COMMITTEE:   Criminal Jurisprudence 

TIME & DATE: 2:00 PM or upon final adjourn./recess
Monday, April 03, 2017 

PLACE:       E2.014 
CHAIR:       Rep. Joe Moody 


*Public Testimony will be limited to 3 minutes


If submitting written testimony please bring 10 copies (with your name on each copy)to the committee during the hearing if possible.



HB 34         Smithee
Relating to measures to prevent wrongful convictions.

HB 525        Villalba | et al.
Relating to a central database containing information about offenders who have committed certain violent offenses against children or offenses involving family or dating violence.

HB 551        Collier
Relating to the authority of a court to return certain fees to a person whose criminal record has been expunged.

HB 731        Bohac
Relating to creating the offense of intimidation by a member of a criminal street gang.

HB 736        Shaheen
Relating to the maintenance of information entered into a fee record.

HB 1322       Burns
Relating to the authority of a justice of the peace to issue a search warrant to collect a blood specimen from a person arrested for certain intoxication offenses.

HB 1357       Moody | et al.
Relating to the prosecution of offenses involving cruelty to animals and to the inclusion of related conduct in the definition of family violence; increasing a criminal penalty.

HB 1441       Wu
Relating to a defendant's discharge of fines and costs through confinement in jail or community service.

HB 1442       Wu
Relating to the release of certain defendants pending a motion for new trial or an appeal from a misdemeanor conviction.

HB 1465       Moody
Relating to a prohibition on a judge's imposition of court costs and filing or other fees on indigent defendants and plaintiffs.

HB 1601       Lozano
Relating to the release on bail of a person arrested under a warrant issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

HB 1655       King, Phil
Relating to the reporting of certain offenses committed by members of the Texas military forces.

HB 1747       Minjarez
Relating to the creation of the offense of mail theft.

HB 1810       Dale
Relating to the creation of the offense of possession or promotion of obscene visual material depicting a child.

HB 1866       Geren
Relating to compensation and restitution to crime victims and the disposition of unclaimed restitution payments; providing for an administrative penalty.

HB 1935       Frullo | et al.
Relating to the carrying of certain knives.

HB 2032       Gervin-Hawkins | et al.
Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for certain offenses committed on the premises of a public transportation system.

HB 2237       Walle
Relating to a public defender's investigation into a defendant's finances.

HB 2529       Meyer
Relating to a presumption that certain conduct constitutes force, fraud, or coercion for purposes of the offense of trafficking of persons.

HB 2671       Dean | et al.
Relating to the placement of certain substances in Penalty Groups 1 and 3 of the Texas Controlled Substances Act for the purposes of prosecution of criminal offenses involving those substances.

HB 2680       Canales
Relating to the creation and promulgation of certain standard forms for statewide use in criminal actions.

HB 2908       Hunter | et al.        
Relating to increasing the punishment for an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of service as a peace officer and to an education campaign regarding the importance of peace officers in the community.

HB 2931       Moody                  
Relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure, including conforming amendments.

HB 3054       Herrero | et al.       
Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.

HB 3080       Rose | et al.          
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with severe mental illness.


Notice of this meeting was announced from the house floor.




Bills added after last posting:

HB 2671


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