H 3738

Version: Introduced
Author: Burnam

By: Burnam

H.B. No. 3738

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT

relating to a prohibition on certain law enforcement inquiries regarding the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1. Article 2.13, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended by adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:

(d) A peace officer may not inquire as to the nationality or immigration status of a victim of or witness to a criminal offense except as necessary to investigate the offense or to provide the victim or witness with information about federal visas designed to protect individuals providing assistance to law enforcement.

SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

 
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