COMMITTEE:    Criminal Justice 

TIME & DATE:  1:30 PM or upon adjournment
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 

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



To consider the following:


SB 263        Huffman                
Relating to the designation of certain synthetic cannabinoids as controlled substances and controlled substance analogues under the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 264        Huffman                
Relating to the addition of a synthetic hallucinogenic substance to Penalty Group 2 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

SB 336        Rodríguez              
Relating to the qualifications for appointment as a medical examiner.

SB 727        Taylor                 
Relating to the eligibility for judge-ordered community supervision or for release on parole of certain defendants convicted of burglary with the intent to commit a sex offense.

SB 743        Nelson                 
Relating to the penalties prescribed for repeated violations of certain court orders or conditions of bond in a family violence case.

SB 745        Nelson                 
Relating to review and verification procedures, and allowing certain claimants to file an application under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act;  and the administration of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Act.

SB 826        Whitmire               
Relating to the notification of a potential predator for civil commitment

SB 864        Campbell               
Relating to a handgun proficiency course that is taken to obtain or renew a concealed handgun license.

SB 970        Huffman                
Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen.

SB 1173       West                   
Relating to procedures for the sentencing and placement on community supervision of defendants charged with the commission of a state jail felony.

SB 1234       Whitmire               
Relating to the establishment of progressive sanctions for students who fail to attend school and to the repeal of the offenses of failure to attend school and parent contributing to nonattendance.

SB 1475       Duncan                 
Relating to the development and use of a jail-based restoration of competency pilot program.


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


SB 481        Hinojosa               
Relating to the recognition and validity of a license to carry a concealed handgun issued by another state.

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

SB 669        Whitmire               
Relating to the manner in which a bail bond or personal bond is forfeited and circumstances under which a final judgment of forfeiture may be reformed.

SB 670        Whitmire               
Relating to the copying of certain records and files relating to a child who is a party to a juvenile proceeding.

SB 786        Hinojosa               
Relating to warrants issued to obtain location information from wireless communications devices and to public access to law enforcement or prosecutor requests for certain related location or communication information.

SB 876        Patrick                
Relating to the discharge of a surety's liability on a bail bond in a criminal case.

SB 1348       West                   
Relating to certain criminal offenses concerning the unlawful transfer or purchase of certain weapons.


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