At the time TDCAA's 2013-2015 code books went to press, the Legislature was still working on a response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ban on automatic life without parole sentences for 17-year-old capital offenders; see Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct. 2455 (2012). On Monday, July 22, 2013, Governor Perry signed into law Senate Bill 2 from the Second Called Session, which took effect immediately.
The changes made by SB 2 to the Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure are included in the PDF documents found below. To update your code books (both spiral-bound and the annotated Criminal Laws of Texas), print out the PDFs applicable to the TDCAA code version you own and paste them over the old pages.
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