S.B. No. 1093
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
  codes, to the nonsubstantive codification or disposition of various
  laws omitted from enacted codes, and to conforming codifications
  enacted by the 82nd Legislature to other Acts of that legislature.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
  ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         SECTION 1.001.  This Act is enacted as part of the state's
  continuing statutory revision program under Chapter 323,
  Government Code. This Act is a revision for purposes of Section 43,
  Article III, Texas Constitution, and has the purposes of:
               (1)  codifying without substantive change or providing
  for other appropriate disposition of various statutes that were
  omitted from enacted codes;
               (2)  conforming codifications enacted by the 82nd
  Legislature to other Acts of that legislature that amended the laws
  codified or added new law to subject matter codified;
               (3)  making necessary corrections to enacted
  codifications; and
               (4)  renumbering or otherwise redesignating titles,
  chapters, and sections of codes that duplicate title, chapter, or
  section designations.
         SECTION 1.002.  (a)  The repeal of a statute by this Act does
  not affect an amendment, revision, or reenactment of the statute by
  the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The amendment,
  revision, or reenactment is preserved and given effect as part of
  the code provision that revised the statute so amended, revised, or
  reenacted.
         (b)  If any provision of this Act conflicts with a statute
  enacted by the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, the statute
  controls.
         SECTION 1.003.  (a)  A transition or saving provision of a
  law codified by this Act applies to the codified law to the same
  extent as it applied to the original law.
         (b)  The repeal of a transition or saving provision by this
  Act does not affect the application of the provision to the codified
  law.
         (c)  In this section, "transition provision" includes any
  temporary provision providing for a special situation in the
  transition period between the existing law and the establishment or
  implementation of the new law.
  ARTICLE 2.  CHANGES RELATING TO CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE
         SECTION 2.001.  The heading to Chapter 83, Civil Practice
  and Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 83.  USE OF FORCE OR DEADLY FORCE [IN DEFENSE OF PERSON]
  ARTICLE 3.  CHANGES RELATING TO CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
         SECTION 3.001.  Article 2.122(a), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, as amended by Chapters 1223 (S.B. 530) and 1319 (S.B.
  150), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The following named criminal investigators of the
  United States shall not be deemed peace officers, but shall have the
  powers of arrest, search, and seizure under the laws of this state
  as to felony offenses only:
               (1)  Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of
  Investigation;
               (2)  Special Agents of the Secret Service;
               (3)  Special Agents of the United States Immigration
  and Customs Enforcement;
               (4)  Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
  Firearms and Explosives;
               (5)  Special Agents of the United States Drug
  Enforcement Administration;
               (6)  Inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection
  Service;
               (7)  Special Agents of the Criminal Investigation
  Division of the Internal Revenue Service;
               (8)  Civilian Special Agents of the United States Naval
  Criminal Investigative Service;
               (9)  Marshals and Deputy Marshals of the United States
  Marshals Service;
               (10)  Special Agents of the United States Department of
  State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security;
               (11)  Special Agents of the Treasury Inspector General
  for Tax Administration; [and]
               (12)  Special Agents of the Office of Inspector General
  of the United States Social Security Administration; and
               (13) [(12)]  Special Agents of the Office of Inspector
  General of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
         SECTION 3.002.  The heading to Chapter 7A, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 7A. PROTECTIVE ORDER FOR CERTAIN VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING,
  [OR] SEXUAL ASSAULT, OR STALKING
         SECTION 3.003.  Article 12.01, Code of Criminal Procedure,
  as amended by Chapters 1 (S.B. 24), 122 (H.B. 3000), 222 (H.B. 253),
  and 620 (S.B. 688), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, is reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         Art. 12.01.  FELONIES.  Except as provided in Article 12.03,
  felony indictments may be presented within these limits, and not
  afterward:
               (1)  no limitation:
                     (A)  murder and manslaughter;
                     (B)  sexual assault under Section 22.011(a)(2),
  Penal Code, or aggravated sexual assault under Section
  22.021(a)(1)(B), Penal Code;
                     (C)  sexual assault, if during the investigation
  of the offense biological matter is collected and subjected to
  forensic DNA testing and the testing results show that the matter
  does not match the victim or any other person whose identity is
  readily ascertained;
                     (D)  continuous sexual abuse of young child or
  children under Section 21.02, Penal Code;
                     (E)  indecency with a child under Section 21.11,
  Penal Code;
                     (F)  an offense involving leaving the scene of an
  accident under Section 550.021, Transportation Code, if the
  accident resulted in the death of a person; [or]
                     (G)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(7) or (8), Penal Code; or
                     (H) [(G)]  continuous trafficking of persons
  under Section 20A.03, Penal Code;
               (2)  ten years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  theft of any estate, real, personal or mixed,
  by an executor, administrator, guardian or trustee, with intent to
  defraud any creditor, heir, legatee, ward, distributee,
  beneficiary or settlor of a trust interested in such estate;
                     (B)  theft by a public servant of government
  property over which he exercises control in his official capacity;
                     (C)  forgery or the uttering, using or passing of
  forged instruments;
                     (D)  injury to an elderly or disabled individual
  punishable as a felony of the first degree under Section 22.04,
  Penal Code;
                     (E)  sexual assault, except as provided by
  Subdivision (1);
                     (F)  arson;
                     (G)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(1), (2), (3), or (4), Penal Code; or
                     (H)  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05(a)(1), Penal Code;
               (3)  seven years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  misapplication of fiduciary property or
  property of a financial institution;
                     (B)  securing execution of document by deception;
                     (C)  a felony violation under Chapter 162, Tax
  Code;
                     (D)  false statement to obtain property or credit
  under Section 32.32, Penal Code;
                     (E)  money laundering;
                     (F)  credit card or debit card abuse under Section
  32.31, Penal Code;
                     (G)  fraudulent use or possession of identifying
  information under Section 32.51, Penal Code; [or]
                     (H)  Medicaid fraud under Section 35A.02, Penal
  Code; or
                     (I) [(H)]  bigamy under Section 25.01, Penal
  Code, except as provided by Subdivision (6);
               (4)  five years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:
                     (A)  theft or robbery;
                     (B)  except as provided by Subdivision (5),
  kidnapping or burglary;
                     (C)  injury to an elderly or disabled individual
  that is not punishable as a felony of the first degree under Section
  22.04, Penal Code;
                     (D)  abandoning or endangering a child; or
                     (E)  insurance fraud;
               (5)  if the investigation of the offense shows that the
  victim is younger than 17 years of age at the time the offense is
  committed, 20 years from the 18th birthday of the victim of one of
  the following offenses:
                     (A)  sexual performance by a child under Section
  43.25, Penal Code;
                     (B)  aggravated kidnapping under Section
  20.04(a)(4), Penal Code, if the defendant committed the offense
  with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; or
                     (C)  burglary under Section 30.02, Penal Code, if
  the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and
  the defendant committed the offense with the intent to commit an
  offense described by Subdivision (1)(B) or (D) of this article or
  Paragraph (B) of this subdivision;
               (6)  ten years from the 18th birthday of the victim of
  the offense:
                     (A)  trafficking of persons under Section
  20A.02(a)(5) or (6), Penal Code;
                     (B)  injury to a child under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code; [or]
                     (C)  compelling prostitution under Section
  43.05(a)(2), Penal Code; or
                     (D)  [(B)]  bigamy under Section 25.01, Penal
  Code, if the investigation of the offense shows that the person,
  other than the legal spouse of the defendant, whom the defendant
  marries or purports to marry or with whom the defendant lives under
  the appearance of being married is younger than 18 years of age at
  the time the offense is committed; or
               (7)  three years from the date of the commission of the
  offense:  all other felonies.
         SECTION 3.004.  Article 13.12, Code of Criminal Procedure,
  as amended by Chapters 1 (S.B. 24) and 223 (H.B. 260), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         Art. 13.12.  TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS, FALSE IMPRISONMENT,
  KIDNAPPING, AND SMUGGLING OF PERSONS.  Venue for trafficking of
  persons, false imprisonment, kidnapping, and smuggling of persons
  is in:
               (1)  the county in which the offense was committed; or
               (2)  any county through, into, or out of which the
  person trafficked, falsely imprisoned, kidnapped, or transported
  may have been taken.
         SECTION 3.005.  Article 20.151(c), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, as added by Chapters 1031 (H.B. 2847) and 1341 (S.B.
  1233), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         (c)  Testimony received from a peace officer under this
  article shall be recorded in the same manner as other testimony
  taken before the grand jury and shall be preserved.
         SECTION 3.006.  Article 38.31(g)(2), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
               (2)  "Qualified interpreter" means an interpreter for
  the deaf who holds a current legal certificate issued by the
  National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf or a current court
  interpreter certificate issued by the Board for Evaluation of
  Interpreters at the Department of Assistive and [or] Rehabilitative
  Services.
         SECTION 3.007.  Section 21(e), Article 42.12, Code of
  Criminal Procedure, is amended to correct a reference to read as
  follows:
         (e)  A court retains jurisdiction to hold a hearing under
  Subsection (b-2) [(b)] and to revoke, continue, or modify community
  supervision, regardless of whether the period of community
  supervision imposed on the defendant has expired, if before the
  expiration the attorney representing the state files a motion to
  revoke, continue, or modify community supervision and a capias is
  issued for the arrest of the defendant.
         SECTION 3.008.  Section 24, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 24.  DUE DILIGENCE DEFENSE.  For the purposes of a
  hearing under Section 5(b) or 21(b-2) [21(b)], it is an affirmative
  defense to revocation for an alleged failure to report to a
  supervision officer as directed or to remain within a specified
  place that a supervision officer, peace officer, or other officer
  with the power of arrest under a warrant issued by a judge for that
  alleged violation failed to contact or attempt to contact the
  defendant in person at the defendant's last known residence address
  or last known employment address, as reflected in the files of the
  department serving the county in which the order of community
  supervision was entered.
         SECTION 3.009.  Article 45.0511(p), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (p)  The court shall advise a defendant charged with a
  misdemeanor under Section 472.022, Transportation Code, Subtitle
  C, Title 7, Transportation Code, or Section 729.001(a)(3),
  Transportation Code, committed while operating a motor vehicle of
  the defendant's right under this article to successfully complete a
  driving safety course or, if the offense was committed while
  operating a motorcycle, a motorcycle operator training course. The
  right to complete a course does not apply to a defendant charged
  with:
               (1)  a violation of Section 545.066, 550.022, or
  550.023, Transportation Code;
               (2)  a serious traffic violation; or
               (3)  an offense to which Section 542.404 [or
  729.004(b)], Transportation Code, applies.
         SECTION 3.010.  (a)  The heading to Article 46B.0095, Code
  of Criminal Procedure, as amended by Chapters 718 (H.B. 748) and 822
  (H.B. 2725), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  is reenacted to read as follows:
         Art. 46B.0095.  MAXIMUM PERIOD OF COMMITMENT OR OUTPATIENT
  TREATMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION DETERMINED BY MAXIMUM TERM FOR
  OFFENSE.
         (b)  Article 46B.0095(a), Code of Criminal Procedure, as
  amended by Chapters 718 (H.B. 748) and 822 (H.B. 2725), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (a)  A defendant may not, under Subchapter D or E or any other
  provision of this chapter, be committed to a mental hospital or
  other inpatient or residential facility, ordered to participate in
  an outpatient treatment program, or subjected to both inpatient and
  outpatient treatment for a cumulative period that exceeds the
  maximum term provided by law for the offense for which the defendant
  was to be tried, except that if the defendant is charged with a
  misdemeanor and has been ordered only to participate in an
  outpatient treatment program under Subchapter D or E, the maximum
  period of restoration is two years.
         (c)  Article 46B.0095(b), Code of Criminal Procedure, as
  amended by Chapters 718 (H.B. 748) and 822 (H.B. 2725), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (b)  On expiration of the maximum restoration period under
  Subsection (a), the mental hospital or other inpatient or
  residential facility or outpatient treatment program provider
  identified in the most recent order of commitment or order of
  outpatient treatment program participation under this chapter
  shall assess the defendant to determine if civil proceedings under
  Subtitle C or D, Title 7, Health and Safety Code, are
  appropriate.  The defendant may be confined for an additional
  period in a mental hospital or other inpatient or residential
  facility or ordered to participate for an additional period in an
  outpatient treatment program, as appropriate, only pursuant to
  civil proceedings conducted under Subtitle C or D, Title 7, Health
  and Safety Code, by a court with probate jurisdiction.
         (d)  Article 46B.0095(c), Code of Criminal Procedure, as
  added by Chapters 718 (H.B. 748) and 822 (H.B. 2725), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (c)  The cumulative period described by Subsection (a):
               (1)  begins on the date the initial order of commitment
  or initial order for outpatient treatment program participation is
  entered under this chapter; and
               (2)  in addition to any inpatient or outpatient
  treatment periods described by Subsection (a), includes any time
  that, following the entry of an order described by Subdivision (1),
  the defendant is confined in a correctional facility, as defined by
  Section 1.07, Penal Code, or is otherwise in the custody of the
  sheriff during or while awaiting, as applicable:
                     (A)  the defendant's transfer to a mental hospital
  or other inpatient or residential facility;
                     (B)  the defendant's release on bail to
  participate in an outpatient treatment program; or
                     (C)  a criminal trial following any temporary
  restoration of the defendant's competency to stand trial.
         SECTION 3.011.  Article 56.39(a), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to update a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  An order for a mental or physical examination or an
  autopsy as provided by Article 56.38(c)(2) [56.38(c)(3)] may be
  made for good cause shown on notice to the individual to be examined
  and to all persons who have appeared.
         SECTION 3.012.  Article 102.017(d-1), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, as amended by Chapters 664 (S.B. 1521) and 1031 (H.B.
  2847), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         (d-1)  For purposes of this article, the term "security
  personnel, services, and items" includes:
               (1)  the purchase or repair of X-ray machines and
  conveying systems;
               (2)  handheld metal detectors;
               (3)  walkthrough metal detectors;
               (4)  identification cards and systems;
               (5)  electronic locking and surveillance equipment;
               (6)  video teleconferencing systems;
               (7)  bailiffs, deputy sheriffs, deputy constables, or
  contract security personnel during times when they are providing
  appropriate security services;
               (8)  signage;
               (9)  confiscated weapon inventory and tracking
  systems;
               (10)  locks, chains, alarms, or similar security
  devices;
               (11)  the purchase or repair of bullet-proof glass;
               (12)  continuing education on security issues for court
  personnel and security personnel; and
               (13) [(12)]  warrant officers and related equipment.
  ARTICLE 4.  CHANGES RELATING TO EDUCATION CODE
         SECTION 4.001.  Section 21.044, Education Code, as amended
  by Chapters 635 (S.B. 866) and 926 (S.B. 1620), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 21.044.  EDUCATOR PREPARATION.  (a)  The board shall
  propose rules establishing the training requirements a person must
  accomplish to obtain a certificate, enter an internship, or enter
  an induction-year program.  The board shall specify the minimum
  academic qualifications required for a certificate.
         (b)  Any minimum academic qualifications for a certificate
  specified under Subsection (a) that require a person to possess a
  bachelor's degree must also require that the person receive, as
  part of the curriculum for that degree, instruction in detection
  and education of students with dyslexia.  This subsection does not
  apply to a person who obtains a certificate through an alternative
  certification program adopted under Section 21.049.
         (c)  The instruction under Subsection (b) must:
               (1)  be developed by a panel of experts in the diagnosis
  and treatment of dyslexia who are:
                     (A)  employed by institutions of higher
  education; and
                     (B)  approved by the board; and
               (2)  include information on:
                     (A)  characteristics of dyslexia;
                     (B)  identification of dyslexia; and
                     (C)  effective, multisensory strategies for
  teaching students with dyslexia.
         (d) [(b)]  In proposing rules under this section, the board
  shall specify that to obtain a certificate to teach an "applied STEM
  course," as that term is defined by Section 28.027, at a secondary
  school, a person must:
               (1)  pass the certification test administered by the
  recognized national or international business and industry group
  that created the curriculum the applied STEM course is based on; and
               (2)  have at a minimum:
                     (A)  an associate degree from an accredited
  institution of higher education; and
                     (B)  three years of work experience in an
  occupation for which the applied STEM course is intended to prepare
  the student.
         SECTION 4.002.  Section 25.001(e), Education Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (e)  A school district may request that the commissioner
  waive the requirement that the district admit a foreign exchange
  student who meets the conditions of Subsection (b)(6) [(b)(5)].
  The commissioner shall respond to a district's request not later
  than the 60th day after the date of receipt of the request. The
  commissioner shall grant the request and issue a waiver effective
  for a period not to exceed three years if the commissioner
  determines that admission of a foreign exchange student would:
               (1)  create a financial or staffing hardship for the
  district;
               (2)  diminish the district's ability to provide high
  quality educational services for the district's domestic students;
  or
               (3)  require domestic students to compete with foreign
  exchange students for educational resources.
         SECTION 4.003.  Section 28.0212(g), Education Code, as added
  by Chapter 763 (H.B. 3485), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2007, is repealed as duplicative of Section 28.0212(e),
  Education Code, as added by Chapter 1058 (H.B. 2237), Acts of the
  80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007.
         SECTION 4.004.  The heading to Section 30A.054, Education
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 30A.054.  STUDENT PERFORMANCE INFORMATION [REPORTS].
         SECTION 4.005.  Section 39.0233(a), Education Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  The agency, in coordination with the Texas Higher
  Education Coordinating Board, shall adopt a series of questions to
  be included in an end-of-course assessment instrument administered
  under Section 39.023(c) to be used for purposes of Section 51.3062.
  The questions adopted under this subsection must be developed in a
  manner consistent with any college readiness standards adopted
  under Sections 39.233 [39.113] and 51.3062.
         SECTION 4.006.  Section 39.0302(a), Education Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  During an agency investigation or audit of a school
  district under Section 39.0301(e) or (f), an accreditation
  investigation under Section 39.057(a)(8) [39.075(a)(8)], or an
  investigation by the State Board for Educator Certification of an
  educator for an alleged violation of an assessment instrument
  security procedure established under Section 39.0301(a), the
  commissioner may issue a subpoena to compel the attendance of a
  relevant witness or the production, for inspection or copying, of
  relevant evidence that is located in this state.
         SECTION 4.007.  The heading to Section 51.403, Education
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 51.403.  ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSES; REPORTS OF
  STUDENT ENROLLMENT AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE.
         SECTION 4.008.  Section 51.803(a), Education Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  Subject to Subsection (a-1), each general academic
  teaching institution shall admit an applicant for admission to the
  institution as an undergraduate student if the applicant graduated
  with a grade point average in the top 10 percent of the student's
  high school graduating class in one of the two school years
  preceding the academic year for which the applicant is applying for
  admission and:
               (1)  the applicant graduated from a public or private
  high school in this state accredited by a generally recognized
  accrediting organization or from a high school operated by the
  United States Department of Defense;
               (2)  the applicant:
                     (A)  successfully completed:
                           (i)  at a public high school, the curriculum
  requirements established under Section 28.025 for the recommended
  or advanced high school program; or
                           (ii)  at a high school to which Section
  28.025 does not apply, a curriculum that is equivalent in content
  and rigor to the recommended or advanced high school program; or
                     (B)  satisfied ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks
  on the ACT assessment applicable to the applicant or earned on the
  SAT assessment a score of at least 1,500 out of 2,400 or the
  equivalent; and
               (3)  if the applicant graduated from a high school
  operated by the United States Department of Defense, the applicant
  is a Texas resident under Section 54.052 or is entitled to pay
  tuition fees at the rate provided for Texas residents under Section
  54.241(d) [54.058(d)] for the term or semester to which admitted.
         SECTION 4.009.  Section 54.341(b-2), Education Code, which
  was redesignated from Section 54.203(b-2), Education Code, by
  Chapter 359 (S.B. 32), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, is repealed to conform to the repeal of Section
  54.203(b-2), Education Code, by Chapter 404 (S.B. 639), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011.
         SECTION 4.010.  (a) Sections 54.353 and 54.3531, Education
  Code, which were added by Section 17, Chapter 359 (S.B. 32), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, as a nonsubstantive
  redesignation of the two versions of Section 54.208, Education
  Code, as amended by Chapters 1285 (H.B. 2013) and 1299 (H.B. 2347),
  Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, are reenacted
  to conform to the reenactment of Section 54.208, Education Code,
  and the addition of Section 54.2081, Education Code, by Chapter 959
  (H.B. 1163), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 54.353.  FIREFIGHTERS ENROLLED IN FIRE SCIENCE COURSES.
