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  H.B. No. 2185
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA
  specimen.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 18, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Article 18.065 to read as follows:
         Art. 18.065.  EXECUTION OF WARRANT ISSUED BY DISTRICT JUDGE
  FOR DNA SPECIMEN. (a)  A warrant issued by the judge of a district
  court under Article 18.02(10) to collect a DNA specimen from a
  person for the purpose of connecting that person to an offense may
  be executed in any county in this state.
         (b)  This article does not apply to a warrant issued by a
  justice of the peace, judge, or other magistrate other than a judge
  of a district court.
         
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a search warrant issued on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A search warrant issued before the effective date of this Act
  is governed by the law in effect on the date the warrant was issued,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2185 was passed by the House on May
  12, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 124, Nays 16, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2185 on May 27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 8,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2185 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 25, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor