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  H.B. No. 1768
  relating to the hours worked during a week by police officers in
  certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 142.0015, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (f) and adding Subsection (f-1) to
  read as follows:
         (f)  Except [A police officer may not, except] as provided by
  Subsection (g) or (j), a police officer may not be required to work:
               (1)  more than 40 hours during a calendar week in a
  municipality that:
                     (A)  has a population of more than one million;
                     (B)  is not subject to Section 142.0017; and
                     (C)  has not adopted Chapter 174; or
               (2)  in a municipality not described by Subdivision
  (1), more hours during a calendar week than the number of hours in
  the normal work week of the majority of the employees of the
  municipality other than fire fighters and police officers.
         (f-1)  In determining whether a police officer is considered
  to have been required to work overtime for purposes of Subsection
  (f)(1), all hours are counted during which the police officer:
               (1)  is required to remain available for immediate call
  to duty by continuously remaining in contact with a police
  department office by telephone or by radio;
               (2)  is taking any authorized leave, including
  attendance incentive leave, vacation leave, holiday leave,
  compensatory time off, jury duty, military leave, or leave because
  of a death in the family; and
               (3)  is considered to have worked under Subsection (h).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1768 was passed by the House on April
  19, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1768 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________