H.B. No. 2574

relating to the waiver of civil process continuing education requirements for constables and deputy constables by the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 1701.354(d), Occupations Code, is amended to read as follows: (d) The commission may waive the [requirement that a constable or deputy constable complete the] instruction requirements under [required by] this section [if]: (1) for a deputy constable, if a constable requests a waiver for the deputy constable based on a representation that the deputy constable's duty assignment does not involve civil process responsibilities; or (2) for a constable or deputy constable, if the constable or deputy constable requests a waiver because of hardship[;] and [(2)] the commission determines that a hardship exists. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 2574 was passed by the House on April 29, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 2574 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor