Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.053
Preservation of Evidence Containing Biological Material


(a)

The department:

(1)

shall maintain a storage space for the preservation of evidence containing biological material that is delivered to the department under Article 38.43(f), Code of Criminal Procedure; and

(2)

may maintain a storage space for the preservation of evidence of a sexual assault or other sex offense.

(b)

The department shall adopt rules relating to the delivery, cataloging, and preservation of evidence stored under this section.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1179 (H.B. 3594), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009.
Redesignated from Government Code, Section 411.052 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 27.001(15), eff. September 1, 2011.
Sec. 411.054. INCIDENT-BASED CRIME STATISTICS REPORTING GOAL. (a) The department shall establish a goal that, not later than September 1, 2019, all local law enforcement agencies:

(1)

will have implemented an incident-based reporting system that meets the reporting requirements of the National Incident-Based Reporting System of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and

(2)

will use the system described by Subdivision (1) to submit to the department information and statistics concerning criminal offenses committed in the jurisdiction of the local law enforcement agency.

(b)

Not later than January 1, 2017, the department shall submit a report to the legislature that identifies the number of local law enforcement agencies that have implemented the system described by Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 333 (H.B. 11), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015.
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