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  S.B. No. 743
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the time allowed for execution of a search warrant
  issued to obtain a specimen for DNA analysis.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 18.07, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 18.07.  DAYS ALLOWED FOR WARRANT TO RUN.  (a)  The time
  allowed for the execution of a search warrant [shall be three whole
  days], exclusive of the day of its issuance and of the day of its
  execution, is:
               (1)  15 whole days if the warrant is issued solely to
  search for and seize specimens from a specific person for DNA
  analysis and comparison, including blood and saliva samples; or
               (2)  three whole days if the warrant is issued for a
  purpose other than that described by Subdivision (1).
         (b)  The magistrate issuing a search warrant under [the
  provisions of] this chapter shall endorse on the [such] search
  warrant the date and hour of its [the] issuance [of the same].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a search warrant that is issued on or after the effective date of
  this Act. A search warrant that was issued before the effective
  date of this Act is covered by the law in effect when the warrant was
  issued, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 743 passed the Senate on
  April 23, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 28, 2009, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 743 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 20, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 140,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor