HB 326

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gene Wu


Cindy Burkett
Allen Fletcher
Joe Moody
Four Price
Debbie Riddle

Bill Caption

Relating to information provided by electronic means in support of the issuance of a search warrant.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

HB 326 would amend the chapter entitled “Search Warrants” within the Code of Criminal Procedure to allow information communicated by telephone or other reliable electronic means to determine whether to issue a search warrant. If the magistrate considers additional testimony, the testimony must be signed, certified, and accurately preserved.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 526 would modernize evidence collection to be more up-to-date with current technology trends. This bill has no impact on our liberty principles and we would prefer to remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Municipal Police Association