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  H.B. No. 2611
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility of certain inmates of the Texas
  Department of Criminal Justice for medically recommended intensive
  supervision.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.146(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate[,] other than an inmate who is serving a
  sentence of death or life without parole [or an inmate who has a
  reportable conviction or adjudication under Chapter 62, Code of
  Criminal Procedure,] may be released on medically recommended
  intensive supervision on a date designated by a parole panel
  described by Subsection (e), except that an inmate with an instant
  offense that is an offense described in Section 3g, Article 42.12,
  Code of Criminal Procedure, or an inmate who has a reportable
  conviction or adjudication under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, may only be considered if a medical condition of
  terminal illness or long-term care has been diagnosed by a
  physician, if:
               (1)  the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with
  Medical or Mental Impairments, in cooperation with the Correctional
  Managed Health Care Committee, identifies the inmate as being:
                     (A)  elderly, physically disabled, mentally ill,
  terminally ill, or mentally retarded or having a condition
  requiring long-term care, if the inmate is an inmate with an instant
  offense that is described in Section 3g, Article 42.12, Code of
  Criminal Procedure; or
                     (B)  in a persistent vegetative state or being a
  person with an organic brain syndrome with significant to total
  mobility impairment, if the inmate is an inmate who has a reportable
  conviction or adjudication under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal
  Procedure;
               (2)  the parole panel determines that, based on the
  inmate's condition and a medical evaluation, the inmate does not
  constitute a threat to public safety; and
               (3)  the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with
  Medical or Mental Impairments, in cooperation with the pardons and
  paroles division, has prepared for the inmate a medically
  recommended intensive supervision plan that requires the inmate to
  submit to electronic monitoring, places the inmate on
  super-intensive supervision, or otherwise ensures appropriate
  supervision of the inmate.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2611 was passed by the House on April
  12, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2611 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor