Updated: Forensic Science Commission Bill Revived

6:15 p.m. Friday update: After saying earlier today that the Forensic Science Commission reform bill was likely dead because the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee had held its final meeting, chairman Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville, convened another meeting and the measure passed out of committee this evening.

State Rep. Lon Burnam, D-Fort Worth, the bill's loudest House detractor so far, said he plans to offer amendments to the bill when it comes to the House floor that would address the problems he and other opponents of the measure have. His amendment would increase public access ...

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