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Topics not included in the final 1973 bill

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    • Volume Title: Provisions of proposed Penal Code (S.B. 34 by Herring) objectionable to Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
      Author: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
      Date: February 21, 1973
      Call Number: 345 T312
      Summary: Publication by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association asking the legislature to consider the association's proposed amendments to the Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code's draft.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code, A Proposed Revision. Final Draft, Oct 1972
      Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: October 1, 1972
      Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1972
      Summary: This is a complete draft of the proposed revisions to the Texas Penal Code from October 1972. Includes a list of conforming amendments and repeals.
    • Volume Title: Prepared Remarks by Carol. S. Vance, District Attorney, Harris County, Texas Concerning the revision of the Texas Penal Code
      Author: Carol Vance
      Date: March 1, 1971
      Call Number: B600.8 P371v
      Summary: Remarks on the Texas Penal Code revision presented by the district attorney of Harris County, TX, to a joint committee of the House & Senate, 62d legislature. Comments in order by title & section.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code Revision Project: Offenses Against the Person
      Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: October 26, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371of
      Summary: Paper highlighting proposed changes to offenses against the person. Does not include a draft of the actual text of the statutes, only commentary.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code: A Proposed Revision. Final Draft, Oct 1970 Author: State Bar Committee on the Revision of the Texas Penal Code
      Date: October 1, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970a
      Summary: Complete draft of the proposed revision to the Texas Penal Code, October 1970. Includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list with text of conforming amendments in other codes. Also includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code, a proposed revision, preliminary final draft, September 1970
      Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: September 1, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970
      Summary: A complete draft of the penal code that includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list of conforming amendments in other codes, also with cross-references and derivations by section. Includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
    • Document Title: Memorandum: Issues for Manuscript Review of Chapters 2,6,7,9,21,25,28-31,36-39
      Volume Title: Minutes
      Author: Texas Penal Code Revision Project
      Date: July 13, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371m
      Summary: Memo from revision committee staff to the revision committee, observers, law enforcement advisory committee, advisory committee on corrections, and reporters with some status notes and discussion on burden of proof, culpability generally, criminal responsibility for conduct of another, justification excluding criminal responsibility, sexual offenses, offenses against the family, arson and property damage, burglary and criminal trespass, theft, bribery and corrupt influence, perjury and other falsification, and obstructing governmental operations.
    • Document Title: Minutes: Apr 26-27, 1968
      Volume Title: Minutes
      Author: Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: July 3, 1968
      Call Number: B600.8 P371m
      Summary: Summary of minutes and full minutes for Committee on the Revision of the Penal Code meeting on April 26 & 27, 1968. Contains a listing of those present and discussion of bigamy, incest, interference with child custody, seduction, abortion, relevant CCP & civil statutes, corporate criminal liability, and relevant CCP, Business Corporation Act, & Non-profit Corporation Act articles.
    • Document Title: Preliminary Draft: Report on Offenses Against the Family
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Titles 6 & 7 Ch 28-30
      Author: Revisors: Paul Echols and Seth Searcy
      Date: April 15, 1968
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.7
      Summary: Includes draft statutes and commentary on bigamy, incest, interference with child custody, seduction, and abortion. Discussion of endangering the welfare of children, persistent nonsupport. Also includes a proposed paternity statute.
    • Document Title: Notes of Decisions at Reporters Meeting of Friday, February 24, 1967: Saul Baernstein's Report on Offenses Against the Family
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Titles 6 & 7 Ch 28-30
      Author: None listed
      Date: March 27, 1967
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.7
      Summary: Includes discussion on all the issues from Baernstein's "Memo: Offenses Against the family: Introduction".
    • Document Title: Memo: Offenses Against the Family: Introduction
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Titles 6 & 7 Ch 28-30
      Author: Saul W. Baernstein
      Date: (1967?)
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.7
      Summary: Includes draft statutes and commentary on offenses against the family, many of which end up in other chapters: statutory rape, seduction, abduction, endangering welfare of a minor, taking child from lawful custody, incest, assault on child by parent or guardian, nonsupport, abandonment, desertion, bigamy, adultery, miscegenation, and criminal abortion.
    • Document Title: Criminal Abortion
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Titles 6 & 7 Ch 28-30
      Author: None listed?
      Date: (1967?)
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.7
      Summary: Appears to be the same as the criminal abortion section in Baernstein's "Memo: Offenses against the family: Introduction", but it includes handwritten notes in the margins and on the back of the last page.
    • Volume Title: Schematic Listing of Texas, Common Law, and ALI Modal Penal Code Offenses (violence to person offenses and applicable general provisions)
      Author: Frank Maloney
      Date: September 7, 1966
      Call Number: B600.8 P371sM
      Summary: An extensive table matching up the relevant sections on violence to person offenses in Texas statutes, common Law, and the Model Penal Code.
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  • Adult Probation

