Bill Text: TX HB54 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to accompanying and filming peace officers of state and local law enforcement agencies for producing reality television programs.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-2)

Status: (Passed) 2021-05-26 - Effective immediately [HB54 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB54-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Talarico H.B. No. 54
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to prohibiting law enforcement departments from
  contracting with television crews to create reality shows.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 180, Local Government Code, is amended
  by adding Section 180.008 to read as follows:
         Sec. 180.008.  PROHIBITING CONTRACTS WITH REALITY
  TELEVISION CREWS.  (a)  Any law enforcement department that employs
  peace officers may not authorize a television crew to film peace
  officers while acting in the line of duty for the purpose of
  creating a reality television show.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter A, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 411.02096 to read as follows:
         Sec. 411.02096.  PROHIBITING CONTRACTS WITH REALITY
  TELEVISION CREWS.  (a)  Any law enforcement department that employs
  peace officers may not authorize a television crew to film peace
  officers while acting in the line of duty for the purpose of
  creating a reality television show.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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