Bill Text: TX SB503 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to creating the criminal offense of failing to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities by certain persons.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-04-30 - Referred to Human Services [SB503 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB503-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Miles, Zaffirini S.B. No. 503
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to creating the criminal offense of failing to report
  abuse, neglect, or exploitation in boarding home facilities by
  certain persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 260, Health and Safety Code, is amended
  by adding Section 260.0091 to read as follows:
         Sec. 260.0091.  REQUIRED REPORTING OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, OR
  EXPLOITATION BY A LESSOR; CRIMINAL PENALTY. (a)  A person commits
  an offense if the person:
               (1)  leases to another a building owned by the person
  that is being operated as a boarding home facility;
               (2)  has actual knowledge that a resident of the
  boarding home facility is being or has been abused, neglected, or
  exploited; and
               (3)  fails to report the abuse, neglect, or
  exploitation to the Department of Family and Protective Services
  for investigation by that agency.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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