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SB 1287, 84th Regular Session
Relating to the Texas Forensic Science Commission, the accreditation of crime laboratories, and the licensing and regulation of forensic analysts; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational license.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: Juan Hinojosa
Sponsor: Charlie Geren
Joint Sponsor: Abel Herrero

Remarks: This Act takes effect September 1, 2015, except Section 4-a(b), Article 38.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, as added by this Act, takes effect January 1, 2019.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2015, 84th R.S.,ch. 1276, General and Special Laws of Texas

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Bill Analyses:
Enrolled (Senate Research Center)
Introduced (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Committee Report (TLC)

Subjects:
Criminal Procedure--General
FORENSIC SCIENCE COMMISSION, TEXAS
FORENSIC TESTING
Occupational Regulation--Other Trades & Professions
PUBLIC SAFETY, DEPARTMENT OF

House Committee: Licensing & Administrative Procedures (Wayne Smith, Charlie Geren, Craig Goldman, Ryan Guillen, Roland Gutierrez, John Kuempel, Borris Miles, Doug Miller, Senfronia Thompson)
Senate Committee: Criminal Justice (John Whitmire, Konni Burton, Brandon Creighton, Juan Hinojosa, Joan Huffman, José Menéndez, Charles Perry, Leticia Van de Putte)

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