HBA-JLV H.B. 1186 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1186 By: Goolsby Criminal Jurisprudence 3/29/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are current provisions that relate to treason in the Code of Criminal Procedure. However, the offense of treason is no longer in the Penal Code. It is considered beneficial for legal purposes to simplify and promote consistency within the Penal Code and to remove these articles from the Code of Criminal Procedure. House Bill 1186 repeals current law in the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to treason. 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 1186 amends the Code of Criminal Procedure to repeal law requiring the testimony of two witnesses for a conviction of treason and repeals law prohibiting the admittance of evidence for an overt act that is not expressly charged in an act of treason. EFFECTIVE DATE On passage, or if the Act does not receive the necessary vote, the Act takes effect September 1, 2001.