HB 1447

84(R) - 2015
House Criminal Jurisprudence
House Criminal Jurisprudence

Vote Recommendation

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  • Positive


Tony Dale


Abel Herrero
Marisa Marquez

Bill Caption

Relating to protective orders on behalf of victims of certain sex offenses.

Bill Analysis

HB 1447 would require the prosecuting attorney to "promptly file an application for a protective order on behalf of the victim of the offense" upon the conviction of a defendant for certain sexually motivated crimes. This legislation would also enable victims of continuous trafficking of persons to file for a protective order without regard to the relationship between the victim and the alleged offender.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would make it easier for victims of sexually motivated crimes to obtain a protective order by requiring the prosecuting attorney to file an application for the order immediately upon conviction of the defendant. It would also allow certain human trafficking victims to obtain a protective order who are not able to do so under current law. If HB 1447 is enacted the bill will further protect victims and enhance their ability to be safe from perpetrators who had previously violated their individual liberty. We support this legislation.

Organizations Supporting

Christian Life Commission
Houston Police Department
Texas Municipal Police Association