Bill

HB 1355

86(R) - 2019
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety

Contact the Author

Angie Chen Button

Phone:

512-463-0486

Capitol Office:

GW.8

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Angie Chen Button
Rhetta Andrews Bowers
Justin Holland
Mike Lang
Dennis Paul

Bill Caption

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a blood specimen from certain persons in certain intoxication offenses.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1355 would allow for a police officer to execute a warrant to take a blood sample of a person suspected of committing an intoxication offense, such as a DWI or Intoxicated Manslaughter, in counties adjacent to the county that the warrant was issued. The police officer would have to be authorized to make an arrest in the county of execution.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 1355 because it promotes our principle of limited government. This bill could streamline the process for police departments and lessen their dependence on having a hospital nearby to retrieve blood samples in intoxication charges.

Organizations Supporting

City of Garland
County Judges and Commissioners Association of Texas
Game Warden Peace Officers Association
Texas Municipal League

Contact the Author

Angie Chen Button

Phone:

512-463-0486

Capitol Office:

GW.8

Email: