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                                                                  H.B. No. 867




AN ACT
relating to the registration and supervision of sex offenders and to state assistance provided to sex offenders; providing penalties. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
ARTICLE 1. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
SECTION 1.01. Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, is reenacted and amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER 62. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION PROGRAM
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Art. 62.001 [62.01]. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety. (2) "Local law enforcement authority" means the chief of police of a municipality or the sheriff of a county in this state. (3) "Penal institution" means a confinement facility operated by or under a contract with any division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a confinement facility operated by or under contract with the Texas Youth Commission, or a juvenile secure pre-adjudication or post-adjudication facility operated by or under a local juvenile probation department, or a county jail. (4) "Released" means discharged, paroled, placed in a nonsecure community program for juvenile offenders, or placed on juvenile probation, community supervision, or mandatory supervision. (5) "Reportable conviction or adjudication" means a conviction or adjudication, including an adjudication of delinquent conduct or a deferred adjudication, [regardless of the pendency of an appeal,] that, regardless of the pendency of an appeal, is a conviction for or an adjudication for or based on: (A) [a conviction for] a violation of Section 21.11 (Indecency with a child), 22.011 (Sexual assault), 22.021 (Aggravated sexual assault), or 25.02 (Prohibited sexual conduct), Penal Code; (B) [a conviction for] a violation of Section 43.05 (Compelling prostitution), 43.25 (Sexual performance by a child), or 43.26 (Possession or promotion of child pornography), Penal Code; (C) [a conviction for] a violation of Section 20.04(a)(4) (Aggravated kidnapping), Penal Code, if the actor [defendant] committed the offense or engaged in the conduct with intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; (D) [a conviction for] a violation of Section 30.02 (Burglary), Penal Code, if the offense or conduct is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and the actor [defendant] committed the offense or engaged in the conduct with intent to commit a felony listed in Paragraph (A) or (C); (E) [a conviction for] a violation of Section 20.02 (Unlawful restraint), 20.03 (Kidnapping), or 20.04 (Aggravated kidnapping), Penal Code, if, as applicable: (i) the judgment in the case contains an affirmative finding under Article 42.015; or (ii) the order in the hearing or the papers in the case contain an affirmative finding that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age; (F) the second [conviction for a] violation of Section 21.08 (Indecent exposure), Penal Code, but not if the second violation results in a deferred adjudication; (G) [a conviction for] an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation, as defined by Chapter 15, Penal Code, to commit an offense or engage in conduct listed in Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (E); (H) [an adjudication of delinquent conduct: [(i) based on a violation of one of the offenses listed in Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (G) or, if the order in the hearing contains an affirmative finding that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age, one of the offenses listed in Paragraph (E); or [(ii) for which two violations of the offense listed in Paragraph (F) are shown; [(I) a deferred adjudication for an offense listed in: [(i) Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), or (G); or [(ii) Paragraph (E) if the papers in the case contain an affirmative finding that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age; [(J)] a violation of [conviction under] the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for or based on the violation of an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed under Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), or (G), but not if the violation results in a deferred adjudication; or (I) [(K) an adjudication of delinquent conduct under the laws of another state, federal law, or the laws of a foreign country based on a violation of an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed under Paragraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), or (G); [(L)] the second violation of [conviction under] the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for or based on the violation of an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of the offense of indecent exposure, but not if the second violation results in a deferred adjudication[; or [(M) the second adjudication of delinquent conduct under the laws of another state, federal law, or the laws of a foreign country based on a violation of an offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of the offense of indecent exposure]. (6) "Sexually violent offense" means any of the following offenses committed by a person 17 years of age or older: (A) an offense under Section 21.11(a)(1) (Indecency with a child), 22.011 (Sexual assault), or 22.021 (Aggravated sexual assault), Penal Code; (B) an offense under Section 43.25 (Sexual performance by a child), Penal Code; (C) an offense under Section 20.04(a)(4) (Aggravated kidnapping), Penal Code, if the defendant committed the offense with intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; (D) an offense under Section 30.02 (Burglary), Penal Code, if the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section and the defendant committed the offense with intent to commit a felony listed in Paragraph (A) or (C) of Subdivision (5); or (E) an offense under the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice if the offense contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense listed under Paragraph (A), (B), (C), or (D). (7) "Residence" includes a residence established in this state by a person described by Article 62.152(e) [62.063(e)]. (8) "Public or private institution of higher education" includes a college, university, community college, or technical or trade institute. (9) "Authority for campus security" means the authority with primary law enforcement jurisdiction over property under the control of a public or private institution of higher education, other than a local law enforcement authority. (10) "Extrajurisdictional registrant" means a person who: (A) is required to register as a sex offender under: (i) the laws of another state with which the department has entered into a reciprocal registration agreement; (ii) federal law or the Uniform Code of Military Justice; or (iii) the laws of a foreign country; and (B) is not otherwise required to register under this chapter because: (i) the person does not have a reportable conviction for an offense under the laws of the other state, federal law, the laws of the foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense requiring registration under this chapter; or (ii) the person does not have a reportable adjudication of delinquent conduct based on a violation of an offense under the laws of the other state, federal law, or the laws of the foreign country containing elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense requiring registration under this chapter. Art. 62.002. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. (a) This chapter applies only to a reportable conviction or adjudication occurring on or after September 1, 1970. (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), the duties imposed on a person required to register under this chapter on the basis of a reportable conviction or adjudication, and the corresponding duties and powers of other entities in relation to the person required to register on the basis of that conviction or adjudication, are not affected by: (1) an appeal of the conviction or adjudication; or (2) a pardon of the conviction or adjudication. (c) If a conviction or adjudication that is the basis of a duty to register under this chapter is set aside on appeal by a court or if the person required to register under this chapter on the basis of a conviction or adjudication receives a pardon on the basis of subsequent proof of innocence, the duties imposed on the person by this chapter and the corresponding duties and powers of other entities in relation to the person are terminated. Art. 62.003 [62.0101]. DETERMINATION REGARDING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE. (a) For the purposes of this chapter, the [The] department is responsible for determining [for the purposes of this chapter] whether an offense under the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice contains elements that are substantially similar to the elements of an offense under the laws of this state. (b) The department annually shall provide or make available to each prosecuting attorney's office in this state: (1) the criteria used in making a determination under Subsection (a); and (2) any existing record or compilation of offenses under the laws of another state, federal law, the laws of a foreign country, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice that the department has already determined to contain elements that are substantially similar to the elements of offenses under the laws of this state. (c) An appeal of a determination made under this article shall be brought in a district court in Travis County. Art. 62.004 [62.0102]. DETERMINATION REGARDING PRIMARY REGISTRATION AUTHORITY. (a) For each person subject to registration under this chapter, the department shall determine which local law enforcement authority serves as the person's primary registration authority based on the municipality or county in which the person resides or, as provided by Article 62.152 [62.061, as added by Chapters 1193 and 1415, Acts of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999], the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school. (b) The department shall notify each person subject to registration under this chapter of the person's primary registration authority in a timely manner. Art. 62.005. CENTRAL DATABASE; PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) The department shall maintain a computerized central database containing the information required for registration under this chapter. The department may include in the computerized central database the numeric risk level assigned to a person under this chapter. (b) The information contained in the database, including the numeric risk level assigned to a person under this chapter, is public information, with the exception of any information: (1) regarding the person's social security number, driver's license number, or telephone number; (2) that is required by the department under Article 62.051(c)(7); or (3) that would identify the victim of the offense for which the person is subject to registration. (c) Notwithstanding Chapter 730, Transportation Code, the department shall maintain in the database, and shall post on any department website related to the database, any photograph of the person that is available through the process for obtaining or renewing a personal identification certificate or driver's license under Section 521.103 or 521.272, Transportation Code. The department shall update the photograph in the database and on the website annually or as the photograph otherwise becomes available through the renewal process for the certificate or license. (d) A local law enforcement authority shall release public information described under Subsection (b) to any person who requests the information from the authority. The authority may charge the person a fee not to exceed the amount reasonably necessary to cover the administrative costs associated with the authority's release of information to the person under this subsection. (e) The department shall provide a licensing authority with notice of any person required to register under this chapter who holds or seeks a license that is issued by the authority. The department shall provide the notice required by this subsection as the applicable licensing information becomes available through the person's registration or verification of registration. (f) On the written request of a licensing authority that identifies an individual and states that the individual is an applicant for or a holder of a license issued by the authority, the department shall release any information described by Subsection (a) to the licensing authority. (g) For the purposes of Subsections (e) and (f): (1) "License" means a license, certificate, registration, permit, or other authorization that: (A) is issued by a licensing authority; and (B) a person must obtain to practice or engage in a particular business, occupation, or profession. (2) "Licensing authority" means a department, commission, board, office, or other agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state that issues a license. (h) Not later than the third day after the date on which the applicable information becomes available through the person's registration or verification of registration or under Article 62.058, the department shall send notice of any person required to register under this chapter who is or will be employed, carrying on a vocation, or a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state to: (1) for an institution in this state: (A) the authority for campus security for that institution; or (B) if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of: (i) the municipality in which the institution is located; or (ii) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality; or (2) for an institution in another state, any existing authority for campus security at that institution. (i) On the written request of an institution of higher education described by Subsection (h) that identifies an individual and states that the individual has applied to work or study at the institution, the department shall release any information described by Subsection (a) to the institution. Art. 62.006. INFORMATION PROVIDED TO PEACE OFFICER ON REQUEST. The department shall establish a procedure by which a peace officer or employee of a law enforcement agency who provides the department with a driver's license number, personal identification certificate number, or license plate number is automatically provided information as to whether the person to whom the driver's license or personal identification certificate is issued is required to register under this chapter or whether the license plate number is entered in the computerized central database under Article 62.005 as assigned to a vehicle owned or driven by a person required to register under this chapter. Art. 62.007. RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE; SEX OFFENDER SCREENING TOOL. (a) The Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall establish a risk assessment review committee composed of at least seven members, each of whom serves on the review committee in addition to the member's other employment-related duties. The review committee, to the extent feasible, must include at least: (1) one member having experience in law enforcement; (2) one member having experience working with juvenile sex offenders; (3) one member having experience as a sex offender treatment provider; (4) one member having experience working with victims of sex offenses; (5) the executive director of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment; and (6) one sex offender treatment provider registered under Chapter 110, Occupations Code, and selected by the executive director of the Council on Sex Offender Treatment to serve on the review committee. (b) The risk assessment review committee functions in an oversight capacity. The committee shall: (1) develop or select, from among existing tools or from any tool recommended by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, a sex offender screening tool to be used in determining the level of risk of a person subject to registration under this chapter; (2) ensure that staff is trained on the use of the screening tool; (3) monitor the use of the screening tool in the state; and (4) analyze other screening tools as they become available and revise or replace the existing screening tool if warranted. (c) The sex offender screening tool must use an objective point system under which a person is assigned a designated number of points for each of various factors. In developing or selecting the sex offender screening tool, the risk assessment review committee shall use or shall select a screening tool that may be adapted to use the following general guidelines: (1) level one (low): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a low danger to the community and will not likely engage in criminal sexual conduct; (2) level two (moderate): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a moderate danger to the community and might continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct; and (3) level three (high): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a serious danger to the community and will continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct. (d) The risk assessment review committee, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, or a court may override a risk level only if the entity: (1) believes that the risk level assessed is not an accurate prediction of the risk the offender poses to the community; and (2) documents the reason for the override in the offender's case file. (e) Notwithstanding Chapter 58, Family Code, records and files, including records that have been sealed under Section 58.003 of that code, relating to a person for whom a court, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Youth Commission is required under this article to determine a level of risk shall be released to the court, department, or commission, as appropriate, for the purpose of determining the person's risk level. (f) Chapter 551, Government Code, does not apply to a meeting of the risk assessment review committee. (g) The numeric risk level assigned to a person using the sex offender screening tool described by this article is not confidential and is subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code. Art. 62.008. GENERAL IMMUNITY. The following persons are immune from liability for good faith conduct under this chapter: (1) an employee or officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, the Department of Public Safety, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, or a local law enforcement authority; (2) an employee or officer of a community supervision and corrections department or a juvenile probation department; (3) a member of the judiciary; and (4) a member of the risk assessment review committee established under Article 62.007. Art. 62.009. IMMUNITY FOR RELEASE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) The department, a penal institution, a local law enforcement authority, or an authority for campus security may release to the public information regarding a person required to register under this chapter only if the information is public information under this chapter. (b) An individual, agency, entity, or authority is not liable under Chapter 101, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, or any other law for damages arising from conduct authorized by Subsection (a). (c) For purposes of determining liability, the release or withholding of information by an appointed or elected officer of an agency, entity, or authority is a discretionary act. (d) A private primary or secondary school, public or private institution of higher education, or administrator of a private primary or secondary school or public or private institution of higher education may release to the public information regarding a person required to register under this chapter only if the information is public information under this chapter and is released to the administrator under Article 62.005, 62.053, 62.054, 62.055, or 62.153. A private primary or secondary school, public or private institution of higher education, or administrator of a private primary or secondary school or public or private institution of higher education is not liable under any law for damages arising from conduct authorized by this subsection. Art. 62.010. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, and the department may adopt any rule necessary to implement this chapter.
