SB 2136

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Beverly Powell

Bill Caption

Relating to the admissibility of evidence in the prosecution of an offense committed against a member of the defendant's family or household or person in a dating relationship with the defendant.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated

Bill Analysis

SB 2136 would allow, in the prosecution of offenses involving family violence, certain evidence to assist the trier-of-fact in determining the nature of the relationship between the victim and defendant. This bill would expand the prior acts of family violence which the jury could consider, such as sexual assault, burglary of a habitation, and criminal mischief, among other crimes.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 2136 as it doesn't affect our liberty principles. 

Organizations Supporting

Houston Police Department