HB 1399: Creating a DNA Database

POSITION
Oppose
House Record Vote: 637

Passage; April 24, 2019; RV #637; Journal Page 2103; 77 Yeas, 68 Nays, 1 Present, not voting. 

YCT Nay. HB 1399 allows law enforcement officials to create a DNA database to store and hold samples of an individual’s DNA. YCT opposes HB 1399 because the legislation does not require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant before the collection of DNA. Under the bill, an individual who is arrested but not convicted would be subject to their DNA being collected in the database. YCT is not for HB 1399, as it is an infringement upon personal freedom and liberty due to the bill’s ignorance of due process rights.

POSITION
Oppose
Vote Breakdown:
77
68
2
1
1
  • Favor
  • Oppose
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Chair
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, not voting
  • Not Applicable
LegislatorDistrictPartyLegislator Voted
Alma Allen
131 Democrat
Check
Steve Allison
121 Republican
X
Rafael Anchia
103 Democrat
X
Charles Anderson
56 Republican
Check
Trent Ashby
57 Republican
X
Ernest Bailes
18 Republican
Check
Michelle Beckley
65 Democrat
X
Cecil Bell
3 Republican
Check
Keith Bell
4 Republican
X
Diego Bernal
123 Democrat
X
Kyle Biedermann
73 Republican
Check
César Blanco
76 Democrat
X
Dwayne Bohac
138 Republican
Check
Greg Bonnen
24 Republican
Check
Dennis Bonnen
25 Republican
Speaker
Rhetta Bowers
113 Democrat
Check
Brad Buckley
54 Republican
X
John Bucy
136 Democrat
Check
DeWayne Burns
58 Republican
Check
Dustin Burrows
83 Republican
X
Angie Button
112 Republican
X
Briscoe Cain
128 Republican
Check
Gina Calanni
132 Democrat
X
Terry Canales
40 Democrat
Check
Giovanni Capriglione
98 Republican
Check
Travis Clardy
11 Republican
X
Sheryl Cole
46 Democrat
X
Garnet Coleman
147 Democrat
Check
Nicole Collier
95 Democrat
Check
Philip Cortez
117 Democrat
Check
Tom Craddick
82 Republican
Check
John Cyrier
17 Republican
X
Drew Darby
72 Republican
Check
Yvonne Davis
111 Democrat
Check
Sarah Davis
134 Republican
Check
Jay Dean
7 Republican
Check
Joe Deshotel
22 Democrat
Check
Alex Dominguez
37 Democrat
Check
Harold Dutton
142 Democrat
Check
Jessica Farrar
148 Democrat
X
Art Fierro
79 Democrat
X
Trey Fischer
116 Democrat
X
Dan Flynn
2 Republican
Check
James Frank
69 Republican
Check
John Frullo
84 Republican
X
Charlie Geren
99 Republican
Check
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
120 Democrat
Check
Craig Goldman
97 Republican
X
Mary González
75 Democrat
X
Jessica González
104 Democrat
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Vikki Goodwin
47 Democrat
X
R.D. Guerra
41 Democrat
Check
Ryan Guillen
31 Democrat
Absent
Roland Gutierrez
119 Democrat
X
Sam Harless
126 Republican
X
Cody Harris
8 Republican
Check
Cole Hefner
5 Republican
Check
Ana Hernandez
143 Democrat
X
Abel Herrero
34 Democrat
X
Gina Hinojosa
49 Democrat
X
Justin Holland
33 Republican
X
Donna Howard
48 Democrat
X
Dan Huberty
127 Republican
X
Todd Hunter
32 Republican
X
Celia Israel
50 Democrat
X
Eric Johnson
100 Democrat
X
Julie Johnson
115 Democrat
X
Jarvis Johnson
139 Democrat
A-EX
Kyle Kacal
12 Republican
Check
Phil King
61 Republican
X
Tracy King
80 Democrat
Check
Ken King
88 Republican
X
Stephanie Klick
91 Republican
X
Matt Krause
93 Republican
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John Kuempel
44 Republican
X
Stan Lambert
71 Republican
X
Brooks Landgraf
81 Republican
Check
Mike Lang
60 Republican
X
Lyle Larson
122 Republican
X
Jeff Leach
67 Republican
Check
Ben Leman
13 Republican
Check
Oscar Longoria
35 Democrat
X
Ray Lopez
125 Democrat
X
J.M. Lozano
43 Republican
X
Eddie Lucio
38 Democrat
A-EX
Armando Martinez
39 Democrat
X
Will Metcalf
16 Republican
Check
Morgan Meyer
108 Republican
X
Terry Meza
105 Democrat
X
Mayes Middleton
23 Republican
X
Rick Miller
26 Republican
Check
Ina Minjarez
124 Democrat
X
Joseph Moody
78 Democrat
X
Christina Morales
145 Democrat
Check
Geanie Morrison
30 Republican
Check
Sergio Muñoz
36 Democrat
Check
Jim Murphy
133 Republican
X
Andrew Murr
53 Republican
Check
Victoria Neave
107 Democrat
X
Poncho Nevárez
74 Democrat
X
Candy Noble
89 Republican
X
Tom Oliverson
130 Republican
X
Lina Ortega
77 Democrat
X
Leo Pacheco
118 Democrat
X
Chris Paddie
9 Republican
X
Tan Parker
63 Republican
Check
Jared Patterson
106 Republican
X
Dennis Paul
129 Republican
X
Mary Perez
144 Democrat
X
Dade Phelan
21 Republican
X
Walter Price
87 Republican
X
Ana-Maria Ramos
102 Democrat
Check
John Raney
14 Republican
X
Richard Raymond
42 Democrat
X
Ron Reynolds
27 Democrat
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Eddie Rodriguez
51 Democrat
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Ramon Romero
90 Democrat
X
Toni Rose
110 Democrat
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Jon Rosenthal
135 Democrat
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Scott Sanford
70 Republican
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Matt Schaefer
6 Republican
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Matt Shaheen
66 Republican
X
J.D. Sheffield
59 Republican
X
Carl Sherman
109 Democrat
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Hugh Shine
55 Republican
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Reggie Smith
62 Republican
X
John Smithee
86 Republican
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Phil Stephenson
85 Republican
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Jonathan Stickland
92 Republican
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Lynn Stucky
64 Republican
X
Valoree Swanson
150 Republican
Check
James Talarico
52 Democrat
Check
Shawn Thierry
146 Democrat
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Ed Thompson
29 Republican
X
Senfronia Thompson
141 Democrat
Check
Tony Tinderholt
94 Republican
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Steve Toth
15 Republican
Check
Chris Turner
101 Democrat
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John Turner
114 Democrat
X
Gary VanDeaver
1 Republican
X
Hubert Vo
149 Democrat
X
Armando Walle
140 Democrat
X
James White
19 Republican
X
Terry Wilson
20 Republican
Check
John Wray
10 Republican
Check
Gene Wu
137 Democrat
X
William Zedler
96 Republican
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John Zerwas
28 Republican
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Erin Zwiener
45 Democrat
X