Bill Text: TX SB321 | 2019-2020 | 86th 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 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - Referred to Criminal Justice [SB321 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB321-Introduced.html
  86R6724 JG-D
 
  By: Menéndez S.B. No. 321
 
 
 
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 501.026 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.026.  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 501.026,
  Government Code, as added by this Act, until September 1, 2020.
         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, 2019.
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