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HB 1011 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus after a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2873 85-0 (2017) Author: Smithee, John Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus in certain felony cases where the state agrees to relief. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
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
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 1273 85-0 (2017) Author: Rodríguez, José Relating to the procedures for an application for a writ of habeas corpus in certain felony cases where the state agrees to relief. Senate: Criminal Justice Left pending in committee
HB 283 85-1 (2017) Author: Moody, Joe Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on certain relevant scientific evidence that was not available at the applicant's trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1346 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Administration
Referred to Administration
HB 3580 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus after a plea of guilty or nolo contendere. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3724 84-0 (2015) Author: Herrero, Abel
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the consideration of certain scientific evidence constituting the basis for an application for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 662 84-0 (2015) Author: Rodríguez, José
Sponsor: Alonzo, Roberto
Relating to the representation of certain indigent applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
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 833 83-0 (2013) Author: Giddings, Helen
Sponsor: West, Royce
Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 967 83-0 (2013) Author: Turner, Sylvester | et. al. Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1125 83-0 (2013) Author: Lavender, George
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the rights of an accused person in and the written waiver of extradition proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2964 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to certain remedies involving habeas corpus proceedings for persons improperly advised about the consequences of a plea of guilty or nolo contender and for persons affected by a change in law after entering such a plea. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 252 83-0 (2013) Author: West, Royce Relating to certain procedures regarding an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed in a noncapital felony case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 344 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Turner, Sylvester | et. al.
Relating to the procedure for an application for a writ of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 220 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
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 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 2096 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the filing of writs of habeas corpus in mental health cases. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 3342 82-0 (2011) Author: Naishtat, Elliott
Sponsor: Rodriguez, Jose
Relating to representation of and by the state and joinder of the state in certain mental health proceedings. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
SB 317 82-0 (2011) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence. 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 1684 82-0 (2011) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to procedures applicable to an applicant entitled to habeas corpus under certain circumstances. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
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 3579 81-0 (2009) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on scientific evidence establishing the innocence of a criminal defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 4382 81-0 (2009) 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 meeting cancelled
SB 1976 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Gallego, Pete
Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on relevant scientific evidence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1 hr. notice-to suspend rules
SB 2337 81-0 (2009) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to procedures for applications for writs of habeas corpus based on scientific evidence establishing the innocence of a criminal defendant. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
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 3397 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus in certain felony cases. House: Civil Practices Referred to Civil Practices
SB 1116 80-0 (2007) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Vaught, Allen
Relating to the appeal of certain hearings related to a grant of deferred adjudication community supervision and to certain related applications for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Committee report sent to Calendars
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
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 646 79-0 (2005) Author: Otto, John
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to the provision of certain reports and records requested by the attorney general. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 681 79-0 (2005) Author: Gattis, Dan
Sponsor: Ogden, Steve
Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1424 79-0 (2005) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to certain writs of habeas corpus based solely on a claim of a time-served credit error. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 695 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to the forfeiture of good conduct time from inmates who file frivolous applications for writ of habeas corpus. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Left pending in committee
HB 32 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri
Sponsor: Deuell, Bob
Relating to certain writs of habeas corpus based solely on a claim of a time-served credit error. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
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 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 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 1713 78-0 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus to seek relief related to community supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
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
SB 600 78-0 (2003) Author: West, Royce
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to the reimbursement of compensation and expenses of certain appointed counsel filing an application for a writ of habeas corpus in a capital case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
House appoints conferees-reported
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 1948 78-0 (2003) Author: Whitmire, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Relating to the release on bond of certain applicants for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
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 43 78-1 (2003) Author: Hodge, Terri Relating to certain writs of habeas corpus based solely on a claim of a time-served credit error. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 157 77-0 (2001) Author: Hochberg, Scott Relating to postconviction DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 267 77-0 (2001) Author: Gallego, Pete
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the quality of legal representation in capital cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
HB 312 77-0 (2001) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to establishing a procedure for postconviction DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 366 77-0 (2001) Author: Hinojosa, Juan | et. al. Relating to postconviction DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 747 77-0 (2001) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al. Relating to an application for a writ of habeas corpus to seek relief related to community supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 864 77-0 (2001) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to postconviction DNA testing. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1955 77-0 (2001) Author: Zbranek, Zeb
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the discharge from jail of a misdemeanant who is jailed to satisfy fines and costs. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
SB 119 77-0 (2001) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to establishing a procedure for postconviction DNA testing. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 149 76-0 (1999) Author: Keel, Terry | et. al.
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to fees assessed on the filing of certain applications or petitions for a writ of habeas corpus. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/99
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 636 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray | et. al. Relating to the procedure by which an inmate imprisoned in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice may resolve a conflict over time-served credits for time spent confined before transfer to the department. House: Corrections Considered in Calendars
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 2870 76-0 (1999) Author: Capelo, Jaime | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the grounds for an appeal or a postconviction writ of habeas corpus brought by a child. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 732 69-0 (1985) Author: Garcia, Orlando Relating to the use of a writ of habeas corpus to acquire possession of a child. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
SB 1070 65-0 (1977) Author: Jones, Gene
Sponsor: Green, Gene
Relating to writs of habeas corpus in felony cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 1153 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Sponsor: Allee, Henry E.
Relating to the issuance of a writ of habeas corpus and to certain cross actions and motions involving the right to possession of a child or modification of a decree involving a child. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
HR 159 63-0 (1973) Author: Hendricks, Bob Authorizing the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to study the methods by which applications for habeas corpus writs are disposed of in the courts. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 51 61-0 (1969) Author: Rosson, Renal B. | et. al. Relating to authorizing the courts of civil appeals to issue writs of habeas corpus.
HB 541 61-0 (1969) Author: Calhoun, Frank Relating to providing compensation from county funds for court-appointed counsel in habeas corpus hearings.
HB 818 61-0 (1969) Author: Salter, Robert F. "Bob" Relating to the county to which a writ of habeas corpus is used to secure the release of a person in the custody of the Texas Youth Council is returnable.
HB 663 57-0 (1961) Author: Spears, Jr., Franklin Scott Relating to release of persons from State Hospitals and Special Schools of this State by writs of habeas corpus.
SB 273 57-0 (1961) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the release of persons who have contagious diseases from the State Hospitals and Special Schools by writs of habeas corpus.
HB 117 48-0 (1943) Author: Coker, A. W. Relating to Fixing Venue in Habeas Corpus Cases, after final conviction.
SB 25 48-0 (1943) Author: Beck, E. Harold Relating to Fixing Venue in Habeas Corpus Cases, after final Conviction.
HB 140 40-0 (1927) Author: Holland, Robert H. Relating to providing for bail in habeas corpus cases where the defendant is remanded to custody of an officer and the case is appealed.
SB 29 39-0 (1925) Author: Murphy, Sr., Charles Alfred Relating to permitting applicants for writs of habeas corpus in criminal cases, when the relief prayer for is denied by the judge of the court to whom the application is made and who prosecutes an appeal form the order of said judge or court to the Court of Criminal Appeals to be released on bail pending the appeal in all save capital cases, the amount of bail to be fixed by the judge trying the case and the order entered upon the minute of the court, the bail bond to be executed and approved, under the same provisions of law criminal cases after verdict of conviction as provided for by the existing law. Senate: Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 36 29-0 (1905) Relating to authorizing the Supreme Court, and the several justices thereof, to issue writs of habeas corpus in certain cases.

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