S.B. No. 1774
  relating to the disposal of certain exhibits used in criminal
  proceedings in certain counties.
         SECTION 1.  Article 2.21, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by amending Subsections (f) and (i) and adding Subsection
  (f-1) to read as follows:
         (f)  Subject to Subsections (g), (h), (i), and (j), a [A]
  clerk [in a county with a population of 1.7 million or more] may
  dispose of an eligible exhibit or may deliver the eligible exhibit
  to the county purchasing agent for disposal as surplus or salvage
  property under Section 263.152, Local Government Code, [on the date
  provided by Subsection (e) of this article] if on the [that] date
  provided by Subsection (e) the clerk has not received a request for
  the exhibit from either the attorney representing the state in the
  case or the attorney representing the defendant.
         (f-1)  Notwithstanding Section 263.156, Local Government
  Code, or any other law, the commissioners court shall remit 50
  percent of any proceeds of the disposal of an eligible exhibit as
  surplus or salvage property as described by Subsection (f), less
  the reasonable expense of keeping the exhibit before disposal and
  the costs of that disposal, to each of the following:
               (1)  the county treasury, to be used only to defray the
  costs incurred by the district clerk of the county for the
  management, maintenance, or destruction of eligible exhibits in the
  county; and
               (2)  the state treasury to the credit of the
  compensation to victims of crime fund established under Subchapter
  B, Chapter 56.
         (i)  If a request is not received by a clerk covered by
  Subsection (g) [of this article] before the 31st day after the date
  of notice, the clerk may dispose of the eligible exhibit in the
  manner permitted by this article, including the delivery of the
  eligible exhibit for disposal as surplus or salvage property as
  described by Subsection (f).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1774 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 31, 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. 1774 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 15, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 144,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House