H.B. No. 1658
  relating to the refund of a cash bond to a defendant in a criminal
         SECTION 1.  Article 17.02, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 17.02.  DEFINITION OF "BAIL BOND". A "bail bond" is a
  written undertaking entered into by the defendant and the
  defendant's [his] sureties for the appearance of the principal
  therein before a [some] court or magistrate to answer a criminal
  accusation; provided, however, that the defendant on [upon]
  execution of the [such] bail bond may deposit with the custodian of
  funds of the court in which the prosecution is pending current money
  of the United States in the amount of the bond in lieu of having
  sureties signing the same. Any cash funds deposited under this
  article [Article] shall be receipted for by the officer receiving
  the funds [same] and, on order of the court, [shall] be refunded,
  after [to] the defendant [if and when the defendant] complies with
  the conditions of the defendant's [his] bond, to:
               (1)  any person in the name of whom a receipt was
  issued, in the amount reflected on the face of the receipt,
  including the defendant if a receipt was issued to the defendant; or
               (2)  the defendant, if no other person is able to
  produce a receipt for the funds[, and upon order of the court].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a cash bond that is executed on or after the effective date of
  this Act. A cash bond executed before the effective date of this
  Act is governed by the law in effect when the cash bond was
  executed, and the former law is continued in effect for that
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1658 was passed by the House on April
  21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1658 on May 25, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1658 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________