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HB 544 86-0 (2019) Author: Nevárez, Poncho Relating to the unlawful possession of a firearm by persons who are subject to certain judicial determinations; creating a criminal offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 1623 85-0 (2017) Author: Uresti, Carlos Relating to certain persons who are acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case and who are dangerous to the person's self. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2023 84-0 (2015) Author: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al. Relating to the appointment of a forensic director responsible for statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
SB 369 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 370 84-0 (2015) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1507 84-0 (2015) Author: Garcia, Sylvia | et. al.
Sponsor: Naishtat, Elliott | et. al.
Relating to the statewide coordination and oversight of forensic mental health services overseen by the Department of State Health Services, including the appointment of a forensic director. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2349 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to a jail-based restoration of competency pilot program. House: Corrections Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2572 83-0 (2013) Author: McClendon, Ruth Relating to the qualifications of certain experts authorized to examine a defendant and testify as to the issue of the defendant's sanity or insanity in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3765 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3774 83-0 (2013) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the insanity defense and persons found not guilty by reason of insanity in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 720 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to jury instructions regarding the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 721 83-0 (2013) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2124 82-0 (2011) Author: Workman, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to victim notification regarding the release of a defendant who was acquitted by reason of insanity in a criminal case. House: Corrections
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 2159 82-0 (2011) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
SB 1503 82-0 (2011) Author: Huffman, Joan Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation. Senate: Criminal Justice Committee report printed and distributed
HB 1150 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in subcommittee
HB 2115 81-0 (2009) Author: Moody, Joseph Relating to the punishment prescribed for the offense of bail jumping and failure to appear. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 2973 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 168 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney | et. al. Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Co-author authorized
HB 1721 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 1724 80-0 (2007) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2795 80-0 (2007) Author: Coleman, Garnet | et. al. Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3383 80-0 (2007) Author: Naishtat, Elliott Relating to procedures regarding certain criminal defendants who are or may be persons with mental illness or mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 440 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the pendency of charges against a criminal defendant subjected to certain incompetency proceedings and to the maximum period for confining that defendant. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
SB 441 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to procedures occurring after a determination of a defendant's incompetency to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 442 80-0 (2007) Author: Deuell, Bob Relating to the payment of the costs of a hearing regarding the court-ordered administration of psychoactive medication to certain criminal defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
No action taken in committee
SB 732 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney Relating to the insanity defense in a criminal case. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 1279 80-0 (2007) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to procedures occurring after a determination of a defendant's incompetency to stand trial. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
SB 837 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Keel, Terry
Relating to the insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 838 79-0 (2005) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to the reporting and collection of certain information regarding persons found not guilty of an offense by reason of insanity. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2374 78-0 (2003) Author: Phillips, Larry | et. al. Relating to the affirmative defense of insanity. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 434 77-0 (2001) Author: Heflin, Talmadge
Sponsor: Whitmire, John
Relating to the procedures for handling certain defendants acquitted of an offense by reason of insanity. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 1878 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia Relating to the creation of a task force to review the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial and use of the insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
SB 553 77-0 (2001) Author: Duncan, Robert
Sponsor: Gray, Patricia
Relating to the creation of a task force to review the methods and procedures used to evaluate a criminal defendant's competency to stand trial and use of the insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 245 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallego, Pete | et. al.
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the procedures for determining whether a defendant sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1601 76-0 (1999) Author: Ehrhardt, Harryette Relating to a determination of mental competency in the prosecution of criminal cases and to the disposition of defendants found to be incompetent before trial or after conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee meeting cancelled
SB 421 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapiro, Florence
Sponsor: Ehrhardt, Harryette | et. al.