SUBCHAPTER B. REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION
REQUIREMENTS; RELATED NOTICE
[Art. 62.0105. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS. (a) If eligible under Subsection (b) or (c), a person required to register under this chapter may petition the court having jurisdiction over the case for an order exempting the person from registration under this chapter at any time after the person's sentencing or after the person is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision. [(b) A person is eligible to petition the court as described by Subsection (a) if: [(1) the person is required to register only as a result of a single reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct; and [(2) the court has entered in the appropriate judgment or has filed with the appropriate papers a statement of an affirmative finding described by Article 42.017 or Section 5(g), Article 42.12. [(c) A defendant who before September 1, 2001, is convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, or 43.25, Penal Code, is eligible to petition the court as described by Subsection (a). The court may consider the petition only if the petition states and the court finds that the defendant would have been entitled to the entry of an affirmative finding under Article 42.017 or Section 5(g), Article 42.12, as appropriate, had the conviction or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision occurred after September 1, 2001. [(d) After a hearing on the petition described by Subsection (a), the court may issue an order exempting the person from registration under this chapter if it appears by a preponderance of the evidence: [(1) as presented by a registered sex offender treatment provider, that the exemption does not threaten public safety; and [(2) that the person's conduct did not occur without the consent of the victim or intended victim as described by Section 22.011(b), Penal Code. [(e) An order exempting the person from registration under this chapter does not expire, but the court shall withdraw the order if after the order is issued the person receives a reportable conviction or adjudication under this chapter. [Art. 62.011. WORKERS OR STUDENTS. (a) A person is employed or carries on a vocation for purposes of this chapter if the person works or volunteers on a full-time or part-time basis for a consecutive period exceeding 14 days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year. A person works for purposes of this subsection regardless of whether the person works for compensation or for governmental or educational benefit. [(b) A person is a student for purposes of this chapter if the person enrolls on a full-time or part-time basis in any educational facility, including: [(1) a public or private primary or secondary school, including a high school or alternative learning center; or [(2) a public or private institution of higher education.] Art. 62.051 [62.02]. REGISTRATION: GENERAL. (a) A person who has a reportable conviction or adjudication or who is required to register as a condition of parole, release to mandatory supervision, or community supervision shall register or, if the person is a person for whom registration is completed under this chapter, verify registration as provided by Subsection (f) [(d)], with the local law enforcement authority in any municipality where the person resides or intends to reside for more than seven days. If the person does not reside or intend to reside in a municipality, the person shall register or verify registration in any county where the person resides or intends to reside for more than seven days. The person shall satisfy the requirements of this subsection not later than the later of: (1) the seventh day after the person's arrival in the municipality or county; or (2) the first date the local law enforcement authority of the municipality or county by policy allows the person to register or verify registration, as applicable. (b) The department shall provide the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, and each local law enforcement authority, authority for campus security, county jail, and court with a form for registering persons required by this chapter to register. (c) The registration form shall require: (1) the person's full name, each alias, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color, social security number, driver's license number, shoe size, and home address; (2) a recent color photograph or, if possible, an electronic digital image of the person and a complete set of the person's fingerprints; (3) the type of offense the person was convicted of, the age of the victim, the date of conviction, and the punishment received; (4) an indication as to whether the person is discharged, paroled, or released on juvenile probation, community supervision, or mandatory supervision; (5) an indication of each license, as defined by Article 62.005(g) [62.08(g)], that is held or sought by the person; (6) an indication as to whether the person is or will be employed, carrying on a vocation, or a student at a particular public or private institution of higher education in this state or another state, and the name and address of that institution; and (7) any other information required by the department. (d) The registration form must contain a statement and description of any registration duties the person has or may have under this chapter. (e) [(c)] Not later than the third day after a person's registering, the local law enforcement authority with whom the person registered shall send a copy of the registration form to the department and, if the person resides on the campus of a public or private institution of higher education, to any authority for campus security for that institution. (f) [(d)] A person for whom registration is completed under this chapter shall report to the applicable local law enforcement authority to verify the information in the registration form received by the authority under this chapter. The authority shall require the person to produce proof of the person's identity and residence before the authority gives the registration form to the person for verification. If the information in the registration form is complete and accurate, the person shall verify registration by signing the form. If the information is not complete or not accurate, the person shall make any necessary additions or corrections before signing the form. (g) [(e)] A person who is required to register or verify registration under this chapter shall ensure that the person's registration form is complete and accurate with respect to each item of information required by the form in accordance with Subsection (c) [(b)]. (h) [(f)] If a person subject to registration under this chapter does not move to an intended residence by the end of the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the date on which the person leaves a previous residence, the person shall: (1) report to the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising the person by not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the date on which the person leaves a previous residence, as applicable, and provide the officer with the address of the person's temporary residence; and (2) continue to report to the person's supervising officer not less than weekly during any period of time in which the person has not moved to an intended residence and provide the officer with the address of the person's temporary residence. (i) [(g)] If the other state has a registration requirement for sex offenders, a person who has a reportable conviction or adjudication, who resides in this state, and who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in another state shall, not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school in the other state, register with the law enforcement authority that is identified by the department as the authority designated by that state to receive registration information. If the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at a public or private institution of higher education in the other state and if an authority for campus security exists at the institution, the person shall also register with that authority not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school. Art. 62.052 [62.021]. REGISTRATION: EXTRAJURISDICTIONAL [OUT-OF-STATE] REGISTRANTS. (a) An extrajurisdictional registrant [This article applies to a person who: [(1) is required to register as a sex offender under: [(A) the laws of another state with which the department has entered into a reciprocal registration agreement; [(B) federal law or the Uniform Code of Military Justice; or [(C) the laws of a foreign country; and [(2) is not otherwise required to register under this chapter because: [(A) the person does not have a reportable conviction for an offense under the laws of the other state, federal law, the laws of the foreign country, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice containing elements that are substantially similar to an offense requiring registration under this chapter; or [(B) the person does not have a reportable adjudication of delinquent conduct based on a violation of an offense under the laws of the other state, federal law, or the laws of the foreign country containing elements that are substantially similar to an offense requiring registration under this chapter. [(b) A person described by Subsection (a)] is required to comply with the annual verification requirements of Article 62.058 [62.06] in the same manner as a person who is required to verify registration on the basis of a reportable conviction or adjudication. (b) [(c)] The duty to register for an extrajurisdictional registrant [a person described by Subsection (a)] expires on the date the person's duty to register would expire under the laws of the other state or foreign country had the person remained in that state or foreign country, under federal law, or under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, as applicable. (c) [(d)] The department may negotiate and enter into a reciprocal registration agreement with any other state to prevent residents of this state and residents of the other state from frustrating the public purpose of the registration of sex offenders by moving from one state to the other. Art. 62.053 [62.03]. PRERELEASE NOTIFICATION. (a) Before a person who will be subject to registration under this chapter is due to be released from a penal institution, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the Texas Youth Commission shall determine the person's level of risk to the community using the sex offender screening tool developed or selected under Article 62.007 [62.035] and assign to the person a numeric risk level of one, two, or three. Before releasing the person, an official of the penal institution shall: (1) inform the person that: (A) not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or after the date on which the person moves from a previous residence to a new residence in this state or not later than the later of the first date the applicable local law enforcement authority by policy allows the person to register or verify registration, the person must[: [(i)] register or verify registration with the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person intends to reside; (B) not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the date on which the person moves from a previous residence to a new residence in this state, the person must, [or [(ii)] if the person has not moved to an intended residence, report to the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising the person; (C) [(B)] not later than the seventh day before the date on which the person moves to a new residence in this state or another state, the person must report in person to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department and to the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising the person; (D) [(C)] not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person arrives in another state in which the person intends to reside, the person must register with the law enforcement agency that is identified by the department as the agency designated by that state to receive registration information, if the other state has a registration requirement for sex offenders; (E) [(D)] not later than the 30th day after the date on which the person is released, the person must apply to the department in person for the issuance of an original or renewal driver's license or personal identification certificate and a failure to apply to the department as required by this paragraph results in the automatic revocation of any driver's license or personal identification certificate issued by the department to the person; and (F) [(E)] the person must notify appropriate entities of any change in status as described by Article 62.057 [62.05]; (2) require the person to sign a written statement that the person was informed of the person's duties as described by Subdivision (1) or Subsection (g) [(h)] or, if the person refuses to sign the statement, certify that the person was so informed; (3) obtain the address where the person expects to reside on the person's release and other registration information, including a photograph and complete set of fingerprints; and (4) complete the registration form for the person. (b) On the seventh day before the date on which a person who will be subject to registration under this chapter is due to be released from a penal institution, or on receipt of notice by a penal institution that a person who will be subject to registration under this chapter is due to be released in less than seven days, an official of the penal institution shall send the person's completed registration form and numeric risk level to the department and to: (1) the applicable local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person expects to reside, if the person expects to reside in this state; or (2) the law enforcement agency that is identified by the department as the agency designated by another state to receive registration information, if the person expects to reside in that other state and that other state has a registration requirement for sex offenders. (c) If a person who is subject to registration under this chapter receives an order deferring adjudication, placing the person on community supervision or juvenile probation [or community supervision], or imposing only a fine, the court pronouncing the order or sentence shall make a determination of the person's numeric risk level using the sex offender screening tool developed or selected under Article 62.007 [62.035], assign to the person a numeric risk level of one, two, or three, and ensure that the prerelease notification and registration requirements specified in this article are conducted on the day of entering the order or sentencing. If a community supervision and corrections department representative is available in court at the time a court pronounces a sentence of deferred adjudication or community supervision, the representative shall immediately obtain the person's numeric risk level from the court and conduct the prerelease notification and registration requirements specified in this article. In any other case in which the court pronounces a sentence under this subsection, the court shall designate another appropriate individual to obtain the person's numeric risk level from the court and conduct the prerelease notification and registration requirements specified in this article. (d) If a person who has a reportable conviction described by Article 62.001(5)(H) [62.01(5)(J)] or (I) [(L)] is placed under the supervision of the pardons and paroles division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a community supervision and corrections department under Article 42.11, the division or community supervision and corrections department shall conduct the prerelease notification and registration requirements specified in this article on the date the person is placed under the supervision of the division or community supervision and corrections department. If a person who has a reportable adjudication of delinquent conduct described by Article 62.001(5)(H) [62.01(5)(K)] or (I) [(M)] is, as permitted by Section 60.002, Family Code, placed under the supervision of the Texas Youth Commission, a public or private vendor operating under contract with the Texas Youth Commission, a local juvenile probation department, or a juvenile secure pre-adjudication or post-adjudication facility, the commission, vendor, probation department, or facility shall conduct the prerelease notification and registration requirements specified in this article on the date the person is placed under the supervision of the commission, vendor, probation department, or facility. (e) Not later than the eighth day after receiving a registration form under Subsection (b), (c), or (d), the local law enforcement authority shall verify the age of the victim, the basis on which the person is subject to registration under this chapter, and the person's numeric risk level. [The authority shall immediately publish notice in English and Spanish in the newspaper of greatest paid circulation in the county in which the person subject to registration intends to reside or, if there is no newspaper of paid circulation in that county, in the newspaper of greatest general circulation in the county, except as provided by Article 62.031. If the authority publishes notice under this subsection, the authority shall publish a duplicate notice in the newspaper, with any necessary corrections, during the week immediately following the week of initial publication.] The local law enforcement authority shall [also] immediately provide notice to the superintendent of the public school district and to the administrator of any private primary or secondary school located in the public school district in which the person subject to registration intends to reside by mail to the office of the superintendent or administrator, as appropriate, in accordance with Article 62.054 [62.032]. On receipt of a notice under this subsection, the superintendent shall release the information contained in the notice to appropriate school district personnel, including peace officers and security personnel, principals, nurses, and counselors. (f) [The local law enforcement authority shall include in the notice by publication in a newspaper the following