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Relating to the rights of victims of sexual assault or other
prohibited sexual conduct.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 1172 would prohibit the use of a polygraph examination in certain instances and would also require a peace officer to offer to have an advocate from a sexual assault program be present for an interview with an individual reporting sexual abuse. If no advocate is available, the peace officer is required to offer to have a crime victim liaison from the law enforcement agency present instead.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 1172 which is procedural or administrative in nature and does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles.