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HB 64 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 147 85-0 (2017) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 316 85-0 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of another in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1537 85-0 (2017) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1676 85-0 (2017) Author: White, James | et. al. Relating to the establishment of the capital appellate defense committee and the office of capital appellate defender. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 2347 85-0 (2017) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to the prosecution of and increased penalties for certain offenses involving the trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2736 85-0 (2017) Author: Frullo, John Relating to a succession plan for a regional public defender's office that primarily handles capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Returned to Local & Consent Calendars Comm.
HB 3054 85-0 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel | et. al. Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3080 85-0 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with severe mental illness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3411 85-0 (2017) Author: Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3617 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 4103 85-0 (2017) Author: King, Ken Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators, the operation of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, and certain related offenses; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Corrections Laid on the table subject to call
SB 597 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to abolishing the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 958 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the deadline for filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a death penalty case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1065 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1214 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Frullo, John
Relating to a succession plan for a regional public defender's office that primarily handles capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1576 85-0 (2017) Author: Perry, Charles
Sponsor: King, Ken
Relating to the civil commitment of sexually violent predators, the operation of the Texas Civil Commitment Office, and certain related offenses; increasing a criminal penalty. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 1616 85-0 (2017) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1740 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1867 85-0 (2017) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 136 85-1 (2017) Author: Rose, Toni Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with severe mental illness. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 252 85-1 (2017) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 310 85-1 (2017) Author: Herrero, Abel Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 345 85-1 (2017) Author: Turner, Chris Relating to the creation of a commission to study intellectual and developmental disability determinations in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 48 84-0 (2015) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to review convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: State Affairs
Effective immediately
HB 112 84-0 (2015) Author: White, James Relating to the prosecution of murder committed in the course of committing or attempting to commit trafficking of persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 267 84-0 (2015) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 277 84-0 (2015) Author: Ashby, Trent | et. al. Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 341 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 564 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1032 84-0 (2015) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1527 84-0 (2015) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1587 84-0 (2015) Author: Canales, Terry | et. al. Relating to disclosing certain information about each substance used to execute a person convicted of capital murder. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 1914 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Hancock, Kelly
Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 2110 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2673 84-0 (2015) Author: Blanco, César Relating to the eligibility of certain persons for the supplemental nutrition assistance program. House: Human Services Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3846 84-0 (2015) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. House: Government Transparency & Operation Laid on the table subject to call
SB 81 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of a commission to examine and prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 180 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 226 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 771 84-0 (2015) Author: Hancock, Kelly Relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on parole. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1071 84-0 (2015) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1083 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age; changing parole eligibility. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1661 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to abolishing the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1697 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Smithee, John | et. al.
Relating to the confidentiality of certain information regarding procedures and substances used in the execution of a convict. House: Government Transparency & Operation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SJR 54 84-0 (2015) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Proposing a constitutional amendment abolishing the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 164 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 166 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate convictions after exoneration and to prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Co-sponsor authorized
HB 189 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 261 83-0 (2013) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 319 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 320 83-0 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 577 83-0 (2013) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 901 83-0 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 924 83-0 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1337 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to the release of an inmate on parole. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1703 83-0 (2013) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1845 83-0 (2013) Author: Gooden, Lance | et. al. Relating to capital murder of a prosecuting attorney or an assistant prosecuting attorney. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2458 83-0 (2013) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2613 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando | et. al. Relating to access to criminal history record information by a public defender's office and the office of capital writs and to an exemption for those offices from fees imposed for processing inquiries for that information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2614 83-0 (2013) Author: Johnson, Eric Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3134 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio III, Eddie Relating to capital murder of a district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county attorney performing the duties of a district attorney. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3617 83-0 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 36 83-0 (2013) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the court of criminal appeals and establish one supreme court with civil and criminal appellate jurisdiction. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HJR 80 83-0 (2013) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to the authority of the governor to declare a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 88 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 89 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 187 83-0 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 750 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with an intellectual disability. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 1044 83-0 (2013) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Walle, Armando | et. al.
Relating to access to criminal history record information by certain entities, including certain local government corporations, public defender's offices, and the office of capital writs, and to an exemption for those offices from fees imposed for processing inquiries for that information. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1270 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to prohibiting seeking or imposing the death penalty on the basis of a person's race. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1292 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Relating to DNA testing of biological evidence in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1661 83-0 (2013) Author: Estes, Craig Relating to the consequences of engaging in certain conduct characteristic of organized crime; providing penalties. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 7 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 33 83-1 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 37 83-1 (2013) Author: King, Phil Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 59 83-1 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent the wrongful convictions of indigent defendants and to identify other related errors and defects in the criminal process. Filed
HB 72 83-1 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 81 83-1 (2013) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. Filed
SB 23 83-1 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House passage as amended reported
HB 4 83-2 (2013) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 7 83-2 (2013) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 10 83-2 (2013) Author: Canales, Terry Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 45 83-2 (2013) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to a limitation on regulations to restrict abortion. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 2 83-2 (2013) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by an individual younger than 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 488 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 543 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 566 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the murder of certain individuals protected under a court order as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably as substituted
HB 689 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 819 82-0 (2011) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 852 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 855 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1065 82-0 (2011) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al. Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1641 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1646 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1670 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1918 82-0 (2011) Author: Larson, Lyle Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2200 82-0 (2011) Author: Miles, Borris Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2511 82-0 (2011) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants and the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3323 82-0 (2011) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3400 82-0 (2011) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3762 82-0 (2011) Author: Marquez, Marisa Relating to creating a transparent and deliberative process by which execution procedures are determined. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HJR 97 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 377 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al.
Sponsor: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 973 82-0 (2011) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies after being transferred to criminal court. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1028 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1078 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1079 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1308 82-0 (2011) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: McClendon, Ruth | et. al.
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 1688 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1832 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to notice to inmates and their attorneys of lethal substance or substances to be used in lethal injection. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1835 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 44 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 111 81-0 (2009) Author: Peña, Aaron | et. al. Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 297 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 298 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 304 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a co-conspirator in certain felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 682 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 788 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 825 81-0 (2009) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to prohibiting deferred adjudication community supervision for certain defendants convicted of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 877 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 913 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 916 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 921 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 938 81-0 (2009) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 1148 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 1152 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2115 81-0 (2009) Author: Moody, Joseph Relating to the punishment prescribed for the offense of bail jumping and failure to appear. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2189 81-0 (2009) Author: Veasey, Marc | et. al. Relating to the hours of operation of the court of criminal appeals on a day an execution is scheduled to occur. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 2267 81-0 (2009) Author: Hodge, Terri | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the joint or separate prosecution in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on intent calendar
HB 3580 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4314 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 4466 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 24 81-0 (2009) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HJR 58 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Not again placed on intent calendar
HR 480 81-0 (2009) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Creating a Special Committee on Impeachment to consider the impeachment of Judge Sharon Keller of the Court of Criminal Appeals for gross neglect of duty and conducting her official duties with willful disregard for human life. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 115 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 165 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to an annual report and analysis by the Office of Court Administration regarding cases involving the trial of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 167 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 169 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 426 81-0 (2009) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the electronic filing of documents for capital cases in the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 839 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: McReynolds, Jim
Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a juvenile whose case is transferred to criminal court. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1091 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs and to the appointment and compensation of certain counsel for indigent defendants in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 1139 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1173 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Fletcher, Allen
Relating to certain procedures for delivery of a warrant of execution and modifications or withdrawals of a warrant of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 1581 81-0 (2009) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 7 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 8 80-0 (2007) Author: Riddle, Debbie | et. al.
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob | et. al.
Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and supervision of certain sex offenders and to certain crimes involving sex offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 339 80-0 (2007) Author: Leibowitz, David Relating to requiring DNA records of persons who are arrested under certain circumstances, who are indicted, or who waive indictment for certain felonies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 745 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 802 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 804 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 806 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility in a trial for capital murder of the identification of a suspect in a pre-trial photographic identification procedure. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 809 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 810 80-0 (2007) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1107 80-0 (2007) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda Relating to the punishment for the offense of intoxication manslaughter when the victim of the offense is a peace officer. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1160 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the use of pancuronium bromide to execute an inmate sentenced to death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1266 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1545 80-0 (2007) Author: Peña, Aaron
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 1598 80-0 (2007) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to an annual report by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System about jury charges and sentences in capital cases. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 3416 80-0 (2007) Author: Garcia, Juan | et. al. Relating to providing psychological counseling to jurors or alternate jurors in certain criminal trials. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3740 80-0 (2007) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to abolishing the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3816 80-0 (2007) Author: Deshotel, Joe Relating to the execution of an innocent person as the subject of a court of inquiry. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3996 80-0 (2007) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 23 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 5 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob | et. al. Relating to the prosecution, punishment, and supervision of certain sex offenders and to certain crimes involving sex offenders. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 208 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to hearings by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 249 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 263 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 301 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 306 80-0 (2007) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Pierson, Paula | et. al.
Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 498 80-0 (2007) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 528 80-0 (2007) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Peña, Aaron
Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
SB 705 80-0 (2007) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony
Relating to an annual report by the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System about jury charges and sentences in capital cases. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 1655 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the establishment of the capital writs committee and the office of capital writs. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1823 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1947 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the study of death eligible homicide cases committed and prosecuted in the state of Texas. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 12 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 21 80-0 (2007) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 48 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to disposal of an exhibit in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 61 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 66 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 93 79-0 (2005) Author: Riddle, Debbie
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to showing the manner of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 284 79-0 (2005) Author: Goolsby, Tony | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 333 79-0 (2005) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 351 79-0 (2005) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to prohibiting jury-recommended or deferred adjudication community supervision for a defendant convicted of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 408 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury selection in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 419 79-0 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 431 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 432 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 434 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 450 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 452 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 454 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 456 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 458 79-0 (2005) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 493 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 618 79-0 (2005) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 966 79-0 (2005) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the murder of a commissioned security officer as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2123 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to considerations applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2125 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the procedure applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2165 79-0 (2005) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3396 79-0 (2005) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the use of the substance pancuronium bromide to execute an inmate sentenced to death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HJR 14 79-0 (2005) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 24 79-0 (2005) Author: McClendon, Ruth Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a moratorium in death penalty cases in which analyses performed by a crime laboratory operated by the City of Houston Police Department were admitted into evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 73 79-0 (2005) Author: Coleman, Garnet Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 60 79-0 (2005) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Goolsby, Tony | et. al.
Relating to the representation of certain defendants in capital cases and to the punishment for a capital felony or other felony punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding 99 years. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 65 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 85 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 226 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 228 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 231 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 544 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 548 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to considerations by the Board of Pardons and Paroles regarding clemency matters. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
SB 741 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the decertification of a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 925 79-0 (2005) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to competency to be executed in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 1033 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the powers and duties of the Criminal Justice Advisory Council. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1200 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to information held by a governmental body regarding forensic evidence used in the trial of a person sentenced to death if the evidence was tested by a forensic laboratory operated by the police department in certain municipalities. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1507 79-0 (2005) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Peña, Aaron
Relating to the introduction of certain evidence in the sentencing phase of a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1791 79-0 (2005) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
SJR 11 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 19 79-1 (2005) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the qualifications and appointment of counsel for indigent defendants in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 11 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to the offense of terroristic threat and to the punishment as a capital offense of murder occurring during the commission or attempted commission of terroristic threat. House: Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations
Senate: Infrastructure Development and Security
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 127 78-0 (2003) Author: Burnam, Lon Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 170 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for necessary costs incurred in witnessing an execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 210 78-0 (2003) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al. Relating to prohibiting jury-recommended or deferred adjudication community supervision for a defendant convicted of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 343 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 345 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 351 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 353 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a Forensic Science Review Committee within the Department of Public Safety. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
HB 357 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 360 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 366 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 370 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to an analysis of the application of the death penalty in Texas. House: Corrections Referred to Corrections
HB 372 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 380 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the imposition of the death penalty in certain cases where the guilt of the defendant may be in doubt. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 520 78-0 (2003) Author: Menendez, Jose | et. al. Relating to the punishment for individuals who evade arrest after committing the offense of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 540 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 562 78-0 (2003) Author: McCall, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the collection and maintenance of DNA samples taken from certain offenders. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
See remarks for effective date
HB 563 78-0 (2003) Author: Haggerty, Pat Relating to the murder of a commissioned security officer as a capital offense. House: Law Enforcement Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 590 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 614 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Received from the House
HB 615 78-0 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 664 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 665 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to standards of competency for attorneys appointed as counsel to indigent applicants in certain habeas corpus proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 866 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1011 78-0 (2003) Author: Hochberg, Scott | et. al.
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to postconviction DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 1048 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1734 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1740 78-0 (2003) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the duties of the office of the attorney representing the state in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2090 78-0 (2003) Author: Riddle, Debbie Relating to showing the cause of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 2165 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2166 78-0 (2003) Author: Dunnam, Jim Relating to the sentencing procedure in capital felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3142 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the handling of appeals by State Courts and administrative or regulatory bodies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3255 78-0 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the application of certain post-conviction procedures to inmates in whose trials forensic evidence was admitted after analysis at an unprofessional laboratory. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3397 78-0 (2003) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to disposal of an exhibit in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HJR 6 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Proposing a constitutional amendment establishing a moratorium in death penalty cases in which analyses performed by a crime laboratory operated by the City of Houston Police Department were admitted into evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 22 78-0 (2003) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HR 559 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Recognizing March 25, 2003, as a "Day of Innocence" in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 163 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 218 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 219 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 320 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the prosecution of a capital murder involving the death of a peace officer. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 332 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 348 78-0 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Record vote
SB 389 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Co-author authorized
SB 444 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 543 78-0 (2003) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Relating to postconviction DNA testing. Senate: Criminal Justice Removed from local & uncontested calendar
SB 601 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
SB 727 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the payment of fees awarded to certain attorneys appointed by a court to represent indigent inmates in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1224 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
SB 1854 78-0 (2003) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to the disposal of exhibits in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 12 78-0 (2003) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SJR 28 78-0 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
HB 17 78-1 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 18 78-1 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 19 78-1 (2003) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to the appointment of counsel for an indigent applicant for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 29 78-1 (2003) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 13 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 14 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 15 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 17 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 33 78-1 (2003) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 57 78-1 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 4 78-1 (2003) Author: Ellis, Rodney Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 30 77-0 (2001) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 236 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 242 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a person with mental retardation who is convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 260 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to providing the governor with sole discretion to commute punishment in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 322 77-0 (2001) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to murder committed in certain places associated with a school or educational institution as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 347 77-0 (2001) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for necessary costs incurred in witnessing an execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 365 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 520 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to compensation for persons wrongfully imprisoned or sentenced to death. House: Civil Practices Left pending in committee
HB 632 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 685 77-0 (2001) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to prohibiting jury-recommended community supervision for defendant convicted of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 720 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 869 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1247 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1328 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the setting of an execution date in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
HB 1416 77-0 (2001) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to certain issues submitted to the jury in a death penalty proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1860 77-0 (2001) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person younger than 18 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1925 77-0 (2001) Author: Haggerty, Pat
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the creation of an offense prohibiting certain weapons within 1,000 feet of a place of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1962 77-0 (2001) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois | et. al. Relating to showing the cause of death on the death certificate of an inmate of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice who is lawfully executed. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2048 77-0 (2001) Author: Burnam, Lon | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital felony committed by a person who is younger than 18 years of age at the time of committing the felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2515 77-0 (2001) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to juror questioning of witnesses in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3246 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the authority of the court of criminal appeals to review certain trial court findings regarding a defendant's competency to be executed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 21 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide the governor with sole discretion to commute punishment in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HJR 56 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HJR 59 77-0 (2001) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 85 77-0 (2001) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Statement(s) of vote recorded in Journal
SB 680 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 686 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
SB 793 77-0 (2001) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency in capital cases. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 1249 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to criminal penalties for arson resulting in the death of a fire fighter. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SJR 25 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 41 76-0 (1999) Author: Pitts, Jim Relating to the age at which a person may be punished by death for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 77 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 135 76-0 (1999) Author: McClendon, Ruth | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 150 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 151 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 172 76-0 (1999) Author: Garcia, Domingo Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 222 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the murder of a juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 245 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the procedures for determining whether a defendant sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 388 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to murder committed in certain places associated with a school or educational institution as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 397 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the procedure applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 398 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to considerations applicable to a decision to commute a sentence of death. House: Corrections Left pending in committee
HB 425 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the punishment and eligibility for parole of certain violent offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 657 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry Relating to compensation under the Crime Victims' Compensation Act for necessary costs incurred in witnessing an execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 663 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey Relating to the murder of an individual who is protected by a court order by a person to whom the order is directed as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 684 76-0 (1999) Author: Solomons, Burt Relating to the murder of an individual who is protected by a court order by a person to whom the order is directed as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 761 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 796 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the circumstances in which the murder of an individual is punishable as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 887 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the murder of a child under certain circumstances as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 892 76-0 (1999) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to race as a factor in the prosecution of capital cases in which the death penalty is sought by the state. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1025 76-0 (1999) Author: Hilderbran, Harvey | et. al. Relating to the torture and murder of an individual as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 1516 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Duncan, Robert
Relating to the representation of applicants for writs of habeas corpus in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1619 76-0 (1999) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee members named
HB 2121 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a person with mental retardation who is convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
HB 2738 76-0 (1999) Author: Williams, Thomas | et. al. Relating to the prosecution as a capital offense of a murder motivated by bias or prejudice. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
HB 3069 76-0 (1999) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c favorably w/o amendment(s)
SB 38 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie | et. al. Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 39 76-0 (1999) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to jury instructions and charges in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 49 76-0 (1999) Author: West, Royce Relating to the prosecution as a capital offense of a murder motivated by bias or prejudice. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 326 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al.
Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1698 76-0 (1999) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the manner in which the Board of Pardons and Paroles performs duties related to clemency. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 93 75-0 (1997) Author: Raymond, Richard Relating to the murder of an individual by use of an explosive weapon as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 151 75-0 (1997) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to capital murder by a peace officer, jailer, or guard of a person in custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 806 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al.
Sponsor: Wentworth, Jeff
Relating to the prosecution of the offense of obstruction or retaliation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
HB 1655 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to procedures for determining whether a defendant sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3582 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 493 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the punishment for murder of an individual selected as a victim because of the individual's race, religion, or gender. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 971 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the murder of a peace officer as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1728 75-0 (1997) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to procedures in death penalty cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/97
SB 1844 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the criminal penalty for the aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 3 74-0 (1995) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to procedures for applying for a writ of habeas corpus by persons convicted of a felony and procedures for the compensation and appointment of counsel to represent certain persons charged with a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 65 74-0 (1995) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to capital murder by a peace officer, jailer, or guard of a person in custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 182 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Bob | et. al. Relating to the murder of an individual providing certain medical emergency care. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 285 74-0 (1995) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to individuals permitted to attend the execution of a capital felon. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 527 74-0 (1995) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the prosecution of a capital felony committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 573 74-0 (1995) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the execution of persons with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 611 74-0 (1995) Author: Hartnett, Will Relating to challenges for cause to prospective jurors in certain capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1667 74-0 (1995) Author: Nixon, Joe Relating to capital punishment for murders committed during the commission of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1805 74-0 (1995) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the procedures for determining eligibility for parole of a defendant serving a life sentence after conviction of a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2817 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to the procedures for determining eligibility for parole of a defendant serving a life sentence after conviction of a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 38 74-0 (1995) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Bailey, Kevin | et. al.
Relating to individuals permitted to attend the execution of a capital felon. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 143 74-0 (1995) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the defendant's right to waive automatic review of the judgment of conviction and sentence in a capital case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 440 74-0 (1995) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to procedures for applying for a writ of habeas corpus by persons convicted of a felony and procedures for the compensation and appointment of counsel to represent certain persons charged with a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
SB 891 74-0 (1995) Author: Patterson, Jerry Relating to the punishment for murder of an individual selected as a victim because of the individual's race. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1380 74-0 (1995) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the punishment of an offense of murder during the commission or attempted commission of certain offenses under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SCR 137 74-0 (1995) Author: Haywood, Tom Declaring support for the death penalty for a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 25 73-0 (1993) Author: De La Garza, Eddie | et. al. Relating to murder committed in retaliation against certain persons as a capital offense. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 92 73-0 (1993) Author: Greenberg, Sherri | et. al. Relating to the eligibility for release on parole of a prisoner serving a life sentence for a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 537 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the procedures for determining eligibility for parole of a defendant serving a life sentence after conviction of a capital felony. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 727 73-0 (1993) Author: Place, Allen | et. al. Relating to the punishment as a capital offense of certain murders committed by individuals incarcerated in penal institutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered in Calendars
HB 798 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Turner, Jim
Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991, and to the reformation of a sentence or an award of a new trial in a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
HB 1562 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al. Relating to procedures for petitioning for a writ of habeas corpus by persons sentenced to death and procedures for the compensation and appointment of counsel to represent persons sentenced to death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1578 73-0 (1993) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the criminal responsibility of a person who is 13 years of age or older for certain felony offenses and to the application of the death penalty to a person who is 16 years of age or older. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1606 73-0 (1993) Author: Combs, Susan | et. al. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor Authorized
HB 1640 73-0 (1993) Author: Moffat, Nancy Relating to murder committed in retaliation against certain persons as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1784 73-0 (1993) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the prosecution of capital felony committed by a person with mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2596 73-0 (1993) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the disposition after review by the Court of Criminal Appeals of a criminal case in which the punishment assessed is the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2735 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the exclusion of defendants suffering from mental retardation or mental illness from the application of capitol punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 13 73-0 (1993) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Combs, Susan
Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 818 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to the punishment as a capital offense of certain murders committed by individuals incarcerated in penal institutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 984 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to procedures for petitioning for a writ of habeas corpus by persons sentenced to death and procedures for the compensation and appointment of counsel to represent persons sentenced to death. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 985 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991, and to the reformation of a sentence or an award of a new trial in a capital felony case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1190 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the eligibility for parole of a defendant convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1241 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 9 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker | et. al.
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 23 72-0 (1991) Author: Ovard, A.R. | et. al. Relating to the punishment of murder as a capital offense if the defendant has previously been convicted of murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 62 72-0 (1991) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the murder of an individual under 18 years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 129 72-0 (1991) Author: Horn, Jim Relating to the punishment of attempted capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 137 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to capital murder by a peace officer, jailer, or guard of a person in custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 332 72-0 (1991) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to murder committed by a person on parole or mandatory supervision as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 390 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the manner in which the death penalty is imposed. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 775 72-0 (1991) Author: Tallas, Jim | et. al. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1240 72-0 (1991) Author: McCollough, Parker Relating to sentencing procedures in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1319 72-0 (1991) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the punishment for a capital offense and to the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures involved in the prosecution of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1612 72-0 (1991) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the murder of an individual under four years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1775 72-0 (1991) Author: Place, Allen Relating to the punishment for a capital offense and to the procedures involved in the prosecution of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2422 72-0 (1991) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to classification as a capital offense the murder of an individual with intent to participate in a criminal combination or the profits of a criminal combination. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2679 72-0 (1991) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to restricting the ability of certain defendants charged with capital offenses from being released on personal bond or having the amount of bond reduced. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2771 72-0 (1991) Author: Finnell, Charles Relating to permitting capital punishment to be carried out as near the county in which the offense for which the defendant was convicted was committeed as is practical. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 10 72-0 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 414 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Jones, Delwin
Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial following a finding of error in the punishment stage of a capital offense trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Withdrawn from calendar
SB 415 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the murder of an individual under 11 or over 64 years of age as a capital offense. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
SB 497 72-0 (1991) Author: Dickson, Temple Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to special subcommittee
SB 556 72-0 (1991) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to special subcommittee
SB 880 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: McCollough, Parker
Relating to sentencing procedures in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 882 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John Relating to the punishment for a capital offense and to the pre-trial, trial, and post-trial procedures involved in the prosecution of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1479 72-0 (1991) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole and furloughs for a person convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1598 72-0 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the punishment for a person whose sentence is commuted to life by the court of criminal appeals. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 226 72-1 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 227 72-1 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 68 72-1 (1991) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age as a capital offense. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 35 72-2 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to sentencing procedures in capital felony cases for offenses committed before September 1, 1991. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 36 72-2 (1991) Author: Russell, Sam Relating to the reformation of a sentence or award of a new trial in a capital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 10 71-0 (1989) Author: Morales, Dan | et. al. Relating to the punishment of murder during the commission or attempted commission of certain aggravated felonies under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 36 71-0 (1989) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to capital murder by a peace officer, jailer, or guard of a person in custody. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 42 71-0 (1989) Author: Williamson, Richard Relating to the punishment for certain violent offenses, including the punishment of certain first degree felonies as capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 55 71-0 (1989) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to the exclusion of mentally retarded defendants from the application of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported favorably with substitute
HB 119 71-0 (1989) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 184 71-0 (1989) Author: Kubiak, L.B. | et. al. Relating to murder and the subsequent sexual molestation of the corpse as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 207 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry | et. al. Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Record vote
HB 210 71-0 (1989) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 224 71-0 (1989) Author: Polumbo, Anthony Relating to the time in which the court of criminal appeals must review a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 227 71-0 (1989) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to capital punishment for murder if the actor and the person murdered are both incarcerated in a penal institution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 242 71-0 (1989) Author: Valigura, Keith Relating to the punishment of murder during the commission or attempted commission of a felony under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 380 71-0 (1989) Author: Campbell, Ben Relating to the punishment of murder of a child or elderly individual as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 732 71-0 (1989) Author: Cuellar, Henry Relating to the punishment of murder of certain persons on the premises of a primary or secondary school as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on table subj. to call in s/c
HB 745 71-0 (1989) Author: Swift, Dick Relating to the punishment of murder of a participant in a court proceeding as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1107 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to voir dire in a capital case in which the state is not seeking the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1170 71-0 (1989) Author: Thomas, Bill Relating to the punishment of murder of emergency medical services personnel as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1235 71-0 (1989) Author: Morales, Dan Relating to the effect of a reversal in a capital case by the Court of Criminal Appeals on the basis of an error in the punishment stage of the case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Pending in committee
HB 1374 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to jury instructions at the penalty phase in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2866 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c favorably w/sub.
HB 3017 71-0 (1989) Author: Brimer, Kim Creating a Death Penalty Review Court to make recommendations to the Court of Criminal Appeals regarding the merits of points of error in appeals of capital murder convictions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 3119 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry | et. al. Relating to jurisdiction in capital murder prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 3120 71-0 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to venue in capital murder prosecutions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 56 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Returned to committee
SB 59 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the punishment of murder during the commission or attempted commission of certain aggravated felonies under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 135 71-0 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Morales, Dan
Relating to the punishment of murder during the commission or attempted commission of an aggravated felony under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 348 71-0 (1989) Author: Uribe, Hector Relating to jury instructions at the penalty phase in capital cases. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 377 71-0 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the punishment of murder of emergency medical services personnel as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 775 71-0 (1989) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole and furloughs for a person convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 915 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the effect of a reversal in a capital case by the Court of Criminal Appeals on the basis of an error in the punishment stage of the case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1296 71-0 (1989) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to the punishment of murder of certain persons on the premises of a primary or secondary school as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1471 71-0 (1989) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole for persons convicted of capital offenses and for certain persons convicted.... Senate: Criminal Justice Postponed in committee
SB 1764 71-0 (1989) Author: Caperton, Kent | et. al. Relating to the issues to be submitted to the jury in determining the appropriateness of the death penalty. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 21 71-1 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to denial of parole to convicted capital murderers who are not sentenced to death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 51 71-1 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim Relating to the offense of and penalty for murder of an individual 14 years of age or younger. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 89 71-1 (1989) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to the consideration of mitigating circumstances, including the mental retardation of the defendant, in the assessment of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 121 71-1 (1989) Author: Warner, Larry Relating to jury instructions on mitigating circumstances in the punishment phase of capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 12 71-1 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. | et. al.
Sponsor: Tallas, Jim
Relating to the offense of and penalty for murder of an individual 14 years of age or younger. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Record vote
SB 17 71-1 (1989) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the punishment of murder during the commission or attempted commission of an aggravated felony under the Texas Controlled Substances Act as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Postponed in committee
HB 16 71-2 (1989) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to murder committed by a person on parole or mandatory supervision as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 3 71-2 (1989) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the offense of and penalty for murder of an individual six years of age or younger. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 23 71-3 (1990) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to murder committed by a person on parole or mandatory supervision as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 7 71-3 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 34 71-4 (1990) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to murder committed by a person on parole or mandatory supervision as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 13 71-4 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 90 71-5 (1990) Author: Repp, Glenn Relating to murder committed by a person on parole or mandatory supervision as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 14 71-5 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 30 71-6 (1990) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the murder of an individual under six years of age. Senate: Criminal Justice Received from the Senate
HB 13 70-0 (1987) Author: Evans, Larry
Sponsor: Washington, Craig
Relating to the sentencing of a defendant convicted of capital murder if it is alleged by the defendant that another person charged in the same death was primarily responsible for the murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 31 70-0 (1987) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the murder of a peace officer as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 57 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the punishment of murder of a child or elderly individual as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 69 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to the punishment of murder of an inmate of a penal institution by another inmate as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 205 70-0 (1987) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the sentencing of a defendant convicted of capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 264 70-0 (1987) Author: Clemons, Billy Relating to capital punishment for the offense of delivery of a controlled substance to a person who dies as the result of introducing the substance into his body. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 431 70-0 (1987) Author: Ovard, A.R. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence S/C laid on table subject to call
HB 466 70-0 (1987) Author: Givens, Ron Relating to the murder of a child or an elderly individual as capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 553 70-0 (1987) Author: Ovard, A.R.
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left as pending business in comm.
HB 726 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 727 70-0 (1987) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1048 70-0 (1987) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the offense of capital murder of a child younger than five years of age. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 15 70-0 (1987) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Special Subcommittee
SB 210 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for persons convicted of capital offsenses and for certain persons convicted of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, or aggravated robbery. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 863 70-0 (1987) Author: Anderson, Richard Relating to murder committed by a person incarcerated in a penal institution as a capital offense. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 8 69-0 (1985) Author: Polumbo, Anthony
Sponsor: Harris, O.H.