information only: [(1) the person's full name, age, and gender; [(2) a brief description of the offense for which the person is subject to registration; [(3) the municipality, numeric street address or physical address, if a numeric street address is not available, and zip code number where the person intends to reside; [(4) either a recent photograph of the person or the Internet address of a website on which the person's photograph is accessible free of charge; and [(5) the person's numeric risk level assigned under this chapter and the guidelines used to determine a person's risk level generally. [(g)] The local law enforcement authority shall include in the notice to the superintendent of the public school district and to the administrator of any private primary or secondary school located in the public school district any information the authority determines is necessary to protect the public, except: (1) the person's social security number, driver's license number, or telephone number; and (2) any information that would identify the victim of the offense for which the person is subject to registration. (g) [(h)] Before a person who will be subject to registration under this chapter is due to be released from a penal institution in this state, an official of the penal institution shall inform the person that: (1) if the person intends to reside in another state and to work or attend school in this state, the person must, not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school or the first date the applicable local law enforcement authority by policy allows the person to register or verify registration, register or verify registration with the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person intends to work or attend school; (2) if the person intends to reside in this state and to work or attend school in another state and if the other state has a registration requirement for sex offenders, the person must: (A) not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school in the other state, register with the law enforcement authority that is identified by the department as the authority designated by that state to receive registration information; and (B) if the person intends to be employed, carry on a vocation, or be a student at a public or private institution of higher education in the other state and if an authority for campus security exists at the institution, register with that authority not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school; and (3) regardless of the state in which the person intends to reside, if the person intends to be employed, carry on a vocation, or be a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state, the person must: (A) not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school or the first date the applicable authority by policy allows the person to register, register with: (i) the authority for campus security for that institution; or (ii) except as provided by Article 62.153(e) [62.064(e)], if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of: (a) the municipality in which the institution is located; or (b) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality; and (B) not later than the seventh day after the date the person stops working or attending school, notify the appropriate authority for campus security or local law enforcement authority of the termination of the person's status as a worker or student. [(i) If a person who is subject to the newspaper publication requirements of Subsection (e) is not under community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision, the local law enforcement authority obtaining publication of notice regarding the person as required by that subsection shall collect from the person an amount equal to the cost incurred by the authority in obtaining the publication. The cost of the publication of notice must be established by written receipt. [Art. 62.031. LIMITATIONS ON NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION. (a) A local law enforcement authority may not publish notice in a newspaper under Article 62.03(e) or 62.04(f) if the basis on which the person is subject to registration is: [(1) an adjudication of delinquent conduct; or [(2) a conviction or a deferred adjudication for an offense under Section 25.02, Penal Code, or an offense under the laws of another state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice that contains elements substantially similar to the elements of an offense under Section 25.02, Penal Code, if the victim was at the time of the offense a child younger than 17 years of age. [(b) In addition to the prohibition on publication established under Subsection (a), a local law enforcement authority may not publish notice in a newspaper under Article 62.04(f) if the person subject to registration is assigned a numeric risk level of one.] Art. 62.054 [62.032]. CIRCUMSTANCES REQUIRING NOTICE TO SUPERINTENDENT OR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR. (a) A local law enforcement authority shall provide notice to the superintendent and each administrator under Article 62.053(e) [62.03(e)] or 62.055(f) [62.04(f)] only if: (1) the victim was at the time of the offense a child younger than 17 years of age or a student enrolled in a public or private secondary school; (2) the person subject to registration is a student enrolled in a public or private secondary school; or (3) the basis on which the person is subject to registration is a conviction, a deferred adjudication, or an adjudication of delinquent conduct for an offense under Section 43.25 or 43.26, Penal Code, or an offense under the laws of another state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice that contains elements substantially similar to the elements of an offense under either of those sections. (b) A local law enforcement authority may not provide notice to the superintendent or any administrator under Article 62.053(e) [62.03(e)] or 62.055(f) [62.04(f)] if the basis on which the person is subject to registration is a conviction, a deferred adjudication, or an adjudication of delinquent conduct for an offense under Section 25.02, Penal Code, or an offense under the laws of another state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice that contains elements substantially similar to the elements of an offense under that section. [Art. 62.035. RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE; SEX OFFENDER SCREENING TOOL. (a) The Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall establish a risk assessment review committee composed of at least five members, each of whom is a state employee whose service on the review committee is in addition to the employee's regular duties. The review committee, to the extent feasible, should include at least: [(1) one member having experience in law enforcement; [(2) one member having experience working with juvenile sex offenders; [(3) one member having experience as a sex offender treatment provider; and [(4) one member having experience working with victims of sex offenses. [(b) The risk assessment review committee functions in an oversight capacity. The committee shall: [(1) develop or select from among existing tools a sex offender screening tool to be used in determining the level of risk of a person subject to registration under this chapter; [(2) ensure that staff are trained on the use of the screening tool; [(3) monitor the use of the screening tool in the state; and [(4) analyze other screening tools as they become available and revise or replace the existing screening tool if warranted. [(c) The sex offender screening tool must use an objective point system under which a person is assigned a designated number of points for each of various factors. In developing or selecting the sex offender screening tool, the risk assessment review committee shall use or shall select a screening tool that may be adapted to use the following general guidelines: [(1) level one (low): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a low danger to the community and will not likely engage in criminal sexual conduct; [(2) level two (moderate): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a moderate danger to the community and may continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct; and [(3) level three (high): a designated range of points on the sex offender screening tool indicating that the person poses a serious danger to the community and will continue to engage in criminal sexual conduct. [(d) The risk assessment review committee, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, or a court may override a risk level only if the entity: [(1) believes that the risk level assessed is not an accurate prediction of the risk the offender poses to the community; and [(2) documents the reason for the override in the offender's case file. [(e) Notwithstanding Chapter 58, Family Code, records and files, including records that have been sealed under Section 58.003 of that code, relating to a person for whom a court, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or the Texas Youth Commission is required under this article to determine a level of risk shall be released to the court, department, or commission, as appropriate, for the purpose of determining the person's risk level. [(f) Chapter 551, Government Code, does not apply to a meeting of the risk assessment review committee.] Art. 62.055 [62.04]. CHANGE OF ADDRESS. (a) If a person required to register under this chapter intends to change address, regardless of whether the person intends to move to another state, the person shall, not later than the seventh day before the intended change, report in person to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department and to the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising the person and provide the authority and the officer with the person's anticipated move date and new address. If a person required to register changes address, the person shall, not later than the later of the seventh day after changing the address or the first date the applicable local law enforcement authority by policy allows the person to report, report in person to the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person's new residence is located and provide the authority with proof of identity and proof of residence. (b) Not later than the third day after receipt of notice under Subsection (a), the person's juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer shall forward the information provided under Subsection (a) to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department and, if the person intends to move to another municipality or county in this state, to the applicable local law enforcement authority in that municipality or county. (c) If the person moves to another state that has a registration requirement for sex offenders, the person shall, not later than the 10th day after the date on which the person arrives in the other state, register with the law enforcement agency that is identified by the department as the agency designated by that state to receive registration information. (d) Not later than the third day after receipt of information under Subsection (a) or (b), whichever is earlier, the local law enforcement authority shall forward this information to the department and, if the person intends to move to another municipality or county in this state, to the applicable local law enforcement authority in that municipality or county. (e) If a person who reports to a local law enforcement authority under Subsection (a) does not move on or before the anticipated move date or does not move to the new address provided to the authority, the person shall: (1) not later than the seventh day after the anticipated move date, and not less than weekly after that seventh day, report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department and provide an explanation to the authority regarding any changes in the anticipated move date and intended residence; and (2) report to the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising the person not less than weekly during any period in which the person has not moved to an intended residence. (f) If the person moves to another municipality or county in this state, the department shall inform the applicable local law enforcement authority in the new area of the person's residence not later than the third day after the date on which the department receives information under Subsection (a). Not later than the eighth day after the date on which the local law enforcement authority is informed under Subsection (a) or under this subsection, the authority shall verify the age of the victim, the basis on which the person is subject to registration under this chapter, and the person's numeric risk level. [The authority shall immediately publish notice in English and Spanish in the newspaper of greatest paid circulation in the county in which the person subject to registration intends to reside or, if there is no newspaper of paid circulation in that county, in the newspaper of greatest general circulation in the county, except as provided by Article 62.031. If the authority publishes notice under this subsection, the authority shall publish a duplicate notice in the newspaper, with any necessary corrections, during the week immediately following the week of initial publication.] The local law enforcement authority shall [also] immediately provide notice to the superintendent of the public school district and to the administrator of any private primary or secondary school located in the public school district in which the person subject to registration intends to reside by mail to the office of the superintendent or administrator, as appropriate, in accordance with Article 62.054 [62.032]. On receipt of a notice under this subsection, the superintendent shall release the information contained in the notice to appropriate school district personnel, including peace officers and security personnel, principals, nurses, and counselors. (g) [The local law enforcement authority shall include in the notice by publication in a newspaper the following information only: [(1) the person's full name, age, and gender; [(2) a brief description of the offense for which the person is subject to registration; [(3) the municipality, numeric street address or physical address, if a numeric street address is not available, and zip code number where the person intends to reside; [(4) either a recent photograph of the person or the Internet address of a website on which the person's photograph is accessible free of charge; and [(5) the person's numeric risk level assigned under this chapter and the guidelines used to determine a person's risk level generally. [(h)] The local law enforcement authority shall include in the notice to the superintendent of the public school district and the administrator of any private primary or secondary school located in the public school district any information the authority determines is necessary to protect the public, except: (1) the person's social security number, driver's license number, or telephone number; and (2) any information that would identify the victim of the offense for which the person is subject to registration. (h) [(i)] If the person moves to another state, the department shall, immediately on receiving information under Subsection (d): (1) inform the [law enforcement] agency that is designated by the other state to receive registration information, if that state has a registration requirement for sex offenders; and (2) send to the Federal Bureau of Investigation a copy of the person's registration form, including the record of conviction and a complete set of fingerprints. [(j) If a person who is subject to the newspaper publication requirements of Subsection (f) is not under community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision, the local law enforcement authority obtaining publication of notice regarding the person as required by that subsection shall collect from the person an amount equal to the cost incurred by the authority in obtaining the publication. The cost of the publication of notice must be established by written receipt. [Art. 62.041. AUTHORITY OF POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TO COLLECT COSTS OF CERTAIN NOTICE. (a) In this article, "utility service" means water, wastewater, sewer, gas, garbage, electricity, or drainage service. [(b) A political subdivision served by a local law enforcement authority obtaining publication of notice under Article 62.03 or 62.04 may bill any unpaid amount under that article, identified separately, within a bill for a utility service provided by the political subdivision to the person who is the subject of the notice, and may suspend service of the utility to a person who is delinquent in payment of the amount until the delinquent claim is fully paid to the political subdivision. [(c) The political subdivision shall remit an amount collected under this article to the local law enforcement authority.] Art. 62.056 [62.045]. ADDITIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE FOR CERTAIN OFFENDERS. (a) On receipt of notice under this chapter that a person subject to registration is due to be released from a penal institution, has been placed on community supervision or juvenile probation, or intends to move to a new residence in this state, the department shall verify the person's numeric risk level assigned under this chapter. If the person is assigned a numeric risk level of three, the department shall, not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the 10th day after the date on which the person moves, provide written notice mailed or delivered to at least each [residential] address, other than a post office box, within a one-mile radius, in an area that has not been subdivided, or a three-block area, in an area that has been subdivided, of the place where the person intends to reside. In providing written notice under this subsection, the department shall use employees of the department whose duties in providing the notice are in addition to the employees' regular duties. (b) The department shall provide the notice in English and Spanish and shall include in the notice any information that is public information under this chapter. The department may not include any information that is not public information under this chapter. (c) The