COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  1:30 PM or upon adjournment
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 

PLACE:        E1.016 (Hearing Room) 
CHAIR:        Senator John Whitmire 



To consider the following:


SB 213        Whitmire | et al.      
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the Windham School District and to the functions of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee.

SB 275        Watson | et al.        
Relating to the penalty for the offense of leaving the scene of an accident that involves personal injury or death.

SB 345        Whitmire               
Relating to the abolition of the state boot camp program.

SB 354        West                   
Relating to permitting electronic delivery of certain documents in a criminal case.

SB 367        Whitmire               
Relating to the disposition of abandoned or unclaimed property seized at the time of certain arrests.

SB 555        Davis                  
Relating to provisions in protective orders regarding pets and other companion animals; providing a penalty.

SB 701        Hegar                  
Relating to a defense to prosecution for criminal trespass.

SB 742        Carona                 
Relating to reports of missing children or attempted child abductions and to education and training for peace officers regarding missing or exploited children.

SB 767        Patrick | et al.       
Relating to the creation of DNA records for the DNA database system.

SB 821        Schwertner             
Relating to the prosecution of certain criminal offenses involving theft or involving fraud or other deceptive practices.

SB 1185       Huffman                
Relating to the creation of a mental health jail diversion pilot program.

SB 1238       Hinojosa | et al.      
Relating to the composition and duties of and investigations conducted by the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the administrative attachment of the Texas Forensic Science Commission to Sam Houston State University, and the accreditation of criminal laboratories by the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.




At the Chairman's discretion, the Committee may also consider any pending business;


SB 249        Patrick                
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of breach of computer security.

SB 262        Huffman                
Relating to the reporting of criminal disposition completeness percentage data.

SB 592        Ellis                  
Relating to caseloads for attorneys who are appointed to represent indigent defendants in criminal cases.




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




Bills added after last posting:

SB 1238


Bills deleted after last posting:

SB 786


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