HBA-RBT S.B. 1000 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1000 By: Wentworth Criminal Jurisprudence 5/13/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas law mandates that arrest warrants and any underlying affidavits to be shown to the person being arrested by the magistrate. Texas law also mandates that the authority for an arrest be made known to the accused, but it is unclear by whom and where the original paperwork will be held for public inspection upon the arrest of the accused. S.B. 1000 establishes provisions regarding the making of arrest warrants and certain affidavits made in connection with the issuance of arrest warrants available for public inspection. 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 Article 15.26, Code of Criminal Procedure, to provide that the arrest warrant, and any affidavit filed in relation to the warrant, is public information upon execution of the warrant, and requires the magistrate's clerk and the attorney representing the state to make a copy of the warrant and affidavit available during normal business hours. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999.