department shall establish procedures for a person with respect to whom notice is provided under Subsection (a), other than a person subject to registration on the basis of an adjudication of delinquent conduct, to pay to the department all costs incurred by the department in providing the notice. The person shall pay those costs in accordance with the procedures established under this subsection. (d) On receipt of notice under this chapter that a person subject to registration under this chapter is required to register or verify registration with a local law enforcement authority and has been assigned a numeric risk level of three, the local law enforcement authority may provide notice to the public in any manner determined appropriate by the local law enforcement authority, including publishing notice in a newspaper or other periodical or circular in circulation in the area where the person intends to reside, holding a neighborhood meeting, posting notices in the area where the person intends to reside, distributing printed notices to area residents, or establishing a specialized local website. The local law enforcement authority may include in the notice only [any] information that is public information under this chapter. (e) An owner, builder, seller, or lessor of a single-family residential real property or any improvement to residential real property or that person's broker, salesperson, or other agent or representative in a residential real estate transaction does not have a duty to make a disclosure to a prospective buyer or lessee about registrants under this chapter. To the extent of any conflict between this subsection and another law imposing a duty to disclose information about registered sex offenders, this subsection controls. [Art. 62.0451. ADDITIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE FOR INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO CIVIL COMMITMENT. (a) On receipt of notice under this chapter that a person subject to registration who is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator is due to be released from a penal institution or intends to move to a new residence in this state, the department shall, not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the 10th day after the date on which the person moves, provide written notice mailed or delivered to at least each residential address within a one-mile radius, in an area that has not been subdivided, or a three-block area, in an area that has been subdivided, of the place where the person intends to reside. [(b) The department shall provide the notice in English and Spanish and shall include in the notice any information that is public information under this chapter. The department may not include any information that is not public information under this chapter. [(c) The department shall establish procedures for a person with respect to whom notice is provided under this article to pay to the department all costs incurred by the department in providing the notice. The person shall pay those costs in accordance with the procedures established under this subsection. [(d) The department's duty to provide notice under this article in regard to a particular person ends on the date on which a court releases the person from all requirements of the civil commitment process.] Art. 62.057 [62.05]. STATUS REPORT BY SUPERVISING OFFICER OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY [AGENCY]. (a) If the juvenile probation officer, community supervision and corrections department officer, or parole officer supervising a person subject to registration under this chapter receives information to the effect that the person's status has changed in any manner that affects proper supervision of the person, including a change in the person's name, physical health, job or educational status, including higher educational status, incarceration, or terms of release, the supervising officer shall promptly notify the appropriate local law enforcement authority or authorities of that change. If the person required to register intends to change address, the supervising officer shall notify the local law enforcement authorities designated by Article 62.055(b) [62.04(b)]. Not later than the seventh day after the date the supervising officer receives the relevant information, the supervising officer shall notify the local law enforcement authority of any change in the person's job or educational status in which the person: (1) becomes employed, begins to carry on a vocation, or becomes a student at a particular public or private institution of higher education; or (2) terminates the person's status in that capacity. (b) Not later than the seventh day after the date of the change, a person subject to registration under this chapter shall report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department any change in the person's name, physical health, or [in the person's] job or educational status, including higher educational status. (c) For purposes of Subsection (b): (1) [this subsection,] a person's job status changes if the person leaves employment for any reason, remains employed by an employer but changes the location at which the person works, or begins employment with a new employer; (2) [. For purposes of this subsection,] a person's health status changes if the person is hospitalized as a result of an illness; (3) [. For purposes of this subsection,] a change in a person's educational status includes the person's transfer from one educational facility to another; and (4) regarding [. Regarding] a change of name, [the] notice of the [a] proposed name [change] provided to a local law enforcement authority as described by Sections 45.004 and 45.103, Family Code, is sufficient [for purposes of this subsection], except that the person shall promptly notify the authority of any denial of the person's petition for a change of name. (d) Not later than the seventh day after the date the local law enforcement authority receives the relevant information, the local law enforcement authority shall notify the department of any change in the person's job or educational status in which the person: (1) becomes employed, begins to carry on a vocation, or becomes a student at a particular public or private institution of higher education; or (2) terminates the person's status in that capacity. Art. 62.058 [62.06]. LAW ENFORCEMENT VERIFICATION OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION. (a) A person subject to registration under this chapter who has for a sexually violent offense been convicted two or more times, received an order of deferred adjudication two or more times, or been convicted and received an order of deferred adjudication shall report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department not less than once in each 90-day period following the date the person first registered under this chapter to verify the information in the registration form maintained by the authority for that person. A person subject to registration under this chapter who is not subject to the 90-day reporting requirement described by this subsection shall report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department once each year not earlier than the 30th day before and not later than the 30th day after the anniversary of the person's date of birth to verify the information in the registration form maintained by the authority for that person. For purposes of this subsection, a person complies with a requirement that the person register within a 90-day period following a date if the person registers at any time on or after the 83rd day following that date but before the 98th day after that date. (b) A local law enforcement authority designated as a person's primary registration authority by the department may direct the person to report to the authority to verify the information in the registration form maintained by the authority for that person. The authority may direct the person to report under this subsection once in each 90-day period following the date the person first registered under this chapter, if the person is required to report not less than once in each 90-day period under Subsection (a) or once in each year not earlier than the 30th day before and not later than the 30th day after the anniversary of the person's date of birth, if the person is required to report once each year under Subsection (a). A local law enforcement authority may not direct a person to report to the authority under this subsection if the person is required to report under Subsection (a) and is in compliance with the reporting requirements of that subsection. (c) A local law enforcement authority with whom a person reports under this article shall require the person to produce proof of the person's identity and residence before the authority gives the registration form to the person for verification. If the information in the registration form is complete and accurate, the person shall verify registration by signing the form. If the information is not complete or not accurate, the person shall make any necessary additions or corrections before signing the form. (d) A local law enforcement authority designated as a person's primary registration authority by the department may at any time mail a nonforwardable verification form to the last reported address of the person. Not later than the 21st day after receipt of a verification form under this subsection, the person shall: (1) indicate on the form whether the person still resides at the last reported address and, if not, provide on the form the person's new address; (2) complete any other information required by the form; (3) sign the form; and (4) return the form to the authority. (e) For purposes of this article, a person receives multiple convictions or orders of deferred adjudication regardless of whether: (1) the judgments or orders are entered on different dates; or (2) the offenses for which the person was convicted or placed on deferred adjudication arose out of different criminal transactions. [Art. 62.061. VERIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO COMMITMENT. (a) Notwithstanding Article 62.06, if an individual subject to registration under this chapter is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator, the person shall report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department not less than once in each 30-day period following the date the person first registered under this chapter to verify the information in the registration form maintained by the authority for that person. For purposes of this subsection, a person complies with a requirement that the person register within a 30-day period following a date if the person registers at any time on or after the 27th day following that date but before the 33rd day after that date. [(b) On the date that a court releases a person described by Subsection (a) from all requirements of the civil commitment process: [(1) the person's duty to verify registration as a sex offender is no longer imposed by this article; and [(2) the person is required to verify registration as provided by Article 62.06.] Art. 62.059 [62.062]. REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULARLY VISITING LOCATION. (a) A person subject to this chapter who on at least three occasions during any month spends more than 48 consecutive hours in a municipality or county in this state, other than the municipality or county in which the person is registered under this chapter, before the last day of that month shall report that fact to: (1) the local law enforcement authority of the municipality in which the person is a visitor; or (2) if the person is a visitor in a location that is not a municipality, the local law enforcement authority of the county in which the person is a visitor. (b) A person described by Subsection (a) shall provide the local law enforcement authority with: (1) all information the person is required to provide under Article 62.051(c) [62.02(b)]; (2) the address of any location in the municipality or county, as appropriate, at which the person was lodged during the month; and (3) a statement as to whether the person intends to return to the municipality or county during the succeeding month. (c) This article does not impose on a local law enforcement authority requirements of public notification or notification to schools relating to a person about whom the authority is not otherwise required by this chapter to make notifications. [Art. 62.063. REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN WORKERS OR STUDENTS. (a) A person is subject to this article and, except as otherwise provided by this article, to the other articles of this chapter if the person: [(1) has a reportable conviction or adjudication; [(2) resides in another state; and [(3) is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state. [(b) A person described by Subsection (a) is subject to the registration and verification requirements of Articles 62.02 and 62.06 and to the change of address requirements of Article 62.04, except that the registration and verification and the reporting of a change of address are based on the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school. The person is subject to the school notification requirements of Articles 62.03 and 62.04, except that notice provided to the superintendent and any administrator is based on the public school district in which the person works or attends school. [(c) A person described by Subsection (a) is not subject to Article 62.12 and the newspaper publication requirements of Articles 62.03 and 62.04. [(d) The duty to register for a person described by Subsection (a) ends when the person no longer works or studies in this state, provides notice of that fact to the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school, and receives notice of verification of that fact from the authority. The authority must verify that the person no longer works or studies in this state and must provide to the person notice of that verification within a reasonable time. [(e) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), this article does not apply to a person who has a reportable conviction or adjudication, who resides in another state, and who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state if the person establishes another residence in this state to work or attend school in this state. However, that person remains subject to the other articles of this chapter based on that person's residence in this state. [Art. 62.064. REGISTRATION OF WORKERS OR STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (a) Not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school, a person required to register under Article 62.061, as added by Chapters 1193 and 1415, Acts of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999, or any other provision of this chapter who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state shall report that fact to: [(1) the authority for campus security for that institution; or [(2) if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of: [(A) the municipality in which the institution is located; or [(B) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality. [(b) A person described by Subsection (a) shall provide the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority with all information the person is required to provide under Article 62.02(b). [(c) A person described by Subsection (a) shall notify the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority not later than the seventh day after the date of termination of the person's status as a worker or student at the institution. [(d) The authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority shall promptly forward to the administrative office of the institution any information received from the person under this article and any information received from the department under Article 62.08. [(e) Subsection (a)(2) does not require a person to register at a local law enforcement authority if the person is otherwise required by this chapter to register at that authority. [(f) This article does not impose the requirements of public notification or notification to public or private primary or secondary schools on: [(1) an authority for campus security; or [(2) a local law enforcement authority, if those requirements relate to a person about whom the authority is not otherwise required by this chapter to make notifications. [(g) Notwithstanding Article 62.062, the requirements of this article supersede those of Article 62.062 for a person required to register under both this article and Article 62.062.] Art. 62.060 [62.065]. REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO DRIVER'S LICENSE OR PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATE. (a) A person subject to registration under this chapter shall apply to the department in person for the issuance of, as applicable, an original or renewal driver's license under Section 521.272, Transportation Code, an original or renewal personal identification certificate under Section 521.103, Transportation Code, or an original or renewal commercial driver's license or commercial driver learner's permit under Section 522.033, Transportation Code, not later than the 30th day after the date: (1) the person is released from a penal institution or is released by a court on community supervision or juvenile probation [or community supervision]; or (2) the department sends written notice to the person of the requirements of this article. (b) The person shall annually renew in person each driver's license or personal identification certificate issued by the department to the person, including each renewal, duplicate, or corrected license or certificate, until the person's duty to register under this chapter expires. Art. 62.061. DNA SPECIMEN. A person required to register under this chapter shall comply with a request for a DNA specimen made by a law enforcement agency under Section 411.1473, Government Code. Art. 62.062. LIMITATION ON NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a local law enforcement authority may not publish notice in a newspaper or other periodical or circular concerning a person's registration under this chapter if the only basis on which the person is subject to registration is one or more adjudications of delinquent conduct. (b) This article does not apply to a publication of notice under Article 62.056.
