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HB 905 82-0 (2011) Author: Thompson, Senfronia | et. al.
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 1313 82-0 (2011) Author: Gonzalez, Naomi Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
HB 1721 82-0 (2011) Author: Lucio III, Eddie | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to protective orders for certain victims of stalking or sexual assault. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 578 82-0 (2011) Author: Fraser, Troy
Sponsor: Hartnett, Will | et. al.
Relating to the testimony of children in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/11
SB 787 82-0 (2011) Author: Harris, Chris Relating to the admissibility of certain hearsay statements of a child in hearings on an application for a protective order. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1749 82-0 (2011) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to the admissibility of certain statements made by a child in a juvenile justice or criminal proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2076 81-0 (2009) Author: Brown, Betty Relating to the impact of the presence of certain peace officers on the admissibility of certain statements made by children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1308 79-0 (2005) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the right of an accused to be informed of their rights in a language they can understand. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 62 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the use of visual aids in the prosecution of certain offenses committed against or witnessed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 65 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to certain rights in a criminal or juvenile justice proceeding afforded to a child victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 69 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 70 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to leading questions in direct examination of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 71 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to a limitation on interviewing or examining a child in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 83 78-0 (2003) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the manner in which the videotaping of or the broadcasting by closed circuit television of the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense is conducted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1121 78-0 (2003) Author: Crabb, Joe Relating to the form of examination of a child in a criminal or civil proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1869 78-0 (2003) Author: Baxter, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to the admission of certain video testimony into evidence in a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
SB 1132 78-0 (2003) Author: Williams, Tommy Relating to the admission of certain video testimony into evidence in a proceeding regarding the abuse or neglect of a child. Senate: Health & Human Services Committee report printed and distributed
SB 1490 78-0 (2003) Author: Ogden, Steve Relating to certain investigation requirements and other procedures in connection with an allegation of child abuse or neglect. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken in committee
HB 147 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the use of visual aids in the prosecution of certain offenses committed against or witnessed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 222 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to certain rights in a criminal or juvenile justice proceeding afforded to a child victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 227 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 228 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to leading questions in direct examination of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 229 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to a limitation on interviewing or examining a child in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1167 77-0 (2001) Author: Crabb, Joe
Sponsor: Brown, J. E.
Relating to the form of examination of a child in a criminal or civil proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Left pending in committee
HB 1372 77-0 (2001) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the manner in which the videotaping of or the broadcasting by closed circuit television of the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense is conducted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1875 77-0 (2001) Author: Reyna, Elvira Relating to the prosecution and punishment of an individual who commits family violence within the view of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 24 77-0 (2001) Author: Shapiro, Florence | et. al.
Sponsor: Morrison, Geanie
Relating to the manner in which the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense may be taken in certain criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 155 76-0 (1999) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to the punishment for certain assaultive offenses involving domestic violence. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 280 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the admissibility of testimony in civil and criminal proceedings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 281 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to leading questions in direct examination of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 282 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to a limitation on interviewing or examining a child in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 289 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to certain rights in a criminal or juvenile justice proceeding afforded to a child victim. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 290 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to excluding the public from criminal trials and juvenile court hearings during the testimony of certain victims. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 298 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel | et. al. Relating to the use of visual aids in the prosecution of certain offenses committed against or witnessed by a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 354 76-0 (1999) Author: Wise, Miguel Relating to the manner in which the videotaping of or the broadcasting by closed circuit television of the testimony of a child who is the victim of or witness to an alleged offense is conducted. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1352 76-0 (1999) Author: Goodman, Toby Relating to the prosecution and punishment of offenses against children or family members. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1830 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence Relating to the prosecution and punishment of certain domestic violence offenses. Senate: Criminal Justice No action taken in committee
HB 697 70-0 (1987) Author: Melton, Bob
Sponsor: Glasgow, Bob
Relating to the use of subpoenas to obtain the testimony of children in criminal cases. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1098 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the testimony of a child in a criminal or civil proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1142 70-0 (1987) Author: Guerrero, Lena Relating to the admissibility of a hearsay statement by an abused child in civil cases and administrative proceedings. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 2146 70-0 (1987) Author: Horn, Jim
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the testimony of a child who is a victim of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-8/31/87
SB 1084 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the testimony of a child in certain administrative proceedings and to the recording of certain statements or testimony. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
SB 1112 70-0 (1987) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the admissibility of a hearsay statement by an abused child in civil cases and administrative proceedings. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Judiciary
SB 1120 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a civil proceeding. Senate: Criminal Justice Reported favorably with substitute
SB 1212 70-0 (1987) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Hudson, David
Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Placed on General State Calendar
HB 140 70-2 (1987) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to the videotaped testimony of a child who is an alleged victim of an offense involving sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 54 70-2 (1987) Author: Farabee, Ray Relating to the statement or testimony of a child in certain civil and criminal proceedings who is the victim of alleged sexual or other abuse or offenses and to special procedures for the taking of such statements or testimony; amending Article 38.071, Code of Criminal Procedure, as amended, and amending Section 11.21, Family Code, as amended. Senate: Criminal Justice Laid on table subj. to call in comm.
SB 66 70-2 (1987) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the testimony of a child who is an alleged victim of certain criminal offenses and to testing for acquired immune deficiency syndrome to protect child victims and health care personnel. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective in 90 days-10/20/87
HB 229 69-0 (1985) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense. House: Judiciary Coauthor authorized
HB 237 69-0 (1985) Author: Hill, Anita Relating to creating offenses for certain conduct involving witnesses who are children. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 240 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 300 69-0 (1985) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to the procedure for taking the deposition of a witness under the age of 18 in a juvenile court proceeding. House: Judiciary Placed on General State Calendar
HB 579 69-0 (1985) Author: Morales, Dan
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to admitting hearsay statements of certain children into evidence in certain criminal court proceeding and certain juvenile court hearings. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 693 69-0 (1985) Author: Green, Gene Relating to the use in certain criminal and civil proceedings of certain statements and testimony of children who are victims of child abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 999 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child in court proceedings. House: Judiciary Reported from s/c fav. w/o amdt(s)
HB 1015 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy Relating to the testimony of a child in certain cases and regulatory hearings. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
SB 282 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 338 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child in court proceedings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 570 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the competency of a child to testify in a criminal proceeding. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
SB 660 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Willis, Doyle
Relating to a statement of testimony of a child in certain proceedings under Title 3, Family Code. House: Judiciary
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective immediately
SB 1178 69-0 (1985) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to the testimony of a child in certain cases and regulatory hearings. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 1278 69-0 (1985) Author: Parmer, Hugh Relating to the testimony in certain cases of a child who is the alleged victim of an offense; relating to the competency of children to act as witnesses in criminal cases; relating to the use of interpreters for children in criminal proceedings. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1428 69-0 (1985) Author: Caperton, Kent
Sponsor: Toomey, Mike
Relating to the procedure for taking the deposition of a witness under the age of 18 in a juvenile court proceeding. House: Judiciary
Senate: Criminal Justice
1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 539 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee laid on table subject to call
HB 604 68-0 (1983) Author: Toomey, Mike Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child or on the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice if the victim of the sexual offense is a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 964 68-0 (1983) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to civil and criminal procedures involving children who are victims of sexual abuse or other offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 1705 68-0 (1983) Author: Hall, Lanny Relating to establishment of special procedures for receiving the testimony or a statement of a child in certain civil or criminal proceedings involving alleged sexual or other abuse or involving an alleged offense against the child, and to certain proceedures involving children who are the victims of alleged sexual abuse. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report printed and sent to Committee on Calendars
SB 836 68-0 (1983) Author: Parmer, Hugh
Sponsor: Hall, Lanny
Relating to the testimony or statement in certain civil and criminal proceedings of a child who is a victim of alleged sexual or other abuse or offense, to special procedures for the taking of such testimony or statement, to taking into possession, without a court order, children who are believed to be victims of child abuse, and to the appointment of attorneys ad litem. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 838 68-0 (1983) Author: Lyon, Ted
Sponsor: Gandy, Charles
Relating to conviction of a sexual offense on the testimony of a child. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 341 67-0 (1981) Author: Messer, Bill Relating to the protection of certain child witnesses in prosecutions for certain sex offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 1747 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the testimony of certain child witnesses in prosecutions for certain sex offenses. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 1762 66-0 (1979) Author: Wallace III, Ralph Relating to the requirement that the testimony of an accomplice in a juvenile adjudication hearing be corroborated by other evidence. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 574 65-0 (1977) Author: Benedict, Jerry L. Relating to the admissibility of certain statements of a child. House: Judiciary Considered by subcommittee in formal meeting
HB 448 56-0 (1959) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that it shall be within the discretion of the court whether or not the child shall be brought before said court in hearings on dependent and neglected children.

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