Relating to capital punishment for murder of two or more persons. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
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HB 91 69-0 (1985) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to the punishment, sentencing and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted on a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 150 69-0 (1985) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to the waiver of a jury trial for a person charged with a capital offense and to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 631 69-0 (1985) Author: McKenna, Jan Relating to the eligibility for probation or parole of a person convicted of murder or capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 638 69-0 (1985) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to capital punishment for murder if the actor and the person murdered are both incarcerated in a penal institution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 667 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the place at which an execution may take place. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
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HB 668 69-0 (1985) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to capital punishment for murder of two or more persons and for murder if the actor has previously been convicted of murder or capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1022 69-0 (1985) Author: Willy, John Relating to capital murder when the murder of a child is involved. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1079 69-0 (1985) Author: Burnett, Dick Relating to requiring that the execution of a condemned prisoner be held in the county in which the offense for which the condemned person was convicted was committed. House: Law Enforcement Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
HB 1245 69-0 (1985) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to capital murder when the murder of a young child is involved. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1544 69-0 (1985) Author: Hury, James
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to voluntary manslaughter as a defense to prosecution for murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Posting rule suspended
HB 1678 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen
Sponsor: Blake, Roy
Relating to the participation of physicians in executions of convicts by the Texas Department of Corrections by means of lethal injection. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Returned from Senate as amended
HB 1710 69-0 (1985) Author: Johnson, Sam Relating to the capital punishment for murder of a child or an elderly person. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 2144 69-0 (1985) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to the sentencing of a defendant convicted of capital murder if it is alleged by the defendant that another person charged in the same death was primarily responsible for the murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2356 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a moratorium on the execution of convicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 23 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to capital punishment for murder of two or more persons and for murder if the actor has previously been convicted of murder or capital murder. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
SB 122 69-0 (1985) Author: Farabee, Ray Including certain murders of two or more persons in the definition of capital murder. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 193 69-0 (1985) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to capital murder when the murder of a child is involved. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 939 69-0 (1985) Author: Montford, John Relating to a requirement that a court charging a jury in a capital case inform the jury as to the nature of conduct that is deliberate. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 987 69-0 (1985) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to the capital punishment for murder of a child or an elderly person. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to subcommittee
SB 1221 69-0 (1985) Author: Blake, Roy Relating to the participation of physicians in executions of convicts by the Texas Department of Corrections by means of lethal injection. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably w/amendments
HB 70 68-0 (1983) Author: Willis, Doyle
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to the classification of the murder of a child in the course of committing aggravated sexual abuse as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 83 68-0 (1983) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to making it capital murder to murder two or more persons in certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 146 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a moratorium on the execution of convicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 183 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to repeal of capital punishment and capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 184 68-0 (1983) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 573 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to visitors of a condemned prisoner preceding the prisoner's execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 678 68-0 (1983) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to the prosecution and punishment for a capital offense and the availability of parole for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence See remarks
HB 1234 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capitol offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Record vote
HB 1235 68-0 (1983) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 2022 68-0 (1983) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the persons required or allowed to witness an execution. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Committee on Law Enforcement
SB 19 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to capital murder when the murder of a child is involved. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 814 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the offense of capital murder, expanding the definition. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1413 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to the punishment, sentencing, and availability of parole or mandatory supervision for a person convicted of a capital offense. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 33 67-0 (1981) Author: Hartung, Frank Relating to the prosecution of children for capital felonies and felonies of the first degree. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 157 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a moratorium on the execution of convicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 160 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to repeal of capital punishment and capital offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 164 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the punishment for capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 575 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck Relating to the offense of capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 745 67-0 (1981) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the classification as a capital offense of murder in the course of committing or attempting to commit aggravated sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1086 67-0 (1981) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the classification of the murder of a child as a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Message from the Governor
HB 1124 67-0 (1981) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to punishment for involuntary manslaughter, including availability for probation and parole. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1132 67-0 (1981) Author: McFarland, Bob Relating to reformation of the sentence in certain capital murder cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1164 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T.
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the effect of the failure of a jury to agree on special issues in the punishment phase of a capital case and to the effect of a finding of insufficient evidence by the court of criminal appeals on the sentence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 1167 67-0 (1981) Author: Jones, Neal T.
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to alternate jurors in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 1919 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to classification as a capital offense of the murder of a prosecuting attorney or assistant prosecuting attorney. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1920 67-0 (1981) Author: Riley, Ken Relating to classification as a capital offense of the murder of a legislator or person holding an elective statewide office. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 1923 67-0 (1981) Author: Wilson, Ron Making the murder of a minor a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence No action taken
HR 121 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Creating a special interim committee to study capital punishment in Texas. House: State Affairs
SB 294 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to alternate jurors in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 640 67-0 (1981) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the reformation of the sentence in certain capital murder cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 1079 67-0 (1981) Author: Richards, Mike Relating to classification as a capital offense of the murder of a prosecuting attorney. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 105 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to abolition of the death penalty. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 247 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to a moratorium on the execution of convicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 330 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 390 66-0 (1979) Author: Salinas, Froy Relating to making the murder of an elected public official or a public schoolteacher a capital offense in certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 982 66-0 (1979) Author: Hartung, Frank Relating to the prosecution of children for first degree and capital felonies. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1185 66-0 (1979) Author: Leonard, Jr., Bob Relating to making it capital murder to murder two or more persons in certain circumstances. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Placed on daily General State Calendar
HB 1578 66-0 (1979) Author: Nowlin, James Relating to the offense of capital murder when an officer or employee of government is murdered. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1745 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the offense of capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1997 66-0 (1979) Author: Schlueter, Stan Relating to capital murder when the murder of a child is involved. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2118 66-0 (1979) Author: Hernandez, Joe
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to spiritual advisors for persons on death row. House: Security & Sanctions
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 2193 66-0 (1979) Author: Wilson, Ron Making the murder of a minor a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HCR 85 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Creating a special joint committee to study capital punishment in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HR 63 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Creating a special interim committee to investigate capital punishment in Texas. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 453 66-0 (1979) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to the effect of intent on criminal responsibility in capital murder. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 562 65-0 (1977) Author: Cates, Phil Relating to a court's instructions to the jury on the laws of parole and commutation of sentence for good behavior. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 563 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to capital punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 568 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to reformation of the penalty in a capital case when the Court of Criminal Appeals is divided. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 904 65-0 (1977) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to certain murders by peace officers and by employees of penal institutions constituting capital murder. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Assigned to General State Calendar
HB 913 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to capital murder by a peace officer of an individual under arrest. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 945 65-0 (1977) Author: Grant, Ben Z.
Sponsor: Braecklein, Bill
Relating to the method of execution of convicts sentenced to death. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective in 90 days
HB 1613 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to declaring a moratorium on the execution of convicts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 2065 65-0 (1977) Author: Allee, Henry E. Relating to the courts' charge and the verdict in a capital felony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2071 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the punishment for a capital offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HCR 91 65-0 (1977) Author: Lewis, Gibson Expressing appreciation of legislature for Texas broadcasters' decision not to broadcast executions. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HCR 115 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Creating joint interim study committee on capital punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HJR 71 65-0 (1977) Author: Moreno, Paul Proposing an amendment of the Texas Constitution to prohibit the death penalty. House: Constitutional Amendments Referred to Committee on Constitutional Amendments
HR 51 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to creating a special House interim committee to study capital punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 523 65-0 (1977) Author: Braecklein, Bill Relating to the execution of a sentence of death. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported from committee favorably substituted
SCR 22 65-0 (1977) Author: Meier, Bill A resolution, commending those broadcasters of Texas who have determined to follow the dictates of good taste and responsible reporting by not broadcasting executions. House: Rules Referred to subcommittee
SCR 83 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene Creating jonit interim study committee on capital punishment. Senate: Administration Referred to Committee on Administration
SB 573 64-0 (1975) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to capital murder. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SR 470 64-0 (1975) Author: Meier, Bill Providing for creation of special interim committee to study death penalty stature and make clear constitutional guidelines needed in carrying out its execution. Senate: Administration
HB 112 63-0 (1973) Author: Hendricks, Bob Establishing life imprisonment with no parole as a punishment to replace the death penalty; amending Articles 47, 48, 84, 309, 1189, 1257, as amended, and 1408, Penal Code of Texas, 1925; amending Section 1, Chapter 12, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, as amended (Article 1177a, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Subsection (c), Section 23, Uniform Narcotic Drug Act, as amended (Article 725b, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Subsections (a) and (b), Section 15, Article 42.12, as amended, Section 1, Article 26.05, as amended, Subsection (b), Section 2, Article 37.07, as amended, Section (b), Article 44.08, Subsection (a), Section 2, Article 46.01, as amended, and Articles 1.13, 1.14, as amended, 1.141, 1.15, as amended, 16.15, 34.01, 34.04, 35.15, 35.17, 40.03, 42.04, and 42.09, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965; amending the title of Chapter 34, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965; repealing Section 5, Article 46.02, and Articles 11.41, 11.58, 23.15, 23.16, 43.14, 43.15, 43.16, 43.17, 43.18, 43.19, 43.20, 43.21, 43.22, 43.23, 43.24, and 43.25, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 144 63-0 (1973) Author: Green, Forrest Increasing the penalty for certain capital offenses; amending Articles 48, 84, 309, 1189, 1257 as amended, and 1408, Penal Code of Texas, 1925; amending Section 3-a, Chapter 274, Acts of the 40th Legislature, Regular Session, 1927, as amended (Article 1257b, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Section 1, Chapter 12, Acts of the 42nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1931, as amended (Article 1177a, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Section 23(c), Uniform Narcotic Drug Act, as amended (Article 725b, Vernon's Texas Penal Code); amending Section 15(a), Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 200 63-0 (1973) Author: Cobb, L. Dean
Sponsor: Ogg, Jack
Relating to the punishment for murder under certain circumstances and conditions (capital punishment). House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Signed by the Governor
HB 229 63-0 (1973) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to punishment for murder of a police officer or fireman. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 291 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Prohibiting parole when a life sentence is assessed for a capital offense and requiring certain jury instructions concerning the times and conditions that a prisoner may be eligible for parole in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 409 63-0 (1973) Author: Nabers, Lynn Providing that probation may not be granted to a person who is guilty of the offense of murder with malice aforethought. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 468 63-0 (1973) Author: Vick, Larry Relating to the offense of homicide as it applies to persons not yet born. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1544 63-0 (1973) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to limiting the use of deadly force by peace officers when there is no danger of bodily harm to any person; amending Article 1222, Texas Penal Code, 1925, and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 7 63-0 (1973) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to increasing the penalty for certain capital offenses. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 10 63-0 (1973) Author: Creighton, Tom Relating to the punishment for murder under certain circumstances and conditions. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee substitute
SB 20 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to punishment for murder under certain circumstances and conditions. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 38 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to certain penalties for certain narcotic offenses. Senate: Subcommittee on Criminal Matters Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
SB 65 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Don Prohibiting parole when a life sentence is assessed for a capital offense and requiring certain jury instructions concerning the times and conditions that a prisoner may be eligible for parole in capital cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
SB 238 63-0 (1973) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the penalties for certain offenses committed by persons using or exhibiting firearms and to the penalties for certain murders and assaults with intent to murder. Senate: Jurisprudence Sent to subcommittee
HB 23 62-0 (1971) Author: Nabers, Lynn Relating to providing that probation may not be granted to persons convicted of or pleading guilty to the offense of murder with malice aforethought.
HB 116 62-0 (1971) Author: Lombardino, Frank Relating to the punishment for murder with malice aforethought of a peace officer or fireman while in the line of duty.
HB 152 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. Relating to the penalty for assault with intent to murder.
HB 161 62-0 (1971) Author: Golman, Joe H. | et. al. Relating to increasing the minimum penalty for murder; increasing the maximum penalty the jury may assess if the jury fails to find malice aforethought.
HB 393 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Relating to the punishment for murder.
HB 394 62-0 (1971) Author: Cobb, L. Dean Relating to the punishment of murder without malice.
SB 109 62-0 (1971) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the punishment for murder without malice.
SB 204 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to increasing the minimum penalty for murder.
SB 206 62-0 (1971) Author: Hall, Ralph Relating to the penalty for assault with intent to murder.
SB 248 62-0 (1971) Author: Hightower, Jack Relating to the punishment for murder without malice.
HB 69 62-4 (1972) Author: Ogg, Jack | et. al. Relating to punishment for murder under certain circumstances and conditions.
HB 95 62-4 (1972) Author: Adams, Don | et. al. Relating to prohibiting parole when life sentence is assessed for a capital offense and requiring certain jury instructions concerning the time and conditions that a prisoner may be eligible for parole om capital cases.
SB 56 62-4 (1972)
HB 191 61-0 (1969) Author: Cummings, Russell Bennett | et. al. Relating to assaults and assault and battery by persons using or exhibiting firearms and additional penalties for persons who use of exhibit a firearm during the commission of certain offenses; providing for imprisonment without probation or parole in those instances; increasing the maximum sentences for murder without malice and assault to commit murder with malice to life imprisonment; increasing the minimum sentence for murder with malice to 20 years.
HB 285 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" Relating to abolishing adultery by the wife as justification for homicide.
HB 417 61-0 (1969) Author: Shannon, Jr., Joe Relating to assault of a peace officer with intent to murder; providing a penalty.
HB 502 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to the punishment for murder.
HB 503 61-0 (1969) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to increasing the maximum penalty for assault with intent to murder.
HB 698 61-0 (1969) Author: Kothmann, Glenn Relating to providing that persons convicted of certain offenses shall not be eligible for parole until they have served a minimum sentence.
SB 205 61-0 (1969) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to increase the penalty for the offense of assault with intent to murder.
SB 331 61-0 (1969) Author: Snelson, W.E. "Pete" Relating to the punishment for murder without malice.
SB 619 61-0 (1969) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to abolishing the death penalty for capital offenses and substituting "imprisonment for natural life" not subject to parole or with parole rights restricted as the maximum penalty for capital offenses, except in case of murder of a peace officer while in performance of his duty.
HB 187 60-0 (1967) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending Article 1220, Penal Code of the State of Texas, 1925, to provide that adultery is justification under certain circumstances for homicide committed by the wife upon one taken in the act of adultery with the husband.
HB 349 60-0 (1967) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to increasing the maximum penalty for assault with intent to murder.
HB 389 60-0 (1967) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing that the maximum penalty for the enumerated capital offenses shall be life imprisonment not subject to parole.
HB 481 60-0 (1967) Author: Davis, Cletus A. "Cowboy" | et. al. Relating to abolishing adultery by the wife as justification for homicide.
HB 609 60-0 (1967) Author: Barton, Bill W. Relating to waiver of grand jury indictment by a person accused of a felony.
HB 1098 60-0 (1967) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee | et. al. Relating to the punishment and jury instructions for murder.
HJR 63 60-0 (1967) Author: Archer, Jr., William Reynolds "Bill" | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas so that the trial court has discretion to deny bail in capital cases.
SB 206 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to repealing the Penal Code article relating to adultery as justification for homicide committed by the husband upon one taken in the act of adultery with the wife.
SB 289 60-0 (1967) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that the punishment for murder with malice shall be death or confinement in the penitentiary for any term of years not less than thirty, and providing that the punishment for murder without malice shall be for any term of years not less than two nor more than thirty; relating to instructions of the court in murder cases, to provide that the court shall instruct the jury that unless from all the facts and circumstances in evidence the jury believes the defendant was prompted and acted with his malice aforethought, they cannot assess the punishment for such.
SB 471 60-0 (1967) Author: Bernal, Joseph J. Relating to abolishing the death penalty for certain capital offenses and substituting "life imprisonment with parole rights restricted" as the maximum punishment for crime, with exceptions, in this state.
HB 189 59-0 (1965) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to challenges for cause in capital cases.
HB 367 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide that adultery is justification under certain circumstances for homicide committed by the wife upon one taken in the act of adultery with the husband.
HB 577 59-0 (1965) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty for capital offenses and substituting "life imprisonment with parole rights restricted" as the maximum punishment for crime in this state.
HB 649 59-0 (1965) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the execution of convicts; amending the Code of Criminal Procedure.
HB 816 59-0 (1965) Author: Bass, Robert Wilton "Bob" Relating to repealing certain Article of the Penal Code relating to adultery as justification for homicide committed by the husband upon one taken in the act of adultery with the wife.
HB 832 59-0 (1965) Author: Pickens, Franklin Ace Relating to repealing certain article of the Penal Code relating to adultery as justification for homicide.
HB 933 59-0 (1965) Author: Jones, Delwin Relating to providing for automatic suspension of drivers' licenses before prosecution, in cases of negligent homicide resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle.
SB 147 59-0 (1965) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to murder by arson and willful burning; to provide for a punishment where death by arson or willful burning is occasioned without malice aforethought.
HB 41 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee | et. al. Relating to providing punishment for murder without malice.
HB 258 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for an increase in the minimum punishment for murder.
HB 324 58-0 (1963) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to minimum and maximum penalty for certain capital offenses and commutation of the death sentence.
HB 640 58-0 (1963) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty for capital offenses and substituting "life imprisonment with parole rights restricted" as the maximum punishment for crime in this state, and to define the restricted parole rights of persons receiving the herein-established maximum sentence for capital offenses.
HB 799 58-0 (1963) Author: Cory, Richard Henry "Dick" Relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 867 58-0 (1963) Author: Duggan, Jr., Fitzhugh Lee Relating to increasing the maximum punishment for assault with intent to murder.
HB 67 57-0 (1961) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne | et. al. Relating to recodifying certain provisions of the Texas Penal Code and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; providing that the maximum penalty for the enumerated capital offenses shall be life imprionment not subject to parole.
HB 147 57-0 (1961) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to amending the Penal Code of 1925, providing punishment for murder without malice.
HB 295 57-0 (1961) Author: Hollowell, Bill Relating to amending the Texas Penal Code relating to offenses of assault with intent to murder; if any person shall assault another with intent to murder, he shall be confined in the penitentiary for a certain number of years.
HB 704 57-0 (1961) Author: Floyd, Jr., Paul W. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to challenges for cause in capital cases; providing that the prosecuting attorney shall make known to the Court whether or not he will qualify the jury and seek the death penalty.
HB 890 57-0 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating on the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
SB 106 57-0 (1961) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending the Penal Code providing punishment for murder without malice.
SB 138 57-0 (1961) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to making it a separate felony for a parent to commit an assault and battery on his minor child resulting in the death of said child; providing for punishment.
SB 364 57-0 (1961) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas so as to change the minimum penalty for murder from two to five years in the penitentiary.
HB 83 57-1 (1961) Author: Smith, Stanford S. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure of Texas relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 85 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending certain Articles of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment; providing that when the plea is not guilty the defendant shall be first tried on the issue of guilt or innocence of the offense charged without reference to the punishment to be imposed on such defendant; providing, further, for a separate hearing, upon a return of a verdict of guilty, as to the assessment of punishment; providing when the jury cannot agree as to the punishment or their verdict as to the punishment is set aside, the judge shall then assess the punishment.
HB 93 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Penal Code of Texas for the purpose of increasing the maximum punishment for assault with intent to murder.
HB 97 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to the formation of the jury in capital cases by providing that the jury shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 99 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Penal Code of 1925 providing punishment for murder without malice.
HB 102 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to amending the Penal Code to change the minimum penalty for murder from two to five years in the penitentiary.
HB 367 56-0 (1959) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide punishment for murder without malice.
HB 371 56-0 (1959) Author: Gladden, Donald C. "Don" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code for the purpose of increasing the maximum punishment for assault with intent to murder.
HB 381 56-0 (1959) Author: McDonald, Scott | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that when the state seeks the death penalty the jury shall fix the punishment; providing when the jury cannot agree as to the punishment or their verdict as to the punishment is set aside, the judge shall then assess the punishment.
HB 385 56-0 (1959) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to change the minimum penalty for murder from two to five years in the penitentiary.
HB 388 56-0 (1959) Author: Lewis, Ben H. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that the jury in capital cases shall be selected as in ordinary felony cases when the death penalty is not sought by the state.
HB 439 56-0 (1959) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne | et. al. Relating to abolishing capital punishment; defining offenses and punishments; relating to enforcement of the judgments in capital cases; relating to commutation of the death sentence by the Governor.
HB 441 56-0 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to abolishing capital punishment; defining offenses and punishments; repealing Articles relating to enforcement of the judgments in capital cases; repealing Articles relating to commutation of the death sentence by the Governor.
HB 459 56-0 (1959) Author: Whitfield, Jr., Joseph Charles "Whit" | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the execution of convicts condemned to death by the administration of a lethal gas.
HB 583 56-0 (1959) Author: Hinson, George T. Relating to providing that prosecuting attorneys who participate in the trial of a capital case, and where the death sentence is assessed against a defendant as punishment, shall be required by law to witness the execution of said defendant; providing a penalty for failure to appear as witness.
SB 98 56-0 (1959) Author: Baker, Robert W. Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide punishment for murder without malice.
SB 187 56-0 (1959) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to change the minimum penalty for murder from two to five years in the penitentiary.
SB 260 56-0 (1959) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending the Penal Code for the purpose of increasing the maximum punishment for assault with intent to murder.
HB 112 55-0 (1957) Author: Hensley, Jr., Joe Lee | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal Code by removing the provision making the suspended sentence act applicable to murder cases.
HB 113 55-0 (1957) Author: Hensley, Jr., Joe Lee | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts by increasing the minimum punishment which may be assessed for murder; increasing the maximum punishment which may be assessed for murder when committed without malice aforethought.
HB 387 55-0 (1957) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to amending the Penal Code so as to provide that contributory negligence shall constitute a defense to the offense of negligent homicide.
SB 324 55-0 (1957) Author: Moffett, George Clarence "Cotton" | et. al. Relating to providing that no person shall acquire by descent or distribution, or by will, any interest in the estate of another for whose death such person has been convicted of murder with malice aforethought.
HB 441 54-0 (1955) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code by reducing the offense of Negligent Homicide to a single offense rather than an offense of two degrees.
HB 442 54-0 (1955) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing a penalty for negligent homicide not to exceed three years in the penitentiary or confinement in jail not to exceed two years or fine not to exceed two thousand dollars or both confinement in penitentiary or imprisonment in jail and fine.
HB 444 54-0 (1955) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code by reducing the offense of negligent homicide to a single offense rather than an offense of two degrees.
HB 848 54-0 (1955) Author: Cobb, Carroll Relating to amending the Penal Code to provide the death penalty for anyone assaulting with the intent to rape a female seven (7) years of age or under and amending Statues so as to provide that anyone who kidnaps any person seven (7) years of age or under for the purpose or with the intent of committing any sexual offense or bodily harm shall be subject upon conviction therefore to death penalty.
HB 40 53-0 (1953) Author: Crouch, Douglass "Doug" Relating to abolishing capital punishment; defining offenses and punishments.
HB 297 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code by providing a penalty for negligent homicide not to exceed three (3) years in the penitentiary or confinement in jail not to exceed two (2) years or fine not to exceed Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000) or both confinement in penitentiary or imprisonment in jail and fine.
HB 298 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code, which is a necessary measure in reducing the offense of negligent homicide to a single offense rather than an offense of two degrees.
HB 299 53-0 (1953) Author: Lieck, Jr., Charles J. Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to reducing the offense of Negligent Homicide to a single offense rather than an offense of two degrees.
HB 435 53-0 (1953) Author: Caufield, Stanley W. | et. al. Relating to amending the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure to provide that an accused person in capital cases shall be entitled to be represented by an attorney having at least ten years experience.
HB 516 53-0 (1953) Author: Bergman, Douglas Ernest | et. al. Relating to providing that in any county having within its boundaries a city with a population of four hundred and twenty five thousand (425,000) or more inhabitants according to the last preceding Federal Census, where the Prosecuting Attorney representing the State files and reads to prospective jurors in any capital felony case a written motion that the State will not seek the death penalty as punishment, the jurors shall then be examined, selected, impaneled and sworn as now provided by law in non-capital felony cases, and further providing that jurors shall not be disqualified on account of conscientious scruples against the infliction of the death penalty; providing for a new trial.
HB 811 52-0 (1951) Author: Etheredge, Jr., M. B. | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the executioner at the State Penitentiary at Huntsville.
HB 242 51-0 (1949) Author: Johnson, J. Pearce Relating to amending a previous Act, relating to the disposition of bodies of legally executed convicts.
HB 857 51-0 (1949) Author: Williams, Eugene C. Relating to amending Article 601-A, Code of Criminal Procedure of 1925, relative to the summoning of juries in certain counties; repealing all laws in conflict therewith to the extent of such conflict only,.
SB 106 51-0 (1949) Author: Ashley, Sr., Carlos C. Relating to amending a previous Act, Convicts Legally Executed-Disposition of Bodies.
SJR 16 51-0 (1949) Author: Proffer, Robert L. "Bob" Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas so as to provide that any person who shall be convicted of the offense of murder shall be precluded from inheriting from the person so murdered and from whom he would inherit under the laws of descent and distribution of this State.
HB 493 50-0 (1947) Author: Shackelford, Lesta | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty as a punishment for crime.
HB 739 50-0 (1947) Author: McClain, Charles Sidney Relating to preventing the acquisition of any property or benefit by one who has wilfully and unlawfully killed another, as the result of the death of such other, and to providing for the disposition of such property.
SB 93 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that in capital cases both State and defendant shall be entitled to 15 peremptory challenges.
SB 95 50-0 (1947) Author: Carney, Howard A. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to provide that in the formation of juries in capital cases the court may at any time order the sheriff to summon additional men for the formation of the jury.
HB 663 49-0 (1945) Author: Harris, Joe Relating to defining the offense of negligent homicide.
HB 211 48-0 (1943) Author: Whitesides, Washington M. Relating to abolishing the death penalty in Texas and providing that no person may be given the death penalty upon conviction of any offense against the laws of this State.
HB 313 47-0 (1941) Author: Pevehouse, Doyle Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to making it lawful to kill as a public enemy an instigator of any Un-American activity within this State.
HB 443 47-0 (1941) Author: White, Taylor | et. al. Relating to abolishing the death penalty in Texas and providing that no person may be given the death penalty upon conviction of any offense against the laws of this State.
HB 35 46-0 (1939) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. Relating to substituting a new definition of homicide by negligence, punishment therefor, and procedure relating to trials.
HB 502 46-0 (1939) Author: Allen, C. L. Relating to providing for the method of summoning a special venire in capital cases
HB 608 46-0 (1939) Author: Robinson, Theodore R. | et. al. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Penal Code relating to the punishment for murder.
HB 1039 46-0 (1939) Author: Galbreath, William Jessey | et. al. Relating to providing that the date for the execution of a person sentenced to death shall not be fixed so as to fall upon a Friday, and providing that in the event the date of the execution is fixed so as to fall upon a Friday, the execution of the sentence be postponed to the following day; providing if any execution be set on Sunday the same shall be postponed until the following Tuesday.
SB 52 44-0 (1935) Author: Collie, Wilbourne Bailey | et. al. Relating to the setting and trial of capital cases.
HB 760 42-0 (1931) Author: Stevenson, Coke Robert Relating to the offense of murder, providing additional procedure for instructing the jury upon the trial of the offense of murder.
HB 761 42-0 (1931) Author: Stevenson, Coke Robert Relating to amending the Penal code by providing that upon the trial of one charged with the offense mentioned there shall be an instruction defining malice aforethought and in a proper case, murder without malice; fixing the penalty for assault with intent to murder without malice.
HB 13 40-0 (1927) Author: Petsch, Alfred P.C. | et. al. Relating to amending an Act so as to properly define the word "offense", the word "felony" and the word "misdemeanor"; prescribing what is and is not a capital felony.
HB 14 40-0 (1927) Author: Nabors, A. Edgar Relating to amending certain articles of the Penal Code by eliminating therefrom all matters relating to the offense of Manslaughter and changing the penalty for murder.
SB 168 40-0 (1927) Author: Ward, Pierce B. | et. al. Relating to properly defining murder, and fixing the punishment for murder; relating to what may be proved, and considered by the jury, in determining the punishment to be assessed for murder; repealing statute relating to manslaughter.
SB 9 40-1 (1927) Author: Ward, Pierce B. Relating to repealing Chapter 247 of the General and Special laws of the Regular Session of the Fortieth Legislature and substituting for same a complete act so as to insert therein a saving clause in reference to offenses committed before this Act takes effect.
SB 14 40-1 (1927) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending certain sections of the General Laws of the Regular Session of the 40th Legislature so as to insert therein a saving clause in reference to offenses committed before this act takes effect; making it the duty of the court to define "malice aforethought."
SB 63 38-2 (1923) Author: Thomas, Sr., John William Relating to providing for the execution of convicts, condemned to death, by electrocution; prescribing the procedure in such cases.
SB 92 37-1 (1921) Author: Davidson, Thomas Whitfield | et. al. Relating to the abolishment of the "Hip Pocket Defense" in homicide cases.
HB 296 36-0 (1919) Author: Tidwell, William Madison Relating to amending certain titles of the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing that in all capital cases the county or district attorney prosecuting same may file a waiver of the death penalty, and the court may in his discretion refuse a special venire, when said waiver is filed, and in such event peremptory challenges to be ten each for state and defendant, and that jurors having conscientious scruples in regard to the infliction of the death penalty for crime shall not be disqualified as jurors.
SB 75 36-0 (1919) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to amending certain statute of the Penal Code of the State of Texas prescribing the punishment for theft of property of the value of $50.00 or over, by reducing the minimum punishment.
HB 80 36-2 (1919) Author: Tidwell, William Madison Relating to amending certain laws relating to waivers filed against the Death Penalty in Capital cases; providing that Defendant may on application secure a special venire.
HB 55 35-0 (1917) Author: Osborne, Stonewall J. Relating to providing for a waiver of death penalty by county or district attorney with consent of court, and providing the formation of jury and procedure in the trial when death penalty is waived.
HB 188 35-0 (1917) Author: Woods, James Hollins Relating to prescribing the punishment for theft from person by reducing the minimum punishment.
HB 70 34-0 (1915) Author: Rowell, Sr., Thomas David | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the place where judgments of death by electrocution shall take place.
SB 19 34-0 (1915) Author: Wiley, James Robert Relating to repealing a certain Act fixing a penalty for murder.
SB 29 34-0 (1915) Author: Bailey, John Heywood Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure providing for the place where judgments of death by electrocution shall take place; providing for the erection of houses or necessary arrangements to be made for execution; providing for transfer and maitenance of convicts after death penalty has been rendered pending the carrying into effect of said judgment.
SB 198 34-0 (1915) Author: Harley, James A. Relating to limiting justification for homicide in self defense to killing of another when it is absolutely necessary from danger that is urgent and pressing; providing that the person killed was the assailant or that the slayer had in good faith endeavored to decline the struggle.
HB 210 33-0 (1913) Author: Davis, John E. | et. al. Relating to prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors in any city or town which has fixed limits in which the same shall be sold, outside of such limits, and providing a penalty therefor.
HB 472 33-0 (1913) Author: Rowell, Sr., Thomas David Relating to providing for the place where judgments of death by electrocution shall take place; and providing for the erection of house or necessary arrangements to be made for execution; providing for transfer of convicts after death penalty has been rendered pending the carrying into effect of said judgment; and providing for the maintenance of said convicts pending the execution of said judgment.
HB 473 33-0 (1913) Author: Butler, William R. | et. al. Relating to defining the offense of manslaughter and providing a punishment.
HB 792 33-0 (1913) Author: Ridgell, Thomas B. Relating to making it murder in the first degree for any person not in his own actual necessary self-defense to kill any reasonable creature in being, though without an apparent intention to kill, where the killing is done by shooting or in any other manner, in a public place or street where people commonly resort for pleasure or business, prescribing a penalty.
SB 179 33-0 (1913) Author: Morrow, Wright Chalfant | et. al. Relating to defining murder and fixing a penalty therefor.
SB 12 28-0 (1903) Relating to amending Article 605, Title 15, Chapter 3 of the Penal Code of the State of Texas, adopted at the regular session of the Twenty-fourth Legislature, 1895, relating to assaults to commit some other offense, by fixing the punishment for assault with intent to commit murder.
SB 43 25-0 (1897) Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas of 1895, relating to peremptory challenges in capital cases.
HB 30 25-1 (1897) Relating to fixing the venue and regulating proceedings in prosecutions for murder by mob violence; defining and punishing murder by mob violence; providing for the suspension and removal of sheriff's, deputy sheriff's, constables, chiefs of police, city marshals and other officers who permit it; and fixing the venue and regulating proceedings in such cases.
HB 116 20-0 (1887) Relating to abolishing jurors in courts of inquest.
SB 16 20-0 (1887) Relating to homicide.

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