SUBCHAPTER C. EXPIRATION OF DUTY TO REGISTER; GENERAL
PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE
Art. 62.101. EXPIRATION OF DUTY TO REGISTER. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) and Subchapter I, the duty to register for a person ends when the person dies if the person has a reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for: (1) a sexually violent offense; (2) an offense under Section 25.02, 43.05(a)(2), or 43.26, Penal Code; (3) an offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code, if before or after the person is convicted or adjudicated for the offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code, the person receives or has received another reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for an offense or conduct that requires registration under this chapter; (4) an offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04, Penal Code, if: (A) the judgment in the case contains an affirmative finding under Article 42.015 or, for a deferred adjudication, the papers in the case contain an affirmative finding that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age; and (B) before or after the person is convicted or adjudicated for the offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04, Penal Code, the person receives or has received another reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for an offense or conduct that requires registration under this chapter; or (5) an offense under Section 43.23, Penal Code, that is punishable under Subsection (h) of that section. (b) Except as provided by Subchapter I, the duty to register for a person otherwise subject to Subsection (a) ends on the 10th anniversary of the date on which the person is released from a penal institution or discharges community supervision or the court dismisses the criminal proceedings against the person and discharges the person, whichever date is later, if the person's duty to register is based on a conviction or an order of deferred adjudication in a cause that was transferred to a district court or criminal district court under Section 54.02, Family Code. (c) Except as provided by Subchapter I, the duty to register for a person with a reportable conviction or adjudication for an offense other than an offense described by Subsection (a) ends: (1) if the person's duty to register is based on an adjudication of delinquent conduct, on the 10th anniversary of the date on which the disposition is made or the person completes the terms of the disposition, whichever date is later; or (2) if the person's duty to register is based on a conviction or on an order of deferred adjudication, on the 10th anniversary of the date on which the court dismisses the criminal proceedings against the person and discharges the person, the person is released from a penal institution, or the person discharges community supervision, whichever date is later. [Art. 62.07. REMEDIES RELATED TO PUBLIC NOTICE. A person subject to registration under this chapter may petition the district court for injunctive relief to restrain a local law enforcement authority from publishing notice in a newspaper as required by Article 62.03 or 62.04. The court may issue a temporary restraining order under this article before notice is served and a hearing is held on the matter. After a hearing on the matter, the court may grant any injunctive relief warranted by the facts, including a restraining order or a temporary or permanent injunction, if the person subject to registration under this chapter proves by a preponderance of the evidence specific facts indicating that newspaper publication under Article 62.03 or 62.04 would place the person's health and well-being in immediate danger. [Art. 62.08. CENTRAL DATABASE; PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) The department shall maintain a computerized central database containing only the information required for registration under this chapter. [(b) The information contained in the database is public information, with the exception of any information: [(1) regarding the person's social security number, driver's license number, or telephone number; [(2) that is required by the department under Article 62.02(b)(7); or [(3) that would identify the victim of the offense for which the person is subject to registration. [(c) Notwithstanding Chapter 730, Transportation Code, the department shall maintain in the database, and shall post on any department website related to the database, any photograph of the person that is available through the process for obtaining or renewing a personal identification certificate or driver's license under Section 521.103 or 521.272, Transportation Code. The department shall update the photograph in the database and on the website annually or as the photograph otherwise becomes available through the renewal process for the certificate or license. [(d) A local law enforcement authority shall release public information described under Subsection (b) to any person who submits to the authority a written request for the information. The authority may charge the person a fee not to exceed the amount reasonably necessary to cover the administrative costs associated with the authority's release of information to the person under this subsection. [(e) The department shall provide a licensing authority with notice of any person required to register under this chapter who holds or seeks a license that is issued by the authority. The department shall provide the notice required by this subsection as the applicable licensing information becomes available through the person's registration or verification of registration. [(f) On the written request of a licensing authority that identifies an individual and states that the individual is an applicant for or a holder of a license issued by the authority, the department shall release any information described by Subsection (a) to the licensing authority. [(g) For the purposes of Subsections (e) and (f): [(1) "License" means a license, certificate, registration, permit, or other authorization that: [(A) is issued by a licensing authority; and [(B) a person must obtain to practice or engage in a particular business, occupation, or profession. [(2) "Licensing authority" means a department, commission, board, office, or other agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state that issues a license. [(h) Not later than the third day after the date on which the applicable information becomes available through the person's registration or verification of registration or under Article 62.05, the department shall send notice of any person required to register under this chapter who is or will be employed, carrying on a vocation, or a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state to: [(1) for an institution in this state: [(A) the authority for campus security for that institution; or [(B) if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of: [(i) the municipality in which the institution is located; or [(ii) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality; or [(2) for an institution in another state, any existing authority for campus security at that institution. [(i) On the written request of an institution of higher education described by Subsection (h) that identifies an individual and states that the individual has applied to work or study at the institution, the department shall release any information described by Subsection (a) to the institution. [Art. 62.085. INFORMATION PROVIDED TO PEACE OFFICER. The department shall establish a procedure by which a peace officer or employee of a law enforcement agency who provides the department with a driver's license, personal identification certificate, or license plate number is automatically provided information as to whether the person to whom the driver's license or personal identification certificate is issued is required to register under this chapter or whether the license plate number is entered in the computerized central database under Article 62.08 as assigned to a vehicle owned or driven by a person required to register under this chapter. [Art. 62.09. IMMUNITY FOR RELEASE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION. (a) The department, a penal institution, a local law enforcement authority, or an authority for campus security may release to the public information regarding a person required to register only if the information is public information under this chapter. [(b) An individual, agency, entity, or authority is not liable under Chapter 101, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, or any other law for damages arising from conduct authorized by Subsection (a). [(c) For purposes of determining liability, the release or withholding of information by an appointed or elected officer of an agency, entity, or authority is a discretionary act. [(d) A private primary or secondary school, public or private institution of higher education, or administrator of a private primary or secondary school or public or private institution of higher education may release to the public information regarding a person required to register only if the information is public information under this chapter and is released to the administrator under Article 62.03, 62.04, 62.064, or 62.08. A private primary or secondary school, public or private institution of higher education, or administrator of a private primary or secondary school or public or private institution of higher education is not liable under any law for damages arising from conduct authorized by this subsection. [Art. 62.091. GENERAL IMMUNITY. The following persons are immune from liability for good faith conduct under this chapter: [(1) an employee or officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, or the Department of Public Safety; [(2) an employee or officer of a community supervision and corrections department or a juvenile probation department; and [(3) a member of the judiciary.] Art. 62.102 [62.10]. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person is required to register and fails to comply with any requirement of this chapter. (b) An offense under this article is: (1) a state jail felony if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(b) or (c) [62.12(b)]; (2) a felony of the third degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) [62.12(a)] and who is required to verify registration once each year under Article 62.058 [62.06]; and (3) a felony of the second degree if the actor is a person whose duty to register expires under Article 62.101(a) [62.12(a)] and who is required to verify registration once each 90-day period under Article 62.058 [62.06]. (c) If it is shown at the trial of a person for an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article that the person has previously been convicted of an offense or an attempt to commit an offense under this article, the punishment for the offense or the attempt to commit the offense is increased to the punishment for the next highest degree of felony.
SUBCHAPTER D. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN
WORKERS AND STUDENTS
Art. 62.151. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this subchapter, a person: (1) is employed or carries on a vocation if the person works or volunteers on a full-time or part-time basis for a consecutive period exceeding 14 days or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year; (2) works regardless of whether the person works for compensation or for governmental or educational benefit; and (3) is a student if the person enrolls on a full-time or part-time basis in any educational facility, including: (A) a public or private primary or secondary school, including a high school or alternative learning center; or (B) a public or private institution of higher education. Art. 62.152. REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN WORKERS OR STUDENTS. (a) A person is subject to this subchapter and, except as otherwise provided by this article, to the other subchapters of this chapter if the person: (1) has a reportable conviction or adjudication; (2) resides in another state; and (3) is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state. (b) A person described by Subsection (a) is subject to the registration and verification requirements of Articles 62.051 and 62.058 and to the change of address requirements of Article 62.055, except that the registration and verification and the reporting of a change of address are based on the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school. The person is subject to the school notification requirements of Articles 62.053-62.055, except that notice provided to the superintendent and any administrator is based on the public school district in which the person works or attends school. (c) A person described by Subsection (a) is not subject to Article 62.101. (d) The duty to register for a person described by Subsection (a) ends when the person no longer works or studies in this state, provides notice of that fact to the local law enforcement authority in the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school, and receives notice of verification of that fact from the authority. The authority must verify that the person no longer works or studies in this state and must provide to the person notice of that verification within a reasonable time. (e) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), this article does not apply to a person who has a reportable conviction or adjudication, who resides in another state, and who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student in this state if the person establishes another residence in this state to work or attend school in this state. However, that person remains subject to the other articles of this chapter based on that person's residence in this state. Art. 62.153. REGISTRATION OF WORKERS OR STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION. (a) Not later than the later of the seventh day after the date on which the person begins to work or attend school or the first date the applicable authority by policy allows the person to register, a person required to register under Article 62.152 or any other provision of this chapter who is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student at a public or private institution of higher education in this state shall report that fact to: (1) the authority for campus security for that institution; or (2) if an authority for campus security for that institution does not exist, the local law enforcement authority of: (A) the municipality in which the institution is located; or (B) the county in which the institution is located, if the institution is not located in a municipality. (b) A person described by Subsection (a) shall provide the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority with all information the person is required to provide under Article 62.051(c). (c) A person described by Subsection (a) shall notify the authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority not later than the seventh day after the date of termination of the person's status as a worker or student at the institution. (d) The authority for campus security or the local law enforcement authority shall promptly forward to the administrative office of the institution any information received from the person under this article and any information received from the department under Article 62.005. (e) Subsection (a)(2) does not require a person to register with a local law enforcement authority if the person is otherwise required by this chapter to register with that authority. (f) This article does not impose the requirements of public notification or notification to public or private primary or secondary schools on: (1) an authority for campus security; or (2) a local law enforcement authority, if those requirements relate to a person about whom the authority is not otherwise required by this chapter to make notifications. (g) Notwithstanding Article 62.059, the requirements of this article supersede those of Article 62.059 for a person required to register under both this article and Article 62.059.
SUBCHAPTER E. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO PERSONS SUBJECT TO CIVIL COMMITMENT
Art. 62.201. ADDITIONAL PUBLIC NOTICE FOR INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO CIVIL COMMITMENT. (a) On receipt of notice under this chapter that a person subject to registration who is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator is due to be released from a penal institution or intends to move to a new residence in this state, the department shall, not later than the seventh day after the date on which the person is released or the seventh day after the date on which the person moves, provide written notice mailed or delivered to at least each address, other than a post office box, within a one-mile radius, in an area that has not been subdivided, or a three-block area, in an area that has been subdivided, of the place where the person intends to reside. (b) The department shall provide the notice in English and Spanish and shall include in the notice any information that is public information under this chapter. The department may not include any information that is not public information under this chapter. (c) The department shall establish procedures for a person with respect to whom notice is provided under this article to pay to the department all costs incurred by the department in providing the notice. The person shall pay those costs in accordance with the procedures established under this subsection. (d) The department's duty to provide notice under this article in regard to a particular person ends on the date on which a court releases the person from all requirements of the civil commitment process. Art. 62.202. VERIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO COMMITMENT. (a) Notwithstanding Article 62.058, if an individual subject to registration under this chapter is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator, the person shall report to the local law enforcement authority designated as the person's primary registration authority by the department not less than once in each 30-day period following the date the person first registered under this chapter to verify the information in the registration form maintained by the authority for that person. For purposes of this subsection, a person complies with a requirement that the person register within a 30-day period following a date if the person registers at any time on or after the 27th day following that date but before the 33rd day after that date. (b) On the date a court releases a person described by Subsection (a) from all requirements of the civil commitment process: (1) the person's duty to verify registration as a sex offender is no longer imposed by this article; and (2) the person is required to verify registration as provided by Article 62.058. Art. 62.203 [62.101]. FAILURE TO COMPLY: INDIVIDUALS SUBJECT TO COMMITMENT. (a) A person commits an offense if the person, after commitment as a sexually violent predator but before the person is released from all requirements of the civil commitment process, fails to comply with any requirement of this chapter. (b) An offense under this article [section] is a felony of the second degree.
