2023 Legislation: Hypnotically-Induced Testimony

SB 338 (Author: Hinojosa | Sponsor: Leach), Relating to the use of hypnotically induced statements in a criminal trial. Per SB 338, statements made by a person during or after a hypnotic session performed by a law enforcement agency are not admissible evidence against a defendant in a criminal trial, whether offered in the guilt or innocence phase or the punishment phase of the trial. Effective on 9/1/23 

During the 2023 session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Center for Justice and Equity tracked around 40 youth and adult justice bills that made it to the Governor's desk. You can find links to all of our analyses in our 2023 Bill Analysis Guide.