HB 2185

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Negative


Travis Clardy

Bill Caption

Relating to the execution of a search warrant for taking a DNA specimen.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2185 would amend the chapter entitled “Search Warrants” within the Code of Criminal Procedure to reflect that a warrant for a DNA specimen may be executed in any county as opposed to only the county with jurisdiction as the law currently stands.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 2185 would violate due process rights for defendants who are the subject of a law enforcement request for DNA. It is not overly burdensome to seek and obtain a warrant from the proper jurisdiction. For this reason we oppose HB 2185.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Municipal Police Association