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  H.B. No. 324
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a requirement that a peace officer obtain a search
  warrant before conducting a body cavity search during a traffic
  stop.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 18, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Article 18.24 to read as follows:
         Art. 18.24.  BODY CAVITY SEARCH DURING TRAFFIC STOP. (a) In
  this article, "body cavity search" means an inspection that is
  conducted of a person's anal or vaginal cavity in any manner, but
  the term does not include a pat-down.
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other law, a peace officer may not
  conduct a body cavity search of a person during a traffic stop
  unless the officer first obtains a search warrant pursuant to this
  chapter authorizing the body cavity search.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 324 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 324 on May 28, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 324 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor