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  S.B. No. 760
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to taking a blood specimen from the body of a deceased
  person during an inquest.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 49.10(j), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (j)  A justice of the peace may order a physician, qualified
  technician, paramedic, chemist, registered professional nurse, or
  licensed vocational nurse to take a specimen of blood from the body
  of a person:
               (1)  who died as the result of a motor vehicle accident
  if the justice determines that circumstances indicate that the
  person may have been driving while intoxicated; or
               (2)  to aid in the confirmation or determination of the
  cause and manner of death while conducting an inquest.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 760 passed the Senate on
  April 27, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 760 passed the House on
  May 9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 8,
  two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor