It requires DNA testing of evidence in death penalty cases
Proposed death penalty legislation sounds like common sense. The bill would order DNA testing on evidence before prosecutors could seek capital punishment.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says we can all agree on at least one thing.
"An innocent person shouldn't be executed. And what this law does is it safeguards innocent people from being executed."
General Abbott says this law would be win-win.
"So if you're innocent your exoneration will come quicker. If you're guilty justice will be swifter and more certain."
Houston democratic State Senator Rodney Ellis sponsors the bill in the Senate and General Abbott says he believes it has the support to become law.