Bill Text: TX SB2114 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-15 - Committee report sent to Calendars [SB2114 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB2114-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: West S.B. No. 2114
 
  (Collier)
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain duties of law enforcement agencies concerning
  certain information subject to disclosure to a defendant.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Article 2.1397 to read as follows:
         Art. 2.1397.  DUTIES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FILING CASE.  
  (a)  In this article:
               (1)  "Attorney representing the state" means an
  attorney authorized by law to represent the state in a criminal
  case, including a district attorney, criminal district attorney,
  county attorney with criminal jurisdiction, or city or municipal
  attorney.
               (2)  "Law enforcement agency" means an agency of the
  state or an agency of a political subdivision of the state
  authorized by law to employ peace officers.
         (b)  A law enforcement agency filing a case with the attorney
  representing the state shall submit to the attorney representing
  the state a written statement by an agency employee with knowledge
  of the case acknowledging that all documents, items, and
  information in the possession of the agency that are required to be
  disclosed to the defendant in the case under Article 39.14 have been
  transmitted to the attorney representing the state.
         (c)  If at any time after the case is filed with the attorney
  representing the state the law enforcement agency discovers or
  acquires any additional document, item, or information required to
  be disclosed to the defendant under Article 39.14, an agency
  employee shall promptly transmit the document, item, or information
  to the attorney representing the state.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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