78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1011, Chapter 13 Page: 1 of 5
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CHAPTER 13 H.B. No.- 1011
1 AN ACT
2 relating to postconviction DNA testing.
3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
4 SECTION 1. Article 64.01(c), Code of Criminal Procedure, is
5 amended to read as follows:
6 (c) A convicted person is entitled to counsel during a
7 proceeding under this chapter. The convicting court shall appoint
8 counsel for the convicted person if the [Jlfa convicted] person
9 informs the [evii...t. ] Court that the person wishes to submit a
10 motion under this chapter, the court finds reasonable grounds for a
11 motion to be filed, and [4-] the court determines that the person is
12 indigent[,- th-e cur-t sal appoint o l f -tho peI~on].
13 Compensation of counsel is provided in the same manner as is
14 required by:
15 (1) Article 11.071 for the representation of a
16 petitioner convicted of a capital felony; and
17 (2) Chapter 26 for the representation in a habeas
18 corpus hearing of an indigent defendant convicted of a felony other
19 than a capital felony.
20 SECTION 2. Chapter 64, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
21 amended by adding Article 64.011 to read as follows:
22 Art. 64.011. GUARDIANS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES. (a) In
23 this. chapter, "guardian of a convicted person" means a person who is
24 the leqal guardian of the convicted person, whether the legal
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1011, Chapter 13, legislative document, May 9, 2003; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158048/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.