SUBCHAPTER F. REMOVAL OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION
[Art. 62.11. APPLICABILITY. (a) This chapter applies only to a reportable conviction or adjudication occurring on or after September 1, 1970, except that the provisions of Articles 62.03 and 62.04 of this chapter relating to the requirement of newspaper publication apply only to a reportable conviction or adjudication occurring on or after: [(1) September 1, 1997, if the conviction or adjudication relates to an offense under Section 43.05, Penal Code; or [(2) September 1, 1995, if the conviction or adjudication relates to any other offense listed in Article 62.01(5). [(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), the duties imposed on a person required to register under this chapter on the basis of a reportable conviction or adjudication, and the corresponding duties and powers of other entities in relation to the person required to register on the basis of that conviction or adjudication, are not affected by: [(1) an appeal of the conviction or adjudication; or [(2) a pardon of the conviction or adjudication. [(c) If a conviction or adjudication that is the basis of a duty to register under this chapter is set aside on appeal by a court or if the person required to register under this chapter on the basis of a conviction or adjudication receives a pardon on the basis of subsequent proof of innocence, the duties imposed on the person by this chapter and the corresponding duties and powers of other entities in relation to the person are terminated. [Art. 62.12. EXPIRATION OF DUTY TO REGISTER. (a) The duty to register for a person ends when the person dies if the person has a reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for: [(1) a sexually violent offense; [(2) an offense under Section 25.02, 43.05(a)(2), or 43.26, Penal Code; [(3) an offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code, if before or after the person is convicted or adjudicated for the offense under Section 21.11(a)(2), Penal Code, the person receives or has received another reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for an offense or conduct that requires registration under this chapter; or [(4) an offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04, Penal Code, or an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit one of those offenses, if: [(A) the judgment in the case contains an affirmative finding under Article 42.015 or, for a deferred adjudication, the papers in the case contain an affirmative finding that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age; and [(B) before or after the person is convicted or adjudicated for the offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04, Penal Code, the person receives or has received another reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct, for an offense or conduct that requires registration under this chapter. [(b) The duty to register for a person with a reportable conviction or adjudication for an offense other than an offense described by Subsection (a) ends: [(1) if the person's duty to register is based on an adjudication of delinquent conduct, on the 10th anniversary of the date on which the disposition is made or the person completes the terms of the disposition, whichever date is later; or [(2) if the person's duty to register is based on a conviction or on an order of deferred adjudication, on the 10th anniversary of the date on which the court dismisses the criminal proceedings against the person and discharges the person, the person is released from county jail, or the person discharges community supervision, whichever date is later. [Art. 62.13. HEARING TO DETERMINE NEED FOR REGISTRATION OF A JUVENILE. (a) A person who has an adjudication of delinquent conduct that would otherwise be reportable under Article 62.01(5) does not have a reportable adjudication of delinquent conduct for purposes of this chapter if the juvenile court enters an order under this article excusing compliance by the person with the registration requirements of this chapter. [(b) During or after disposition of a case under Section 54.04, Family Code, for adjudication of an offense for which registration is required under this chapter, the juvenile court on motion of the respondent shall conduct a hearing to determine whether the interests of the public require registration under this chapter. The motion may be filed and the hearing held regardless of whether the respondent is under 18 years of age. [(c) The hearing is without a jury and the burden of persuasion is on the respondent to show by a preponderance of evidence that the criteria of Subsection (e) have been met. The court at the hearing may make its determination based on: [(1) the receipt of exhibits; [(2) the testimony of witnesses; [(3) representations of counsel for the parties; or [(4) the contents of a social history report prepared by the juvenile probation department that may include the results of testing and examination of the respondent by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor. [(d) All written matter considered by the court shall be disclosed to all parties as provided by Section 54.04(b), Family Code. [(e) The court shall enter an order excusing compliance with the registration requirements of this chapter if the court determines: [(1) that the protection of the public would not be increased by registration of the respondent under this chapter; or [(2) that any potential increase in protection of the public resulting from registration is clearly outweighed by the anticipated substantial harm to the respondent and the respondent's family that would result from registration under this chapter. [(f) The prosecuting attorney may waive the state's right to a hearing under this article and agree that registration under this chapter is not required. If the waiver is entered under a plea agreement, the court shall without a hearing enter an order excusing compliance with the registration requirements of this chapter or, under Section 54.03(j), Family Code, inform the respondent that the court believes a hearing under this article is required and give the respondent the opportunity to withdraw the respondent's plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or true or to affirm the respondent's plea and participate in the hearing. If the waiver is entered other than under a plea agreement, the court shall without a hearing enter an order excusing compliance with the registration requirements of this chapter. The waiver must state whether or not it is entered under a plea agreement. The respondent may as part of a plea agreement promise not to file a motion seeking an order excusing registration, in which case the court may not recognize the motion. [(g) Notwithstanding Section 56.01, Family Code, on entry by a juvenile court of an order under Subsection (e) excusing registration under this chapter, the prosecuting attorney may appeal that order by giving notice of appeal within the time required under Rule 26.2(b), Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. The appeal is civil and the standard of review in the appellate court is whether the juvenile court committed procedural error or abused its discretion in excusing compliance with registration. The appeal is limited to review of the order excusing compliance with registration and may not include any other issues in the case. [(h) The respondent may under Section 56.01, Family Code, appeal the juvenile court's order requiring registration in the same manner as the appeal of any other legal issue in the case. The standard of review in the appellate court is whether the juvenile court committed procedural error or abused its discretion in not excusing compliance with registration. [(i) If the juvenile court enters an order excusing registration, the respondent may not be required to register in this or any other state for the offense for which registration was excused. [(j) After a hearing under Subsection (b) or under a plea agreement under Subsection (f), the juvenile court may enter an order deferring decision on requiring registration until the respondent has completed treatment for the respondent's sexual offense as a condition of probation or while committed to the Texas Youth Commission. The court retains discretion to require or to excuse registration at any time during the treatment or on its successful or unsuccessful completion. During the period of deferral, registration may not be required. Following successful completion of treatment, registration is excused unless a hearing under this article is held on motion of the state and the court determines the interests of the public require registration. Not later than the 10th day after the date of the respondent's successful completion of treatment, the treatment provider shall notify the juvenile court and prosecuting attorney of the completion. [(k) After a hearing under Subsection (b) or under a plea agreement under Subsection (f), the juvenile court may enter an order requiring the respondent to register as a sex offender but provide that the registration information is not public information and is restricted to use by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies and public or private institutions of higher education. Information obtained under this subsection may not be posted on the Internet or released to the public. [(l) A person who has registered as a sex offender for an adjudication of delinquent conduct, regardless of when the delinquent conduct or the adjudication for the conduct occurred, may file a motion in the adjudicating juvenile court for a hearing seeking excusal from registration as provided by Subsection (e) or seeking under Subsection (k) an order that the registration become nonpublic. [(m) The person may file a motion under Subsection (l) in the original juvenile case regardless of whether the person is at the time of filing 18 years of age or older. Notice of the motion shall be provided to the prosecuting attorney. A hearing on the motion shall be provided as in other cases under this article. [(n) Only one motion may be filed under Subsection (l) if a previous motion under this article has been filed concerning that case. [(o) To the extent feasible, the motion under Subsection (l) shall identify those public and private agencies and organizations, including public or private institutions of higher education, that possess sex offender registration information about the case. [(p) The juvenile court, after a hearing, may: [(1) deny the motion; [(2) grant the motion to excuse all registration; or [(3) grant the motion to change the registration from public to nonpublic. [(q) If the court grants the motion, the clerk of the court shall by certified mail, return receipt requested, send a copy of the order to the department, to each local law enforcement authority that the person has proved to the juvenile court has registration information about the person, and to each public or private agency or organization that the person has proved to the juvenile court has information about the person that is currently available to the public with or without payment of a fee. The clerk of the court shall by certified mail, return receipt requested, send a copy of the order to any other agency or organization designated by the person. The person shall identify the agency or organization and its address and pay a fee of $20 to the court for each agency or organization the person designates. [(q) If the court grants the motion, a copy of the court's order shall be sent to: [(1) each public or private agency or organization that the court determines may be in possession of sex offender registration information pertaining to the person required to register under this chapter; and [(2) at the request of the person required to register under this chapter, each public or private agency or organization that at any time following the initial dissemination of the order under Subdivision (1) gains possession of sex offender registration information pertaining to that person, if the agency or organization did not otherwise receive a copy of the order under Subdivision (1). [(q-1) An order under Subsection (q) shall require the recipient to conform its records to the court's orders either by deleting the sex offender registration information or changing its status to nonpublic, as the order requires. A public or private institution of higher education may not be required to delete the sex offender registration information under this subsection. [(r) A private agency or organization that possesses sex offender registration information it obtained from a state, county, or local governmental entity is required to conform its records to the court's order on or before the 30th day after the date of its entry. Failure to comply in that period automatically bars an agency or organization, other than a public or private institution of higher education, from obtaining sex offender registration information from any state, county, or local governmental entity in this state in the future. [(s) A person required to register as a sex offender in this state because of an out-of-state adjudication of delinquent conduct may file in the juvenile court of the person's county of residence a petition under Subsection (a) for an order to excuse compliance with this chapter. If the person is already registered as a sex offender in this state because of an out-of-state adjudication of delinquent conduct, the person may file in the juvenile court of the person's county of residence a petition under Subsection (l) for an order removing the person from sex offender registries in this state. On receipt of a petition to excuse compliance or for removal, the juvenile court shall conduct a hearing and make rulings as in other cases under this article. An order entered under this subsection requiring removal of registration information applies only to registration information derived from registration in this state.] Art. 62.251 [62.14]. REMOVING [JUVENILE] REGISTRATION INFORMATION WHEN DUTY TO REGISTER EXPIRES. (a) When a person is no longer required to register as a sex offender under this chapter [for an adjudication of delinquent conduct], the department shall remove all information about the person from the sex offender registry. (b) The duty to remove information under Subsection (a) arises if: (1) the department has received notice from a local law enforcement authority under Subsection (c) or (d) that the person is no longer required to register or will no longer be required to renew registration and the department verifies the correctness of that information; (2) the [juvenile] court having jurisdiction over [that adjudicated] the case for which registration is required requests removal and the department determines that the duty to register has expired; or (3) the person or the person's representative requests removal and the department determines that the duty to register has expired. (c) When a person required to register under this chapter [for an adjudication of delinquent conduct] appears before a local law enforcement authority to renew or modify registration information, the authority shall determine whether the duty to register has expired. If the authority determines that the duty to register has expired, the authority shall remove all information about the person from the sex offender registry and notify the department that the person's duty to register has expired. (d) When a person required to register under this chapter [for an adjudication of delinquent conduct] appears before a local law enforcement authority to renew registration information, the authority shall determine whether the renewal is the final annual renewal of registration required by law. If the authority determines that the person's duty to register will expire before the next annual renewal is scheduled, the authority shall automatically remove all information about the person from the sex offender registry on expiration of the duty to register and notify the department that the information about the person has been removed from the registry. (e) When the department has removed information under Subsection (a), the department shall notify all local law enforcement authorities that have provided registration information to the department about the person of the removal. A local law enforcement authority that receives notice from the department under this subsection shall remove all registration information about the person from its registry. (f) When the department has removed information under Subsection (a), the department shall notify all public and private agencies or organizations to which it has provided registration information about the person of the removal. On receiving notice, the public or private agency or organization shall remove all registration information about the person from any registry the agency or organization maintains that is accessible to the public with or without charge.
