S.B. No. 1600
  relating to the registration of peace officers as private security
         SECTION 1.  Section 1702.322, Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1702.322.  LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. This chapter
  does not apply to:
               (1)  a person who has full-time employment as a peace
  officer and who receives compensation for private employment on an
  individual or an independent contractor basis as a patrolman,
  guard, extra job coordinator, or watchman if the officer:
                     (A)  is employed in an employee-employer
  relationship or employed on an individual contractual basis:
                           (i)  directly by the recipient of the
  services; or
                           (ii)  by a company licensed under this
                     (B)  is not in the employ of another peace
                     (C)  is not a reserve peace officer; and
                     (D)  works as a peace officer on the average of at
  least 32 hours a week, is compensated by the state or a political
  subdivision of the state at least at the minimum wage, and is
  entitled to all employee benefits offered to a peace officer by the
  state or political subdivision;
               (2)  a reserve peace officer while the reserve officer
  is performing guard, patrolman, or watchman duties for a county and
  is being compensated solely by that county;
               (3)  a peace officer acting in an official capacity in
  responding to a burglar alarm or detection device; or
               (4)  a person engaged in the business of electronic
  monitoring of an individual as a condition of that individual's
  community supervision, parole, mandatory supervision, or release
  on bail, if the person does not perform any other service that
  requires a license under this chapter.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1600 passed the Senate on
  April 21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0;
  May 25, 2011, Senate refused to concur in House amendment and
  requested appointment of Conference Committee; May 27, 2011, House
  granted request of the Senate; May 29, 2011, Senate adopted
  Conference Committee Report by the following vote:  Yeas 31,
  Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1600 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142,
  Nays 0, one present not voting; May 27, 2011, House granted request
  of the Senate for appointment of Conference Committee;
  May 29, 2011, House adopted Conference Committee Report by the
  following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 0, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House