense in the trial of a criminal offense.

HB 3490        Cole                   
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of the criminal offense of harassment.

HB 3539        Rose                   
Relating to the appointment of a local public defender's office to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.

HB 3588        Hunter
Relating to increasing the criminal penalties for the offenses of producing, directing, or promoting a sexual performance by a child and possessing child pornography.

HB 3589        Sanford                
Relating to credit toward payment of certain fines, costs, fees, and surcharges imposed on certain offenders before, during, or after a period of confinement for another offense.

HB 3729        Shaheen                
Relating to creating the criminal offense of possession of an animal by a person who has been previously convicted of an offense involving animal cruelty.

HB 3824        Sherman, Sr.            
Relating to an affirmative finding of family violence entered in the trial of certain offenses.

HB 3938        Moody                  
Relating to the consideration of the views of a close relative of a deceased victim regarding the imposition of the death penalty in a capital case.

HB 4237        Turner, Chris           
Relating to the criminal offense of stalking.

HB 4287        Zedler                 
Relating to changing the eligibility of persons charged with certain offenses to receive community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision.

HB 4323        Reynolds               
Relating to the confidentiality of identifying information of certain child victims.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 3177

HB 3588


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