SUBCHAPTER G. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION FOR
CERTAIN YOUNG ADULT SEX OFFENDERS
Art. 62.301. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN YOUNG ADULT SEX OFFENDERS. (a) If eligible under Subsection (b) or (c), a person required to register under this chapter may petition the court having jurisdiction over the case for an order exempting the person from registration under this chapter at any time after the person's sentencing or after the person is placed on deferred adjudication community supervision. (b) A person is eligible to petition the court as described by Subsection (a) if: (1) the person is required to register only as a result of a single reportable conviction or adjudication, other than an adjudication of delinquent conduct; and (2) the court has entered in the appropriate judgment or has filed with the appropriate papers a statement of an affirmative finding described by Article 42.017 or Section 5(g), Article 42.12. (c) A defendant who before September 1, 2001, is convicted of or placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, or 43.25, Penal Code, is eligible to petition the court as described by Subsection (a). The court may consider the petition only if the petition states and the court finds that the defendant would have been entitled to the entry of an affirmative finding under Article 42.017 or Section 5(g), Article 42.12, as appropriate, had the conviction or placement on deferred adjudication community supervision occurred after September 1, 2001. (d) After a hearing on the petition described by Subsection (a), the court may issue an order exempting the person from registration under this chapter if it appears by a preponderance of the evidence: (1) as presented by a registered sex offender treatment provider, that the exemption does not threaten public safety; and (2) that the person's conduct did not occur without the consent of the victim or intended victim as described by Section 22.011(b), Penal Code. (e) An order exempting the person from registration under this chapter does not expire, but the court shall withdraw the order if after the order is issued the person receives a reportable conviction or adjudication under this chapter.
SUBCHAPTER H. EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION FOR CERTAIN JUVENILES
Art. 62.351. MOTION AND HEARING GENERALLY. (a) During or after disposition of a case under Section 54.04, Family Code, for adjudication of an offense for which registration is required under this chapter, the juvenile court on motion of the respondent shall conduct a hearing to determine whether the interests of the public require registration under this chapter. The motion may be filed and the hearing held regardless of whether the respondent is under 18 years of age. Notice of the motion and hearing shall be provided to the prosecuting attorney. (b) The hearing is without a jury and the burden of persuasion is on the respondent to show by a preponderance of evidence that the criteria of Article 62.352(a) have been met. The court at the hearing may make its determination based on: (1) the receipt of exhibits; (2) the testimony of witnesses; (3) representations of counsel for the parties; or (4) the contents of a social history report prepared by the juvenile probation department that may include the results of testing and examination of the respondent by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor. (c) All written matter considered by the court shall be disclosed to all parties as provided by Section 54.04(b), Family Code. (d) If a respondent, as part of a plea agreement, promises not to file a motion seeking an order exempting the respondent from registration under this chapter, the court may not recognize a motion filed by a respondent under this article. Art. 62.352. ORDER GENERALLY. (a) The court shall enter an order exempting a respondent from registration under this chapter if the court determines: (1) that the protection of the public would not be increased by registration of the respondent under this chapter; or (2) that any potential increase in protection of the public resulting from registration of the respondent is clearly outweighed by the anticipated substantial harm to the respondent and the respondent's family that would result from registration under this chapter. (b) After a hearing under Article 62.351 or under a plea agreement described by Article 62.355(b), the juvenile court may enter an order: (1) deferring decision on requiring registration under this chapter until the respondent has completed treatment for the respondent's sexual offense as a condition of probation or while committed to the Texas Youth Commission; or (2) requiring the respondent to register as a sex offender but providing that the registration information is not public information and is restricted to use by law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, and public or private institutions of higher education. (c) If the court enters an order described by Subsection (b)(1), the court retains discretion and jurisdiction to require, or exempt the respondent from, registration under this chapter at any time during the treatment or on the successful or unsuccessful completion of treatment, except that during the period of deferral, registration may not be required. Following successful completion of treatment, the respondent is exempted from registration under this chapter unless a hearing under this subchapter is held on motion of the state, regardless of whether the respondent is 18 years of age or older, and the court determines the interests of the public require registration. Not later than the 10th day after the date of the respondent's successful completion of treatment, the treatment provider shall notify the juvenile court and prosecuting attorney of the completion. (d) Information that is the subject of an order described by Subsection (b)(2) may not be posted on the Internet or released to the public. Art. 62.353. MOTION, HEARING, AND ORDER CONCERNING PERSON ALREADY REGISTERED. (a) A person who has registered as a sex offender for an adjudication of delinquent conduct, regardless of when the delinquent conduct or the adjudication for the conduct occurred, may file a motion in the adjudicating juvenile court for a hearing seeking: (1) exemption from registration under this chapter as provided by Article 62.351; or (2) an order under Article 62.352(b)(2) that the registration become nonpublic. (b) The person may file a motion under Subsection (a) in the original juvenile case regardless of whether the person, at the time of filing the motion, is 18 years of age or older. Notice of the motion shall be provided to the prosecuting attorney. A hearing on the motion shall be provided as in other cases under this subchapter. (c) Only one subsequent motion may be filed under Subsection (a) if a previous motion under this article has been filed concerning the case. (d) To the extent feasible, the motion under Subsection (a) shall identify those public and private agencies and organizations, including public or private institutions of higher education, that possess sex offender registration information about the case. (e) The juvenile court, after a hearing, may: (1) deny a motion filed under Subsection (a); (2) grant a motion described by Subsection (a)(1); or (3) grant a motion described by Subsection (a)(2). (f) If the court grants a motion filed under Subsection (a), the clerk of the court shall by certified mail, return receipt requested, send a copy of the order to the department, to each local law enforcement authority that the person has proved to the juvenile court has registration information about the person, and to each public or private agency or organization that the person has proved to the juvenile court has information about the person that is currently available to the public with or without payment of a fee. The clerk of the court shall by certified mail, return receipt requested, send a copy of the order to any other agency or organization designated by the person. The person shall identify the agency or organization and its address and pay a fee of $20 to the court for each agency or organization the person designates. (g) In addition to disseminating the order under Subsection (f), at the request of the person, the clerk of the court shall by certified mail, return receipt requested, send a copy of the order to each public or private agency or organization that at any time following the initial dissemination of the order under Subsection (f) gains possession of sex offender registration information pertaining to that person, if the agency or organization did not otherwise receive a copy of the order under Subsection (f). (h) An order under Subsection (f) must require the recipient to conform its records to the court's order either by deleting the sex offender registration information or changing its status to nonpublic, as applicable. A public or private institution of higher education may not be required to delete the sex offender registration information under this subsection. (i) A private agency or organization that possesses sex offender registration information the agency or organization obtained from a state, county, or local governmental entity is required to conform the agency's or organization's records to the court's order on or before the 30th day after the date of the entry of the order. Unless the agency or organization is a public or private institution of higher education, failure to comply in that period automatically bars the agency or organization from obtaining sex offender registration information from any state, county, or local governmental entity in this state in the future. Art. 62.354. MOTION, HEARING, AND ORDER CONCERNING PERSON REQUIRED TO REGISTER BECAUSE OF OUT-OF-STATE ADJUDICATION. (a) A person required to register as a sex offender in this state because of an out-of-state adjudication of delinquent conduct may file in the juvenile court of the person's county of residence a petition under Article 62.351 for an order exempting the person from registration under this chapter. (b) If the person is already registered as a sex offender in this state because of an out-of-state adjudication of delinquent conduct, the person may file in the juvenile court of the person's county of residence a petition under Article 62.353 for an order removing the person from sex offender registries in this state. (c) On receipt of a petition under this article, the juvenile court shall conduct a hearing and make rulings as in other cases under this subchapter. (d) An order entered under this article requiring removal of registration information applies only to registration information derived from registration in this state. Art. 62.355. WAIVER OF HEARING. (a) The prosecuting attorney may waive the state's right to a hearing under this subchapter and agree that registration under this chapter is not required. A waiver under this subsection must state whether the waiver is entered under a plea agreement. (b) If the waiver is entered under a plea agreement, the court, without a hearing, shall: (1) enter an order exempting the respondent from registration under this chapter; or (2) under Section 54.03(j), Family Code, inform the respondent that the court believes a hearing under this article is required and give the respondent the opportunity to: (A) withdraw the respondent's plea of guilty, nolo contendere, or true; or (B) affirm the respondent's plea and participate in the hearing. (c) If the waiver is entered other than under a plea agreement, the court, without a hearing, shall enter an order exempting the respondent from registration under this chapter. Art. 62.356. EFFECT OF CERTAIN ORDERS. (a) A person who has an adjudication of delinquent conduct that would otherwise be reportable under Article 62.001(5) does not have a reportable adjudication of delinquent conduct for purposes of this chapter if the juvenile court enters an order under this subchapter exempting the person from the registration requirements of this chapter. (b) If the juvenile court enters an order exempting a person from registration under this chapter, the respondent may not be required to register in this or any other state for the offense for which registration was exempted. Art. 62.357. APPEAL OF CERTAIN ORDERS. (a) Notwithstanding Section 56.01, Family Code, on entry by a juvenile court of an order under Article 62.352(a) exempting a respondent from registration under this chapter, the prosecuting attorney may appeal that order by giving notice of appeal within the time required under Rule 26.2(b), Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure. The appeal is civil and the standard of review in the appellate court is whether the juvenile court committed procedural error or abused its discretion in exempting the respondent from registration under this chapter. The appeal is limited to review of the order exempting the respondent from registration under this chapter and may not include any other issues in the case. (b) A respondent may under Section 56.01, Family Code, appeal a juvenile court's order under Article 62.352(a) requiring registration in the same manner as the appeal of any other legal issue in the case. The standard of review in the appellate court is whether the juvenile court committed procedural error or abused its discretion in requiring registration.
