83R11084 MCK-D
 
  By: Flynn H.B. No. 3412
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the qualifications for certain positions with the
  Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 411.0223, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 411.0223.  APPOINTMENT OF HIGHEST-RANKING OFFICERS.
  (a) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an officer is eligible
  for appointment by the director to chief [the highest rank] of the
  Texas Rangers only if the officer has at least five years of
  supervisory experience as a commissioned member of the Texas
  Rangers.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), an officer is
  eligible for appointment by the director to assistant chief [the
  second highest rank] of the Texas Rangers only if the officer has at
  least four years of supervisory experience as a commissioned member
  of the Texas Rangers.
         (c)  If there are fewer [less] than two qualified officers
  for appointment to chief or assistant chief [the highest rank or the
  second highest rank] of the Texas Rangers, the director may appoint
  an officer to the position of chief or assistant chief of the Texas
  Rangers [highest rank or the second highest rank] only if the
  officer has at least two years of supervisory experience as a
  commissioned member of the Texas Rangers.
         (d)  Except as provided by Subsection (e), an officer is
  eligible for appointment by the director to the rank of major of the
  Texas Rangers only if the officer has at least one year of
  supervisory experience as a captain of the Texas Rangers.
         (e)  If there are fewer than two qualified captains for
  appointment to the rank of major of the Texas Rangers, the director
  may appoint a lieutenant to the position of major of the Texas
  Rangers only if the lieutenant has at least two years of supervisory
  experience as a commissioned member of the Texas Rangers.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.