  (a)  The governing board of an institution of higher education
  shall exempt from the payment of tuition and laboratory fees any
  student enrolled in one or more courses offered as part of a fire
  science curriculum who:
               (1)  is employed as a firefighter by a political
  subdivision of this state; or
               (2)  is currently, and has been for at least one year,
  an active member of an organized volunteer fire department in this
  state, as defined by the fire fighters' pension commissioner, who
  holds:
                     (A)  an Accredited Advanced level of
  certification, or an equivalent successor certification, under the
  State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas volunteer
  certification program; or
                     (B)  Phase V (Firefighter II) certification, or an
  equivalent successor certification, under the Texas Commission on
  Fire Protection's voluntary certification program under Section
  419.071, Government Code.
         (b)  An exemption provided under this section does not apply
  to deposits that may be required in the nature of security for the
  return or proper care of property loaned for the use of students.
         (c)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a student who for a
  semester or term at an institution of higher education receives an
  exemption under this section may continue to receive the exemption
  for a subsequent semester or term at any institution only if the
  student makes satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or
  certificate at that institution as determined by the institution
  for purposes of financial aid.
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the exemption provided
  under this section does not apply to any amount of additional
  tuition the institution elects to charge a resident undergraduate
  student under Section 54.014(a) or (f).
         (e)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the exemption provided
  under this section does not apply to any amount of tuition the
  institution charges a graduate student in excess of the amount of
  tuition charged to similarly situated graduate students because the
  student has a number of semester credit hours of doctoral work in
  excess of the applicable number provided by Section 61.059(l)(1) or
  (2).
         (f)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  adopt:
               (1)  rules governing the granting or denial of an
  exemption under this section, including rules relating to the
  determination of a student's eligibility for an exemption; and
               (2)  a uniform listing of degree programs covered by
  the exemption under this section.
         Sec. 54.3531.  PEACE OFFICERS ENROLLED IN CERTAIN COURSES.
  (a)  The governing board of an institution of higher education
  shall exempt from the payment of tuition and laboratory fees
  charged by the institution for a criminal justice or law
  enforcement course or courses an undergraduate student who:
               (1)  is employed as a peace officer by this state or by
  a political subdivision of this state;
               (2)  is enrolled in a criminal justice or law
  enforcement-related degree program at the institution;
               (3)  is making satisfactory academic progress toward
  the student's degree as determined by the institution; and
               (4)  applies for the exemption at least one week before
  the last date of the institution's regular registration period for
  the applicable semester or other term.
         (b)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a student may not
  receive an exemption under this section for any course if the
  student has previously attempted a number of semester credit hours
  for courses taken at any institution of higher education while
  classified as a resident student for tuition purposes in excess of
  the maximum number of those hours specified by Section 61.0595(a)
  as eligible for funding under the formulas established under
  Section 61.059.
         (c)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the governing board of
  an institution of higher education may not provide exemptions under
  this section to students enrolled in a specific class in a number
  that exceeds 20 percent of the maximum student enrollment
  designated by the institution for that class.
         (d)  An exemption provided under this section does not apply
  to deposits that may be required in the nature of security for the
  return or proper care of property loaned for the use of students.
         (e)  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall
  adopt:
               (1)  rules governing the granting or denial of an
  exemption under this section, including rules relating to the
  determination of a student's eligibility for an exemption; and
               (2)  a uniform listing of degree programs covered by
  the exemption under this section.
         (f)  If the legislature does not specifically appropriate
  funds to an institution of higher education in an amount sufficient
  to pay the institution's costs in complying with this section for a
  semester, the governing board of the institution of higher
  education shall report to the Senate Finance Committee and the
  House Appropriations Committee the cost to the institution of
  complying with this section for that semester.
         (b)  Sections 54.208 and 54.2081, Education Code, are
  repealed.
         SECTION 4.011.  Section 61.0815(c), Education Code, as
  amended by Chapter 990 (H.B. 1781), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, is repealed to conform to the repeal of
  Section 61.0815, Education Code, by Chapter 1049 (S.B. 5), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011.
         SECTION 4.012.  Section 88.216(a), Education Code, is
  amended to correct references to read as follows:
         (a)  The Agriculture and Wildlife Research and Management
  Advisory Committee is an advisory committee of the Texas
  Agricultural Experiment Station and is composed of:
               (1)  one representative of the Texas Agricultural
  Experiment Station, appointed by the director of the Texas
  Agricultural Experiment Station;
               (2)  one representative of the Texas AgriLife 
  [Agricultural] Extension Service, appointed by the director of the
  Texas AgriLife [Agricultural] Extension Service;
               (3)  one representative of Texas Tech University,
  appointed by the dean of the College of Agriculture of Texas Tech
  University;
               (4)  one representative of The University of Texas at
  Austin, appointed by the vice president for research of The
  University of Texas System;
               (5)  one representative of the Department of
  Agriculture, appointed by the commissioner of agriculture;
               (6)  one representative of the Parks and Wildlife
  Department, appointed by the director of the department;
               (7)  one representative of the Texas Water Development
  Board, appointed by the executive administrator [director] of the
  board;
               (8)  one representative of county government,
  appointed by the governor;
               (9)  one representative of the general public,
  appointed by the governor;
               (10)  one representative of the agribusiness industry,
  appointed by the governor;
               (11)  one representative of environmental interests,
  appointed by the governor;
               (12)  one representative of wildlife interests,
  appointed by the governor; and
               (13)  one representative of the Texas rice industry,
  appointed by the governor.
         SECTION 4.013.  Section 130.0012(h), Education Code, is
  amended to correct a typographical error to read as follows:
         (h)  Each public junior college offering a baccalaureate
  degree program under this section shall prepare a biennial report
  on the operation and effectiveness of the junior college's
  baccalaureate degree programs and shall deliver a copy of the
  report to the coordinating board in the form and at the time
  determined by the coordinating board.[.]
  ARTICLE 5.  CHANGES RELATING TO ELECTION CODE
         SECTION 5.001.  Section 13.031(d), Election Code, as amended
  by Chapters 1002 (H.B. 2194) and 1164 (H.B. 2817), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  To be eligible for appointment as a volunteer deputy
  registrar, a person must:
               (1)  be 18 years of age or older;
               (2)  not have been finally convicted of a felony or, if
  so convicted, must have:
                     (A)  fully discharged the person's sentence,
  including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or
  completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or
                     (B)  been pardoned or otherwise released from the
  resulting disability to vote; [and]
               (3)  meet the requirements to be a qualified voter
  under Section 11.002 except that the person is not required to be a
  registered voter; and
               (4) [(3)]  not have been finally convicted of an
  offense under Section 32.51, Penal Code.
         SECTION 5.002.  Section 15.022(a), Election Code, as amended
  by Chapters 123 (S.B. 14) and 1002 (H.B. 2194), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (a)  The registrar shall make the appropriate corrections in
  the registration records, including, if necessary, deleting a
  voter's name from the suspense list:
               (1)  after receipt of a notice of a change in
  registration information under Section 15.021;
               (2)  after receipt of a voter's reply to a notice of
  investigation given under Section 16.033;
               (3)  after receipt of any affidavits executed under
  Section 63.006, following an election;
               (4)  after receipt of a voter's statement of residence
  executed under Section 63.0011;
               (5)  before the effective date of the abolishment of a
  county election precinct or a change in its boundary;
               (6)  after receipt of United States Postal Service
  information indicating an address reclassification;
               (7)  after receipt of a voter's response under Section
  15.053; or
               (8)  after receipt of a registration application or
  change of address under Chapter 20.
         SECTION 5.003.  Section 16.001(d), Election Code, as added
  by Chapter 650 (S.B. 1046), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, is repealed as duplicative of Sections 16.001(d) and
  18.068, Election Code, as added by Chapter 683 (H.B. 174), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011.
         SECTION 5.004.  Section 16.031(b), Election Code, as amended
  by Chapters 650 (S.B. 1046) and 683 (H.B. 174), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (b)  The registrar shall cancel a voter's registration
  immediately if the registrar:
               (1)  determines from information received under
  Section 16.001(c) that the voter is deceased;
               (2)  has personal knowledge that the voter is deceased;
               (3)  receives from a person related within the second
  degree by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Chapter
  573, Government Code, to the voter a sworn statement by that person
  indicating that the voter is deceased; or
               (4)  receives notice from the secretary of state under
  Section 18.068 that the voter is deceased.
         SECTION 5.005.  The heading to Section 19.001, Election
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 19.001.  STATEMENT OF REGISTRATIONS SUBMITTED TO
  SECRETARY OF STATE [COMPTROLLER].
         SECTION 5.006.  Section 66.0241, Election Code, as amended
  by Chapters 123 (S.B. 14) and 1002 (H.B. 2194), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 66.0241.  CONTENTS OF ENVELOPE NO. 4.  Envelope no. 4
  must contain:
               (1)  the precinct list of registered voters;
               (2)  the registration correction list;
               (3)  any statements of residence executed under Section
  63.0011; and
               (4)  any affidavits executed under Section 63.006 or
  63.011.
  ARTICLE 6.  CHANGES RELATING TO ESTATES CODE
         SECTION 6.001.  Sections 21.001(b) and (c), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, are amended to conform to Section 2.54,
  Chapter 1338 (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  Consistent with the objectives of the statutory
  revision program, the purpose of this code, except Subtitle
  [Subtitles] X [and Y], Title 2, and Subtitles Y and Z, Title 3, is to
  make the law encompassed by this code, except Subtitle [Subtitles]
  X [and Y], Title 2, and Subtitles Y and Z, Title 3, more accessible
  and understandable by:
               (1)  rearranging the statutes into a more logical
  order;
               (2)  employing a format and numbering system designed
  to facilitate citation of the law and to accommodate future
  expansion of the law;
               (3)  eliminating repealed, duplicative,
  unconstitutional, expired, executed, and other ineffective
  provisions; and
               (4)  restating the law in modern American English to
  the greatest extent possible.
         (c)  The provisions of Subtitle [Subtitles] X [and Y], Title
  2, and Subtitles Y and Z, Title 3, are transferred from the Texas
  Probate Code and redesignated as part of this code, but are not
  revised as part of the state's continuing statutory revision
  program.
         SECTION 6.002.  Section 21.002(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54,
  Chapter 1338 (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  Chapter 311, Government Code (Code Construction Act),
  does not apply to the construction of a provision of Subtitle X [or
  Y], Title 2, or Subtitle Y or Z, Title 3.
         SECTION 6.003.  Section 21.003(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54,
  Chapter 1338 (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  A reference in Subtitle X [or Y], Title 2, or Subtitle Y
  or Z, Title 3, to a chapter, a part, a subpart, a section, or any
  portion of a section "of this code" is a reference to the chapter,
  part, subpart, section, or portion of a section as redesignated in
  the Estates Code, except that:
               (1)  a reference in Subtitle X [or Y], Title 2, or
  Subtitle Y or Z, Title 3, to Chapter I is a reference to Chapter I,
  Estates Code, and to the revision of sections derived from Chapter
  I, Texas Probate Code, and any reenactments and amendments to those
  sections; and
               (2)  a reference in Subtitle X [or Y], Title 2, or
  Subtitle Y or Z, Title 3, to a chapter, part, subpart, section, or
  portion of a section that does not exist in the Estates Code is a
  reference to the revision or redesignation of the corresponding
  chapter, part, subpart, section, or portion of a section of the
  Texas Probate Code and any reenactments or amendments.
         SECTION 6.004.  Section 21.005, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54, Chapter 1338
  (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 21.005.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN LAWS.  
  Notwithstanding Section 21.002(b) of this code and Section 311.002,
  Government Code:
               (1)  Section 311.032(c), Government Code, applies to
  Subtitle [Subtitles] X [and Y], Title 2, and Subtitles Y and Z,
  Title 3; and
               (2)  Sections 311.005(4) and 311.012(b) and (c),
  Government Code, apply to Subtitle [Subtitles] X [and Y], Title 2,
  and Subtitles Y and Z, Title 3.
         SECTION 6.005.  Section 22.001(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Sections 1.02
  and 3.02(c), Chapter 823 (H.B. 2759), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  If Title 3 [Chapter XIII] provides a definition for a
  term that is different from the definition provided by this
  chapter, the definition for the term provided by Title 3 [Chapter
  XIII] applies in that title [chapter].
         SECTION 6.006.  Section 22.017, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54, Chapter 1338
  (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 22.017.  INDEPENDENT EXECUTOR. "Independent executor"
  means the personal representative of an estate under independent
  administration as provided by Chapter 401 and Section 402.001
  [Section 145].  The term includes an independent administrator.
         SECTION 6.007.  Section 32.005(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54,
  Chapter 1338 (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  This section shall be construed in conjunction and in
  harmony with Chapter 401 and Section 402.001 [Section 145] and all
  other sections of this title relating to independent executors, but
  may not be construed to expand the court's control over an
  independent executor.
         SECTION 6.008.  Subtitle A, Title 2, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended by adding Chapter 34, and a
  heading is added to that chapter to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 34.  MATTERS RELATING TO CERTAIN OTHER TYPES OF PROCEEDINGS
         SECTION 6.009.  Notwithstanding the transfer of Sections 5B
  and 5C, Texas Probate Code, to the Estates Code and redesignation as
  Sections 5B and 5C of that code effective January 1, 2014, by
  Section 2, Chapter 680 (H.B. 2502), Acts of the 81st Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2009, Sections 5B and 5C, Texas Probate Code, are
  transferred to Chapter 34, Estates Code, as added by this Act,
  redesignated as Sections 34.001 and 34.002, Estates Code, and
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 34.001 [5B].  TRANSFER TO STATUTORY PROBATE COURT OF
  PROCEEDING RELATED TO PROBATE PROCEEDING. (a)  A judge of a
  statutory probate court, on the motion of a party to the action or
  on the motion of a person interested in an estate, may transfer to
  the judge's court from a district, county, or statutory court a
  cause of action related to a probate proceeding pending in the
  statutory probate court or a cause of action in which a personal
  representative of an estate pending in the statutory probate court
  is a party and may consolidate the transferred cause of action with
  the other proceedings in the statutory probate court relating to
  that estate.
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle,
  Title 1, Subtitle X, Title 2, Chapter 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, or 151, or
  Section 351.001, 351.002, 351.053, 351.352, 351.353, 351.354, or
  351.355 [chapter], the proper venue for an action by or against a
  personal representative for personal injury, death, or property
  damages is determined under Section 15.007, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code.
         Sec. 34.002 [5C].  ACTIONS TO COLLECT DELINQUENT PROPERTY
  TAXES. (a)  This section applies only to a decedent's estate that:
               (1)  is being administered in a pending probate
  proceeding;
               (2)  owns or claims an interest in property against
  which a taxing unit has imposed ad valorem taxes that are
  delinquent; and
               (3)  is not being administered as an independent
  administration under Chapter 401 and Section 402.001 [Section 145
  of this code].
         (b)  Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the
  contrary, if the probate proceedings are pending in a foreign
  jurisdiction or in a county other than the county in which the taxes
  were imposed, a suit to foreclose the lien securing payment of the
  taxes or to enforce personal liability for the taxes must be brought
  under Section 33.41, Tax Code, in a court of competent jurisdiction
  in the county in which the taxes were imposed.
         (c)  If the probate proceedings have been pending for four
  years or less in the county in which the taxes were imposed, the
  taxing unit may present a claim for the delinquent taxes against the
  estate to the personal representative of the estate in the probate
  proceedings.
         (d)  If the taxing unit presents a claim against the estate
  under Subsection (c) [of this section]:
               (1)  the claim of the taxing unit is subject to each
  applicable provision in Subchapter A, Chapter 124, Subchapter B,
  Chapter 308, Subchapter F, Chapter 351, and Chapters 355 and 356
  [Parts 4 and 5, Chapter VIII, of this code] that relates to a claim
  or the enforcement of a claim in a probate proceeding; and
               (2)  the taxing unit may not bring a suit in any other
  court to foreclose the lien securing payment of the taxes or to
  enforce personal liability for the delinquent taxes before the
  first day after the fourth anniversary of the date the application
  for the probate proceeding was filed.
         (e)  To foreclose the lien securing payment of the delinquent
  taxes, the taxing unit must bring a suit under Section 33.41, Tax
  Code, in a court of competent jurisdiction for the county in which
  the taxes were imposed if:
               (1)  the probate proceedings have been pending in that
  county for more than four years; and
               (2)  the taxing unit did not present a delinquent tax
  claim under Subsection (c) [of this section] against the estate in
  the probate proceeding.
         (f)  In a suit brought under Subsection (e) [of this
  section], the taxing unit:
               (1)  shall make the personal representative of the
  decedent's estate a party to the suit; and
               (2)  may not seek to enforce personal liability for the
  taxes against the estate of the decedent.
         SECTION 6.010.  Section 152.001(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54,
  Chapter 1338 (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  An applicant may file an application under this section
  only if:
               (1)  an application or affidavit has not been filed and
  is not pending under Section [145,] 256.052, 256.054, or 301.052 or
  Chapter 205 or 401; and
               (2)  the applicant needs to:
                     (A)  obtain funds for the payment of the
  decedent's funeral and burial expenses; or
                     (B)  gain access to accommodations rented by the
  decedent that contain the decedent's personal property and the
  applicant has been denied access to those accommodations.
         SECTION 6.011.  Section 152.102(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2,
  Chapter 707 (H.B. 549), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  Subsection (a) applies:
               (1)  without regard to whether the decedent died
  intestate or testate; [and]
               (2)  regardless of whether the surviving spouse is
  designated by the decedent's will as the executor of the decedent's
  estate; and
               (3)  subject to the prohibition described by Section
  711.002(l), Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 6.012.  Section 351.351, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54, Chapter 1338
  (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 351.351.  APPLICABILITY. This subchapter does not
  apply to:
               (1)  the appointment of an independent executor or
  administrator under Section 401.002 or 401.003(a) [145(c), (d), or
  (e)]; or
               (2)  the appointment of a successor independent
  executor under Section 404.005 [154A].
         SECTION 6.013.  Section 352.004, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 2.54, Chapter 1338
  (S.B. 1198), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 352.004.  DENIAL OF COMPENSATION.  The court may, on
  application of an interested person or on the court's own motion,
  wholly or partly deny a commission allowed by this subchapter if:
               (1)  the court finds that the executor or administrator
  has not taken care of and managed estate property prudently; or
               (2)  the executor or administrator has been removed
  under Section 404.003 [149C] or Subchapter B, Chapter 361.
         SECTION 6.014.  Section 1002.015, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 1, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1002.015.  [GUARDIANSHIP MATTER;] GUARDIANSHIP
  PROCEEDING[; PROCEEDINGS IN GUARDIANSHIP; PROCEEDINGS FOR
  GUARDIANSHIP]. The term [terms "guardianship matter,"]
  "guardianship proceeding" means [proceeding," "proceedings in
  guardianship," and "proceedings for guardianship" are synonymous
  and include] a matter or proceeding related [relating] to a
  guardianship or any other matter covered [addressed] by this title,
  including:
               (1)  the appointment of a guardian of a minor or other
  incapacitated person, including an incapacitated adult for whom
  another court obtained continuing, exclusive jurisdiction in a suit
  affecting the parent-child relationship when the person was a
  child;
               (2)  an application, petition, or motion regarding
  guardianship or an alternative to guardianship under this title;
               (3)  a mental health action; and
               (4)  an application, petition, or motion regarding a
  trust created under Chapter 1301.
         SECTION 6.015.  (a)  Subtitle B, Title 3, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Sections 2-7,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, and Sections 66.01-66.04, Chapter 4 (S.B. 1), Acts
  of the 82nd Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2011, by adding
  Chapters 1021, 1022, and 1023 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 1021. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 1021.001.  MATTERS RELATED TO GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDING.
  (a)  For purposes of this code, in a county in which there is no
  statutory probate court, a matter related to a guardianship
  proceeding includes:
               (1)  the granting of letters of guardianship;
               (2)  the settling of an account of a guardian and all
  other matters relating to the settlement, partition, or
  distribution of a ward's estate;
               (3)  a claim brought by or against a guardianship
  estate;
               (4)  an action for trial of title to real property that
  is guardianship estate property, including the enforcement of a
  lien against the property;
               (5)  an action for trial of the right of property that
  is guardianship estate property;
               (6)  after a guardianship of the estate of a ward is
  required to be settled as provided by Section 1204.001:
                     (A)  an action brought by or on behalf of the
  former ward against a former guardian of the ward for alleged
  misconduct arising from the performance of the person's duties as
  guardian;
                     (B)  an action calling on the surety of a guardian
  or former guardian to perform in place of the guardian or former
  guardian, which may include the award of a judgment against the
  guardian or former guardian in favor of the surety;
                     (C)  an action against a former guardian of the
  former ward that is brought by a surety that is called on to perform
  in place of the former guardian;
                     (D)  a claim for the payment of compensation,
  expenses, and court costs, and any other matter authorized under
  Chapter 1155 and Subpart H, Part 2, Subtitle Z; and
                     (E)  a matter related to an authorization made or
  duty performed by a guardian under Chapter 1204; and
               (7)  the appointment of a trustee for a trust created
  under Section 1301.053 or 1301.054, the settling of an account of
  the trustee, and all other matters relating to the trust.
         (b)  For purposes of this code, in a county in which there is
  a statutory probate court, a matter related to a guardianship
  proceeding includes:
               (1)  all matters and actions described in Subsection
  (a);
               (2)  a suit, action, or application filed against or on
  behalf of a guardianship or a trustee of a trust created under
  Section 1301.053 or 1301.054; and
               (3)  a cause of action in which a guardian in a
  guardianship pending in the statutory probate court is a party.
  CHAPTER 1022.  JURISDICTION
         Sec. 1022.001.  GENERAL PROBATE COURT JURISDICTION IN
  GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS; APPEALS. (a)  All guardianship
  proceedings must be filed and heard in a court exercising original
  probate jurisdiction. The court exercising original probate
  jurisdiction also has jurisdiction of all matters related to the
  guardianship proceeding as specified in Section 1021.001 for that
  type of court.
         (b)  A probate court may exercise pendent and ancillary
  jurisdiction as necessary to promote judicial efficiency and
  economy.
         (c)  A final order issued by a probate court is appealable to
  the court of appeals.
         Sec. 1022.002.  ORIGINAL JURISDICTION FOR GUARDIANSHIP
  PROCEEDINGS. (a)  In a county in which there is no statutory
  probate court or county court at law exercising original probate
  jurisdiction, the county court has original jurisdiction of
  guardianship proceedings.
         (b)  In a county in which there is no statutory probate
  court, but in which there is a county court at law exercising
  original probate jurisdiction, the county court at law exercising
  original probate jurisdiction and the county court have concurrent
  original jurisdiction of guardianship proceedings, unless
  otherwise provided by law.  The judge of a county court may hear
  guardianship proceedings while sitting for the judge of any other
  county court.
         (c)  In a county in which there is a statutory probate court,
  the statutory probate court has original jurisdiction of
  guardianship proceedings.
         Sec. 1022.003.  JURISDICTION OF CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP
  PROCEEDING IN COUNTY WITH NO STATUTORY PROBATE COURT OR COUNTY
  COURT AT LAW. (a)  In a county in which there is no statutory
  probate court or county court at law exercising original probate
  jurisdiction, when a matter in a guardianship proceeding is
  contested, the judge of the county court may, on the judge's own
  motion, or shall, on the motion of any party to the proceeding,
  according to the motion:
               (1)  request the assignment of a statutory probate
  court judge to hear the contested matter, as provided by Section
  25.0022, Government Code; or
               (2)  transfer the contested matter to the district
  court, which may then hear the contested matter as if originally
  filed in the district court.
         (b)  If a party to a guardianship proceeding files a motion
  for the assignment of a statutory probate court judge to hear a
  contested matter in the proceeding before the judge of the county
  court transfers the contested matter to a district court under this
  section, the county judge shall grant the motion for the assignment
  of a statutory probate court judge and may not transfer the matter
  to the district court unless the party withdraws the motion.
         (c)  If a judge of a county court requests the assignment of a
  statutory probate court judge to hear a contested matter in a
  guardianship proceeding on the judge's own motion or on the motion
  of a party to the proceeding as provided by this section, the judge
  may request that the statutory probate court judge be assigned to
  the entire proceeding on the judge's own motion or on the motion of
  a party.
         (d)  A party to a guardianship proceeding may file a motion
  for the assignment of a statutory probate court judge under this
  section before a matter in the proceeding becomes contested, and
  the motion is given effect as a motion for assignment of a statutory
  probate court judge under Subsection (a) if the matter later
  becomes contested.
         (e)  Notwithstanding any other law, a transfer of a contested
  matter in a guardianship proceeding to a district court under any
  authority other than the authority provided by this section:
               (1)  is disregarded for purposes of this section; and
               (2)  does not defeat the right of a party to the
  proceeding to have the matter assigned to a statutory probate court
  judge in accordance with this section.
         (f)  A statutory probate court judge assigned to a contested
  matter in a guardianship proceeding or to the entire proceeding
  under this section has the jurisdiction and authority granted to a
  statutory probate court by this code.  A statutory probate court
  judge assigned to hear only the contested matter in a guardianship
  proceeding shall, on resolution of the matter, including any appeal
  of the matter, return the matter to the county court for further
  proceedings not inconsistent with the orders of the statutory
  probate court or court of appeals, as applicable.  A statutory
  probate court judge assigned to the entire guardianship proceeding
  as provided by Subsection (c) shall, on resolution of the contested
  matter in the proceeding, including any appeal of the matter,
  return the entire proceeding to the county court for further
  proceedings not inconsistent with the orders of the statutory
  probate court or court of appeals, as applicable.
         (g)  A district court to which a contested matter in a
  guardianship proceeding is transferred under this section has the
  jurisdiction and authority granted to a statutory probate court by
  this code.  On resolution of a contested matter transferred to the
  district court under this section, including any appeal of the
  matter, the district court shall return the matter to the county
  court for further proceedings not inconsistent with the orders of
  the district court or court of appeals, as applicable.
         (h)  If only the contested matter in a guardianship
  proceeding is assigned to a statutory probate court judge under
  this section, or if the contested matter in a guardianship
  proceeding is transferred to a district court under this section,
  the county court shall continue to exercise jurisdiction over the
  management of the guardianship, other than a contested matter,
  until final disposition of the contested matter is made in
  accordance with this section.  Any matter related to a guardianship
  proceeding in which a contested matter is transferred to a district
  court may be brought in the district court.  The district court in
  which a matter related to the proceeding is filed may, on the
  court's own motion or on the motion of any party, find that the
  matter is not a contested matter and transfer the matter to the
  county court with jurisdiction of the management of the
  guardianship.
         (i)  If a contested matter in a guardianship proceeding is
  transferred to a district court under this section, the district
  court has jurisdiction of any contested matter in the proceeding
  that is subsequently filed, and the county court shall transfer
  those contested matters to the district court.  If a statutory
  probate court judge is assigned under this section to hear a
  contested matter in a guardianship proceeding, the statutory
  probate court judge shall be assigned to hear any contested matter
  in the proceeding that is subsequently filed.
         (j)  The clerk of a district court to which a contested
  matter in a guardianship proceeding is transferred under this
  section may perform in relation to the transferred matter any
  function a county clerk may perform with respect to that type of
  matter.
         Sec. 1022.004.  JURISDICTION OF CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP
  PROCEEDING IN COUNTY WITH NO STATUTORY PROBATE COURT. (a)  In a
  county in which there is no statutory probate court, but in which
  there is a county court at law exercising original probate
  jurisdiction, when a matter in a guardianship proceeding is
  contested, the judge of the county court may, on the judge's own
  motion, or shall, on the motion of any party to the proceeding,
  transfer the contested matter to the county court at law.  In
  addition, the judge of the county court, on the judge's own motion
  or on the motion of a party to the proceeding, may transfer the
  entire proceeding to the county court at law.
         (b)  A county court at law to which a proceeding is
  transferred under this section may hear the proceeding as if
  originally filed in that court.  If only a contested matter in the
  proceeding is transferred, on the resolution of the matter, the
  matter shall be returned to the county court for further
  proceedings not inconsistent with the orders of the county court at
  law.
         Sec. 1022.005.  EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF GUARDIANSHIP
  PROCEEDING IN COUNTY WITH STATUTORY PROBATE COURT. (a)  In a
  county in which there is a statutory probate court, the statutory
  probate court has exclusive jurisdiction of all guardianship
  proceedings, regardless of whether contested or uncontested.
         (b)  A cause of action related to a guardianship proceeding
  of which the statutory probate court has exclusive jurisdiction as
  provided by Subsection (a) must be brought in the statutory probate
  court unless the jurisdiction of the statutory probate court is
  concurrent with the jurisdiction of a district court as provided by
  Section 1022.006 or with the jurisdiction of any other court.
         Sec. 1022.006.  CONCURRENT JURISDICTION WITH DISTRICT
  COURT.  A statutory probate court has concurrent jurisdiction with
  the district court in:
               (1)  a personal injury, survival, or wrongful death
  action by or against a person in the person's capacity as a
  guardian; and
               (2)  an action involving a guardian in which each other
  party aligned with the guardian is not an interested person in the
  guardianship.
         Sec. 1022.007.  TRANSFER OF PROCEEDING BY STATUTORY PROBATE
  COURT. (a)  A judge of a statutory probate court, on the motion of
  a party to the action or of a person interested in the guardianship,
  may:
               (1)  transfer to the judge's court from a district,
  county, or statutory court a cause of action that is a matter
  related to a guardianship proceeding pending in the statutory
  probate court, including a cause of action that is a matter related
  to a guardianship proceeding pending in the statutory probate court
  and in which the guardian, ward, or proposed ward in the pending
  guardianship proceeding is a party; and
               (2)  consolidate the transferred cause of action with
  the guardianship proceeding to which it relates and any other
  proceedings in the statutory probate court that are related to the
  guardianship proceeding.
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the
  proper venue for an action by or against a guardian, ward, or
  proposed ward for personal injury, death, or property damages is
  determined under Section 15.007, Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
         Sec. 1022.008.  TRANSFER OF CONTESTED GUARDIANSHIP OF THE
  PERSON OF A MINOR. (a)  If an interested person contests an
  application for the appointment of a guardian of the person of a
  minor or an interested person seeks the removal of a guardian of the
  person of a minor, the judge, on the judge's own motion, may
  transfer all matters related to the guardianship proceeding to a
  court of competent jurisdiction in which a suit affecting the
  parent-child relationship under the Family Code is pending.
  CHAPTER 1023. VENUE
         Sec. 1023.002.  CONCURRENT VENUE AND TRANSFER FOR WANT OF
  VENUE. (a)  If two or more courts have concurrent venue of a
  guardianship proceeding, the court in which an application for a
  guardianship proceeding is initially filed has and retains
  jurisdiction of the proceeding.  A proceeding is considered
  commenced by the filing of an application alleging facts sufficient
  to confer venue, and the proceeding initially legally commenced
  extends to all of the property of the guardianship estate.
         Sec. 1023.003.  APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER OF GUARDIANSHIP TO
  ANOTHER COUNTY.  When a guardian or any other person desires to
  transfer the transaction of the business of the guardianship from
  one county to another, the person shall file a written application
  in the court in which the guardianship is pending stating the reason
  for the transfer.
         Sec. 1023.004.  NOTICE. (a)  On filing an application to
  transfer a guardianship to another county, the sureties on the bond
  of the guardian shall be cited by personal service to appear and
  show cause why the application should not be granted.
         Sec. 1023.005.  COURT ACTION. (a)  On hearing an
  application under Section 1023.003, if good cause is not shown to
  deny the application and it appears that transfer of the
  guardianship is in the best interests of the ward, the court shall
  enter an order authorizing the transfer on payment on behalf of the
  estate of all accrued costs.
         (b)  In an order entered under Subsection (a), the court
  shall require the guardian, not later than the 20th day after the
  date the order is entered, to:
               (1)  give a new bond payable to the judge of the court
  to which the guardianship is transferred; or
               (2)  file a rider to an existing bond noting the court
  to which the guardianship is transferred.
         Sec. 1023.006.  TRANSFER OF RECORD.  When an order of
  transfer is made under Section 1023.005, the clerk shall record any
  unrecorded papers of the guardianship required to be recorded.  On
  payment of the clerk's fee, the clerk shall transmit to the county
  clerk of the county to which the guardianship was ordered
  transferred:
               (1)  the case file of the guardianship proceedings; and
               (2)  a certified copy of the index of the guardianship
  records.
         Sec. 1023.007.  TRANSFER EFFECTIVE.  The order transferring
  a guardianship does not take effect until:
               (1)  the case file and a certified copy of the index
  required by Section 1023.006 are filed in the office of the county
  clerk of the county to which the guardianship was ordered
  transferred; and
               (2)  a certificate under the clerk's official seal and
  reporting the filing of the case file and a certified copy of the
  index is filed in the court ordering the transfer by the county
  clerk of the county to which the guardianship was ordered
  transferred.
         Sec. 1023.008.  CONTINUATION OF GUARDIANSHIP. When a
  guardianship is transferred from one county to another in
  accordance with this chapter, the guardianship proceeds in the
  court to which it was transferred as if it had been originally
  commenced in that court.  It is not necessary to record in the
  receiving court any of the papers in the case that were recorded in
  the court from which the case was transferred.
         Sec. 1023.009.  NEW GUARDIAN APPOINTED ON TRANSFER. If it
  appears to the court that transfer of the guardianship is in the
  best interests of the ward, but that because of the transfer it is
  not in the best interests of the ward for the guardian of the estate
  to continue to serve in that capacity, the court may in its order of
  transfer revoke the letters of guardianship and appoint a new
  guardian, and the former guardian shall account for and deliver the
  estate as provided by this title in a case in which a guardian
  resigns.
         Sec. 1023.010.  REVIEW OF TRANSFERRED GUARDIANSHIP. Not
  later than the 90th day after the date the transfer of the
  guardianship takes effect under Section 1023.007, the court to
  which the guardianship was transferred shall hold a hearing to
  consider modifying the rights, duties, and powers of the guardian
  or any other provisions of the transferred guardianship.
         (b)  Subsections (b) and (c), Section 609, Texas Probate
  Code, are transferred to Chapter 1022, Estates Code, as added by
  Subsection (a) of this section, and redesignated as Subsections (b)
  and (c), Section 1022.008, Estates Code.
         (c)  Section 610, Texas Probate Code, is transferred to
  Chapter 1023, Estates Code, as added by Subsection (a) of this
  section, and redesignated as Section 1023.001, Estates Code.
         (d)  Subsections (b), (c), and (d), Section 611, Texas
  Probate Code, are transferred to Chapter 1023, Estates Code, as
  added by Subsection (a) of this section, and redesignated as
  Subsections (b), (c), and (d), Section 1023.002, Estates Code.
         (e)  Subsection (b), Section 613, Texas Probate Code, is
  transferred to Chapter 1023, Estates Code, as added by Subsection
  (a) of this section, and redesignated as Subsection (b), Section
  1023.004, Estates Code.
         SECTION 6.016.  Section 1051.001, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 13, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1051.001.  ISSUANCE OF NOTICE OR PROCESS IN GENERAL.
  (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person is not required
  to be cited or otherwise given notice in a guardianship proceeding
  [matter] except in a situation in which this title expressly
  provides for citation or the giving of notice.
         (b)  If this title does not expressly provide for citation or
  the issuance or return of notice in a guardianship proceeding
  [matter], the court may require that notice be given. A court that
  requires that notice be given shall prescribe the form and manner of
  service of the notice and the return of service.
         (c)  Unless a court order is required by this title, the
  county clerk without a court order shall issue:
               (1)  necessary citations, writs, and other process in a
  guardianship proceeding [matter]; and
               (2)  all notices not required to be issued by a
  guardian.
         SECTION 6.017.  Section 1051.102, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 6, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The citation must contain a clear and conspicuous
  statement informing those interested persons of the right provided
  under Section 1051.252 to be notified of any or all motions,
  applications, or pleadings relating to the application for the
  guardianship or any subsequent guardianship proceeding involving
  the ward after the guardianship is created, if any.
         SECTION 6.018.  Section 1051.103, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 6, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 1051.103.  SERVICE OF CITATION FOR APPLICATION FOR
  GUARDIANSHIP. (a)  The sheriff or other officer shall personally
  serve citation to appear and answer an application for guardianship
  on:
               (1)  a proposed ward who is 12 years of age or older;
               (2)  the proposed ward's parents, if the whereabouts of
  the parents are known or can be reasonably ascertained;
               (3)  any court-appointed conservator or person having
  control of the care and welfare of the proposed ward;
               (4)  the proposed ward's spouse, if the whereabouts of
  the spouse are known or can be reasonably ascertained; and
               (5)  the person named in the application to be
  appointed guardian, if that person is not the applicant.
         (b)  A citation served as provided by Subsection (a) must
  contain the statement regarding the right under Section 1051.252
  that is required in the citation issued under Section 1051.102.
         SECTION 6.019.  Section 1051.104(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 6,
  Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  The person filing an application for guardianship shall
  mail a copy of the application and a notice containing the
  information required in the citation issued under Section 1051.102
  by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or by
  any other form of mail that provides proof of delivery, to the
  following persons, if their whereabouts are known or can be
  reasonably ascertained:
               (1)  each adult child of the proposed ward;
               (2)  each adult sibling of the proposed ward;
               (3)  the administrator of a nursing home facility or
  similar facility in which the proposed ward resides;
               (4)  the operator of a residential facility in which
  the proposed ward resides;
               (5)  a person whom the applicant knows to hold a power
  of attorney signed by the proposed ward;
               (6)  a person designated to serve as guardian of the
  proposed ward by a written declaration under Subchapter E, Chapter
  1104, if the applicant knows of the existence of the declaration;
               (7)  a person designated to serve as guardian of the
  proposed ward in the probated will of the last surviving parent of
  the proposed ward;
               (8)  a person designated to serve as guardian of the
  proposed ward by a written declaration of the proposed ward's last
  surviving parent, if the declarant is deceased and the applicant
  knows of the existence of the declaration; and
               (9)  each person named as another relative within the
  third degree by consanguinity [next of kin] in the application as
  required by Section 1101.001(b)(11) or (13) if the proposed ward's
  spouse and each of the proposed ward's parents, adult siblings, and
  adult children are deceased or there is no spouse, parent, adult
  sibling, or adult child.
         SECTION 6.020.  Section 1051.152(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 13,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  A citation or notice in a guardianship proceeding
  [matter] that is required to be served by posting and is issued in
  conformity with this title, and the service of and return of the
  citation or notice, is valid if:
               (1)  a sheriff or constable posts a copy of the citation
  or notice at the location or locations prescribed by this title; and
               (2)  the posting occurs on a day preceding the return
  day of service specified in the citation or notice that provides
  sufficient time for the period the citation or notice must be posted
  to expire before the specified return day.
         SECTION 6.021.  The heading to Section 1051.253, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Chapter
  1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 1051.253.  SERVICE OF NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
  TAKE DEPOSITIONS IN CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS [MATTERS].
         SECTION 6.022.  Section 1052.051(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 8,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  An application for a guardianship proceeding or a [,]
  complaint, petition, or other paper permitted or required by law to
  be filed with a court in a guardianship proceeding [matter] must be
  filed with the county clerk of the appropriate county.
         SECTION 6.023.  Section 1053.051, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 9, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1053.051.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN LAWS. A law
  regulating costs in ordinary civil cases applies to a guardianship
  proceeding [matter] unless otherwise expressly provided by this
  title.
         SECTION 6.024.  Section 1053.052(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 9,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  The clerk may require a person who files an application,
  complaint, or opposition relating to a guardianship proceeding
  [matter], other than a guardian, attorney ad litem, or guardian ad
  litem, to provide security for the probable costs of the
  [guardianship] proceeding before filing the application,
  complaint, or opposition.
         SECTION 6.025.  The heading to Subchapter C, Chapter 1053,
  Estates Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER C. PROCEDURES FOR GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS [MATTERS]
         SECTION 6.026.  Section 1053.101, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 10, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1053.101.  CALLING OF DOCKETS. The judge in whose court
  a guardianship proceeding is pending, as determined by the judge,
  shall:
               (1)  call guardianship proceedings [matters] in the
  proceedings' [matters'] regular order on both the guardianship and
  claim dockets; and
               (2)  issue necessary orders.
         SECTION 6.027.  Section 1053.102, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 11, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1053.102.  SETTING OF CERTAIN HEARINGS BY CLERK.
  (a)  If a judge is unable to designate the time and place for
  hearing a guardianship proceeding [matter] pending in the judge's
  court because the judge is absent from the county seat or is on
  vacation, disqualified, ill, or deceased, the county clerk of the
  county in which the proceeding [matter] is pending may:
               (1)  designate the time and place for hearing;
               (2)  enter the setting on the judge's docket; and
               (3)  certify on the docket the reason that the judge is
  not acting to set the hearing.
         (b)  If, after the perfection of the service of notices and
  citations required by law concerning the time and place of hearing,
  a qualified judge is not present for a hearing set under Subsection
  (a), the hearing is automatically continued from day to day until a
  qualified judge is present to hear and make a determination in the
  proceeding [determine the matter].