    • Volume Title: A Proposed Statute to Establish a Statewide System of Adult Probation - Final Draft, Sept 25, 1970
      Author: State Bar of Texas
      Date: September 25, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371wa
      Summary: Proposed statute for establishing a statewide system of adult probation with commentary.
    • Document Title: Draft 1: Title 6, Offenses Against the Family
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Titles 6 & 7 Ch 28-30
      Author: Texas Penal Code Revision Project
      Date: June 2, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.7
      Summary: Draft statutes on bigamy, incest, interference with child custody, abortion, and criminal nonsupport with commentary, derivations and cross references.
    • Document Title: Minutes: Oct 14, 1966
      Volume Title: Minutes
      Author: Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: November 8, 1966
      Call Number: B600.8 P371m
      Summary: Minutes of the Texas State Bar Committee on Revision of the Penal Code meeting on Oct 14, 1966. Contains a listing of those present and discussion of liability, arson, catastrophes, and administrative issues. Also includes a brief discussion of a study of the probation system.
    • Document Title: Preliminary Memorandum Re: General Comments, Policy Issues to be Resolved, and several proposed changes in draft form with comments
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Title 1
      Author: Fred Cohen
      Date: October 6, 1966
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.1
      Summary: A report explaining some of the difficulties the reporter ran into in tackling his topic. He presents some policy issues in need of resolution before work on the project can continue. Addresses general provisions of the code, rules of construction and application, general principles of liability, and an appendix of terms used in the current penal code to describe mental states. Also included is a report on adult probation.
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  • Criminal Defamation

    • Volume Title: Report on Criminal Defamation Draft 2
      Author: Reporter: Page Keeton; Research Assistant: David Stitt
      Date: January 7, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371we
      Summary: Commentary on present Texas law on criminal defamation, constitutional issues, MPC and other states, policy argument against such a statute, and a draft statute.
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  • Drugs

    • Volume Title: A Summary of the New Texas Penal Code: Written Especially for Law Enforcement officers
      Author: Carol Vance
      Date: (1973?)
      Call Number: 345 V277
      Summary: An outline of the new code by the District Attorney of Harris County for law enforcement officers with commentary on some of the more significant changes.
    • Volume Title: The Proposed Penal Code By Keeton Et Al Should Be Defeated
      Author: A.R. Stout
      Date: April 16, 1971
      Call Number: 345 ST77
      Summary: A strongly worded opposition to the proposed penal code by a retired district judge. Includes general commentary as well as addressing specific sections.
    • Volume Title: Prepared Remarks by Carol. S. Vance, District Attorney, Harris County, Texas Concerning the revision of the Texas Penal Code
      Author: Carol Vance
      Date: March 1, 1971
      Call Number: B600.8 P371v
      Summary: Remarks on the Texas Penal Code revision presented by the district attorney of Harris County, TX, to a joint committee of the House & Senate, 62d legislature. Comments in order by title & section.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code: A Proposed Revision. Final Draft, Oct 1970
      Author: State Bar Committee on the Revision of the Texas Penal Code
      Date: October 1, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970a
      Summary: Complete draft of the proposed revision to the Texas Penal Code, October 1970. Includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list with text of conforming amendments in other codes. Also includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code Revision Project: Drug Offenses
      Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: October 1, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371dr
      Summary: Paper highlighting changes to the drug offenses sections of the penal code. Does not include a draft of the actual text of the statute, only commentary.
    • Volume Title: Texas Penal Code, a proposed revision, preliminary final draft, September 1970
      Author: State Bar of Texas. Committee on Revision of the Penal Code
      Date: September 1, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371d 1970
      Summary: A complete draft of the penal code that includes commentary, derivations, and cross references by section. The final section is a list of conforming amendments in other codes, also with cross-references and derivations by section. Includes an introductory section on the background of the project.
    • Document Title: Memorandum: Issues for Manuscript Review of Chapters 36-39, 3, 8, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 32, CCP 14, 42, 43, 46-48
      Volume Title: Minutes
      Author: Texas Penal Code Revision Project
      Date: August 28, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371m
      Summary: Memo from revision committee staff to the revision committee, observers, law enforcement advisory committee, advisory committee on corrections, and reporters with some status notes and discussion on bribery and corrupt influence, perjury and other falsification, obstructing governmental operations, multiple prosecutions and double jeopardy, general defenses to criminal responsibility, punishments, criminal homicide, criminal responsibility for omission, kidnapping and false imprisonment, assaultive offenses, fraud, public indecency, weapons, gambling, and drugs.
    • Document Title: Title 10 Offenses Against Public Health and Morals, Ch 48 Drugs
      Volume Title: August 28, 1970
      Author: Texas Penal Code Revision Project
      Date: Working Draft, Title 10
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.11
      Summary: Includes proposed drafts and commentary on drug control offenses. Includes derivations and cross references.
    • Document Title: Draft 3: Report on Drug Offenses
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Title 10
      Author: Reporter: Mike Rosenthal
      Date: February 24, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.11
      Summary: Includes proposed drafts and extensive commentary on drug offenses. Appendix includes a draft of federal laws on drug control and a draft paraphernalia statute.
    • Document Title: Preliminary Draft: Proposed Texas Controlled Drug Law
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Title 10
      Author: Reporter: Mike Rosenthal
      Date: January 8, 1968
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.11
      Summary: Includes draft statutes and extensive commentary on drug control (commentary is in the second half of the document).
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  • Electronic Eavesdropping

    • Volume Title: Report on Violation of Privacy Draft 1
      Author: Reporter: Page Keeton; Revisor: Cam Cunningham
      Date: March 16, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371wp
      Summary: Commentary on recent advances in technology affecting privacy, whether a law is needed, and discussion of the present Texas law on privacy. Recommends against a statute authorizing statute for electronic eavesdropping.
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  • Treason

    • Document Title: Draft 1: Report on Treason and Loyalty Offenses
      Volume Title: Working Draft, Title 9
      Author: Reporter: Page Keeton; Research Assistant: Taylor Ashworth
      Date: January 27, 1970
      Call Number: B600.8 P371w v.10
      Summary: Draft statute and extensive commentary on treason and loyalty offenses. Includes a recommendation for the repeal of the treason statute (and not to include it in the final draft). Also includes a list of repeals.
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