Crime Victim Services Division Legislative Update

A summary of victim-related legislation that affects the Crime Victim Services Division and Crime Victims' Compensation Program:

HB 1372 – Relating to the definition of victim in relation to certain crime victims’ rights.

Effective Date: June 19, 2009


HB 2626 - Relating to the forensic medical examination of a sexual assault victim who has not reported the assault to a law enforcement agency.

Effective Date: June 19, 2009


HB 2916 – Relating to allowing certain claimants to file an application under the Crime Victims’ Compensation Act.

Effective Date: June 19, 2009


HB 4009 – Relating to the provision of services to certain persons involved in, and the prosecution, punishment, and prevention of offenses involving trafficking of persons or certain forced sex-based labor or services.

Effective Date: September 1, 2009


SB 808 – Relating to allowing certain claimants to file an application under the Crime Victims’ Compensation Act.

Effective Date: September 1, 2009


SB 1616 – Relating to the fees for and issuance of certain license plates.

Effective Date: September 1, 2009


SB 1377 – Relating to the administration of the compensation to victims of crime fund and the compensation to victims of crime auxiliary fund.

Effective Date: September 1, 2009


SB 1774 – Relating to the disposal of certain exhibits used in criminal proceedings in certain counties.

Effective Date: September 1, 2009


SB 1844 – Relating to revenue received from the provision of pay telephone service to inmates confined in facilities operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Effective Date: June 19, 2009