SUBCHAPTER I. EARLY TERMINATION OF CERTAIN PERSONS'
OBLIGATION TO REGISTER
Art. 62.401. DEFINITION. In this subchapter, "council" means the Council on Sex Offender Treatment. Art. 62.402. DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM REQUIRED REGISTRATION PERIOD. (a) The council by rule shall determine the minimum required registration period under 42 U.S.C. Section 14071 (Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Program) for each reportable conviction or adjudication under this chapter, if this state is to receive the maximum amount of federal money available to a state as described by that law. (b) After determining the minimum required registration period for each reportable conviction or adjudication under Subsection (a), the council shall compile and publish a list of reportable convictions or adjudications for which a person must register under this chapter for a period that exceeds the minimum required registration period under federal law. (c) To the extent possible, the council shall periodically verify with the Bureau of Justice Assistance or another appropriate federal agency the accuracy of the list of reportable convictions or adjudications described by Subsection (b). Art. 62.403. INDIVIDUAL RISK ASSESSMENT. (a) The council by rule shall establish, develop, or adopt an individual risk assessment tool or a group of individual risk assessment tools that: (1) evaluates the criminal history of a person required to register under this chapter; and (2) seeks to predict: (A) the likelihood that the person will engage in criminal activity that may result in the person receiving a second or subsequent reportable adjudication or conviction; and (B) the continuing danger, if any, that the person poses to the community. (b) On the written request of a person with a single reportable adjudication or conviction that appears on the list published under Article 62.402(b), the council shall: (1) evaluate the person using the individual risk assessment tool or group of individual risk assessment tools established, developed, or adopted under Subsection (a); and (2) provide to the person a written report detailing the outcome of an evaluation conducted under Subdivision (1). (c) An individual risk assessment provided to a person under this subchapter is confidential and is not subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code. Art. 62.404. MOTION FOR EARLY TERMINATION. (a) A person required to register under this chapter who has requested and received an individual risk assessment under Article 62.403 may file with the trial court that sentenced the person for the reportable conviction or adjudication a motion for early termination of the person's obligation to register under this chapter. (b) A motion filed under this article must be accompanied by: (1) a written explanation of how the reportable conviction or adjudication giving rise to the movant's registration under this chapter qualifies as a reportable conviction or adjudication that appears on the list published under Article 62.402(b); and (2) a certified copy of a written report detailing the outcome of an individual risk assessment evaluation conducted under Article 62.403(b)(1). Art. 62.405. HEARING ON PETITION. (a) After reviewing a motion filed with the court under Article 62.404, the court may: (1) deny without a hearing the movant's request for early termination; or (2) hold a hearing on the motion to determine whether to grant or deny the motion. (b) The court may not grant a motion filed under Article 62.404 if: (1) the motion is not accompanied by the documents required under Article 62.404(b); or (2) the court determines that the reportable conviction or adjudication for which the movant is required to register under this chapter is not a reportable conviction or adjudication for which the movant is required to register for a period that exceeds the minimum required registration period under federal law. Art. 62.406. COSTS OF INDIVIDUAL RISK ASSESSMENT AND OF COURT. A person required to register under this chapter who files a motion for early termination of the person's registration obligation under this chapter is responsible for and shall remit to the council and to the court, as applicable, all costs associated with and incurred by the council in providing the individual risk assessment or by the court in holding a hearing under this subchapter. Art. 62.407. EFFECT OF ORDER GRANTING EARLY TERMINATION. (a) If, after notice to the person and to the prosecuting attorney and a hearing, the court grants a motion filed under Article 62.404 for the early termination of a person's obligation to register under this chapter, notwithstanding Article 62.101, the person's obligation to register under this chapter ends on the later of: (1) the date the court enters the order of early termination; or (2) the date the person has paid each cost described by Section 62.406. (b) If the court grants a motion filed under Article 62.404 for the early termination of a person's obligation to register under this chapter, all conditions of the person's parole, release to mandatory supervision, or community supervision shall be modified in accordance with the court's order. Art. 62.408. NONAPPLICABILITY. This subchapter does not apply to a person without a reportable conviction or adjudication who is required to register as a condition of parole, release to mandatory supervision, or community supervision. SECTION 1.02. Chapter 13, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended by adding Article 13.30 to read as follows: Art. 13.30. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION STATUTE. An offense under Chapter 62 may be prosecuted in: (1) any county in which an element of the offense occurs; (2) the county in which the person subject to Chapter 62 last registered, verified registration, or otherwise complied with a requirement of Chapter 62; (3) the county in which the person required to register under Chapter 62 has indicated that the person intends to reside; or (4) any county in which the person required to register under Chapter 62 is placed under custodial arrest for an offense subsequent to the person's most recent reportable conviction or adjudication under Chapter 62. SECTION 1.03. Article 26.13(h), Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows: (h) The court must substantially comply with Subsection (a)(5). The failure of the court to comply with Subsection (a)(5) is not a ground for the defendant to set aside the conviction, sentence, or plea. [Before accepting a plea of guilty or nolo contendere from a defendant described by Subsection (a)(5), the court shall ascertain whether the attorney representing the defendant has advised the defendant regarding registration requirements under Chapter 62.] SECTION 1.04. Article 44.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended by adding Subsection (l) to read as follows: (l) The state is entitled to appeal an order entered under: (1) Subchapter G or H, Chapter 62, that exempts a person from complying with the requirements of Chapter 62; and (2) Subchapter I, Chapter 62, that terminates a person's obligation to register under Chapter 62. SECTION 1.05. Subchapter G, Chapter 411, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 411.1473 to read as follows: Sec. 411.1473. DNA RECORDS OF CERTAIN REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS. (a) This section applies only to a person who is required to register under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure. (b) The department by rule shall require a law enforcement agency serving as a person's primary registration authority under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, to: (1) take one or more specimens from a person described by Subsection (a) for the purpose of creating a DNA record; and (2) preserve the specimen and maintain a record of the collection of the specimen. (c) A law enforcement agency taking a specimen under this section may either send the specimen to the director or send to the director an analysis of the specimen performed by a laboratory chosen by the agency and approved by the director. (d) A law enforcement agency is not required to take and a person is not required to provide a specimen under this section if the person is required to and has provided a specimen under this chapter or other law. SECTION 1.06. Section 508.186, Government Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 508.186. SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION. [(a)] A parole panel shall require as a condition of parole or mandatory supervision that a releasee required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure: (1) register under that chapter; and (2) [pay to the releasee's supervising officer an amount equal to the cost, as evidenced by written receipt, incurred by the applicable local law enforcement authority for providing notice for publication to a newspaper as required by that chapter; and [(3)] submit a blood sample or other specimen to the Department of Public Safety under Subchapter G, Chapter 411, for the purpose of creating a DNA record of the releasee, unless the releasee has already submitted the required specimen under other state law. [(a-1) A political subdivision served by the local law enforcement authority may bill any unpaid amount under Subsection (a)(2), identified separately, within a bill for a utility service provided by the political subdivision to the releasee and may suspend service of the utility to a releasee who is delinquent in payment of the amount until the delinquent claim is fully paid to the political subdivision. In this subsection, "utility service" means water, wastewater, sewer, gas, garbage, electricity, or drainage service. [(b) The division or political subdivision, as applicable, shall remit an amount collected under this section to the applicable local law enforcement authority. [(c) In a parole or mandatory supervision revocation hearing under Section 508.281 at which it is alleged only that the releasee failed to make a payment under this section, it is an affirmative defense to revocation that the releasee is unable to pay the amount as ordered by a parole panel. The releasee must prove the affirmative defense by a preponderance of the evidence.]
ARTICLE 2. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS
SECTION 2.01. Article 42.016, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows: Art. 42.016. SPECIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS. If a person is convicted of, receives a grant of deferred adjudication for, or is adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct based on a violation of an offense for which a conviction or adjudication requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62, [as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997,] the court shall: (1) issue an order requiring the Texas Department of Public Safety to include in any driver's license record or personal identification certificate record maintained by the department for the person an indication that the person is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62[, as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997]; (2) require the person to apply to the Texas Department of Public Safety in person for an original or renewal driver's license or personal identification certificate not later than the 30th day after the date the person is released or the date the department sends written notice to the person of the requirements of Article 62.060 [62.065], as applicable, and to annually renew the license or certificate; (3) notify the person of the consequence of the conviction or order of deferred adjudication as it relates to the order issued under this article; and (4) send to the Texas Department of Public Safety a copy of the record of conviction, a copy of the order granting deferred adjudication, or a copy of the juvenile adjudication, as applicable, and a copy of the order issued under this article. SECTION 2.02. Section 2(b), Article 42.22, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows: (b) The state also has a restitution lien to secure the: (1) amount of fines or costs entered against a defendant in the judgment in a felony criminal case; (2) amount of reimbursement for costs of: (A) confinement ordered under Article 42.038; or (B) notice provided under Article 62.056 [62.03] or 62.201[62.04]; and (3) amount of damages incurred by the state as a result of the commission of an offense under Section 38.04, Penal Code, in which the defendant used a motor vehicle while the defendant was in flight. SECTION 2.03. Article 60.051(f), Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows: (f) The department shall maintain in the computerized criminal history system any information the department maintains in the central database under Article 62.005 [62.08]. SECTION 2.04. Section 12.120(a), Education Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A person may not serve as a member of the governing body of a charter holder, as a member of the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school, or as an officer or employee of an open-enrollment charter school if the person: (1) has been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; (2) has been convicted of an offense listed in Section 37.007(a); (3) has been convicted of an offense listed in Article 62.001(5) [62.01(5)], Code of Criminal Procedure; or (4) has a substantial interest in a management company. SECTION 2.05. Section 45.004(c), Family Code, is amended to read as follows: (c) In this section, "local law enforcement authority" has the meaning assigned by Article 62.001 [62.01], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2.06. Section 45.103(c), Family Code, is amended to read as follows: (c) A court may order a change of name under this subchapter for a person subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, if, in addition to the requirements of Subsection (a), the person provides the court with proof that the person has notified the appropriate local law enforcement authority of the proposed name change. In this subsection, "local law enforcement authority" has the meaning assigned by Article 62.001 [62.01], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2.07. Sections 54.051(g) and (h), Family Code, are amended to read as follows: (g) If the juvenile court places the child on probation for an offense for which registration as a sex offender is required by Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, and defers the registration requirement until completion of treatment for the sex offense under Subchapter H, Chapter 62 [Article 62.13], Code of Criminal Procedure, the authority under that article to reexamine the need for registration on completion of treatment is transferred to the court to which probation is transferred. (h) If the juvenile court places the child on probation for an offense for which registration as a sex offender is required by Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, and the child registers, the authority of the court to excuse further compliance with the registration requirement under Subchapter H, Chapter 62 [Articles 62.13(l)-(r)], Code of Criminal Procedure, is transferred to the court to which probation is transferred. SECTION 2.08. Section 411.0091(b), Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) The sex offender compliance unit shall investigate and arrest individuals determined to have committed a sexually violent offense, as defined by Article 62.001 [62.01], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2.09. Section 411.088(b), Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (b) The department may not charge for processing an electronic inquiry for information described as public information under Article 62.005 [62.08], Code of Criminal Procedure, made through the use of the Internet. SECTION 2.10. Section 109.001(2), Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows: (2) "Local law enforcement authority" has the meaning assigned by Article 62.001 [62.01], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2.11. Section 38.111(a), Penal Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A person commits an offense if the person, while confined in a correctional facility after being charged with or convicted of an offense listed in Article 62.001(5) [62.01(5)], Code of Criminal Procedure, contacts by letter, telephone, or any other means, either directly or through a third party, a victim of the offense or a member of the victim's family, if: (1) the victim was younger than 17 years of age at the time of the commission of the offense for which the person is confined; and (2) the director of the correctional facility has not, before the person makes contact with the victim: (A) received written and dated consent to the contact from: (i) a parent of the victim; (ii) a legal guardian of the victim; (iii) the victim, if the victim is 17 years of age or older at the time of giving the consent; or (iv) a member of the victim's family who is 17 years of age or older; and (B) provided the person with a copy of the consent. SECTION 2.12. Section 521.101(h), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: (h) The department shall automatically revoke each personal identification certificate issued by the department to a person who: (1) is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure[, as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997]; and (2) fails to apply to the department for renewal of the personal identification certificate as required by Article 62.060 [62.065], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2.13. Section 521.103(a), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) The department may issue an original or renewal personal identification certificate to a person whose driver's license or personal identification certificate record indicates that the person is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, [as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997,] only if the person: (1) applies in person for the issuance of a certificate under this section; and (2) pays a fee of $20. SECTION 2.14. Section 521.348(a), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) A driver's license is automatically revoked if the holder of the license: (1) is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure[, as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997]; and (2) fails to apply to the department for renewal of the license as required by Article 62.060 [62.065], Code of Criminal Procedure.
ARTICLE 3. STATE ASSISTANCE TO SEX OFFENDERS
SECTION 3.01. Subchapter A, Chapter 531, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 531.078 to read as follows: Sec. 531.078. CERTAIN MEDICATION FOR SEX OFFENDERS PROHIBITED. (a) To the maximum extent allowable under federal law, the commission may not provide sexual performance enhancing medication under the Medicaid vendor drug program or any other health and human services program to a person required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure. (b) The executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission may adopt rules as necessary to implement this section.
ARTICLE 4. TRANSITIONS; EFFECTIVE DATE; REPEALERS
SECTION 4.01. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, the changes in law made by this Act in amending Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, apply to a person subject to Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, for an offense or conduct committed or engaged in before, on, or after the effective date of this Act. (b) To the extent that the changes in law made by this Act to Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, change the elements of or punishment for conduct constituting a violation of Chapter 62, those changes apply only to conduct engaged in on or after the effective date of this Act. Conduct engaged in before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the conduct was engaged in, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 4.02. The change in law made by this Act in adding Article 13.30, Code of Criminal Procedure, applies only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act. For purposes of this section, an offense is committed on or after the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs on or after the effective date of this Act. An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the offense was committed, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 4.03. The change in law made by this Act in amending Article 26.13(h), Code of Criminal Procedure, applies only to a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere that is entered on or after the effective date of this Act. A plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere that is entered before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the plea was entered, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 4.04. The change in law made by this Act in repealing Subsections (g) and (h), Section 19, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, and in amending Section 508.186, Government Code, applies only to a person who is placed on community supervision or released on parole or mandatory supervision for an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act. A person who is placed on community supervision or released on parole or mandatory supervision for an offense committed before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of this section, an offense is committed on or after the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense occurs on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 4.05. The change in law made by this Act in amending Article 44.01, Code of Criminal Procedure, applies only to an appeal brought by the state on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 4.06. The change in law made by this Act in adding Section 411.1473, Government Code, applies only to a person who, for the first time, must register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 4.07. Subsections (g) and (h), Section 19, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, are repealed. SECTION 4.08. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 867 was passed by the House on May 11, 2005, by a non-record vote; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 867 on May 26, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 867 was passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May 24, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: __________________ Date __________________ Governor