COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  1:30 PM or upon adjournment
Thursday, May 16, 2013 

PLACE:        2E.20 (Betty King Cmte. Rm.) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Whitmire 



To consider the following:


HB 8          Thompson, Senfronia | et al. SP: Van de Putte
Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses related to trafficking of persons and to certain protections for victims of trafficking of persons.

HB 48         Flynn | et al.          SP: Patrick
Relating to the procedure under which a person may renew a license to carry a concealed handgun.

HB 124        Anderson | et al.       SP: Campbell
Relating to the addition of Salvia divinorum and its derivatives and extracts to Penalty Group 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

HB 167        McClendon | et al.      SP: Zaffirini
Relating to the establishment, operation, and funding of victim-offender mediation programs; authorizing a fee.

HB 232        Guillen                 SP: Zaffirini
Relating to allowing certain minors convicted of certain alcohol offenses to perform community service instead of attending an alcohol awareness program.

HB 431        Riddle | et al.         SP: Huffman
Relating to the eligibility of certain inmates convicted of injury to a child for release to mandatory supervision and to reconsideration of parole eligibility for those inmates.

HB 439        Dutton                  SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the restoration of certain rights to a criminal defendant.

HB 555        Callegari               SP: West
Relating to certain criminal offenses for violations of the law regulating metal recycling entities.

HB 577        Guillen                 SP: Ellis
Relating to the representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.

HB 694        Phillips                SP: Whitmire
Relating to access by certain military personnel to juvenile and criminal history information.

HB 705        Howard | et al.         SP: Schwertner
Relating to the definition of emergency services personnel for purposes of the enhanced penalty prescribed for an assault committed against a person providing services in that capacity.

HB 899        Perry | et al.          SP: Paxton
Relating to certain rights of victims, guardians of victims, and close relatives of deceased victims in the criminal justice system.

HB 1120       Riddle | et al.         SP: Davis
Relating to the duties of the Texas Crime Stoppers Council to encourage individuals to report criminal activity related to trafficking of persons.

HB 1125       Lavender                SP: Eltife
Relating to the rights of an accused person in and the written waiver of extradition proceedings.

HB 1206       Parker | et al.         SP: Huffman
Relating to the duties of a law enforcement agency regarding certain children who are reported to be missing.

HB 1284       Johnson | et al.        SP: Huffman
Relating to the offense of making or causing a false alarm or report involving a public or private institution of higher education.

HB 1302       Clardy | et al.         SP: Nichols
Relating to the imposition of a sentence of life without parole on certain repeat sex offenders and to certain restrictions on employment for certain sex offenders.

HB 1523       Guillen                 SP: Whitmire
Relating to the offense of money laundering.

HB 1544       Allen                   SP: Ellis
Relating to the authority of a county to contract with a private vendor for the operation of a detention facility.

HB 1562       Harless | et al.        SP: Hinojosa
Relating to notice provided when a bail bond surety is in default.

HB 1606       Moody                   SP: Carona
Relating to the prosecution of the offenses of harassment and stalking.

HB 1659       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Lucio
Relating to certain actions taken by certain licensing authorities regarding a license holder or applicant who received deferred adjudication for certain offenses.

HB 1790       Longoria | et al.       SP: Hinojosa
Relating to certain procedures for defendants who successfully complete a period of state jail felony community supervision.

HB 1862       Dutton                  SP: Hinojosa
Relating to the criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct with respect to a switchblade knife.

HB 2090       Canales                 SP: Hinojosa
Relating to a written statement made by an accused as a result of custodial interrogation.

HB 2407       Naishtat                SP: Huffman
Relating to restoration of a person's right to purchase a firearm on termination of a guardianship.

HB 2511       Thompson, Senfronia     SP: Patrick
Relating to the option of providing electronic recordings of proceedings in the municipal court of record for the City of Houston.

HB 2539       Turner, Chris | et al.  SP: Davis
Relating to requiring computer technicians to report images of child pornography; providing a criminal penalty.

HB 2719       Guillen                 SP: Rodríguez
Relating to collecting and reporting information concerning inmates who have been in the conservatorship of a state agency responsible for providing child protective services and concerning inmate parole, reentry, and integration.

HB 2825       King, Ken | et al.      SP: Seliger
Relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex offender registration authority.

HB 2862       McClendon               SP: West
Relating to procedures related to juvenile cases.

HB 3161       Simpson | et al.        SP: Eltife
Relating to the Upshur County Juvenile Board.

HB 3334       Hughes                  SP: Rodríguez
Relating to the recording of testimony before a grand jury.

HB 3370       Craddick                SP: Patrick
Relating to the authority of certain retired peace officers to carry certain firearms.

HB 3805       Gonzales, Larry         SP: Schwertner
Relating to the discharge of an officer or employee of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.

If submitting written testimony, please provide 21 copies with your name on each.





Bills added after last posting:

HB 8

HB 167

HB 232

HB 431

HB 555

HB 694

HB 1790

HB 2539

HB 3370


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