Bill Text: TX HB1111 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Comm Sub

NOTE: There are more recent revisions of this legislation. Read Latest Draft
Bill Title: Relating to the child safety zone applicable to registered sex offenders and to certain other persons who are released on parole or to mandatory supervision.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective on 9/1/17 [HB1111 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB1111-Comm_Sub.html
 
 
  By: Thompson of Harris (Senate Sponsor - Rodríguez) H.B. No. 1111
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 2017;
  May 10, 2017, read first time and referred to Committee on Criminal
  Justice; May 17, 2017, reported favorably by the following vote:  
  Yeas 8, Nays 0; May 17, 2017, sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the child safety zone applicable to a person released on
  parole or to mandatory supervision.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.187, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (b-1) to read as follows:
         (b-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (b)(1)(B), a requirement
  that a releasee not go in, on, or within a distance specified by a
  parole panel of certain premises does not apply to a releasee while
  the releasee is in or going immediately to or from:
               (1)  a parole office;
               (2)  premises at which the releasee is participating in
  a program or activity required as a condition of release;
               (3)  a residential facility in which the releasee is
  required to reside as a condition of release; 
               (4)  a private residence in which the releasee is
  required to reside as a condition of release; or
               (5)  any other premises, facility, or location that is:
                     (A)  designed to rehabilitate or reform the
  releasee; or
                     (B)  authorized by the division as a premises,
  facility, or location where it is reasonable and necessary for the
  releasee to be present and at which the releasee has legitimate
  business, including a church, synagogue, or other established place
  of religious worship, a workplace, a health care facility, or a
  location of a funeral.
         SECTION 2.  Section 508.225, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a)(2), a requirement that
  an inmate not go in, on, or within a distance specified by a parole
  panel of certain premises does not apply to an inmate while the
  inmate is in or going immediately to or from:
               (1)  a parole office;
               (2)  premises at which the inmate is participating in a
  program or activity required as a condition of release;
               (3)  a residential facility in which the inmate is
  required to reside as a condition of release; 
               (4)  a private residence in which the inmate is
  required to reside as a condition of release; or
               (5)  any other premises, facility, or location that is:
                     (A)  designed to rehabilitate or reform the
  inmate; or
                     (B)  authorized by the division as a premises,
  facility, or location where it is reasonable and necessary for the
  inmate to be present and at which the inmate has legitimate
  business, including a church, synagogue, or other established place
  of religious worship, a workplace, a health care facility, or a
  location of a funeral.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  person on parole or mandatory supervision on or after the effective
  date of this Act, regardless of whether the person was released on
  parole or to mandatory supervision before, on, or after that date.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
  * * * * *
feedback