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 488 Author: Dutton
Last Action 02/17/2011 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 543 Author: Dutton
Last Action 02/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to the admissibility of certain confessions in capital cases.



Click for options HB 566 Author: Christian
Last Action 02/18/2011 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 689 Author: Dutton
Last Action 02/21/2011 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 819 Author: Farrar | et al.
Last Action 02/23/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to abolishing the death penalty.



Click for options HB 852 Author: Dutton
Last Action 02/24/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to abolishing the death penalty.



Click for options HB 855 Author: Dutton
Last Action 02/24/2011 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 1065 Author: Riddle | et al.
Last Action 02/28/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to the murder of a child as a capital offense.



Click for options HB 1641 Author: Dutton
Last Action 03/03/2011 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 1646 Author: Gallego
Last Action 03/03/2011 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 1670 Author: Coleman
Last Action 03/03/2011 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 1918 Author: Larson
Last Action 03/07/2011 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 2200 Author: Miles
Last Action 03/10/2011 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 2511 Author: Dutton
Last Action 03/14/2011 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 3323 Author: McClendon
Last Action 03/18/2011 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 3400 Author: Walle
Last Action 03/18/2011 H Referred to Criminal Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to certain sentencing procedures in a capital case.



Click for options HB 3762 Author: Marquez
Last Action 03/11/2011 H Filed
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to creating a transparent and deliberative process by which execution procedures are determined.



Click for options HJR 97 Author: Naishtat
Last Action 03/22/2011 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 377 Author: Huffman | et al.
Last Action 03/22/2011 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 973 Author: Hinojosa
Last Action 03/08/2011 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 1028 Author: Harris
Last Action 03/16/2011 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 1078 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/16/2011 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 1079 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/16/2011 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 1308 Author: Seliger
Last Action 03/16/2011 S Referred to Jurisprudence
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to the standards for attorneys representing indigent defendants in capital cases.



Click for options SB 1688 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/11/2011 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 1832 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/11/2011 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 1835 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/11/2011 S Filed
Caption Version: Introduced
Caption: Relating to the creation of a commission to investigate and prevent wrongful convictions.



Click for options SJR 44 Author: Ellis
Last Action 03/11/2011 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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