Bill Text: TX SB128 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the eligibility for release on parole of certain inmates serving a sentence for the criminal offense of continuous trafficking of persons.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - Co-author authorized [SB128 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB128-Introduced.html
  86R663 MEW-D
 
  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 128
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility for release on parole of certain
  inmates serving a sentence for the criminal offense of continuous
  trafficking of persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.145(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate under sentence of death, serving a sentence of
  life imprisonment without parole, serving a sentence for an offense
  under Section 20A.03, Penal Code, if the offense is based wholly on
  conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 20A.02(a)(5),
  (6), (7), or (8) of that code, serving a sentence for an offense
  under Section 21.02, Penal Code, or serving a sentence for an
  offense under Section 22.021, Penal Code, that is punishable under
  Subsection (f) of that section is not eligible for release on
  parole.
         SECTION 2.  Section 508.145(d)(1), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)(1)  This subsection applies only to an inmate who is
  serving a sentence for:
                     (A)  an offense described by Article 42A.054(a),
  Code of Criminal Procedure, other than an offense under Section
  19.03, Penal Code;
                     (B)  an offense for which the judgment contains an
  affirmative finding under Article 42A.054(c) or (d), Code of
  Criminal Procedure;
                     (C)  an offense under Section 20A.03, Penal Code,
  if the offense is not wholly based on conduct that constitutes an
  offense under Section 20A.02(a)(5), (6), (7), or (8) of that code;
  or
                     (D)  an offense under Section 71.02 or 71.023,
  Penal Code.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.  
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.  For
  purposes of this section, an offense was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurred
  before that date.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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