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                                                                  S.B. No. 907




AN ACT
relating to authority of a peace officer to make an arrest outside of the officer's jurisdiction or to seize property while making the arrest. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subsection (g), Article 14.03, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended to read as follows: (g)(1) A peace officer listed in Subdivision (1), (2), [(3), (4),] or (5), Article 2.12, who is licensed under Chapter 1701 [415], Occupations [Government] Code, and is outside of the officer's jurisdiction may arrest without a warrant a person who commits any offense within the officer's presence or view, other than [except that an officer who is outside the officer's jurisdiction may arrest a person for] a violation of Subtitle C, Title 7, Transportation Code[, only if the officer is listed in Subdivision (4), Article 2.12]. (2) A peace officer listed in Subdivision (3), Article 2.12, who is licensed under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, and is outside of the officer's jurisdiction may arrest without a warrant a person who commits any offense within the officer's presence or view, except that an officer described in this subdivision who is outside of that officer's jurisdiction may arrest a person for a violation of Subtitle C, Title 7, Transportation Code, only if the offense is committed in the county or counties in which the municipality employing the peace officer is located. (3) A peace officer making an arrest under this subsection shall as soon as practicable after making the arrest notify a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where the arrest was made. The law enforcement agency shall then take custody of: (A) the person committing the offense and take the person before a magistrate in compliance with Article 14.06; and (B) any property seized during or after the arrest as if the property had been seized by a peace officer of that law enforcement agency. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 907 passed the Senate on April 7, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 26, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B. No. 907 passed the House, with amendment, on May 19, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor