Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 2.305
Report Required Concerning Human Trafficking Cases


(a)

This article applies only to:

(1)

a municipal police department, sheriff’s department, or constable’s office in a county with a population of more than 50,000; and

(2)

the Department of Public Safety.

(b)

An entity described by Subsection (a) that investigates the alleged commission of an offense under Chapter 20A (Trafficking of Persons), Penal Code, or the alleged commission of an offense under Chapter 43 (Public Indecency), Penal Code, which may involve human trafficking, shall submit to the attorney general in the manner and form prescribed by the attorney general a report containing the following information:

(1)

the offense being investigated, including the offense code designated by the Department of Public Safety under Article 66.052;

(2)

regarding each person suspected of committing the offense:

(A)

the person’s:
(i)
full name;
(ii)
gender;
(iii)
race or ethnicity, as defined by Article 2.132;
(iv)
country of origin, if the person is not a United States citizen or legal permanent resident;
(v)
date of birth; and
(vi)
age at the time of the offense, if available; and

(B)

the case number associated with the person and the offense;

(3)

the date and location of the alleged offense, including the city and county;

(4)

the disposition of the investigation, if any, regardless of the manner of disposition; and

(5)

regarding the victim of the offense:

(A)

the victim’s:
(i)
age;
(ii)
gender;
(iii)
race or ethnicity, as defined by Article 2.132; and
(iv)
country of origin, if the victim is not a United States citizen or legal permanent resident; and

(B)

if available, information regarding any victims’ service organization or program to which the victim was referred as part of the investigation.

(c)

An entity described by Subsection (a) that does not have any investigations or offenses required to be reported under this article during a period specified by the attorney general shall submit to the attorney general a notice stating there are no cases to report, in the manner and form prescribed by the attorney general.

(d)

The attorney general may enter into a contract with a university or organization to assist with the collection and analysis of information received under this article. The attorney general shall ensure that all sensitive information is properly protected.

(e)

Information described by Subsections (b)(2)(A)(i) and (v) and (b)(2)(B) is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552 (Public Information), Government Code.

(f)

In consultation with the entities described by Subsection (a), the attorney general shall adopt rules to administer this article, including rules prescribing:

(1)

the form and manner of submission of a report or notice required by Subsection (b) or (c); and

(2)

additional information to include in a report or notice required by Subsection (b) or (c).
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1303 (H.B. 3800), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 856 (S.B. 800), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 93 (S.B. 1527), Sec. 4.01 (What Courts Have Criminal Jurisdiction), eff. September 1, 2023.
Repealed by Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 765 (H.B. 4504), Sec. 3.001(1), eff. January 1, 2025.

Source: Article 2.305 — Report Required Concerning Human Trafficking Cases, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­2.­htm#2.­305 (accessed Apr. 13, 2024).

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Duties of District Attorneys
2.02
Duties of County Attorneys
2.04
Shall Draw Complaints
2.05
When Complaint Is Made
2.06
May Administer Oaths
2.07
Attorney Pro Tem
2.08
Disqualified
2.09
Who Are Magistrates
2.10
Duty of Magistrates
2.11
Examining Court
2.12
Who Are Peace Officers
2.13
Duties and Powers
2.14
May Summon Aid
2.15
Person Refusing to Aid
2.16
Neglecting to Execute Process
2.17
Conservator of the Peace
2.18
Custody of Prisoners
2.19
Report as to Prisoners
2.20
Deputy
2.021
Duties of Attorney General
2.21
Duty of Clerks
2.022
Assistance of Texas Rangers
2.22
Power of Deputy Clerks
2.023
Notification to Texas Department of Criminal Justice
2.23
Report to Attorney General
2.024
Tracking Use of Certain Testimony
2.24
Authenticating Officer
2.025
Special Duty of District or County Attorney Relating to Child Support
2.25
Reporting Certain Aliens to Federal Government
2.26
Digital Signature and Electronic Documents
2.27
Investigation of Certain Reports Alleging Abuse
2.28
Duties Regarding Misused Identity
2.29
Report Required in Connection with Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information
2.30
Report Concerning Certain Assaultive or Terroristic Offenses
2.31
County Jailers
2.32
Electronic Recording of Custodial Interrogations
2.33
Law Enforcement Policy on Use of Force by Drone
2.34
Use of Neck Restraints During Search or Arrest Prohibited
2.35
Duty to Request and Render Aid
2.101
Magistrate’s Name on Signed Order
2.121
Railroad Peace Officers
2.122
Special Investigators
2.123
Adjunct Police Officers
2.124
Peace Officers from Adjoining States
2.125
Special Rangers of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
2.126
Peace Officers Commissioned by the Alabama-coushatta Tribe of Texas and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
2.127
School Marshals
2.131
Racial Profiling Prohibited
2.132
Law Enforcement Policy on Racial Profiling
2.133
Reports Required for Motor Vehicle Stops
2.134
Compilation and Analysis of Information Collected
2.136
Liability
2.137
Provision of Funding or Equipment
2.138
Rules
2.139
Reports Required for Officer-involved Injuries or Deaths
2.195
Report of Warrant or Capias Information
2.211
Hate Crime Reporting
2.212
Writ of Attachment Reporting
2.251
Duties Related to Immigration Detainer Requests
2.271
Investigation of Certain Reports Alleging Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
2.272
Law Enforcement Response to Child Safety Check Alert
2.273
Release of Child by Law Enforcement Officer
2.295
Report Required in Connection with Unauthorized Acquisition or Transfer of Certain Financial Information
2.305
Report Required Concerning Human Trafficking Cases
2.1305
Carrying Weapon on Certain Premises
2.1385
Civil Penalty
2.1386
Eyewitness Identification Protocols
2.1387
Intervention Required for Excessive Force
2.1395
Reports Required for Certain Injuries or Deaths of Peace Officers
2.1396
Video Recordings of Arrests for Intoxication Offenses
2.1397
Duties of Law Enforcement Agency Filing Case
2.1398
Duties of Peace Officer Investigating Stalking, Harassment, or Terroristic Threat
2.13951
Notice of Violation of Reporting Requirements for Certain Injuries or Deaths

Accessed:
Apr. 13, 2024

Art. 2.305’s source at texas​.gov