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  S.B. No. 1832
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility for judge-ordered community
  supervision or for release on parole or to mandatory supervision of
  a defendant convicted of criminal solicitation of capital murder.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 3g, Article 42.12, Code
  of Criminal Procedure, as amended by Chapters 405 (S.B. 877) and 593
  (H.B. 8), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, is
  reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The provisions of Section 3 of this article do not
  apply:
               (1)  to a defendant adjudged guilty of an offense
  under:
                     (A)  Section 19.02, Penal Code (Murder);
                     (B)  Section 19.03, Penal Code (Capital murder);
                     (C)  Section 21.11(a)(1), Penal Code (Indecency
  with a child);
                     (D)  Section 20.04, Penal Code (Aggravated
  kidnapping);
                     (E)  Section 22.021, Penal Code (Aggravated
  sexual assault);
                     (F)  Section 29.03, Penal Code (Aggravated
  robbery);
                     (G)  Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, for
  which punishment is increased under:
                           (i)  Section 481.140, Health and Safety
  Code; or
                           (ii)  Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f),
  Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been
  previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was
  increased under any of those subsections;
                     (H)  Section 22.011, Penal Code (Sexual assault);
  [or]
                     (I)  Section 22.04(a)(1), Penal Code (Injury to a
  child, elderly individual, or disabled individual), if the offense
  is punishable as a felony of the first degree and the victim of the
  offense is a child; [or]
                     (J) [(I)] Section 43.25, Penal Code (Sexual
  performance by a child); or
                     (K)  Section 15.03, Penal Code, if the offense is
  punishable as a felony of the first degree; or
               (2)  to a defendant when it is shown that a deadly
  weapon as defined in Section 1.07, Penal Code, was used or exhibited
  during the commission of a felony offense or during immediate
  flight therefrom, and that the defendant used or exhibited the
  deadly weapon or was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly
  weapon would be used or exhibited. On an affirmative finding under
  this subdivision, the trial court shall enter the finding in the
  judgment of the court. On an affirmative finding that the deadly
  weapon was a firearm, the court shall enter that finding in its
  judgment.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (d), Section 508.145, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  An inmate serving a sentence for an offense described by
  Section 3g(a)(1)(A), (C), (D), (E), (F), (G), (H), [or] (I), (J), or
  (K), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or for an offense
  for which the judgment contains an affirmative finding under
  Section 3g(a)(2) of that article, is not eligible for release on
  parole until the inmate's actual calendar time served, without
  consideration of good conduct time, equals one-half of the sentence
  or 30 calendar years, whichever is less, but in no event is the
  inmate eligible for release on parole in less than two calendar
  years.
         SECTION 3.  Subsection (a), Section 508.149, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision
  if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously
  convicted of:
               (1)  an offense for which the judgment contains an
  affirmative finding under Section 3g(a)(2), Article 42.12, Code of
  Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 19.02, Penal Code;
               (3)  a capital felony under Section 19.03, Penal Code;
               (4)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 20.04, Penal Code;
               (5)  an offense under Section 21.11, Penal Code;
               (6)  a felony under Section 22.011, Penal Code;
               (7)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 22.02, Penal Code;
               (8)  a first degree felony under Section 22.021, Penal
  Code;
               (9)  a first degree felony under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code;
               (10)  a first degree felony under Section 28.02, Penal
  Code;
               (11)  a second degree felony under Section 29.02, Penal
  Code;
               (12)  a first degree felony under Section 29.03, Penal
  Code;
               (13)  a first degree felony under Section 30.02, Penal
  Code;
               (14)  a felony for which the punishment is increased
  under Section 481.134 or Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code;
               (15)  an offense under Section 43.25, Penal Code; [or]
               (16)  an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code; or
               (17)  a first degree felony under Section 15.03, Penal
  Code.
         SECTION 4.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of
  this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
  this Act if any element of the offense was committed before that
  date.
         SECTION 5.  To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
  over another Act of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009,
  relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
  codes.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1832 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1832 passed the House on
  May 12, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor