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Monday, March 21, 2011

Death Penalty Related Legislation Filed in 2011 Texas Legislative Session

The filing deadline for legislation in the 2011 Regular Session of the Texas Legislature has passed. Below are the death penalty related proposals filed in the Texas House and Senate and their status as of March 21, 2011. 


Legislature: 82(R) - 2011 

 

Click for options HB 488Author: Dutton
Last Action02/17/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to standards for judicial review of certain writs of habeas corpus in capital cases.


Click for options HB 543Author: Dutton
Last Action02/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases.


Click for options HB 566Author: Christian
Last Action02/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the murder of certain individuals protected under a court order as a capital offense.


Click for options HB 689Author: Dutton
Last Action02/21/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the admissibility of certain evidence in capital cases in which the state seeks the death penalty.


Click for options HB 819Author: Farrar | et al.
Last Action02/23/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to abolishing the death penalty.


Click for options HB 852Author: Dutton
Last Action02/24/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to abolishing the death penalty.


Click for options HB 855Author: Dutton
Last Action02/24/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in certain felony cases.


Click for options HB 1065Author: Riddle | et al.
Last Action02/28/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.


Click for options HB 1641Author: Dutton
Last Action03/03/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the creation of a commission to study capital punishment in Texas and to a moratorium on executions.


Click for options HB 1646Author: Gallego
Last Action03/03/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.


Click for options HB 1670Author: Coleman
Last Action03/03/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.


Click for options HB 1918Author: Larson
Last Action03/07/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel.


Click for options HB 2200Author: Miles
Last Action03/10/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants.


Click for options HB 2511Author: Dutton
Last Action03/14/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the joint or separate prosecution of a capital felony charged against two or more defendants and the extent of a defendant's criminal responsibility for the conduct of a coconspirator in capital felony cases.


Click for options HB 3323Author: McClendon
Last Action03/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.


Click for options HB 3400Author: Walle
Last Action03/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.


Click for options HB 3762Author: Marquez
Last Action03/11/2011 H Filed
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to creating a transparent and deliberative process by which execution procedures are determined.


Click for options HJR 97Author: Naishtat
Last Action03/22/2011 H Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a moratorium on the execution of persons convicted of capital offenses.


Click for options SB 377Author: Huffman | et al.
Last Action03/22/2011 S Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.


Click for options SB 973Author: Hinojosa
Last Action03/08/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the reformation of the sentences of juveniles convicted of capital felonies after being transferred to criminal court.


Click for options SB 1028Author: Harris
Last Action03/16/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the appointment of counsel to represent an indigent defendant in a capital case and to the reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by appointed counsel.


Click for options SB 1078Author: Ellis
Last Action03/16/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to representation of certain applicants for writs of habeas corpus in cases involving the death penalty.


Click for options SB 1079Author: Ellis
Last Action03/16/2011 S Referred to Criminal Justice
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the applicability of the death penalty to a capital offense committed by a person with mental retardation.


Click for options SB 1308Author: Seliger
Last Action03/16/2011 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.


Click for options SB 1688Author: Ellis
Last Action03/11/2011 S Filed
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the authority of the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.




Click for options SB 1832Author: Ellis
Last Action03/11/2011 S Filed
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to notice to inmates and their attorneys of lethal substance or substances to be used in lethal injection.


Click for options SB 1835Author: Ellis
Last Action03/11/2011 S Filed
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions.


Click for options SJR 44Author: Ellis
Last Action03/11/2011 S Filed
Caption Version:Introduced
Caption:Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the governor to grant one or more reprieves in a capital case.

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