Bill Text: TX HB342 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the temperature at which a facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is maintained.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-11-09 - Filed [HB342 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB342-Introduced.html
  87R1011 JG-D
 
  By: Rosenthal H.B. No. 342
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the temperature at which a facility operated by the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice is maintained.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 501, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 501.028 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.028.  TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS AT DEPARTMENT
  FACILITIES. The department shall ensure that the temperature in
  each facility operated by the department is maintained at not less
  than 65 degrees Fahrenheit or more than 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is not
  required to comply with the requirements of Section 501.028,
  Government Code, as added by this Act, until September 1, 2022.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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