HB 7075: Victim and Witness Protection
GENERAL BILL by Criminal Justice Subcommittee ; Trujillo ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Artiles ; Steube
Victim and Witness Protection; Increases age limit for use of videotaped testimony & closed circuit television in court proceedings by victims or witnesses; increases age limit for victims & witnesses for whom court may enter protective orders; authorizes certain advocates to file motions for such orders; revises corroboration requirements for certain victim testimony & admissibility of certain evidence in prosecutions for specified human trafficking & lewd or lascivious offenses.
Last Action: 3/8/2016 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199) -HJ 925
Bill Text: PDF
Date Chamber Action 1/20/2016 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 234
1/25/2016 House • Referred to Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 286
2/4/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Justice Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/08/16, 3:00 pm, Reed Hall
2/8/2016 House • Favorable by Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 414
2/9/2016 House • Now in Judiciary Committee -HJ 415
2/23/2016 House • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary Committee, 02/25/16, 1:00 pm, Sumner Hall
2/25/2016 House • Favorable by- Judiciary Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 597
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 597
3/4/2016 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/07/16
3/7/2016 House • Placed on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/08/16
3/8/2016 House • Substituted CS/SB 1294 -HJ 925
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199) -HJ 925
HB 7075, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/20/2016 at 10:16 AM
Bill Text: Analyses: Criminal Justice Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 4/7/2016 (pdf)
Justice Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 2/9/2016 (pdf)
Judiciary Committee (Post-Meeting) 2/25/2016 (pdf)
Related Bills (3)
Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills S 1382 Victim and Witness Protection Flores Identical Last Action: 3/11/2016 S Died in Judiciary, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199)
Location: In committee/council (JU)
S 1294 (er) Victim and Witness Protection Flores Similar Last Action: 4/6/2016 Chapter No. 2016-199
Location: Became Law
H 1367 Offenses Involving Minors and Vulnerable Persons Nunez Compare Last Action: 3/11/2016 H Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 545 (Ch. 2016-24), CS/SB 1294 (Ch. 2016-199)
Location: In committee/council (CRJS)
Citations - Statutes (5)
Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help 90.404 Character evidence; when admissible. Page 5 (pdf) 92.53 Videotaping the testimony of a victim or witness under age 16 or who has an intellectual disability. Page 1 (pdf) 92.54 Use of closed circuit television in proceedings involving a victim or witness under the age of 16 or who has an intellectual disability. Page 2 (pdf) 92.55 Judicial or other proceedings involving victim or witness under the age of 16, a person who has an intellectual disability, or a sexual offense victim or witness; special protections; use of registered service or therapy animals. Page 3 (pdf) 794.022 Rules of evidence. Page 4 (pdf)
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