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  H.B. No. 510
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to disclosure of certain information about expert
  witnesses in a criminal case.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 39.14(b), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  On [motion of] a party's request made not later than the
  30th day before the date that jury selection in the trial is
  scheduled to begin or, in a trial without a jury, the presentation
  of evidence is scheduled to begin, the party receiving the request
  shall [party and on notice to the other parties, the court in which
  an action is pending may order one or more of the other parties to]
  disclose to the requesting party [making the motion] the name and
  address of each person the disclosing [other] party may use at trial
  to present evidence under Rules 702, 703, and 705, Texas Rules of
  Evidence. Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the
  disclosure must be made in writing in hard copy form or by
  electronic means [The court shall specify in the order the time and
  manner in which the other party must make the disclosure to the
  moving party, but in specifying the time in which the other party
  shall make disclosure the court shall require the other party to
  make the disclosure] not later than the 20th day before the date
  that jury selection in the trial is scheduled to begin or, in a
  trial without a jury, the presentation of evidence is scheduled to
  begin.  On motion of a party and on notice to the other parties, the
  court may order an earlier time at which one or more of the other
  parties must make the disclosure to the requesting party [begins].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to the
  prosecution of an offense committed on or after the effective date
  of this Act. The prosecution of an offense committed before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose. For purposes of this section, an offense
  is committed before the effective date of this Act if any element of
  the offense occurs before the effective date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 510 was passed by the House on May 6,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 510 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor