SB 1071

84(R) - 2015
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
  • Neutral


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to requiring notice of the scheduling of an execution date and the issuance of a warrant of execution.

Fiscal Notes

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

Bill Analysis

SB 1071 would ensure that the attorney who represented the condemned person be notified of the state’s motion to set an execution date. The state would have to have a notification hand delivered not later than the 10th day before the court enters an order setting the execution date or send notification by first class mail no later than the 16th day before the court enters an order setting the execution date.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/22/2015 update:

No changes have been made to this bill in House committee. The second chamber sponsor is Rep. Senfronia Thompson.

First chamber recommendation: 

SB 1071 aligns with the proper role of limited government by ensuring that the condemned's legal counsel is properly notified of an order setting the execution date. This is a reasonable due process requirement. For that reason, we support SB 1071.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops