S.B. No. 396

relating to the interagency exchange of information regarding certain offenders with special needs. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subdivision (1), Subsection (c), Section 614.017, Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: (1) "Agency" includes any of the following entities and individuals, a person with an agency relationship with one of the following entities or individuals, and a person who contracts with one or more of the following entities or individuals: (A) the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee; (B) the Board of Pardons and Paroles; (C) the [Texas] Department of State [Mental] Health Services [and Mental Retardation]; (D) the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission; (E) the Texas Youth Commission; (F) the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services [Texas Rehabilitation Commission]; (G) the Texas Education Agency; (H) the [Criminal Justice Policy Council; [(I) the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; [(J) the] Commission on Jail Standards; (I) [(K)] the [Texas] Department of Aging and Disability [Human] Services; (J) [(L) the Texas Department on Aging; [(M)] the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; (K) [(N) the Texas Department of Health; [(O) the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; [(P)] community supervision and corrections departments; (L) [(Q)] personal bond pretrial release offices established under Article 17.42, Code of Criminal Procedure; (M) [(R)] local jails regulated by the Commission on Jail Standards; (N) [(S)] a municipal or county health department; (O) [(T)] a hospital district; (P) [(U)] a judge of this state with jurisdiction over criminal cases; and (Q) [(V)] an attorney who is appointed or retained to represent a special needs offender. 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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 396 passed the Senate on April 14, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 20, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B. No. 396 passed the House, with amendment, on May 19, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 138, Nays 0, one present not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor