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SB 358 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Relating to the use of a polygraph statement as evidence that a defendant or releasee from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has violated a condition of release. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 562 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to the license qualifications and continuing education requirements for polygraph examiners. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2033 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the abolition of the Polygraph Examiners Board. House: Public Safety Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1005 81-0 (2009) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and the abolition of the Polygraph Examiners Board. House: Public Safety
Senate: Government Organization
Effective immediately
HB 1103 80-0 (2007) Author: Latham, Thomas Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain officers and employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. House: Law Enforcement Left pending in committee
SB 295 80-0 (2007) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Latham, Thomas
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain officers and employees of the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
HB 1589 79-0 (2005) Author: Driver, Joe
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 732 79-0 (2005) Author: Williams, Tommy
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to the administration of polygraph examinations to certain applicants for positions in the Department of Public Safety. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2733 78-0 (2003) Author: Talton, Robert Relating to the administration of a polygraph examination to a peace officer. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 2233 77-0 (2001) Author: King, Phil Relating to abolishing the Polygraph Examiners Board and transferring the regulation of polygraph examinations from the Polygraph Examiners Board and the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas to the Texas Commission on Private Security. House: Public Safety Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1367 76-0 (1999) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to circumstances under which certain firefighters may be required to take a polygraph examination. House: Urban Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1124 75-0 (1997) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to circumstances under which certain firefighters and police officers may be required to take a polygraph examination. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 1197 75-0 (1997) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to the refusal of deputy sheriffs in certain sheriffs' departments to take polygraph examinations. House: County Affairs Reported favorably w/o amendment(s)
HB 1366 75-0 (1997) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 1422 75-0 (1997) Author: Hightower, Allen | et. al.
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain employees of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
HB 1480 75-0 (1997) Author: Tillery, Dale Relating to circumstances under which certain firefighters and police officers may be required to take a polygraph examination. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
SB 301 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to complaints against peace officers and firefighters, including the use of a polygraph examination in response to a complaint against certain peace officers. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 467 75-0 (1997) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Place, Allen
Relating to prohibiting a peace officer or attorney representing the state from requiring that certain complainants submit to polygraph examinations. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days -- 9/01/97
SB 527 75-0 (1997) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Talton, Robert
Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 905 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to circumstances under which certain firefighters and police officers may be required to take a polygraph examination. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 84 74-0 (1995) Author: Munoz, Sergio Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 126 74-0 (1995) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to a prohibition of the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complainant as a condition of charging a defendant accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 430 74-0 (1995) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to conditions of parole and release to mandatory supervision for inmates serving sentences for certain sex offenses. House: Corrections Referred to subcommittee
HB 526 74-0 (1995) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 893 74-0 (1995) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to polygraph tests administered to employees of a sheriff's department in certain counties. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1119 74-0 (1995) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the circumstances under which certain peace officers and fire fighters may be required to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
HB 2044 74-0 (1995) Author: Price, Albert Relating to the use of certain instrumentation in the performance of a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Left pending in committee
SB 222 74-0 (1995) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Relating to a prohibition of the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complainant as a condition of charging a defendant accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/95
HB 418 73-0 (1993) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to a prohibition on the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complainant as a condition to charging defendants accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 838 73-0 (1993) Author: Carter, Bill Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners and the transfer of certain functions regulating polygraph examiners to the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 963 73-0 (1993) Author: Yarbrough, Ken Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against deputy sheriffs in certain counties for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1105 73-0 (1993) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Considered in Calendars
HB 1709 73-0 (1993) Author: De La Garza, Eddie Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 2309 73-0 (1993) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to a prohibition on subjecting state employees to involuntary polygraph examinations. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 482 73-0 (1993) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to a prohibition on the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complainant as a condition of charging a defendant accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 608 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners and the transfer of certain functions regulating polygraph examiners to the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
SB 711 73-0 (1993) Author: Patterson, Jerry
Sponsor: Oakley, Keith
Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers and fire fighters for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
SB 781 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Yarbrough, Ken
Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against deputy sheriffs in certain counties for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days -- 8/30/93
SB 782 73-0 (1993) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: De La Garza, Eddie
Relating to the regulation of polygraph examiners. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 261 72-0 (1991) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complaint as a condition to charging defendants accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 868 72-0 (1991) Author: Bailey, Kevin Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers and employees of the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for refusing to take a polygraph examination. House: Corrections 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 1014 72-0 (1991) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the polygraph examination of a complainant of a sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 109 72-0 (1991) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to prohibiting employment discrimination against certain peace officers and employees of the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for refusing to take a polygraph examination. Senate: State Affairs Refer to s/c on Regulatory Agencies
SB 166 72-0 (1991) Author: Zaffirini, Judith | et. al.
Sponsor: Danburg, Debra
Relating to a prohibition on the requirement of a polygraph examination of a complainant as a condition of charging a defendant accused of certain criminal offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 804 72-0 (1991) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Yarbrough, Ken
Relating to polygraph examinations of certain civil service employees in certain counties. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Calendars
HB 869 71-0 (1989) Author: Tallas, Jim
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to polygraph examinations of police officers and fire fighters in certain cities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 890 71-0 (1989) Author: Taylor, M.A. Relating to prohibiting discrimination against certain peace officers for refusal to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety Referred to Public Safety
HB 1701 71-0 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the polygraph examination of a complainant of a violent offense, certain peace officers, and employees of the Texas Department of Corrections. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Vetoed by the Governor
SB 190 71-0 (1989) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Blackwood, Bill
Relating to prohibiting discrimination against certain peace officers and department of corrections employees for refusal to take a polygraph examination. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 48 71-1 (1989) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the polygraph examination of a complainant of a violent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 25 71-1 (1989) Author: Zaffirini, Judith
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the polygraph examination of a complainant of a violent offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 323 70-0 (1987) Author: Burnett, Dick
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the administration of a polygraph examination to a child taken into custody. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/87
HB 1252 70-0 (1987) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to polygraph examinations of certain police officers and fire fighters. House: Urban Affairs Referred to subcommittee
HB 1622 70-0 (1987) Author: Johnson, Cliff
Sponsor: Lyon, Ted
Relating to certain restrictions on the use of polygraph examinations by the Department of Public Safety. House: Public Safety Effective on 9/1/87
SB 277 70-0 (1987) Author: Green, Gene
Sponsor: Dutton, Jr., Harold V.
Relating to interrogation and rights of fire fighters and police officers in certain cities. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 924 70-0 (1987) Author: Tejeda, Frank Relating to certain requirements for the conduct of a polygraph examination. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1503 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to certain restrictions on the use of polygraph examinations by the Department of Public Safety. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 92 69-0 (1985) Author: Hackney, Clint Relating to the repeal of the law regulating persons who operate devices that are intended to determine if a person is telling the truth. House: Law Enforcement Referred to subcommittee
HB 758 69-0 (1985) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to the imposition of certain administrative penalties by the Board of Polygraph Examiners. House: Law Enforcement 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1101 69-0 (1985) Author: Melton, Bob Relating to circumstances under which an employee of the Texas Department of Corrections may be required to submit to a polygraph examination. House: Law Enforcement Referred to Law Enforcement
HB 1322 69-0 (1985) Author: Danburg, Debra Relating to the effect of results of polygraph examinations on the dismissal of a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Transferred to Calendars Committee
SB 512 69-0 (1985) Author: Sarpalius, Bill Relating to the imposition of certain administrative penalties by the Polygraph Examiners Board for violations of the Polygraph Examiners Act. House: Law Enforcement
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Law Enforcement
SB 1065 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar Relating to certain limitations on the use of polygraph examinations and the grounds for discipline of a licensed polygraph examiner. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
SB 1164 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the imposition of certain administrative penalties by the Board of Polygraph Examiners. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 376 65-0 (1977) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination; and declaring an emergency. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1169 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1462 64-0 (1975) Author: Hernandez, Joe Relating to the prohibition of certain uses of a polygraph examination. House: Business & Industry Referred to subcommittee
HB 1149 61-0 (1969) Author: Vance, Arthur K. Relating to making it unlawful to deny employment on account of refusal to submit to a polygraph examination.
HB 1320 61-0 (1969) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to regulating persons who purport to be able to detect deception or to verify truth of statements through the use of instrumentation as lie detectors, polygraphs, deceptographs, and/or similar or related devices and instruments; creating as an administrative board The Polygraph Examiners Board with licensing and/or regulatory powers over all such persons and instruments; providing for injunctions and penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act.
SB 490 61-0 (1969) Author: Harrington, D. Roy Relating to making it unlawful to deny employment on account of refusal to submit to a polygraph examination.
SB 740 61-0 (1969) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to regulating persons who purport to be able to detect deception or to verify truth of statements through the use of instrumentation as lie detectors, polygraphs, deceptographs, and/or similar or related devices and instruments; creating as an administrative board the Polygraph Examiners Board with licensing and/or regulatory owners over all such persons and instruments; providing for injunctions and penalties for violation of the provisions of this Act.
HB 396 59-0 (1965) Author: Price, William Rayford Relating to the licensing of Truth Examiners, creating a Truth Examiners Board, granting certain powers to the Truth Examiners Board of the State of Texas, establishing minimum instrumentation requirements.
SB 97 59-0 (1965) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to the licensing of polygraph examiners; creating a Polygraph Examiners Board.
HB 642 58-0 (1963) Author: Hughes, Robert H. "Bob" Relating to the licensing of Truth Examiners, creating a Truth Examiners Board, granting certain powers to the Truth Examiner Board of the State of Texas.
SB 344 58-0 (1963) Author: Hall, Ralph M. Relating to the licensing of Truth Examiners, creating a Truth Examiners Board, granting certain powers to the Truth Examiner Board of the State of Texas.

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