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  H.B. No. 358
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the seizure of the circuit board of a gambling device or
  equipment, altered gambling equipment, or gambling paraphernalia.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 18, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Article 18.095 to read as follows:
         Art. 18.095.  SEIZURE OF CIRCUIT BOARD OF GAMBLING DEVICE,
  EQUIPMENT, OR PARAPHERNALIA.  For purposes of this chapter, an
  officer directed under a search warrant to search for and seize a
  gambling device or equipment, altered gambling equipment, or
  gambling paraphernalia in the discretion of the officer may:
               (1)  seize only the programmable main circuit board of
  the device, equipment, or paraphernalia if that circuit board is
  designed as a subassembly or essential part of the device,
  equipment, or paraphernalia to provide the information necessary
  for the device, equipment, or paraphernalia to operate as a
  gambling device or equipment, altered gambling equipment, or
  gambling paraphernalia;
               (2)  carry the circuit board before the magistrate; and
               (3)  retain custody of the circuit board as the
  property seized pursuant to the warrant as required under this
  chapter.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 358 was passed by the House on May 15,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 358 on May 29, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 358 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 26, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor