Bill Text: TX HB2773 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the dismissal of the department head of a police department in certain municipalities.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-17 - Referred to Urban Affairs [HB2773 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB2773-Introduced.html
  87R2736 MP-F
 
  By: Hinojosa H.B. No. 2773
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the dismissal of the department head of a police
  department in certain municipalities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 143, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 143.0131 to read as follows:
         Sec. 143.0131.  DISMISSAL OF DEPARTMENT HEAD OF CERTAIN
  POLICE DEPARTMENTS. (a) This section applies only to a
  municipality that has a population of more than 950,000.
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other law, a municipality's chief
  executive may dismiss the head of the police department from the
  department for any or no reason.
         (c)  A head of a police department dismissed under this
  section is not entitled to:
               (1)  reinstatement or rights of seniority under Section
  143.013(c); or
               (2)  a hearing under Section 143.013(d).
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  a dismissal made on or after the effective date of this Act. A
  dismissal made before the effective date of this Act is governed by
  the law as it existed immediately before the effective date of this
  Act, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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