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Bill Detail: HB21-1142

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Title Eyewitness Identification Showup Regulations
Status Governor Signed (06/24/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors J. Bacon (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Gonzales (D)
House Committee Judiciary
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 03/02/2021
Summary

Beginning October 1, 2021, each law enforcement agency that uses
a showup shall collect for each showup the date the technique was used,
the gender and race of the suspect, and whether the technique lead to

identification of the suspect. Each law enforcement agency shall create
an annual report of the data collected.
The bill prohibits a court from admitting evidence of a showup
identification unless the court finds that the showup was conducted
pursuant to the statutory requirements and the court determines:
  • The showup was necessary because the peace officer
lacked probable cause that permitted an arrest that would
have allowed for the use of a lineup or photo array; or
  • Exigent circumstances required an immediate identification
procedure.
The bill creates requirements and conditions that must be followed
when a showup is conducted.

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