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  S.B. No. 1250
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in the
  prosecution of certain offenses involving family violence.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 38.371(a), Code of Criminal Procedure,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This article applies to a proceeding in the prosecution
  of a defendant for an offense, or for an attempt or conspiracy to
  commit an offense, that is committed under:
               (1)  Section 22.01, [or] 22.02, or 22.04, Penal Code,
  against a person whose relationship to or association with the
  defendant is described by Section 71.0021(b), 71.003, or 71.005,
  Family Code; or
               (2)  Section 25.07 or 25.072, Penal Code, if the
  offense is based on a violation of an order or a condition of bond in
  a case involving family violence.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to the
  admissibility of evidence in a criminal proceeding that commences
  on or after the effective date of this Act.  The admissibility of
  evidence in a criminal proceeding that commences before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the proceeding commenced, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1250 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1250 passed the House on
  May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor