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  H.B. No. 2130
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the assistance of the Texas Rangers in the
  investigation of certain sex offenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended by adding Article 2.022 to read as follows:
         Art. 2.022.  ASSISTANCE OF TEXAS RANGERS. (a) The attorney
  representing the state may request the Texas Rangers division of
  the Department of Public Safety to provide assistance to a local law
  enforcement agency investigating an offense that:
               (1)  is alleged to have been committed by an elected
  officer of the political subdivision served by the local law
  enforcement agency; and
               (2)  on conviction or adjudication, would subject the
  elected officer to registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62.
         (b)  For purposes of this article, "assistance" includes
  investigative, technical, and administrative assistance.
         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, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2130 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2130 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor