HBA-KMH H.B. 3139 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3139 By: Naishtat Criminal Jurisprudence 4/17/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under current law, a person who is entitled to expunction of records must file a petition in the district court in the county in which he was arrested, irrespective of where the warrant was issued or where the records are located. H.B. 3139 authorizes a person to file a petition for expunction in either the jurisdiction where the arrest was made or where the warrant was issued. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 1(a), Article 55.02, Code of Criminal Procedure, to modify permissive venue for filing an expunction by providing that the petition may be filed in the court in which the person was arrested, without regard to whether the person was arrested under a warrant of arrest, or the warrant of arrest was issued if the person was arrested under a warrant. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.