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  H.B. No. 3736
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to establishing parole officer maximum caseloads.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 508, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 508.1142 to read as follows:
         Sec. 508.1142.  PAROLE OFFICER MAXIMUM CASELOADS. (a) The
  department shall adopt a policy that establishes guidelines for a
  maximum caseload for each parole officer of:
               (1)  60 active releasees, if the releasees are not in a
  specialized program described by Subdivisions (2)-(6);
               (2)  35 active releasees, if the releasees are in the
  special needs offender program;
               (3)  35 active releasees, if the releasees are in the
  therapeutic community substance abuse aftercare treatment program;
               (4)  24 active releasees, if the releasees are in the
  sex offender program;
               (5)  20 active releasees, if the releasees are
  electronically monitored; and
               (6)  11 active releasees, if the releasees are in the
  super-intensive supervision program.
         (b)  If the department is unable to meet the maximum caseload
  guidelines, the department shall submit a report to the Legislative
  Budget Board, at the end of each fiscal year in which the department
  fails to meet the guidelines, stating the amount of money needed by
  the department to meet the guidelines.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall
  adopt the policy establishing guidelines for maximum caseloads, as
  required by Section 508.1142, Government Code, as added by this
  Act, not later than September 1, 2007.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3736 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3736 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor