Bill Text: TX HB1727 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the issuance of certain search warrants.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective on 9/1/17 [HB1727 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1727-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1727
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of certain search warrants.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 18.01(i), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (i)  In a county that does not have a municipal court of
  record with a courtroom located in that county and a judge [of a
  municipal court of record] who is an attorney licensed by the state,
  a county court judge who is an attorney licensed by the state, or a
  statutory county court judge, any magistrate may issue a search
  warrant under [Subdivision (10) or Subdivision (12) of] Article
  18.02(a)(10) or (12) [18.02 of this code].  This subsection is not
  applicable to a subsequent search warrant under [Subdivision (10)
  of] Article 18.02(a)(10) [18.02 of this code].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a search warrant issued on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A search warrant issued before the effective date of this Act
  is governed by the law in effect on the date the warrant was issued,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1727 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 3 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1727 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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