Bill Text: TX HB1083 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Passed) 2015-06-17 - Effective on 9/1/15 [HB1083 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HB1083-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1083
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a mental health assessment of certain inmates of the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 501, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 501.068 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.068.  MENTAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR CERTAIN INMATES.
  (a) Before the department may confine an inmate in administrative
  segregation, an appropriate medical or mental health care
  professional must perform a mental health assessment of the inmate.
         (b)  The department may not confine an inmate in
  administrative segregation if the assessment performed under
  Subsection (a) indicates that type of confinement is not
  appropriate for the inmate's medical or mental health.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1083 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1083 was passed by the Senate on May
  26, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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