Relating to a determination of mental competency in the prosecution of criminal cases and to the disposition of defendants found to be incompetent before trial or after conviction. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 15 75-0 (1997) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the insanity defense and the admissibility of evidence of mental disease or defect in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1655 75-0 (1997) Author: Gallego, Pete Relating to procedures for determining whether a defendant sentenced to death is incompetent for purposes of execution. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 3466 75-0 (1997) Author: Greenberg, Sherri Relating to the insanity defense and to sentencing of a criminal defendant found to be mentally ill. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 232 74-0 (1995) Author: Chisum, Warren Relating to the insanity defense and the admissibility of evidence of mental disease or defect in a criminal case. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
HB 2797 74-0 (1995) Author: Brady, Kevin Relating to the insanity defense and to sentencing of a criminal defendant found to be mentally ill. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 1605 73-0 (1993) Author: Longoria, John Relating to the examination and transfer of suspected mentally ill or retarded defendants who are in jail. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 2735 73-0 (1993) Author: Conley, Karyne Relating to the exclusion of defendants suffering from mental retardation or mental illness from the application of capitol punishment. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Withdrawn from schedule
SB 484 72-0 (1991) Author: Bivins, Teel Relating to the definitions of culpable mental states for the purposes of criminal prosecutions. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to special subcommittee
SB 754 71-0 (1989) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to persons found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity or mental retardation. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 11 68-0 (1983) Author: Khoury, Rollin Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Coauthor authorized
HB 50 68-0 (1983) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 177 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 403 68-0 (1983) Author: Presnal, Bill Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 499 68-0 (1983) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to the disposition of persons determined to be incompetent to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
HB 549 68-0 (1983) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the effect of an agreement between the state and the defendant in a criminal case as to an issue of the defendant's competency to stand trial or sanity at the time of an offense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 760 68-0 (1983) Author: Bush, Bob Relating to the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions and treatment of mentally ill or mentally retarded offenders, to instructions to the jury and testimony of expert witnesses and to verdicts and judgments on insanity defense. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
HB 794 68-0 (1983) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 7 68-0 (1983) Author: Farabee, Ray
Sponsor: Bush, Bob
Relating to the insanity defense in criminal prosecutions, to hearings and other procedures relating to commitment of persons acquitted by reason of insanity, to discharge, and to outpatient supervision. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 37 68-0 (1983) Author: Brown, J.E. Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 964 67-0 (1981) Author: Smith, Terral Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 492 67-0 (1981) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the insanity defense and treatment of mentally ill offenders. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
SB 73 66-0 (1979) Author: Mengden, Walter Repealing the insanity defense in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 951 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C.
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to competency of a defendant to stand trial in a criminal proceeding, to the insanity defense to criminal prosecution, and to the examination, transportation, and commitment of mentally ill or mentally retarded defendants. House: Criminal Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HB 1405 65-0 (1977) Author: Peveto, Wayne Relating to expert testimony concerning the insanity defense and a defendant's competency to stand trial. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 239 65-0 (1977) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the insanity defense in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
SB 286 64-0 (1975) Author: Mengden, Walter Abolishing the insanity defense in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Subcommittee on Criminal Matters
HB 952 63-0 (1973) Author: Whitehead, Emmett Relating to the state mental hospital to which defendants shall be committed; and declaring an emergency. House: Criminal Jurisprudence Referred to subcommittee
SB 548 63-0 (1973) Author: Mengden, Walter Relating to the repeal of the insanity defense in criminal cases. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Committee on Jurisprudence
SB 893 63-0 (1973) Author: Adams, Don
Sponsor: Whitehead, Emmett
Amending Subsection (d) of Section 2, Article 46.02, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended; relating to the state mental hospital to which defendants shall be committed; and declaring an emergency. House: Human Resources
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
SB 949 63-0 (1973) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to mentally retarded persons accused of crimes; granting to the judges of courts wherein the trials of such persons are held the discretion to commit such persons to state schools for the mentally retarded rather than to mental hospitals or mental institutions. Senate: Jurisprudence Committee hearing date
HB 760 61-0 (1969) Author: Shannon, Jr., Joe Relating to crimes committed by persons under the influence of dangerous drugs.