         SECTION 6.028.  Section 1053.103, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 16, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1053.103.  RENDERING OF DECISIONS, ORDERS, DECREES, AND
  JUDGMENTS. The court shall render a decision, order, decree, or
  judgment in a guardianship proceeding [matter] in open court,
  except as otherwise expressly provided.
         SECTION 6.029.  Section 1054.002, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 15, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1054.002.  TERM OF APPOINTMENT. (a)  Unless the court
  determines that the continued appointment of an attorney ad litem
  appointed under Section 1054.001 is in the ward's best interests,
  the attorney's term of appointment expires, without a court order,
  on the date the court:
               (1)  appoints a guardian in accordance with Subchapter
  D, Chapter 1101;
               (2)  appoints a successor guardian; or
               (3) [(2)]  denies the application for appointment of a
  guardian.
         (b)  The term of appointment of an attorney ad litem
  appointed under Section 1054.001 continues after the court appoints
  a temporary guardian under Chapter 1251 unless a court order
  provides for the termination or expiration of the attorney ad
  litem's appointment.
         SECTION 6.030.  Subchapter A, Chapter 1054, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 7,
  Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), and Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, by adding Section 1054.006
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1054.006.  REPRESENTATION OF WARD OR PROPOSED WARD BY
  ATTORNEY. (a)  The following persons may at any time retain an
  attorney who holds a certificate required by Subchapter E to
  represent the person's interests in a guardianship proceeding
  instead of having those interests represented by an attorney ad
  litem appointed under Section 1054.001 or another provision of this
  title:
               (1)  a ward who retains the power to enter into a
  contract under the terms of the guardianship, subject to Section
  1202.103; and
               (2)  a proposed ward for purposes of a proceeding for
  the appointment of a guardian as long as the proposed ward has
  capacity to contract.
         (b)  If the court finds that the ward or the proposed ward has
  capacity to contract, the court may remove an attorney ad litem
  appointed under Section 1054.001 or any other provision of this
  title that requires the court to appoint an attorney ad litem to
  represent the interests of a ward or proposed ward and appoint a
  ward or a proposed ward's retained counsel.
         SECTION 6.031.  Section 1055.002, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 14, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1055.002.  DEFECT IN PLEADING. A court may not
  invalidate a pleading in a guardianship proceeding [matter], or an
  order based on the pleading, on the basis of a defect of form or
  substance in the pleading unless a timely objection has been made
  against the defect and the defect has been called to the attention
  of the court in which the proceeding was or is pending.
         SECTION 6.032.  Subchapter B, Chapter 1055, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 17 and
  other provisions of Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, by adding Section 1055.053 to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 1055.053.  LOCATION OF HEARING. (a)  Except as
  provided by Subsection (b), the judge may hold a hearing on a
  guardianship proceeding involving an adult ward or adult proposed
  ward at any suitable location in the county in which the
  guardianship proceeding is pending. The hearing should be held in a
  physical setting that is not likely to have a harmful effect on the
  ward or proposed ward.
         (b)  On the request of the adult proposed ward, the adult
  ward, or the attorney of the proposed ward or ward, the hearing may
  not be held under the authority of this section at a place other
  than the courthouse.
         SECTION 6.033.  The heading to Section 1056.001, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Chapter
  1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 1056.001.  EXECUTIONS IN GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS
  [MATTERS].  
         SECTION 6.034.  Sections 1056.001(a) and (b), Estates Code,
  as effective January 1, 2014, are amended to conform to Section 18,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  An execution in a guardianship proceeding [matter] must
  be:
               (1)  directed "to any sheriff or any constable within
  the State of Texas";
               (2)  attested and signed by the clerk officially under
  court seal; and
               (3)  made returnable in 60 days.
         (b)  A proceeding under an execution in a guardianship
  proceeding [matter] is governed, to the extent applicable, by the
  laws regulating a proceeding under an execution issued by a
  district court.
         SECTION 6.035.  Section 1101.001(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 9,
  Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  The application must be sworn to by the applicant and
  state:
               (1)  the proposed ward's name, sex, date of birth, and
  address;
               (2)  the name, relationship, and address of the person
  the applicant seeks to have appointed as guardian;
               (3)  whether guardianship of the person or estate, or
  both, is sought;
               (4)  the nature and degree of the alleged incapacity,
  the specific areas of protection and assistance requested, and the
  limitation or termination of rights requested to be included in the
  court's order of appointment, including a termination of:
                     (A)  the right of a proposed ward who is 18 years
  of age or older to vote in a public election; and
                     (B)  the proposed ward's eligibility to hold or
  obtain a license to operate a motor vehicle under Chapter 521,
  Transportation Code;
               (5)  the facts requiring the appointment of a guardian;
               (6)  the interest of the applicant in the appointment
  of a guardian;
               (7)  the nature and description of any kind of
  guardianship existing for the proposed ward in any other state;
               (8)  the name and address of any person or institution
  having the care and custody of the proposed ward;
               (9)  the approximate value and description of the
  proposed ward's property, including any compensation, pension,
  insurance, or allowance to which the proposed ward may be entitled;
               (10)  the name and address of any person whom the
  applicant knows to hold a power of attorney signed by the proposed
  ward and a description of the type of power of attorney;
               (11)  for a proposed ward who is a minor, the following
  information if known by the applicant:
                     (A)  the name of each of the proposed ward's
  parents and either the parent's address or that the parent is
  deceased;
                     (B)  the name and age of each of the proposed
  ward's siblings, if any, and either the sibling's address or that
  the sibling is deceased; and
                     (C)  if each of the proposed ward's parents and
  adult siblings are deceased, the names and addresses of the
  proposed ward's other living relatives who are related to the
  proposed ward within the third degree by consanguinity and [next of
  kin] who are adults;
               (12)  for a proposed ward who is a minor, whether the
  minor was the subject of a legal or conservatorship proceeding in
  the preceding two years and, if so:
                     (A)  the court involved;
                     (B)  the nature of the proceeding; and
                     (C)  any final disposition of the proceeding;
               (13)  for a proposed ward who is an adult, the following
  information if known by the applicant:
                     (A)  the name of the proposed ward's spouse, if
  any, and either the spouse's address or that the spouse is deceased;
                     (B)  the name of each of the proposed ward's
  parents and either the parent's address or that the parent is
  deceased;
                     (C)  the name and age of each of the proposed
  ward's siblings, if any, and either the sibling's address or that
  the sibling is deceased;
                     (D)  the name and age of each of the proposed
  ward's children, if any, and either the child's address or that the
  child is deceased; and
                     (E)  if there is no living spouse, parent, adult
  sibling, or adult child of the proposed ward, the names and
  addresses of the proposed ward's other living relatives who are
  related to the proposed ward within the third degree by
  consanguinity and [next of kin] who are adults;
               (14)  facts showing that the court has venue of the
  proceeding; and
               (15)  if applicable, that the person whom the applicant
  seeks to have appointed as a guardian is a private professional
  guardian who is certified under Subchapter C, Chapter 111,
  Government Code, and has complied with the requirements of
  Subchapter G, Chapter 1104.
         SECTION 6.036.  Section 1101.104, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 22, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1101.104.  EXAMINATIONS AND DOCUMENTATION REGARDING
  MENTAL RETARDATION. If mental retardation is the basis of the
  proposed ward's alleged incapacity, the court may not grant an
  application to create a guardianship for the proposed ward unless
  the applicant presents to the court a written letter or certificate
  that:
               (1)  [a written letter or certificate that:
                     [(A)]  complies with Sections 1101.103(a) and
  (b); [and
                     [(B)     states that the physician has made a
  determination of mental retardation in accordance with Section
  593.005, Health and Safety Code;] or
               (2)  shows that [both]:
                     (A)  [written documentation showing that,] not
  earlier than 24 months before the hearing date, the proposed ward
  has been examined by a physician or psychologist licensed in this
  state or certified by the Department of Aging and Disability
  Services to perform the examination, in accordance with rules of
  the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services
  Commission governing examinations of that kind; and
                     (B)  the physician's or psychologist's written
  findings and recommendations to the court include[, including] a
  statement as to whether the physician or psychologist has made a
  determination of mental retardation in accordance with Section
  593.005, Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 6.037.  Section 1103.002, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 21, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1103.002.  APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR AS GUARDIAN
  WITHOUT HEARING. (a)  Notwithstanding any other law, if the
  applicant who files an application under Section 1101.001 or
  1103.001 is a person who was appointed conservator of a disabled
  child and the proceeding is a guardianship proceeding described by
  Section 1002.015(1) in which the proposed ward is the incapacitated
  adult with respect to whom another court obtained continuing,
  exclusive jurisdiction in a suit affecting the parent-child
  relationship when the person was a child [for whom a court obtains
  jurisdiction under Section 606(k)], the applicant may present to
  the court a written letter or certificate that meets the
  requirements of Sections 1101.103(a) and (b).
         (b)  If, on receipt of the letter or certificate described by
  Subsection (a), the court is able to make the findings required by
  Section 1101.101, the court, notwithstanding Subchapter C, Chapter
  1104, shall:
               (1)  appoint the conservator as guardian without
  conducting a hearing; and
               (2)  to the extent possible preserve the terms of
  possession and access to the ward that applied before the court
  obtained jurisdiction of the guardianship proceeding [under
  Section 606(k)].
         SECTION 6.038.  Section 1104.254, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 10, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 1104.254.  EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN VOLUNTEERS. An
  individual volunteering with a guardianship program or with the
  Department of Aging and Disability Services is not required to be
  certified as provided by Section 1104.251 to provide guardianship
  services or other services under Section 161.114, Human Resources
  Code, on the program's or the department's behalf.
         SECTION 6.039.  Section 1104.352, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to more closely conform to the source
  law from which the section was derived to read as follows:
         Sec. 1104.352.  UNSUITABILITY. A person may not be
  appointed guardian if the person is a person, institution, or
  corporation found by the court [finds the person] to be unsuitable.
         SECTION 6.040.  Section 1151.053(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 26,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  A guardian of a person younger than 18 [16] years of age
  may voluntarily admit the ward [an incapacitated person] to a
  public or private inpatient psychiatric facility for care and
  treatment.
         SECTION 6.041.  Section 1154.051(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 23,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  Not later than the 30th day after the date the guardian
  of the estate qualifies, unless a longer period is granted by the
  court, the guardian shall file with the court clerk a single written
  instrument that contains a verified, full, and detailed inventory
  of all the ward's property that has come into the guardian's
  possession or of which the guardian has knowledge. The inventory
  must:
               (1)  include:
                     (A)  all the ward's real property located in this
  state; and
                     (B)  all the ward's personal property regardless
  of where the property is located; and
               (2)  specify:
                     (A)  which portion of the property is separate
  property and which is community property; and
                     (B)  if the property is owned in common with other
  persons, the ward's interest in that property [and the names and
  relationship, if known, of the co-owners].
         SECTION 6.042.  Section 1154.052, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 24, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1154.052.  LIST OF CLAIMS. The guardian of the estate
  shall make and attach to the inventory and appraisement required by
  Section 1154.051 a complete list of claims due or owing to the ward.
  The list of claims must state:
               (1)  the name and, if known, address of each person
  indebted to the ward; and
               (2)  regarding each claim:
                     (A)  the nature of the debt, whether it is a note,
  bill, bond, or other written obligation, or whether it is an account
  or verbal contract;
                     (B)  the date the debt was incurred;
                     (C)  the date the debt was or is due;
                     (D)  the amount of the claim, the rate of interest
  on the claim, and the period for which the claim bears interest; and
                     (E)  if any portion of the claim is held in common
  with others, the interest of the estate in the claim [and the names
  and relationships of the other part owners].
         SECTION 6.043.  Section 1155.101, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 19, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1155.101.  REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES IN GENERAL. A
  guardian is entitled to reimbursement from the guardianship estate
  for all necessary and reasonable expenses incurred in performing
  any duty as a guardian, including reimbursement for the payment of
  reasonable attorney's fees necessarily incurred by the guardian in
  connection with the management of the estate or any other
  [guardianship] matter in the guardianship.
         SECTION 6.044.  The heading to Section 1155.151, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Chapter
  1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 1155.151.  COST OF GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDING [IN
  GUARDIANSHIP MATTER].
         SECTION 6.045.  Section 1155.151(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 20,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, and to more closely conform to the source law from
  which the section was derived to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), in a guardianship
  proceeding, the cost of the proceeding [in a guardianship matter],
  including the cost of the guardian ad litem or court visitor, shall
  be paid out of the guardianship estate, or the cost of the
  proceeding shall be paid out of the county treasury if the estate is
  insufficient to pay the cost, and the court shall issue the judgment
  accordingly.
         SECTION 6.046.  Section 1155.201(1), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 8,
  Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
               (1)  "Applied income" means the portion of the earned
  and unearned income of a recipient of medical assistance, or if
  applicable the recipient and the recipient's spouse, that is paid
  under the medical assistance program to an institution or long-term
  care facility [a nursing home] in which the recipient resides.
         SECTION 6.047.  Section 1155.202, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 8, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 1155.202.  COMPENSATION AND COSTS PAYABLE UNDER MEDICAL
  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. (a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of
  this title and to the extent permitted by federal law, a court that
  appoints a guardian for a recipient of medical assistance who has
  applied income may order the following to be deducted as an
  additional personal needs allowance in the computation of the
  recipient's applied income in accordance with Section 32.02451,
  Human Resources Code [paid under the medical assistance program]:
               (1)  compensation to the guardian in an amount not to
  exceed $175 per month;
               (2)  costs directly related to establishing or
  terminating the guardianship, not to exceed $1,000 except as
  provided by Subsection (b); and
               (3)  other administrative costs related to the
  guardianship, not to exceed $1,000 during any three-year period.
         (b)  Costs ordered to be deducted [paid] under Subsection
  (a)(2) may include compensation and expenses for an attorney ad
  litem or guardian ad litem and reasonable attorney's fees for an
  attorney representing the guardian. The costs ordered to be paid
  may exceed $1,000 if the costs in excess of that amount are
  supported by documentation acceptable to the court and the costs
  are approved by the court.
         (c)  A court may not order:
               (1)  that the deduction for compensation and costs
  under Subsection (a) take effect before the later of:
                     (A)  the month in which the court order issued
  under that subsection is signed; or
                     (B)  the first month of medical assistance
  eligibility for which the recipient is subject to a copayment; or
               (2)  a deduction for services provided before the
  effective date of the deduction as provided by Subdivision (1).
         SECTION 6.048.  The heading to Chapter 1162, Estates Code,
  as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 27,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 1162. TAX-MOTIVATED, [AND] CHARITABLE, [AND] NONPROFIT,
  AND OTHER GIFTS
         SECTION 6.049.  The heading to Subchapter A, Chapter 1162,
  Estates Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to
  Section 28, Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER A. CERTAIN [TAX-MOTIVATED] GIFTS AND TRANSFERS
         SECTION 6.050.  Section 1162.001, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 29, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1162.001.  AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH ESTATE OR OTHER
  TRANSFER PLAN. On application of the guardian of the estate or any
  interested person [party], after the posting of notice and hearing,
  and on a showing that the ward will probably remain incapacitated
  during the ward's lifetime, the court may enter an order that
  authorizes the guardian to apply the principal or income of the
  ward's estate that is not required for the support of the ward or
  the ward's family during the ward's lifetime toward the
  establishment of an estate plan for the purpose of minimizing
  income, estate, inheritance, or other taxes payable out of the
  ward's estate, or to transfer a portion of the ward's estate as
  necessary to qualify the ward for government benefits and only to
  the extent allowed by applicable state or federal laws, including
  rules, regarding those benefits. On the ward's behalf, the court
  may authorize the guardian to make gifts or transfers described by
  this section, outright or in trust, of the ward's [personal]
  property [or real estate] to or for the benefit of:
               (1)  an organization to which charitable contributions
  may be made under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and in which it
  is shown the ward would reasonably have an interest;
               (2)  the ward's spouse, descendant, or other person
  related to the ward by blood or marriage who is identifiable at the
  time of the order;
               (3)  a devisee under the ward's last validly executed
  will, trust, or other beneficial instrument, if the instrument
  exists; and
               (4)  a person serving as guardian of the ward, if the
  person is eligible under Subdivision (2) or (3).
         SECTION 6.051.  Section 1162.002, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 29, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1162.002.  ESTATE OR OTHER TRANSFER PLAN:  CONTENTS AND
  MODIFICATION.  (a)  The person making an application to the court
  under Section 1162.001 shall:
               (1)  outline the proposed estate or other transfer
  plan; and
               (2)  state all the benefits that are to be derived from
  the [estate] plan.
         (b)  The application must indicate that the planned
  disposition is consistent with the ward's intentions, if the ward's
  intentions can be ascertained. If the ward's intentions cannot be
  ascertained, the ward will be presumed to favor reduction in the
  incidence of the various forms of taxation, the qualification for
  government benefits, and the partial distribution of the ward's
  estate as provided by Sections 1162.001 and 1162.004.
         (c)  A subsequent modification of an approved [estate] plan
  may be made by similar application to the court.
         SECTION 6.052.  The heading to Section 1162.003, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Chapter
  1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 1162.003.  NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF
  ESTATE OR OTHER TRANSFER PLAN. 
         SECTION 6.053.  Section 1203.051, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 11, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 1203.051.  REMOVAL WITHOUT NOTICE; APPOINTMENT OF
  GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND ATTORNEY AD LITEM. (a)  The court, on the
  court's own motion or on the motion of an interested person,
  including the ward, and without notice, may remove a guardian
  appointed under this title who:
               (1)  neglects to qualify in the manner and time
  required by law;
               (2)  fails to return, not later than the 30th day after
  the date the guardian qualifies, an inventory of the guardianship
  estate property and a list of claims that have come to the
  guardian's knowledge, unless that deadline is extended by court
  order;
               (3)  if required, fails to give a new bond within the
  period prescribed;
               (4)  is absent from the state for a consecutive period
  of three or more months without the court's permission, or removes
  from the state;
               (5)  cannot be served with notices or other processes
  because:
                     (A)  the guardian's whereabouts are unknown;
                     (B)  the guardian is eluding service; or
                     (C)  the guardian is a nonresident of this state
  who does not have a resident agent to accept service of process in
  any guardianship proceeding or other matter relating to the
  guardianship;
               (6)  subject to Section 1203.056(a):
                     (A)  has misapplied, embezzled, or removed from
  the state, or is about to misapply, embezzle, or remove from the
  state, any of the property entrusted to the guardian's care; or
                     (B)  has engaged in conduct with respect to the
  ward that would be considered to be abuse, neglect, or
  exploitation, as those terms are defined by Section 48.002, Human
  Resources Code, if engaged in with respect to an elderly or disabled
  person, as defined by that section [neglected or cruelly treated a
  ward]; or
               (7)  has neglected to educate or maintain the ward as
  liberally as the means of the ward and the condition of the ward's
  estate permit.
         (b)  In a proceeding to remove a guardian under Subsection
  (a)(6) or (7), the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem as
  provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 1054, and an attorney ad litem.
  The attorney ad litem has the duties prescribed by Section
  1054.004. In the interest of judicial economy, the court may
  appoint the same person as guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem
  unless a conflict exists between the interests to be represented by
  the guardian ad litem and attorney ad litem.
         SECTION 6.054.  Section 1203.052(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 11,
  Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  The court may remove a guardian on the court's own
  motion, or on the complaint of an interested person, after the
  guardian has been cited by personal service to answer at a time and
  place set in the notice, if:
               (1)  sufficient grounds appear to support a belief that
  the guardian has misapplied, embezzled, or removed from the state,
  or is about to misapply, embezzle, or remove from the state, any of
  the property entrusted to the guardian's care;
               (2)  the guardian fails to return any account or report
  that is required by law to be made;
               (3)  the guardian fails to obey a proper order of the
  court that has jurisdiction with respect to the performance of the
  guardian's duties;
               (4)  the guardian is proved to have been guilty of gross
  misconduct or mismanagement in the performance of the guardian's
  duties;
               (5)  the guardian:
                     (A)  becomes incapacitated;
                     (B)  is sentenced to the penitentiary; or
                     (C)  from any other cause, becomes incapable of
  properly performing the duties of the guardian's trust;
               (6)  the guardian has engaged in conduct with respect
  to the ward that would be considered to be abuse, neglect, or
  exploitation, as those terms are defined by Section 48.002, Human
  Resources Code, if engaged in with respect to an elderly or disabled
  person, as defined by that section [neglects or cruelly treats the
  ward];
               (7)  the guardian neglects to educate or maintain the
  ward as liberally as the means of the ward's estate and the ward's
  ability or condition permit;
               (8)  the guardian interferes with the ward's progress
  or participation in programs in the community;
               (9)  the guardian fails to comply with the requirements
  of Subchapter G, Chapter 1104;
               (10)  the court determines that, because of the
  dissolution of the joint guardians' marriage, the termination of
  the guardians' joint appointment and the continuation of only one
  of the joint guardians as the sole guardian is in the best interest
  of the ward; or
               (11)  the guardian would be ineligible for appointment
  as a guardian under Subchapter H, Chapter 1104.
         SECTION 6.055.  Subchapter B, Chapter 1203, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 1,
  Chapter 1218 (S.B. 481), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, by adding Section 1203.0531 to read as follows:
         Sec. 1203.0531.  NOTICE OF REMOVAL ORDER.  The court clerk
  shall issue notice of an order rendered by the court removing a
  guardian under Section 1203.051(a)(1), (2), (3), (4), (6), or (7).
  The notice must:
               (1)  state the names of the ward and the removed
  guardian;
               (2)  state the date the court signed the order of
  removal;
               (3)  contain the following statement printed in
  12-point bold font:
         "If you have been removed from serving as guardian under
  Section 1203.051(a)(6)(A) or (B), Estates Code, you have the right
  to contest the order of removal by filing an application with the
  court for a hearing under Section 1203.056, Estates Code, to
  determine whether you should be reinstated as guardian. The
  application must be filed not later than the 30th day after the date
  the court signed the order of removal.";
               (4)  contain as an attachment a copy of the order of
  removal; and
               (5)  be personally served on the removed guardian not
  later than the seventh day after the date the court signed the order
  of removal.
         SECTION 6.056.  Sections 1203.056(a), (b), and (e), Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, are amended to conform to
  Section 11, Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), and Section 2, Chapter 1218
  (S.B. 481), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to
  read as follows:
         (a)  The court may remove a guardian under Section
  1203.051(a)(6)(A) [1203.051(6)(A)] or (B) only on the presentation
  of clear and convincing evidence given under oath.
         (b)  Not later than the 30th [10th] day after the date the
  court signs the order of removal, a guardian who is removed under
  Section 1203.051(a)(6)(A) [1203.051(6)(A)] or (B) may file an
  application with the court for a hearing to determine whether the
  guardian should be reinstated.
         (e)  The court shall hold a hearing on an application for
  reinstatement under this section as soon as practicable after the
  application is filed, but not later than the 60th day after the date
  the court signed the order of removal. If, at the conclusion of the
  [a] hearing [under this section], the court is satisfied by a
  preponderance of the evidence that the applicant did not engage in
  the conduct that directly led to the applicant's removal, the court
  shall:
               (1)  set aside any order appointing a successor
  guardian; and
               (2)  enter an order reinstating the applicant as
  guardian of the ward or estate.
         SECTION 6.057.  The heading to Section 1203.102, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section
  11, Chapter 599 (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 1203.102.  APPOINTMENT BECAUSE OF RESIGNATION,
  REMOVAL, OR DEATH; HEARING TO SET ASIDE IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENT.
         SECTION 6.058.  Section 1203.102, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 11, Chapter 599
  (S.B. 220), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsections (c) and (d) to read
  as follows:
         (b)  The court may appoint a successor guardian under this
  section without citation or notice if the court finds that a
  necessity exists for the immediate appointment. Subject to an
  order of the court, a successor guardian has the rights and powers
  of the removed guardian.
         (c)  The appointment of a successor guardian under
  Subsection (b) does not preclude an interested person from filing
  an application to be appointed guardian of the ward for whom the
  successor guardian was appointed. The court shall hold a hearing on
  an application filed under the circumstances described by this
  subsection. At the conclusion of the hearing, the court may set
  aside the appointment of the successor guardian and appoint the
  applicant as the ward's guardian if the applicant is not
  disqualified and after considering the requirements of Subchapter B
  or C, Chapter 1104, as applicable.
         (d)  If the court sets aside the appointment of the successor
  guardian under this section, the court may require the successor
  guardian to prepare and file, under oath, an accounting of the
  estate and to detail the disposition the successor has made of the
  estate property.
         SECTION 6.059.  Sections 1204.001(b) and (e), Estates Code,
  as effective January 1, 2014, are amended to conform to Section 25,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  A guardianship of the estate of a ward shall be settled
  when:
               (1)  the ward dies;
               (2)  a minor ward becomes an adult by:
                     (A)  becoming 18 years of age;
                     (B)  removal of disabilities of minority
  according to the law of this state; or
                     (C)  marriage;
               (3)  an incapacitated ward is decreed as provided by
  law to have been restored to full legal capacity;
               (4)  the spouse of a married ward has qualified as
  survivor in community and the ward does not own separate property;
               (5)  the ward's estate is exhausted;
               (6)  the foreseeable income accruing to the ward or to
  the ward's estate is so negligible that maintaining the
  guardianship in force would be burdensome;
               (7)  all of the assets of the estate have been placed in
  a management trust under Chapter 1301 or have been transferred to a
  pooled trust subaccount in accordance with a court order issued as
  provided by Chapter 1302, and the court determines that a
  guardianship of [for] the ward's estate [ward] is no longer
  necessary; or
               (8)  the court determines for any other reason that a
  guardianship for the ward is no longer necessary.
         (e)  In the settlement of a guardianship of the estate, the
  court may appoint an attorney ad litem to represent the ward's
  interests and may allow the attorney ad litem reasonable
  compensation to be taxed as costs [for services provided by the
  attorney out of the ward's estate].
         SECTION 6.060.  Section 1301.051, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 30, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.051.  ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR CREATION OF TRUST.
  The following persons may apply for the creation of a trust under
  this subchapter:
               (1)  the guardian of a ward;
               (2)  an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem
  appointed to represent a ward or the ward's interests;
               (3)  a person interested in the welfare of an alleged
  incapacitated person who does not have a guardian [of the estate];
  [or]
               (4)  an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem
  appointed to represent[:
                     [(A)]  an alleged incapacitated person who does
  not have a guardian; or
               (5)  a person who has only a physical disability
  [(B)  the interests of a person described by Paragraph (A)].
         SECTION 6.061.  Section 1301.052(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform a reference to a
  redesignation made by Section 6.015(c) of this Act to read as
  follows:
         (b)  If a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian for an
  alleged incapacitated person is not pending on the date an
  application is filed for the creation of a trust under Section
  1301.054 for the person, venue for a proceeding to create a trust
  must be determined in the same manner as venue for a proceeding for
  the appointment of a guardian is determined under Section 1023.001
  [610].
         SECTION 6.062.  Section 1301.053, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 30, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.053.  CREATION OF TRUST [FOR WARD]. (a)  On
  application by an appropriate person as provided by Section
  1301.051 and subject to Section 1301.054(a), if applicable, the
  court with jurisdiction over the proceedings [a guardianship] may
  enter an order that creates [for the ward's benefit] a trust for the
  management of the [guardianship] funds of the person with respect
  to whom the application is filed if the court finds that the
  creation of the trust is in the person's [ward's] best interests.
         (b)  The court may [shall] maintain a trust created under
  this section under the same cause number as the guardianship
  proceeding, if the person for whom the trust is created is a ward or
  proposed ward.
         SECTION 6.063.  Section 1301.054(d), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 30,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (d)  The court may [shall] maintain a trust created under
  this section under the same cause number as the guardianship
  proceeding, if the person for whom the trust is created is a ward or
  proposed ward [applicable].
         SECTION 6.064.  Section 1301.056, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 30, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  and to more closely conform to the source law from which the section
  was derived to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.056.  CONTENTS OF ORDER CREATING TRUST. An order
  creating a management trust must:
               (1)  direct any [a] person or entity holding property
  that belongs to the [ward or incapacitated] person[, as
  applicable,] for whom the trust is created or to which that [the
  ward or incapacitated] person is entitled[,] to deliver all or part
  of that property to a person or [the] corporate fiduciary [or other
  person] appointed as trustee of the trust; and
               (2)  include terms and limitations placed on the trust.
         SECTION 6.065.  Section 1301.057(c), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 30,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (c)  The court may appoint a person or entity described by
  Subsection (d) to serve as trustee of a management trust instead of
  appointing a financial institution to serve in that capacity if the
  court finds:
               (1)  that the appointment is in the best interests of
  the [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created;
  and
               (2)  if the value of the trust's principal is more than
  $150,000, that the applicant for the creation of the trust, after
  the exercise of due diligence, has been unable to find a financial
  institution in the geographic area willing to serve as trustee.
         SECTION 6.066.  Section 1301.101, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 31, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.101.  REQUIRED TERMS. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (c), a management trust must provide that:
               (1)  the ward, [or] incapacitated person, or person who
  has only a physical disability for whom the trust is created is the
  sole beneficiary of the trust;
               (2)  the trustee may disburse an amount of the trust's
  principal or income as the trustee determines is necessary to spend
  for the health, education, maintenance, or support of the [ward or
  incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created;
               (3)  the trust income that the trustee does not
  disburse under Subdivision (2) must be added to the trust
  principal;
               (4)  a trustee that is a corporate fiduciary serves
  without giving a bond; and
               (5)  subject to the court's approval and Subsection
  (b), the trustee is entitled to receive reasonable compensation for
  services the trustee provides to the [ward or incapacitated] person
  for whom the trust is created as the person's trustee.
         (b)  A trustee's compensation under Subsection (a)(5) must
  be:
               (1)  paid from the management trust's income,
  principal, or both; and
               (2)  determined, paid, reduced, and eliminated in the
  same manner as compensation of a guardian [of an estate] under
  Subchapter A, Chapter 1155.
         (c)  The court creating or modifying a management trust may
  omit or modify terms required by Subsection (a)(1) or (2) only if
  the court determines that the omission or modification:
               (1)  is necessary and appropriate for the [ward or
  incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created to be eligible
  to receive public benefits or assistance under a state or federal
  program that is not otherwise available to the [ward or
  incapacitated] person; and
               (2)  is in the [ward's or incapacitated person's] best
  interests of the person for whom the trust is created.
         SECTION 6.067.  Section 1301.102(a), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 31,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  A management trust may provide that the trustee make a
  distribution, payment, use, or application of trust funds for the
  health, education, maintenance, or support of the [ward or
  incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created or of another
  person whom the [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the trust is
  created is legally obligated to support:
               (1)  as necessary and without the intervention of:
                     (A)  a guardian or other representative of the
  ward; or
                     (B)  a representative of the incapacitated person
  or person who has only a physical disability; and
               (2)  to:
                     (A)  the ward's guardian;
                     (B)  a person who has physical custody of the
  [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created or of
  another person whom the [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the
  trust is created is legally obligated to support; or
                     (C)  a person providing a good or service to the
  [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the trust is created or to
  another person whom the [ward or incapacitated] person for whom the
  trust is created is legally obligated to support.
         SECTION 6.068.  Subchapter D, Chapter 1301, Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 35,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, by adding Section 1301.1535 to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.1535.  INITIAL ACCOUNTING BY CERTAIN TRUSTEES
  REQUIRED. (a)  This section applies only to a trustee of a
  management trust created for a person for whom a guardianship
  proceeding is pending on the date the trust is created.
         (b)  Not later than the 30th day after the date a trustee to
  which this section applies receives property into the trust, the
  trustee shall file with the court in which the guardianship
  proceeding is pending a report describing all property held in the
  trust on the date of the report and specifying the value of the
  property on that date.
         SECTION 6.069.  Section 1301.154, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 36, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), the [The] trustee
  of a management trust shall prepare and file with the court an
  annual accounting of transactions in the trust in the same manner
  and form that is required of a guardian under this title.
         (d)  The court may not require a trustee of a trust created
  for a person who has only a physical disability to prepare and file
  with the court the annual accounting as described by Subsection
  (a).
         SECTION 6.070.  Section 1301.201(b), Estates Code, as
  effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 33,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (b)  The following may not revoke a management trust:
               (1)  the ward for whom the trust is created or the
  guardian of the ward's estate; [or]
               (2)  the incapacitated person for whom the trust is
  created; or
               (3)  the person who has only a physical disability for
  whom the trust is created.
         SECTION 6.071.  Sections 1301.202(a) and (b), Estates Code,
  as effective January 1, 2014, are amended to conform to Section 32,
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         (a)  If the court determines that it is in the best interests
  of the [a ward or incapacitated] person for whom a management trust
  is created, the court may order the transfer of all property in the
  management trust to a pooled trust subaccount established in
  accordance with Chapter 1302.
         (b)  The transfer of property from the management trust to
  the pooled trust subaccount shall be treated as a continuation of
  the management trust and may not be treated as the establishment of
  a new trust for purposes of 42 U.S.C. Section 1396p(d)(4)(A) or (C)
  or otherwise for purposes of the management trust beneficiary's
  [ward's or incapacitated person's] eligibility for medical
  assistance under Chapter 32, Human Resources Code.
         SECTION 6.072.  Section 1301.203, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 34, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.203.  TERMINATION OF TRUST. (a)  If the [ward or
  incapacitated] person for whom a management trust is created is a
  minor, the trust terminates on:
               (1)  the earlier of:
                     (A)  the [ward's or incapacitated] person's death;
  or
                     (B)  the [ward's or incapacitated] person's 18th
  birthday; or
               (2)  the date provided by court order, which may not be
  later than the [ward's or incapacitated] person's 25th birthday.
         (b)  If the [ward or incapacitated] person for whom a
  management trust is created is not a minor, the trust terminates
  [on]:
               (1)  according to the terms of the trust;
               (2)  on the date the court determines that continuing
  the trust is no longer in the [ward's or incapacitated] person's
  best interests, subject to Section 1301.202(c); or
               (3)  on [(2)] the [ward's or incapacitated] person's
  death.
         SECTION 6.073.  Section 1301.204, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 37, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1301.204.  DISTRIBUTION OF TRUST PROPERTY. (a)  Unless
  otherwise provided by the court and except as provided by
  Subsection (b), the trustee of a management trust shall:
               (1)  prepare a final account in the same form and manner
  that is required of a guardian under Sections 1204.101 and
  1204.102; and
               (2)  on court approval, distribute the principal or any
  undistributed income of the trust to:
                     (A)  the ward or incapacitated person when the
  trust terminates on the trust's own terms;
                     (B)  the successor trustee on appointment of a
  successor trustee; or
                     (C)  the representative of the deceased ward's or
  incapacitated person's estate on the ward's or incapacitated
  person's death.
         (b)  The court may not require a trustee of a trust created
  for a person who has only a physical disability to prepare and file
  with the court a final account as described by Subsection (a)(1).
  The trustee shall distribute the principal and any undistributed
  income of the trust in the manner provided by Subsection (a)(2) for
  a trust the beneficiary of which is a ward or incapacitated person.
         SECTION 6.074.  Section 1302.002, Estates Code, as effective
  January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to Section 39, Chapter 1085
  (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 1302.002.  APPLICATION TO ESTABLISH SUBACCOUNT.  The
  following persons [A person interested in the welfare of a minor, a
  disabled person, or any other incapacitated person] may apply to
  the court for the establishment of a subaccount for the benefit of a 
  [the] minor[, disabled person,] or other incapacitated person, an
  alleged incapacitated person, or a disabled person who is not an
  incapacitated person:
               (1)  the guardian of the incapacitated person;
               (2)  a person who has filed an application for the
  appointment of a guardian for the alleged incapacitated person;
               (3)  an attorney ad litem or guardian ad litem
  appointed to represent:
                     (A)  the incapacitated person who is a ward or
  that person's interests; or
                     (B)  the alleged incapacitated person who does not
  have a guardian; or
               (4)  the disabled person [as the beneficiary].
         SECTION 6.075.  The heading to Part 2, Subtitle Y, Title 3,
  Estates Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  PART 2. GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS [AND MATTERS]
         SECTION 6.076.  The heading to Subtitle Z, Title 3, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  SUBTITLE Z. TEXAS PROBATE CODE: [;] ADDITIONAL GUARDIANSHIP
  PROVISIONS
         SECTION 6.077.  The heading to Part 2, Subtitle Z, Title 3,
  Estates Code, as effective January 1, 2014, is amended to conform to
  Chapter 1085 (S.B. 1196), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  PART 2. GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS [AND MATTERS]
         SECTION 6.078.  (a)  Sections 3.01(b) and (c), Chapter 823
  (H.B. 2759), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  which transferred to the Estates Code Sections 605, 606, 607, 608,
  609, 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615, 616, 617, and 618, Texas Probate
  Code, are repealed.
         (b)  Subtitle Y, Title 2, Estates Code, as effective January
  1, 2014, is repealed.
         (c)  Subparts A and B, Part 2, Subtitle Y, Title 3, Estates
  Code, as effective January 1, 2014, are repealed.
         SECTION 6.079.  This article takes effect January 1, 2014.
  ARTICLE 7.  CHANGES RELATING TO FAMILY CODE
         SECTION 7.001.  Section 51.03(b), Family Code, as amended by
  Chapters 1150 (H.B. 2015) and 1322 (S.B. 407), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  Conduct indicating a need for supervision is:
               (1)  subject to Subsection (f), conduct, other than a
  traffic offense, that violates:
                     (A)  the penal laws of this state of the grade of
  misdemeanor that are punishable by fine only; or
                     (B)  the penal ordinances of any political
  subdivision of this state;
               (2)  the absence of a child on 10 or more days or parts
  of days within a six-month period in the same school year or on
  three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period from
  school;
               (3)  the voluntary absence of a child from the child's
  home without the consent of the child's parent or guardian for a
  substantial length of time or without intent to return;
               (4)  conduct prohibited by city ordinance or by state
  law involving the inhalation of the fumes or vapors of paint and
  other protective coatings or glue and other adhesives and the
  volatile chemicals itemized in Section 485.001, Health and Safety
  Code;
               (5)  an act that violates a school district's
  previously communicated written standards of student conduct for
  which the child has been expelled under Section 37.007(c),
  Education Code;
               (6)  conduct that violates a reasonable and lawful
  order of a court entered under Section 264.305; [or]
               (7)  notwithstanding Subsection (a)(1), conduct
  described by Section 43.02(a)(1) or (2), Penal Code; or
               (8) [(7)]  conduct that violates Section 43.261, Penal
  Code.
         SECTION 7.002.  Section 54.021(a), Family Code, as amended
  by Chapters 148 (H.B. 734) and 1098 (S.B. 1489), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (a)  The juvenile court may waive its exclusive original
  jurisdiction and transfer a child to the constitutional county
  court, if the county has a population of 1.75 million or more, or to
  an appropriate justice or municipal court, with the permission of
  the county, justice, or municipal court, for disposition in the
  manner provided by Subsection (b) if the child is 12 years of age or
  older and is alleged to have engaged in conduct described in Section
  51.03(b)(2). A waiver of jurisdiction under this subsection may be
  for an individual case or for all cases in which a child is alleged
  to have engaged in conduct described in Section 51.03(b)(2). The
  waiver of a juvenile court's exclusive original jurisdiction for
  all cases in which a child is alleged to have engaged in conduct
  described in Section 51.03(b)(2) is effective for a period of one
  year.
         SECTION 7.003.  Section 58.003(d), Family Code, as amended
  by Chapters 1150 (H.B. 2015) and 1322 (S.B. 407), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  The court may grant to a child the relief authorized in
  Subsection (a), (c-1), [or] (c-3), or (c-5) at any time after final
  discharge of the child or after the last official action in the case
  if there was no adjudication, subject, if applicable, to Subsection
  (e).  If the child is referred to the juvenile court for conduct
  constituting any offense and at the adjudication hearing the child
  is found to be not guilty of each offense alleged, the court shall
  immediately and without any additional hearing order the sealing of
  all files and records relating to the case.
         SECTION 7.004.  Section 58.106(a), Family Code, as amended
  by Chapters 186 (S.B. 1241), 653 (S.B. 1106), and 1098 (S.B. 1489),
  Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted
  and amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as otherwise provided by this section,
  information contained in the juvenile justice information system is
  confidential information for the use of the department and may not
  be disseminated by the department except:
               (1)  with the permission of the juvenile offender, to
  military personnel of this state or the United States;
               (2)  to a person or entity to which the department may
  grant access to adult criminal history records as provided by
  Section 411.083, Government Code;
               (3)  to a juvenile justice agency;
               (4)  to the Texas Youth Commission and the Texas
  Juvenile Probation Commission for analytical purposes;
               (5)  to the office of independent ombudsman of the
  Texas Youth Commission; and
               (6)  to a county, justice, or municipal court
  exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile, including a court
  exercising jurisdiction over a juvenile under Section 54.021.
  ARTICLE 8.  CHANGES RELATING TO FINANCE CODE
         SECTION 8.001.  Section 14.2015(a), Finance Code, as amended
  by Chapters 1182 (H.B. 3453) and 1302 (H.B. 2594), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), information or
  material obtained or compiled by the commissioner in relation to an
  examination or investigation by the commissioner or the
  commissioner's representative of a license holder, registrant,
  applicant, or other person under Subtitle B or C, Title 4,
  Subchapter G of Chapter 393, or Chapter 394 is confidential and may
  not be disclosed by the commissioner or an officer or employee of
  the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner, including:
               (1)  information obtained from a license holder,
  registrant, applicant, or other person examined or investigated
  under Subtitle B or C, Title 4, Subchapter G of Chapter 393, or
  Chapter 394;
               (2)  work performed by the commissioner or the
  commissioner's representative on information obtained from a
  license holder, registrant, applicant, or other person for the
  purposes of an examination or investigation conducted under
  Subtitle B or C, Title 4, Chapter 393 with respect to a credit
  access business, or Chapter 394;
               (3)  a report on an examination or investigation of a
  license holder, registrant, applicant, or other person conducted
  under Subtitle B or C, Title 4, Chapter 393 with respect to a credit
  access business, or Chapter 394; and
               (4)  any written communications between the license
  holder, registrant, applicant, or other person, as applicable, and
  the commissioner or the commissioner's representative relating to
  or referencing an examination or investigation conducted under
  Subtitle B or C, Title 4, Chapter 393 with respect to a credit
  access business, or Chapter 394.
  SECTION 8.002.  Section 348.005, Finance Code, is amended to
  correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 348.005.  ITEMIZED CHARGE. An amount in a retail
  installment contract is an itemized charge if the amount is not
  included in the cash price and is the amount of:
               (1)  fees for registration, certificate of title, and
  license and any additional registration fees charged by a full
  service deputy under Section 520.008 [502.114], Transportation
  Code;
               (2)  any taxes;
               (3)  fees or charges prescribed by law and connected
  with the sale or inspection of the motor vehicle; and
               (4)  charges authorized for insurance, service
  contracts, warranties, or a debt cancellation agreement by
  Subchapter C.
         SECTION 8.003.  Section 353.006, Finance Code, is amended to
  correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 353.006.  ITEMIZED CHARGE.  An amount in a retail
  installment contract is an itemized charge if the amount is not
  included in the cash price and is the amount of:
               (1)  fees for registration, certificate of title, and
  license and any additional registration fees charged by a full
  service deputy under Section 520.008 [502.114], Transportation
  Code;
               (2)  any taxes;
               (3)  fees or charges prescribed by law and connected
  with the sale or inspection of the commercial vehicle;
               (4)  charges authorized for insurance, service
  contracts, and warranties by Subchapter C; and
               (5)  advances or payments authorized under Section
  353.402(b) or (c) made by the retail seller to or for the benefit of
  the retail buyer.
  ARTICLE 9.  CHANGES RELATING TO GOVERNMENT CODE
  PART A.  GENERAL CHANGES
         SECTION 9.001.  Section 411.091(b), Government Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (b)  Criminal history record information obtained by the
  commission under Subsection (a)  [(a)(1)] may be used only for the
  enforcement and administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code.
         SECTION 9.002.  Section 411.105, Government Code, is amended
  to conform to the repeal of Section 901.412, Occupations Code, by
  Chapter 315 (H.B. 2144), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2007, to read as follows:
         Sec. 411.105.  ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
  INFORMATION: TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY. The Texas
  State Board of Public Accountancy is entitled to obtain from the
  department criminal history record information maintained by the
  department that relates to a person who is:
               (1)  an applicant for certification as a certified
  public accountant under Chapter 901, Occupations Code; or
               (2)  an applicant to take the uniform CPA examination
  under that Act[; or
               [(3)     an applicant to register under Section 901.412,
  Occupations Code].
         SECTION 9.003.  Section 411.114(a)(3), Government Code, as
  amended by Chapters 598 (S.B. 218), 1056 (S.B. 221), and 1082 (S.B.
  1178), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
               (3)  The Department of Family and Protective Services
  is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record
  information maintained by the department that relates to a person
  who is:
                     (A)  a volunteer or applicant volunteer with a
  local affiliate in this state of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of
  America;
                     (B)  a volunteer or applicant volunteer with the
  "I Have a Dream/Houston" program;
                     (C)  a volunteer or applicant volunteer with an
  organization that provides court-appointed special advocates for
  abused or neglected children;
                     (D)  a person providing, at the request of the
  child's parent, in-home care for a child who is the subject of a
  report alleging the child has been abused or neglected;
                     (E)  a volunteer or applicant volunteer with a
  Texas chapter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of America;
                     (F)  a person providing, at the request of the
  child's parent, in-home care for a child only if the person gives
  written consent to the release and disclosure of the information;
                     (G)  a child who is related to the caretaker, as
  determined under Section 42.002, Human Resources Code, and who
  resides in or is present in a child-care facility or family home,
  other than a child described by Subdivision (2)(C), or any other
  person who has unsupervised access to a child in the care of a
  child-care facility or family home;
                     (H)  an applicant for a position with the
  Department of Family and Protective Services, other than a position
  described by Subdivision (2)(D), regardless of the duties of the
  position;
                     (I)  a volunteer or applicant volunteer with the
  Department of Family and Protective Services, other than a
  registered volunteer, regardless of the duties to be performed;
                     (J)  a person providing or applying to provide
  in-home, adoptive, or foster care for children to the extent
  necessary to comply with Subchapter B, Chapter 162, Family Code;
                     (K)  a Department of Family and Protective
  Services employee, other than an employee described by Subdivision
  (2)(H), regardless of the duties of the employee's position;
                     (L)  a relative of a child in the care of the
  Department of Family and Protective Services, to the extent
  necessary to comply with Section 162.007, Family Code;
                     (M)  a person, other than an alleged perpetrator
  in a report described in Subdivision (2)(I), living in the
  residence in which the alleged victim of the report resides;
                     (N)  a contractor or an employee of a contractor
  who delivers services to a ward of the Department of Family and
  Protective Services under a contract with the estate of the ward;
                     (O)  a person who seeks unsupervised visits with a
  ward of the Department of Family and Protective Services, including
  a relative of the ward;
                     (P)  an employee, volunteer, or applicant
  volunteer of a children's advocacy center under Subchapter E,
  Chapter 264, Family Code, including a member of the governing board
  of a center; [or]
                     (Q)  an employee of, an applicant for employment
  with, or a volunteer or an applicant volunteer with an entity or
  person that contracts with the Department of Family and Protective
  Services and has access to confidential information in the
  department's records, if the employee, applicant, volunteer, or
  applicant volunteer has or will have access to that confidential
  information;
                     (R) [(Q)]  an employee of or volunteer at, or an
  applicant for employment with or to be a volunteer at, an entity
  that provides supervised independent living services to a young
  adult receiving extended foster care services from the Department
  of Family and Protective Services; or
                     (S) [(R)]  a person 14 years of age or older who
  will be regularly or frequently working or staying in a host home
  that is providing supervised independent living services to a young
  adult receiving extended foster care services from the Department
  of Family and Protective Services.
         SECTION 9.004.  Section 411.135(a), Government Code, is
  amended to update a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  Any person is entitled to obtain from the department:
               (1)  any information described as public information
  under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, [as added by Chapter
  668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997,]
  including, to the extent available, a recent photograph of each
  person subject to registration under that chapter; and
               (2)  criminal history record information maintained by
  the department that relates to the conviction of or a grant of
  deferred adjudication to a person for any criminal offense,
  including arrest information that relates to the conviction or
  grant of deferred adjudication.
         SECTION 9.005.  The heading to Section 413.016, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 413.016.  [REPORT ON] INMATE RELEASE STATISTICS.
         SECTION 9.006.  Section 419.907(a), Government Code, is
  amended to correct a typographical error to read as follows:
         (a)  To the extent feasible, the commission, the state fire
  marshal, and the Texas Forest Service shall colocate office space
  outside of Travis County used for related functions performed
  [preformed] by the three entities.
         SECTION 9.007.  Section 432.068(c), Government Code, is
  amended to correct references to read as follows:
         (c)  A person charged with any offense is not liable to be
  tried by court-martial or punished under Section 432.015 [432.021]
  if the offense was committed more than two years before the date of
  receipt of sworn charges and specifications by an officer
  exercising summary court-martial jurisdiction over the command, or
  before the imposition of punishment under Section 432.015
  [432.021].
         SECTION 9.008.  Section 432.094(c), Government Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (c)  The keepers, officers, and wardens of city or county
  jails and other jails, penitentiaries, or prisons designated by the
  governor or by a person authorized by the governor to act under
  Section 432.011 [432.014], shall receive persons ordered into
  confinement before trial and persons committed to confinement by a
  military court and shall confine them according to law. The keeper,
  officer, or warden may not require payment of a fee or charge for
  receiving or confining a person.
         SECTION 9.009.  Section 442.007, Government Code, is amended
  to correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 442.007.  STATE ARCHEOLOGICAL PROGRAM. (a)  The
  commission, through the state archeologist, shall direct the state
  archeological program.
         (b)  The program must include:
               (1)  a continuing inventory of nonrenewable
  archeological resources;
               (2)  evaluation of known sites through testing and
  excavation;
               (3)  maintenance of extensive field and laboratory
  data, including data on collections of antiquities;
               (4)  consultation with state agencies and
  organizations and local groups concerning archeological and
  historical problems; and
               (5)  publication of the results of the program through
  various sources, including a regular series of reports.
         (c)  The commission may enter into contracts or cooperative
  agreements with the federal government, other state agencies, state
  or private museums or educational institutions, or qualified
  individuals for prehistoric or historic archeological
  investigations, surveys, excavations, or restorations in this
  state.
         (d)  The state archeologist has general jurisdiction and
  supervision over archeological work, reports, surveys,
  excavations, and archeological programs of the commission and of
  cooperating state agencies.
         (e)  The duties of the state archeologist include:
               (1)  maintaining an inventory of significant historic
  or prehistoric sites of archeological or historic interest;
               (2)  providing public information and education in the
  fields of archeology and history;
               (3)  conducting surveys and excavations with respect to
  significant archeological or historic sites in this state;
               (4)  preparing reports and publications concerning the
  work of the office of the state archeologist;
               (5)  doing cooperative and contract work in prehistoric
  and historic archeology with other state agencies, the federal
  government, state or private institutions, or individuals;
               (6)  maintaining and determining the repository of
  catalogued collections of artifacts and other materials of
  archeological or historic interest; and
               (7)  preserving the archeological and historical
  heritage of this state.
         (f) [(e)]  The state archeologist shall withhold from
  disclosure to the public information relating to the location or
  character of archeological or historic resources if the state
  archeologist determines that the disclosure of the information may
  create a substantial risk of harm, theft, or destruction to the
  resources or to the area or place where the resources are located.
         SECTION 9.010.  Section 499.027(b), Government Code, as
  amended by Chapters 1 (S.B. 24) and 122 (H.B. 3000), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  An inmate is not eligible under this subchapter to be
  considered for release to intensive supervision parole if:
               (1)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense for
  which the judgment contains an affirmative finding under Section
  3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense
  listed in one of the following sections of the Penal Code:
                     (A)  Section 19.02 (murder);
                     (B)  Section 19.03 (capital murder);
                     (C)  Section 19.04 (manslaughter);
                     (D)  Section 20.03 (kidnapping);
                     (E)  Section 20.04 (aggravated kidnapping);
                     (F)  Section 21.11 (indecency with a child);
                     (G)  Section 22.011 (sexual assault);
                     (H)  Section 22.02 (aggravated assault);
                     (I)  Section 22.021 (aggravated sexual assault);
                     (J)  Section 22.04 (injury to a child, elderly
  individual, or disabled individual);
                     (K)  Section 25.02 (prohibited sexual conduct);
                     (L)  Section 25.08 (sale or purchase of a child);
                     (M)  Section 28.02 (arson);
                     (N)  Section 29.02 (robbery);
                     (O)  Section 29.03 (aggravated robbery);
                     (P)  Section 30.02 (burglary), if the offense is
  punished as a first-degree felony under that section;
                     (Q)  Section 43.04 (aggravated promotion of
  prostitution);
                     (R)  Section 43.05 (compelling prostitution);
                     (S)  Section 43.24 (sale, distribution, or
  display of harmful material to minor);
                     (T)  Section 43.25 (sexual performance by a
  child);
                     (U)  Section 46.10 (deadly weapon in penal
  institution);
                     (V)  Section 15.01 (criminal attempt), if the
  offense attempted is listed in this subsection;
                     (W)  Section 15.02 (criminal conspiracy), if the
  offense that is the subject of the conspiracy is listed in this
  subsection;
                     (X)  Section 15.03 (criminal solicitation), if
  the offense solicited is listed in this subsection;
                     (Y)  Section 21.02 (continuous sexual abuse of
  young child or children); [or]
                     (Z)  Section 20A.02 (trafficking of persons); or
                     (AA) [(Z)]  Section 20A.03 (continuous
  trafficking of persons); or
               (3)  the inmate is awaiting transfer to the
  institutional division, or serving a sentence, for an offense under
  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, punishable by a minimum term of
  imprisonment or a maximum fine that is greater than the minimum term
  of imprisonment or the maximum fine for a first degree felony.
         SECTION 9.011.  Section 508.149(a), Government Code, as
  amended by Chapters 1 (S.B. 24) and 122 (H.B. 3000), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision
  if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously
  convicted of:
               (1)  an offense for which the judgment contains an
  affirmative finding under Section 3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of
  Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 19.02, Penal Code;
               (3)  a capital felony under Section 19.03, Penal Code;
               (4)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 20.04, Penal Code;
               (5)  an offense under Section 21.11, Penal Code;
               (6)  a felony under Section 22.011, Penal Code;
               (7)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 22.02, Penal Code;
               (8)  a first degree felony under Section 22.021, Penal
  Code;
               (9)  a first degree felony under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code;
               (10)  a first degree felony under Section 28.02, Penal
  Code;
               (11)  a second degree felony under Section 29.02, Penal
  Code;
               (12)  a first degree felony under Section 29.03, Penal
  Code;
               (13)  a first degree felony under Section 30.02, Penal
  Code;
               (14)  a felony for which the punishment is increased
  under Section 481.134 or Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code;
               (15)  an offense under Section 43.25, Penal Code;
               (16)  an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code;
               (17)  a first degree felony under Section 15.03, Penal
  Code;
               (18)  an offense under Section 43.05, Penal Code; [or]
               (19)  an offense under Section 20A.02, Penal Code; or
               (20) [(18)]  an offense under Section 20A.03, Penal
  Code.
         SECTION 9.012.  Section 535.051(b), Government Code, as
  amended by Chapters 298 (H.B. 1965) and 1176 (H.B. 3278), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The chief administrative officer of each of the
  following state agencies, in consultation with the governor, shall
  designate one employee from the agency to serve as a liaison for
  faith- and community-based organizations:
               (1)  the Texas Department of Rural Affairs;
               (2)  the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality;
               (3)  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (4)  the Texas Department of Housing and Community
  Affairs;
               (5)  the Texas Juvenile Justice Department [Probation
  Commission];
               (6)  the Texas Veterans Commission;
               (7)  the Texas Workforce Commission;
               (8)  [the Texas Youth Commission;
               [(10)]  the office of the governor;
               (9) [(11)]  the Department of Public Safety;
               (10) [(12)]  the Texas Department of Insurance;
               (11) [(13)]  the Public Utility Commission of Texas;
               (12) [(14)]  the office of the attorney general;
               (13) [(15)]  the Department of Agriculture;
               (14) [(16)]  the office of the comptroller;
               (15) [(17)]  the Department of Information Resources;
               (16) [(18)]  the Office of State-Federal Relations;
               (17) [(19)]  the office of the secretary of state; and
               (18) [(20)]  other state agencies as determined by the
  governor.
         SECTION 9.013.  Section 551.0415, Government Code, as
  amended by Chapters 1007 (H.B. 2313) and 1341 (S.B. 1233), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 551.0415.  GOVERNING BODY OF MUNICIPALITY OR COUNTY:
  REPORTS ABOUT ITEMS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST REGARDING WHICH NO ACTION
  WILL BE TAKEN. (a)  Notwithstanding Sections 551.041 and 551.042,
  a quorum of the governing body of a municipality or county may
  receive from [municipal or county] staff of the political
  subdivision and a member of the governing body may make a report
  about items of community interest during a meeting of the governing
  body without having given notice of the subject of the report as
  required by this subchapter if no action is taken and, except as
  provided by Section 551.042, possible action is not discussed
  regarding the information provided in the report.
         (b)  For purposes of Subsection (a), "items of community
  interest" includes:
               (1)  expressions of thanks, congratulations, or
  condolence;
               (2)  information regarding holiday schedules;
               (3)  an honorary or salutary recognition of a public
  official, public employee, or other citizen, except that a
  discussion regarding a change in the status of a person's public
  office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary
  recognition for purposes of this subdivision;
               (4)  a reminder about an upcoming event organized or
  sponsored by the governing body;
               (5)  information regarding a social, ceremonial, or
  community event organized or sponsored by an entity other than the
  governing body that was attended or is scheduled to be attended by a
  member of the governing body or an official or employee of the
  political subdivision [municipality or county]; and
               (6)  announcements involving an imminent threat to the
  public health and safety of people in the political subdivision
  [municipality or county] that has arisen after the posting of the
  agenda.
         SECTION 9.014.  The heading to Section 552.274, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 552.274.  REPORT [REPORTS] BY ATTORNEY GENERAL [AND
  STATE AGENCIES] ON COST OF COPIES.
         SECTION 9.015.  Section 814.0096(b), Government Code, as
  added by Chapter 280 (H.B. 1608), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, is repealed as duplicative of Section
  814.0096(b), Government Code, as added by Chapter 1249 (S.B. 1664),
  Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011.
         SECTION 9.016.  Section 814.0096(d), Government Code, as
  added by Chapters 280 (H.B. 1608) and 1249 (S.B. 1664), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read as
  follows:
         (d)  If necessary, the board of trustees and the state
  employee charitable campaign policy committee may make the annuity
  deduction authorization under Section 814.0095(a) available in
  stages to subgroups of the retirement system's annuity recipients
  as money becomes available to cover the expenses under Subsection
  (b) of this section.
         SECTION 9.017.  The heading to Subchapter G, Chapter 1473,
  Government Code, is amended to conform to changes made to that
  subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER G.  BONDS FOR WORKHOUSES AND FARMS IN COUNTIES WITH A
  POPULATION OF MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION [900,000]
         SECTION 9.018.  The heading to Subchapter H, Chapter 1473,
  Government Code, is amended to conform to changes made to that
  subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER H.  CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS FOR CRIME DETECTION
  FACILITIES IN COUNTIES WITH POPULATION OF MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION 
  [900,000]
         SECTION 9.019.  Section 2155.150(a), Government Code, is
  amended to correct references to read as follows:
         (a)  The Railroad Commission of Texas is delegated all
  purchasing functions relating to purchases under:
               (1)  Chapter 89, Natural Resources Code; or
               (2)  Sections 81.067 and 81.068 [91.111 and 91.112],
  Natural Resources Code.
         SECTION 9.020.  Section 2157.0611, Government Code, is
  repealed to conform to the repeal of Section 2157.0611 by Chapter
  1081 (H.B. 2918), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session,
  2007, and to the other changes made by Chapter 1081 to Subchapter B,
  Chapter 2157, Government Code.
  PART B.  UPDATE OF COURT FEES AND COSTS
         SECTION 9.101.  (a)  Section 101.0611, Government Code, is
  amended to conform to Chapter 3 (H.B. 79), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2011, and is further amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 101.0611.  DISTRICT COURT FEES AND COSTS:  GOVERNMENT
  CODE.  The clerk of a district court shall collect fees and costs
  under the Government Code as follows:
               (1)  appellate judicial system filing fees for:
                     (A)  First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District
  (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (B)  Second Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2031, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (C)  Third Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (D)  Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E)  Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E-1)  Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-2)  Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-3)  Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (F)  Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G-1)  Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and
                     (H)  Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
               (2)  when administering a case for the Rockwall County
  Court at Law (Sec. 25.2012, Government Code) . . . civil fees and
  court costs as if the case had been filed in district court;
               (3)  additional filing fees:
                     (A)  for each suit filed for insurance contingency
  fund, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.302,
  Government Code) . . . not to exceed $5;
                     (B)  to fund the improvement of Dallas County
  civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners
  court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
                     (B-1)  to fund the improvement of Bexar County
  court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court
  (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
                     (C)  to fund the improvement of Hays County court
  facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec.
  51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and
                     (D)  to fund the preservation of court records
  (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10;
               (4)  for filing a suit, including an appeal from an
  inferior court:
                     (A)  for a suit with 10 or fewer plaintiffs (Sec.
  51.317, Government Code) . . . $50;
                     (B)  for a suit with at least 11 but not more than
  25 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $75;
                     (C)  for a suit with at least 26 but not more than
  100 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $100;
                     (D)  for a suit with at least 101 but not more than
  500 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $125;
                     (E)  for a suit with at least 501 but not more than
  1,000 plaintiffs (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $150; or
                     (F)  for a suit with more than 1,000 plaintiffs
  (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $200;
               (5)  for filing a cross-action, counterclaim,
  intervention, contempt action, motion for new trial, or third-party
  petition (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . . $15;
               (6)  for issuing a citation or other writ or process not
  otherwise provided for, including one copy, when requested at the
  time a suit or action is filed (Sec. 51.317, Government Code) . . .
  $8;
               (7)  for records management and preservation (Sec.
  51.317, Government Code) . . . $10;
               (7-a)  for district court records archiving, if adopted
  by the county commissioners court (Sec. 51.317(b)(5), Government
  Code) . . . not more than $5;
               (8)  for issuing a subpoena, including one copy (Sec.
  51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;
               (9)  for issuing a citation, commission for deposition,
  writ of execution, order of sale, writ of execution and order of
  sale, writ of injunction, writ of garnishment, writ of attachment,
  or writ of sequestration not provided for in Section 51.317, or any
  other writ or process not otherwise provided for, including one
  copy if required by law (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $8;
               (10)  for searching files or records to locate a cause
  when the docket number is not provided (Sec. 51.318, Government
  Code) . . . $5;
               (11)  for searching files or records to ascertain the
  existence of an instrument or record in the district clerk's office
  (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . $5;
               (12)  for abstracting a judgment (Sec. 51.318,
  Government Code) . . . $8;
               (13)  for approving a bond (Sec. 51.318, Government
  Code) . . . $4;
               (14)  for a certified copy of a record, judgment,
  order, pleading, or paper on file or of record in the district
  clerk's office, including certificate and seal, for each page or
  part of a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed
  $1;
               (15)  for a noncertified copy, for each page or part of
  a page (Sec. 51.318, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $1;
               (16)  fee for performing a service:
                     (A)  related to the matter of the estate of a
  deceased person (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee
  allowed the county clerk for those services;
                     (B)  related to the matter of a minor (Sec.
  51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee allowed the county
  clerk for the service;
                     (C)  of serving process by certified or registered
  mail (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . the same fee a sheriff or
  constable is authorized to charge for the service under Section
  118.131, Local Government Code; and
                     (D)  prescribed or authorized by law but for which
  no fee is set (Sec. 51.319, Government Code) . . . a reasonable fee;
               (17)  jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . .
  $30;
               (18)  additional filing fee for family protection on
  filing a suit for dissolution of a marriage under Chapter 6, Family
  Code (Sec. 51.961, Government Code) . . . not to exceed $15; and
               (19)  at a hearing held by an associate judge appointed
  under Subchapter B, Chapter 54A, Government Code [in Dallas
  County], a court cost to preserve the record, in the absence of a
  court reporter, by any [other] means approved by the associate
  judge (Sec. 54A.110 [54.509], Government Code) . . . as assessed by
  the referring court or associate judge[; and
               [(20)     at a hearing held by an associate judge in Duval
  County, a court cost to preserve the record (Sec. 54.1151,
  Government Code) .   .   . as imposed by the referring court or
  associate judge].
         (b)  Section 101.06119, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.102.  (a)  Section 101.0811, Government Code, is
  amended to conform to Chapter 3 (H.B. 79), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2011, and is further amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 101.0811.  STATUTORY COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS:  
  GOVERNMENT CODE.  The clerk of a statutory county court shall
  collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:
               (1)  appellate judicial system filing fees:
                     (A)  First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District
  (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (B)  Second Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2031, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (C)  Third Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (D)  Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E)  Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E-1)  Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-2)  Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-3)  Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (F)  Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G-1)  Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and
                     (H)  Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
               (2)  an official court reporter fee, County Court at
  Law No. 2 of Bexar County (Sec. 25.0172, Government Code) . . . $3;
               (3)  in Brazoria County, in matters of concurrent
  jurisdiction with the district court, fees (Sec. 25.0222,
  Government Code) . . . as prescribed by law for district judges
  according to the nature of the matter;
               (4)  a court reporter fee when testimony is taken in a
  county court at law in McLennan County (Sec. 25.1572, Government
  Code) . . . $3;
               (5)  a stenographer fee, if a record or part of a record
  is made:
                     (A)  in a county court at law in Hidalgo County
  (Sec. 25.1102, Government Code) . . . $20; and
                     (B)  in a county court at law in Nolan County (Sec.
  25.1792, Government Code) . . . $25;
               (6)  jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . . $22;
               (7)  an additional filing fee:
                     (A)  for each civil case filed to be used for
  court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec.
  51.702, Government Code) . . . $40;
                     (B)  to fund the improvement of Dallas County
  civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners
  court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
                     (B-1)  to fund the improvement of Bexar County
  court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court
  (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
                     (C)  to fund the improvement of Hays County court
  facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec.
  51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and
                     (D)  to fund the preservation of court records
  (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10;
               (8)  the official court reporter's fee taxed as costs in
  civil actions in a statutory county court:
                     (A)  in Bexar County Courts at Law  Nos. 3, 4, 5,
  6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 (Sec. 25.0172, Government
  Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in district
  court;
                     (B)  in Galveston County (Sec. 25.0862,
  Government Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed
  in civil cases in the district courts; and
                     (C)  in Parker County (Sec. 25.1862, Government
  Code) . . . taxed in the same manner as the fee is taxed in civil
  cases in the district courts;
               (9)  a stenographer's fee as costs in each civil,
  criminal, and probate case in which a record is made by the official
  court reporter in a statutory county court in Nolan County (Sec.
  25.1792, Government Code) . . . $25;
               (10)  in Nueces County, in matters of concurrent
  jurisdiction with the district court, with certain exceptions, fees
  (Sec. 25.1802, Government Code) . . . equal to those in district
  court cases; [and]
               (11)  a fee not otherwise listed in this subchapter
  that is required to be collected under Section 25.0008, Government
  Code, in a county other than Brazos, Cameron, Ellis, Guadalupe,
  Harris, Henderson, Liberty, Moore, Nolan, Panola, Parker, Starr,
  Victoria, and Williamson . . . as prescribed by law relating to
  county judges' fees; and
               (12)  at a hearing held by an associate judge appointed
  under Subchapter B, Chapter 54A, Government Code, a court cost to
  preserve the record, in the absence of a court reporter, by any
  means approved by the associate judge (Sec. 54A.110, Government
  Code) . . . as assessed by the referring court or associate judge.
         (b)  Section 101.08116, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.103.  (a)  Section 101.1011, Government Code, is
  amended to conform to Chapter 3 (H.B. 79), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2011, and is further amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 101.1011.  STATUTORY PROBATE COURT FEES AND COSTS:  
  GOVERNMENT CODE.  The clerk of a statutory probate court shall
  collect fees and costs under the Government Code as follows:
               (1)  appellate judicial system filing fees:
                     (A)  First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District
  (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (B)  Second Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2031, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (C)  Third Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (D)  Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E)  Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E-1)  Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-2)  Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-3)  Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (F)  Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G-1)  Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and
                     (H)  Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
               (2)  additional filing fees as follows:
                     (A)  for certain cases to be used for
  court-related purposes for support of the judiciary (Sec. 51.704,
  Government Code) . . . $40;
                     (B)  to fund the improvement of Dallas County
  civil court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners
  court (Sec. 51.705, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
                     (B-1)  to fund the improvement of Bexar County
  court facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court
  (Sec. 51.706, Government Code) . . . not more than $15; and
                     (C)  to fund the improvement of Hays County court
  facilities, if authorized by the county commissioners court (Sec.
  51.707, Government Code) . . . not more than $15;
               (3)  jury fee for civil case (Sec. 51.604, Government
  Code) . . . $22;
               (4)  the expense of preserving the record as a court
  cost, if imposed on a party by the referring court or associate
  judge (Sec. 54A.211 [54.612], Government Code) . . . actual cost;
  and
               (5)  a fee not otherwise listed in this subchapter that
  is required to be collected under Section 25.0029, Government Code
  (Sec. 25.0029, Government Code) . . . as prescribed by law relating
  to county judges' fees.
         (b)  Section 101.10115, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.104.  (a)  Section 101.1212, Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 101.1212.  COUNTY COURT FEES AND COSTS:  GOVERNMENT
  CODE.  The clerk of a county court shall collect the following fees
  and costs under the Government Code:
               (1)  appellate judicial system filing fees:
                     (A)  First or Fourteenth Court of Appeals District
  (Sec. 22.2021, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (B)  Second Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2031, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (C)  Third Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2041, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (D)  Fourth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2051, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E)  Fifth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2061, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
                     (E-1)  Sixth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2071, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-2)  Seventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2081, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (E-3)  Eighth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2091, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (F)  Ninth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2101, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G)  Eleventh Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2121, Government Code) . . . $5;
                     (G-1)  Twelfth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2131, Government Code) . . . $5; and
                     (H)  Thirteenth Court of Appeals District (Sec.
  22.2141, Government Code) . . . not more than $5;
               (2)  a jury fee (Sec. 51.604, Government Code) . . .
  $22;
               (3)  a filing fee in each civil case filed to be used
  for court-related purposes for the support of the judiciary (Sec.
  51.703, Government Code) . . . $40; and
               (4)  a filing fee to fund the preservation of court
  records (Sec. 51.708, Government Code) . . . not more than $10.
         (b)  Section 101.12125, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.105.  Section 103.0211, Government Code, is
  amended to conform to Chapter 3 (H.B. 79), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, 1st Called Session, 2011, and is further amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 103.0211.  ADDITIONAL FEES AND COSTS IN CRIMINAL OR
  CIVIL CASES:  GOVERNMENT CODE.  An accused or defendant, or a party
  to a civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and
  costs under the Government Code if ordered by the court or otherwise
  required:
               (1)  a court reporter fee when testimony is taken:
                     (A)  in a criminal court in Dallas County (Sec.
  25.0593, Government Code) . . . $3;
                     (B)  in a county criminal court of appeals in
  Dallas County (Sec. 25.0594, Government Code) . . . $3;
                     (C)  in a county court at law in McLennan County
  (Sec. 25.1572, Government Code) . . . $3; and
                     (D)  in a county criminal court in Tarrant County
  (Sec. 25.2223, Government Code) . . . $3;
               (2)  a court reporter service fee if the courts have
  official court reporters (Sec. 51.601, Government Code) . . . $15
  or, in specified counties, $30;
               (3)  a speedy trial rights waiver motion filing fee in
  El Paso County (Sec. 54.745, Government Code) . . . $100;
               (4)  [costs for use of magistrate in Brazos County
  (Sec. 54.1116, Government Code) .   .   . not to exceed $50;
               [(5)]  the costs of a criminal magistrate if the court
  determines that the nonprevailing party is able to defray the
  costs:
                     (A)  in Bexar County (Sec. 54.913, Government
  Code) . . . magistrate's fees;
                     (B)  in Dallas County (Sec. 54.313, Government
  Code) . . . magistrate's fees;
                     (C)  in Lubbock County (Sec. 54.883, Government
  Code) . . . magistrate's fees;
                     (D)  in Tarrant County (Sec. 54.663, Government
  Code) . . . magistrate's fees; and
                     (E)  in Travis County (Sec. 54.983, Government
  Code) . . . magistrate's fees; [and
                     [(F)     in Williamson County (Sec. 54.958,
  Government Code) .   .   . expense of the magistrate;]
               (5) [(6)]  an administrative fee for participation in
  certain community supervision programs (Sec. 76.015, Government
  Code) . . . not less than $25 and not more than $60 per month; and
               (6) [(7)]  fee paid on filing a petition for an order of
  nondisclosure of criminal history record information in certain
  cases (Sec. 411.081, Government Code) . . . $28.
         SECTION 9.106.  (a)  Section 103.0212, Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 103.0212.  ADDITIONAL FEES AND COSTS IN CRIMINAL OR
  CIVIL CASES:  FAMILY CODE. An accused or defendant, or a party to a
  civil suit, as applicable, shall pay the following fees and costs
  under the Family Code if ordered by the court or otherwise required:
               (1)  in family matters:
                     (A)  issuing writ of withholding (Sec. 8.262,
  Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (B)  filing copy of writ of withholding to
  subsequent employer (Sec. 8.267, Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (C)  issuing and delivering modified writ of
  withholding or notice of termination (Sec. 8.302, Family Code)
  . . . $15;
                     (D)  issuing and delivering notice of termination
  of withholding (Sec. 8.303, Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (E)  issuance of change of name certificate (Sec.
  45.106, Family Code) . . . $10;
                     (F)  protective order fee (Sec. 81.003, Family
  Code) . . . $16;
                     (G)  filing suit requesting adoption of child
  (Sec. 108.006, Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (H)  filing fees for suits affecting parent-child
  relationship (Sec. 110.002, Family Code):
                           (i)  suit or motion for modification (Sec.
  110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;
                           (ii)  motion for enforcement (Sec. 110.002,
  Family Code) . . . $15;
                           (iii)  notice of application for judicial
  writ of withholding (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;
                           (iv)  motion to transfer (Sec. 110.002,
  Family Code) . . . $15;
                           (v)  petition for license suspension (Sec.
  110.002, Family Code) . . . $15;
                           (vi)  motion to revoke a stay of license
  suspension (Sec. 110.002, Family Code) . . . $15; and
                           (vii)  motion for contempt (Sec. 110.002,
  Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (I)  order or writ of income withholding to be
  delivered to employer (Sec. 110.004, Family Code) . . . not to
  exceed $15;
                     (J)  filing fee for transferred case (Sec.
  110.005, Family Code) . . . $45;
                     (K)  filing a writ of withholding (Sec. 158.319,
  Family Code) . . . $15;
                     (L)  filing a request for modified writ of
  withholding or notice of termination (Sec. 158.403, Family Code)
  . . . not to exceed $15;
                     (M)  filing an administrative writ to employer
  (Sec. 158.503, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15; and
                     (N)  genetic testing fees in relation to a child
  born to a gestational mother (Sec. 160.762, Family Code) . . . as
  assessed by the court; and
               (2)  in juvenile court:
                     (A)  fee schedule for deferred prosecution
  services (Sec. 53.03, Family Code) . . . maximum fee of $15 a month;
                     (B)  a request fee for a teen court program (Sec.
  54.032, Family Code) . . . $20, if the court ordering the fee is
  located in the Texas-Louisiana border region, but otherwise not to
  exceed $10;
                     (C)  court costs for juvenile probation diversion
  fund (Sec. 54.0411, Family Code) . . . $20;
                     (D)  a juvenile delinquency prevention fee (Sec.
  54.0461, Family Code) . . . $50;
                     (E)  a court fee for child's probationary period
  (Sec. 54.061, Family Code) . . . not to exceed $15 a month;
                     (F)  a fee to cover costs of required duties of
  teen court (Sec. 54.032, Family Code) . . . $20, if the court
  ordering the fee is located in the Texas-Louisiana border region,
  but otherwise not to exceed $10;
                     (G)  a fee for DNA testing on commitment to
  certain facilities (Sec. 54.0462, Family Code) . . . $50; [and]
                     (H)  a fee for DNA testing after placement on
  probation or as otherwise required by law (Sec. 54.0462, Family
  Code) . . . $34;
                     (I)  a program fee for a teen dating violence
  court program (Sec. 54.0325, Family Code) . . . $10; and
                     (J)  a fee to cover the cost to the court of
  administering a teen dating violence court program (Sec. 54.0325,
  Family Code) . . . not to exceed $10.
         (b)  Section 103.0210, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.107.  Section 103.027, Government Code, is amended
  to conform to Chapter 3 (H.B. 79), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, 1st
  Called Session, 2011, to read as follows:
         Sec. 103.027.  MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND COSTS:  GOVERNMENT
  CODE.  Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the
  Government Code as follows:
               (1)  filing a certified copy of a judicial finding of
  fact and conclusion of law if charged by the secretary of state
  (Sec. 51.905, Government Code) . . . $15;
               (2)  cost paid by each surety posting the bail bond for
  an offense other than a misdemeanor punishable by fine only under
  Chapter 17, Code of Criminal Procedure, for the assistant
  prosecutor supplement fund and the fair defense account (Sec.
  41.258, Government Code) . . . $15, provided the cost does not
  exceed $30 for all bail bonds posted at that time for an individual
  and the cost is not required on the posting of a personal or cash
  bond;
               (3)  to participate in a court proceeding in this
  state, a nonresident attorney fee (Sec. 82.0361, Government Code)
  . . . $250 except as waived or reduced under supreme court rules for
  representing an indigent person; and
               (4)  on a party's appeal of a final decision in a
  contested case, the cost of preparing the original or a certified
  copy of the record of the agency proceeding, if required by the
  agency's rule, as a court cost (Sec. 2001.177, Government Code)
  . . . as assessed by the court, all or part of the cost of
  preparation[;
               [(5)     compensation to a referee in juvenile court in
  Wichita County taxed as costs if the judge determines the parties
  are able to pay the costs (Sec. 54.403, Government Code) .   .   . as
  determined by the judge; and
               [(6)     the expense of preserving the record as a court
  cost in Brazos County if imposed on a party by the referring court
  or magistrate (Sec. 54.1111, Government Code) .   .   . actual cost].
         SECTION 9.108.  (a)  Section 103.029, Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 103.029.  MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND COSTS:  HEALTH AND
  SAFETY CODE.  Fees and costs shall be paid or collected under the
  Health and Safety Code as follows:
               (1)  a program fee for a drug court program established
  under Section 469.002, Health and Safety Code (Sec. 469.004, Health
  and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed $1,000;
               (2)  an alcohol or controlled substance testing,
  counseling, and treatment fee (Sec. 469.004, Health and Safety
  Code) . . . the amount necessary to cover the costs of testing,
  counseling, and treatment;
               (3)  a reasonable program fee for a veterans court
  program (Sec. 617.006, Health and Safety Code) . . . not to exceed
  $1,000; [and]
               (4)  a testing, counseling, and treatment fee for
  testing, counseling, or treatment performed or provided under a
  veterans court program (Sec. 617.006, Health and Safety Code) . . .
  the amount necessary to cover the costs of testing, counseling, or
  treatment; and
               (5)  a program fee for a first offender prostitution
  prevention program (Sec. 169.005, Health and Safety Code) . . .
  reasonable amount not to exceed $1,000.
         (b)  Section 103.0291, Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 9.109.  (a)  Section 103.033, Government Code, is
  amended to conform to Chapter 182 (H.B. 1156), Acts of the 78th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, and is further amended to read
  as follows:
         Sec. 103.033.  MISCELLANEOUS FEES AND COSTS:  THE
  SECURITIES ACT [VERNON'S TEXAS CIVIL STATUTES]. A fee [Fees and
  costs] shall be [paid or] collected [under Vernon's Texas Civil
  Statutes as follows:
               [(1)     an appraiser's fee as court costs for determining
  the fair value of the shares of the shareholders entitled to payment
  for their shares in a real estate investment trust (Sec. 25.20, Art.
  6138A, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) .   .   . a reasonable fee; and
               [(2)  a fee] for the sale of securities under an
  offering that has not been registered, if the transaction or
  securities are not exempt under Section 35-2, The Securities Act
  (Article [(Art.] 581-35-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), in an
  amount[ . . . as] set by the securities commissioner or court, but
  not to exceed six times the amount that would have been paid if the
  issuer had filed an application to register the securities and paid
  the fee prescribed based on the amount of sales made in this state
  within the prior three years, plus interest on that amount from the
  date of the first sale made in this state until the date the fee is
  paid.
         (b)  Section 103.032, Government Code, is repealed.
  ARTICLE 10.  CHANGES RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE
         SECTION 10.001.  The heading to Subchapter A, Chapter 285,
  Health and Safety Code, is amended to conform to changes made to
  that subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER A.  PAYMENT OF HOSPITAL DISTRICT OPERATING EXPENSES IN
  CERTAIN POPULOUS COUNTIES [OF AT LEAST 450,000]
         SECTION 10.002.  The heading to Subchapter B, Chapter 285,
  Health and Safety Code, is amended to conform to changes made to
  that subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER B.  PARKING STATIONS NEAR HOSPITALS IN COUNTIES OF AT
  LEAST 1.5 MILLION [900,000]
         SECTION 10.003.  (a)  Section 386.252(f), Health and Safety
  Code, as added by Chapter 589 (S.B. 20), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is repealed as duplicative of
  Section 386.252(f), Health and Safety Code, as added by Chapter 892
  (S.B. 385), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011.
         (b)  Chapter 393, Health and Safety Code, as added by Chapter
  589 (S.B. 20), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  is repealed as duplicative of Chapter 394, Health and Safety Code,
  as added by Chapter 892 (S.B. 385), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011.
         (c)  Chapter 394, Health and Safety Code, as added by Chapter
  589 (S.B. 20), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011,
  is repealed as duplicative of Chapter 393, Health and Safety Code,
  as added by Chapter 892 (S.B. 385), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011.
         SECTION 10.004.  Section 533.032(g), Health and Safety Code,
  as amended by Chapter 1050 (S.B. 71), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, and repealed by Chapter 1083 (S.B. 1179),
  Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted
  to read as follows:
         (g)  The department shall:
               (1)  attach the report required by Subsection (c) to
  the department's legislative appropriations request for each
  biennium;
               (2)  at the time the department presents its
  legislative appropriations request, present the report to the:
                     (A)  governor;
                     (B)  governor's budget office;
                     (C)  lieutenant governor;
                     (D)  speaker of the house of representatives;
                     (E)  Legislative Budget Board; and
                     (F)  Health and Human Services Commission; and
               (3)  update the department's long-range plan biennially
  and include the report in the plan.
         SECTION 10.005.  The heading to Section 691.008, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 691.008.  FEES; [REPORTS;] AUDITS.
         SECTION 10.006.  Section 692A.020(i), Health and Safety
  Code, is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (i)  The Department of Public Safety shall remit to the
  comptroller the money collected under Sections 521.421(g) and
  521.422(c), Transportation Code, as provided by those
  subsections.  A county assessor-collector shall remit to the
  comptroller any money collected under Section 502.405 [502.1745],
  Transportation Code, as provided by that section.  Money remitted
  to the comptroller in accordance with those sections that is
  appropriated to the department shall be disbursed to the nonprofit
  organization administering the registry under this section under
  the terms of the contract between the department and the
  organization to pay the costs of:
               (1)  maintaining, operating, and updating the
  Internet-based registry and establishing procedures for an
  individual to be added to the registry;
               (2)  designing and distributing educational materials
  for prospective donors as required under this section; and
               (3)  providing education under this chapter.
         SECTION 10.007.  Section 711.008(b), Health and Safety Code,
  as amended by Chapters 721 (H.B. 788) and 1017 (H.B. 2643), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Subsection (a) does not apply to:
               (1)  a cemetery heretofore established and operating;
               (2)  the establishment and use of a columbarium by an
  organized religious society or sect that is exempt from income
  taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by
  being listed under Section 501(c)(3) of that code, as part of or
  attached to the principal church building owned by the society or
  sect;
               (3)  the establishment and use of a columbarium by an
  organized religious society or sect that is exempt from income
  taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by
  being listed under Section 501(c)(3) of that code, on land that:
                     (A)  is owned by the society or sect; and
                     (B)  is part of the campus on which an existing
  principal church building is located;
               (4)  the establishment and use of a columbarium on the
  campus of a private or independent institution of higher education,
  as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code, that is wholly or
  substantially controlled, managed, owned, or supported by or
  otherwise affiliated with an organized religious society or sect
  that is exempt from income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal
  Revenue Code of 1986, by being listed under Section 501(c)(3) of
  that code, if a place of worship is located on the campus;
               (5)  the establishment and use of a mausoleum that is:
                     (A)  constructed beneath the principal church
  building owned by an organized religious society or sect that:
                           (i)  is exempt from income taxation under
  Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by being listed
  under Section 501(c)(3) of that code; and
                           (ii)  has recognized religious traditions
  and practices of interring the remains of ordained clergy in or
  below the principal church building; and
                     (B)  used only for the interment of the remains of
  ordained clergy of that organized religious society or sect; [or]
               (6)  the establishment and operation, if authorized in
  accordance with Subsection (h), of a perpetual care cemetery by an
  organized religious society or sect that:
                     (A)  is exempt from income taxation under Section
  501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by being listed under
  Section 501(c)(3) of that code;
                     (B)  has been in existence for at least five
  years;
                     (C)  has at least $500,000 in assets; and
                     (D)  establishes and operates the cemetery on land
  that:
                           (i)  is owned by the society or sect;
                           (ii)  together with any other land owned by
  the society or sect and adjacent to the land on which the cemetery
  is located, is not less than 10 acres; and
                           (iii)  is in a municipality with a
  population of at least one million that is located predominantly in
  a county that has a total area of less than 1,000 square miles; or
               (7) [(6)]  the establishment and use of a private
  family cemetery by an organization that is exempt from income
  taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, by
  being listed under Section 501(c)(3) of that code, on land that is:
                     (A)  owned by the organization; and
                     (B)  located in a county:
                           (i)  with a population of more than 125,000;
  and
                           (ii)  that is adjacent to a county that has a
  population of more than 1.5 million and in which more than 75
  percent of the population lives in a single municipality.
         SECTION 10.008.  Section 711.009(c), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to correct a typographical error to read as follows:
         (c)  This section applies only to a cemetery located in a
  municipality with a population [popluation] of 40,000 or more or in
  a county with a population of 290,000 or more.
         SECTION 10.009.  The heading to Subchapter C, Chapter 772,
  Health and Safety Code, is amended to conform to changes made to
  that subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER C.  EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION DISTRICTS:  COUNTIES WITH
  POPULATION OVER 1.5 MILLION [860,000]
         SECTION 10.010.  The heading to Subchapter E, Chapter 772,
  Health and Safety Code, is amended to conform to changes made to
  that subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER E.  EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICE:  COUNTIES WITH
  POPULATION OVER TWO [1.5] MILLION
  ARTICLE 11.  CHANGES RELATING TO INSURANCE CODE
         SECTION 11.001.  Section 843.461(b), Insurance Code, is
  amended to more closely conform to the source law from which the
  section was derived to read as follows:
         (b)  The commissioner may take an enforcement action listed
  in Subsection (a) against a health maintenance organization if the
  commissioner finds that the health maintenance organization:
               (1)  is operating in a manner that is:
                     (A)  significantly contrary to its basic
  organizational documents or health care plan; or
                     (B)  contrary to the manner described in and
  reasonably inferred from other information submitted under Section
  843.078, 843.079, or 843.080;
               (2)  issues an evidence of coverage or uses a schedule
  of charges for health care services that does not comply with the
  requirements of Sections 843.346, 1271.001-1271.005, 1271.007,
  1271.151, 1271.152, and 1271.156, and Subchapters B, C, E, F, and G,
  Chapter 1271;
               (3)  does not meet the requirements of Section
  843.082(1);
               (4)  provides a health care plan that does not provide
  or arrange for basic health care services, provides a limited
  health care service plan that does not provide or arrange for the
  plan's limited health care services, or provides a single health
  care service plan that does not provide or arrange for a single
  health care service;
               (5)  cannot fulfill its obligation to provide:
                     (A)  health care services as required under its
  health care plan;
                     (B)  limited health care services as required
  under its limited health care service plan; or
                     (C)  a single health care service as required
  under its single health care service plan;
               (6)  is no longer financially responsible and may
  reasonably be expected to be unable to meet its obligations to
  enrollees or prospective enrollees;
               (7)  has not implemented the complaint system required
  by Section 843.251 in a manner to resolve reasonably valid
  complaints;
               (8)  has advertised or merchandised its services in an
  untrue, misrepresentative, misleading, deceptive, or unfair manner
  or a person on behalf of the health maintenance organization has
  advertised or merchandised the health maintenance organization's
  services in an untrue, misrepresentative, misleading, deceptive,
  or unfair [untrue] manner;
               (9)  would be hazardous to its enrollees if it
  continued in operation;
               (10)  has not complied substantially with:
                     (A)  this chapter or a rule adopted under this
  chapter; or
                     (B)  Section 1367.053, Subchapter A, Chapter
  1452, Subchapter B, Chapter 1507, Chapter 222, 251, or 258, as
  applicable to a health maintenance organization, or Chapter 1271 or
  1272 or a rule adopted under one of those provisions; or
               (11)  has not taken corrective action the commissioner
  considers necessary to correct a failure to comply with this
  chapter, any applicable provision of this code, or any applicable
  rule or order of the commissioner not later than the 30th day after
  the date of notice of the failure or within any longer period
  specified in the notice and determined by the commissioner to be
  reasonable.
  ARTICLE 12.  CHANGES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE
         SECTION 12.001.  Section 106.002, Local Government Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 106.002.  DEPOSITS TO FUND. The following money shall
  be deposited in the fund:
               (1)  court costs collected under Article 102.014, Code
  of Criminal Procedure; and
               (2)  optional motor vehicle registration fees remitted
  to the municipality by the county under Section 502.403 [502.173],
  Transportation Code.
         SECTION 12.002.  Section 132.002(a), Local Government Code,
  as amended by Chapters 1022 (H.B. 2717) and 1341 (S.B. 1233), Acts
  of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioners court of a county may authorize a
  county or precinct officer who collects fees, fines, court costs,
  or other charges on behalf of the county or the state to accept
  payment by credit card, [or by] the electronic processing of
  checks, or other electronic means of a fee, fine, court costs, or
  other charge.  The commissioners court may also authorize a county
  or precinct officer to collect and retain a fee for processing the
  payment by credit card, [or by] the electronic processing of
  checks, or other electronic means.
         SECTION 12.003.  The heading to Subchapter E, Chapter 214,
  Local Government Code, is amended to conform to changes made to that
  subchapter by Chapter 1163 (H.B. 2702), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER E.  COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS IN CERTAIN POPULOUS
  MUNICIPALITIES [WITH POPULATION OF MORE THAN 900,000]
         SECTION 12.004.  Section 232.040(b), Local Government Code,
  is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), a lot in a
  subdivision may not be sold if the lot lacks water and sewer
  services as required by this subchapter unless the lot is platted or
  replatted as required by this subchapter. A subdivider or agent of a
  subdivider may not transfer a lot through an executory contract or
  other similar conveyance to evade the requirements of this
  subchapter. The prohibition in this subsection includes the sale
  of a lot:
               (1)  by a subdivider who regains possession of a lot
  previously exempt under Subsection (c) through the exercise of a
  remedy described in Section 5.064 [5.061], Property Code; or
               (2)  for which it is shown at a proceeding brought in
  the district court in which the property is located that the sale of
  a lot otherwise exempt under Subsection (c) was made for the purpose
  of evading the requirements of this subchapter.
         SECTION 12.005.  Section 240.048, Local Government Code, is
  amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         Sec. 240.048.  EXCEPTIONS. This subchapter does not apply
  to:
               (1)  a private water well drilled:
                     (A)  on a parcel of land that:
                           (i)  is 10 acres or more in size; or
                           (ii)  is qualified open-space land, as
  defined by Section 23.51, Tax Code;
                     (B)  within the boundaries of a groundwater
  conservation district;
                     (C)  within the boundaries of a subsidence
  district other than the Harris-Galveston [Coastal] Subsidence
  District; or
                     (D)  incident to the exploration, development, or
  production of oil, gas, or other minerals; or
               (2)  a public water system that has been permitted
  under rules adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental
  Quality.
         SECTION 12.006.  Section 351.045, Local Government Code, as
  added by Chapters 759 (H.B. 1566), 760 (H.B. 1567), and 975 (H.B.
  1568), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is
  reenacted to read as follows:
         Sec. 351.045.  EMPLOYMENT OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.
  (a)  The commissioners court of a county may appoint, contract for,
  or employ licensed physicians, dentists, or other health care
  providers to provide health care services to inmates in the custody
  of the sheriff.
         (b)  This section may not be construed as authorizing a
  commissioners court to supervise or control the practice of
  medicine as prohibited by Subtitle B, Title 3, Occupations Code, or
  to supervise or control the practice of dentistry as prohibited by
  Subtitle D, Title 3, Occupations Code.
  ARTICLE 13.  CHANGES RELATING TO NATURAL RESOURCES CODE
         SECTION 13.001.  Section 62.001(e), Natural Resources Code,
  is amended to correct references to read as follows:
         (e)  The provisions of this chapter do not permit any
  interference with the right the public has under the provisions of
  Subchapter B, [of] Chapter 61, [of this code] to the free and
  unrestricted use of, and to ingress and egress to, the area
  bordering on the Gulf of Mexico from mean low tide to the line of
  vegetation, as that term is defined in [Subsection (2),] Section
  61.001 [of this code]. A county, county official, or anyone acting
  under the authority of this chapter may not exercise any authority,
  contract out a right to exercise authority, or otherwise delegate
  authority beyond that specifically granted to it in Sections 61.122
  through 61.128 [of this code] over that area notwithstanding any of
  the specific provisions of this chapter. The rights established in
  Subchapters B and D, [of] Chapter 61, [of this code] are paramount
  over the rights or interests that might otherwise be created by the
  provisions of this chapter, and nothing in this chapter encroaches
  on those rights or upon land, or interests in land, that may
  ultimately be held subject to those rights.
         SECTION 13.002.  Section 62.091(a), Natural Resources Code,
  is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (a)  The following land is under the jurisdiction of the
  board:
               (1)  public beaches owned in fee by the county; and
               (2)  land used as parks in connection with public
  beaches not located inside the boundaries of an incorporated city
  and not inside the area bordering on the Gulf of Mexico from the
  line of mean low tide to the line of vegetation as that term is
  defined in Section 61.001 [61.001(2) of this code].
  ARTICLE 14.  CHANGES RELATING TO OCCUPATIONS CODE
         SECTION 14.001. The heading to Section 203.154, Occupations
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 203.154.  [ANNUAL REPORT;] REPORTS ON MIDWIFERY.
         SECTION 14.002.  The heading to Section 452.159, Occupations
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 452.159.  BIENNIAL REPORT [ANNUAL REPORTS].
         SECTION 14.003.  Section 801.353(d-1), Occupations Code, as
  added by Chapters 231 (H.B. 413) and 411 (S.B. 811), Acts of the
  82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended
  to read as follows:
         (d-1)  The privilege provided by this section is waived by
  the client or the owner of the animal treated by the veterinarian in
  a proceeding to substantiate and collect on a claim for the
  provision of or a debt incurred for veterinary services.
         SECTION 14.004.  Section 1103.403(b), Occupations Code, is
  amended to correct an error in punctuation to read as follows:
         (b)  Not later than the 10th day after the date an appraiser
  changes the appraiser's address, e-mail address, or telephone
  number, the appraiser shall [:] notify the board of the change and
  pay any required fee.
         SECTION 14.005.  Section 1602.262(a), Occupations Code, as
  amended by Chapters 331 (H.B. 2727) and 1241 (S.B. 1170), Acts of
  the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted to read
  as follows:
         (a)  An applicant for a license under this chapter is
  entitled to the license if the applicant:
               (1)  meets the applicable eligibility requirements;
               (2)  passes the applicable examination;
               (3)  pays the required fee;
               (4)  has not committed an act that constitutes a ground
  for denial of the license; and
               (5)  submits an application on a form prescribed by the
  department.
  ARTICLE 15.  CHANGES RELATING TO PARKS AND WILDLIFE CODE
         SECTION 15.001.  Section 47.001(9), Parks and Wildlife Code,
  is amended to correct a reference to read as follows:
               (9)  "Place of business" means a permanent structure on
  land or a motor vehicle required to be registered under Section
  502.040 [502.002], Transportation Code, where aquatic products or
  orders for aquatic products are received or where aquatic products
  are sold or purchased but does not include a boat or any type of
  floating device, a public cold storage vault, the portion of a
  structure that is used as a residence, or a vehicle from which no
  orders are taken or no shipments or deliveries are made other than
  to the place of business of a licensee in this state.
  ARTICLE 16. CHANGES RELATING TO PENAL CODE
         SECTION 16.001.  Section 12.42(b), Penal Code, as amended by
  Chapters 834 (H.B. 3384) and 1119 (H.B. 3), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c)(2) or (c)(4), as
  amended by Chapter 1119 (H.B. 3), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, if it is shown on the trial of a felony of the
  second degree that the defendant has previously been finally
  convicted of a felony other than a state jail felony punishable
  under Section 12.35(a), on conviction the defendant shall be
  punished for a felony of the first degree.
         SECTION 16.002.  Section 12.42(d), Penal Code, as amended by
  Chapters 834 (H.B. 3384) and 1119 (H.B. 3), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (d)  Except as provided by Subsection (c)(2) or (c)(4), as
  amended by Chapter 1119 (H.B. 3), Acts of the 82nd Legislature,
  Regular Session, 2011, if it is shown on the trial of a felony
  offense other than a state jail felony punishable under Section
  12.35(a) that the defendant has previously been finally convicted
  of two felony offenses, and the second previous felony conviction
  is for an offense that occurred subsequent to the first previous
  conviction having become final, on conviction the defendant shall
  be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal
  Justice for life, or for any term of not more than 99 years or less
  than 25 years. A previous conviction for a state jail felony
  punishable under Section 12.35(a) may not be used for enhancement
  purposes under this subsection.
         SECTION 16.003.  Section 12.42(f), Penal Code, is amended to
  conform to the repeal of Section 12.42(e), Penal Code, by Chapter
  834 (H.B. 3384), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session,
  2011, and to correct a reference to read as follows:
         (f)  For the purposes of Subsections (a), (b), and (c)(1),
  [and (e),] an adjudication by a juvenile court under Section 54.03,
  Family Code, that a child engaged in delinquent conduct on or after
  January 1, 1996, constituting a felony offense for which the child
  is committed to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department [Youth
  Commission] under Section 54.04(d)(2), (d)(3), or (m), Family Code,
  or Section 54.05(f), Family Code, is a final felony conviction.
         SECTION 16.004.  Section 37.01(2), Penal Code, is amended to
  correct a reference to read as follows:
               (2)  "Governmental record" means:
                     (A)  anything belonging to, received by, or kept
  by government for information, including a court record;
                     (B)  anything required by law to be kept by others
  for information of government;
                     (C)  a license, certificate, permit, seal, title,
  letter of patent, or similar document issued by government, by
  another state, or by the United States;
                     (D)  a standard proof of motor vehicle liability
  insurance form described by Section 601.081, Transportation Code, a
  certificate of an insurance company described by Section 601.083 of
  that code, a document purporting to be such a form or certificate
  that is not issued by an insurer authorized to write motor vehicle
  liability insurance in this state, an electronic submission in a
  form described by Section 502.046(i) [502.153(i)], Transportation
  Code, or an evidence of financial responsibility described by
  Section 601.053 of that code;
                     (E)  an official ballot or other election record;
  or
                     (F)  the written documentation a mobile food unit
  is required to obtain under Section 437.0074, Health and Safety
  Code.
         SECTION 16.005.  Section 71.02(a), Penal Code, as amended by
  Chapters 68 (S.B. 934) and 223 (H.B. 260), Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is reenacted and amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if, with the intent to
  establish, maintain, or participate in a combination or in the
  profits of a combination or as a member of a criminal street gang,
  the person commits or conspires to commit one or more of the
  following:
               (1)  murder, capital murder, arson, aggravated
  robbery, robbery, burglary, theft, aggravated kidnapping,
  kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual
  assault, forgery, deadly conduct, assault punishable as a Class A
  misdemeanor, burglary of a motor vehicle, or unauthorized use of a
  motor vehicle;
               (2)  any gambling offense punishable as a Class A
  misdemeanor;
               (3)  promotion of prostitution, aggravated promotion
  of prostitution, or compelling prostitution;
               (4)  unlawful manufacture, transportation, repair, or
  sale of firearms or prohibited weapons;
               (5)  unlawful manufacture, delivery, dispensation, or
  distribution of a controlled substance or dangerous drug, or
  unlawful possession of a controlled substance or dangerous drug
  through forgery, fraud, misrepresentation, or deception;
               (5-a)  causing the unlawful delivery, dispensation, or
  distribution of a controlled substance or dangerous drug in
  violation of Subtitle B, Title 3, Occupations Code;
               (6)  any unlawful wholesale promotion or possession of
  any obscene material or obscene device with the intent to wholesale
  promote the same;
               (7)  any offense under Subchapter B, Chapter 43,
  depicting or involving conduct by or directed toward a child
  younger than 18 years of age;
               (8)  any felony offense under Chapter 32;
               (9)  any offense under Chapter 36;
               (10)  any offense under Chapter 34, 35, or 35A;
               (11)  any offense under Section 37.11(a);
               (12)  any offense under Chapter 20A;
               (13)  any offense under Section 37.10;
               (14)  any offense under Section 38.06, 38.07, 38.09, or
  38.11;