HB 804 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to insanity and the responsibility for criminal conduct.
HB 1088 61-0 (1969) Author: Evans, C. David Relating to trial of the issue of insanity in advance of the trial on the merits.
SB 726 61-0 (1969) Author: Blanchard, H.J. "Doc" Relating to amending sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to preservation of testimony and evidence and to payment for transcripts and statements of fact.
HB 955 60-0 (1967) Author: Williams, Lindon Relating to commitment and transfer of certain persons adjudged or determined to be insane in connection with criminal proceedings to a Veterans' Administration or other federal hospital.
HB 1197 60-0 (1967) Author: Armstrong, Robert Landis "Bob" Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to insanity as a defense or as a bar in criminal cases.
SB 356 60-0 (1967) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relating to insanity as a defense or as a bar in criminal cases.
HCR 83 59-0 (1965) Author: Heatly, W.S. "Bill" Providing for the appointment of a Committee to Study Physical Facilities and Physical Care of Criminally Insane Persons to study physical facilities and physical care of persons adjudged insane in criminal proceedings.
HB 87 57-1 (1961) Author: Shipley, Donald K. Relating to repealing a certain Act relating to insanity as a defense or bar to criminal prosecution; concerning the trial and commitment to a State Mental Hospital of insane person where insanity is raised as a defense or as a bar in a prosecution for a criminal offense; clarifying the trial procedure where the question of insanity is raised as a defense or bar to a criminal prosecution.
HB 496 56-0 (1959) Author: Matthew, C. T. "Pete" | et. al. Relating to insanity as a defense or bar to criminal prosecution; concerning the trial and commitment to a State Mental Hospital of insane persons where insanity is raised as a defense or as a bar in a prosecution for a criminal offense.
SB 279 56-0 (1959) Author: Dies, Jr., Martin Relating to insanity as a defense or bar to criminal prosecution.
HB 906 55-0 (1957) Author: Burkett, Jr., Joseph W. "Joe" Relating to the trial and commitment to a State mental hospital of insane persons where insanity is raised as a defense or as a bar in a prosecution for a criminal offense.
HB 227 49-0 (1945) Author: Coker, A. W. Relating to amending Statutes relative to selection of jury and providing for appeal in insanity trials.
HB 211 46-0 (1939) Author: Bridgers, William W. "Billy" Relating to repealing a certain Act relating to the trial of insane persons charged with crime and providing for the commitment of such persons to a State Hospital for the Insane.
HB 988 46-0 (1939) Author: Riviere, Harvey Stephen Joseph Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Penal code providing and naming when intoxication and use of narcotics shall mitigate the offense.
HB 993 45-0 (1937) Author: Knetsch, Fred E. Relating to providing for the trial and commitment to State hospitals for the insane of persons found upon trial to have been insane at the time of the commission of the act, as well as at the time of the trial of such person.
HB 699 44-0 (1935) Author: King, Winter W. "Cap" Relating to venue of trials of convicted insane persons.
HB 115 42-0 (1931) Author: Anderson, Preston Louis | et. al. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure so as to require an affidavit of insanity to be filed by a competent medical authority after examination.
HB 176 42-0 (1931) Author: Coltrin, George W. Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure by providing for information by affidavit of the insanity of a convicted defendant.
SB 54 42-0 (1931) Author: Woodward, Walter Calisto Relating to amending the Code of Criminal Procedure relative to the method of determining the issue of insanity after a defendant has been convicted of crime.
SB 170 42-0 (1931) Author: Beck, John W. E. H. | et. al. Relating to providing for the location, establishment and maintenance of an institution for the examination, care, treatment, and incarceration of insane, mentally deficient persons who have been indicted or convicted of a felony, and defining conditions of admission thereto.
HB 397 33-0 (1913) Author: Roach, James H. Relating to insanity as a defense.

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