H.B. No. 2609
  relating to convictions barring employment at or by certain
  facilities serving the elderly or persons with disabilities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 250.006(a), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person for whom the facility is entitled to obtain
  criminal history record information may not be employed in a
  facility if the person has been convicted of an offense listed in
  this subsection:
               (1)  an offense under Chapter 19, Penal Code (criminal
               (2)  an offense under Chapter 20, Penal Code
  (kidnapping and unlawful restraint);
               (3)  an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code
  (continuous sexual abuse of young child or children), or Section
  21.11, Penal Code (indecency with a child);
               (4)  an offense under Section 22.011, Penal Code
  (sexual assault);
               (5)  an offense under Section 22.02, Penal Code
  (aggravated assault);
               (6)  an offense under Section 22.04, Penal Code (injury
  to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual);
               (7)  an offense under Section 22.041, Penal Code
  (abandoning or endangering child);
               (8)  an offense under Section 22.08, Penal Code (aiding
               (9)  an offense under Section 25.031, Penal Code
  (agreement to abduct from custody);
               (10)  an offense under Section 25.08, Penal Code (sale
  or purchase of a child);
               (11)  an offense under Section 28.02, Penal Code
               (12)  an offense under Section 29.02, Penal Code
               (13)  an offense under Section 29.03, Penal Code
  (aggravated robbery);
               (14)  an offense under Section 21.08, Penal Code
  (indecent exposure);
               (15)  an offense under Section 21.12, Penal Code
  (improper relationship between educator and student);
               (16)  an offense under Section 21.15, Penal Code
  (improper photography or visual recording);
               (17)  an offense under Section 22.05, Penal Code
  (deadly conduct);
               (18)  an offense under Section 22.021, Penal Code
  (aggravated sexual assault);
               (19)  an offense under Section 22.07, Penal Code
  (terroristic threat);
               (20)  an offense under Section 33.021, Penal Code
  (online solicitation of a minor);
               (21)  an offense under Section 34.02, Penal Code (money
               (22)  an offense under Section 35A.02, Penal Code
  (Medicaid fraud);
               (23)  an offense under Section 36.06, Penal Code
  (obstruction or retaliation);
               (24)  an offense under Section 42.09, Penal Code
  (cruelty to livestock animals), or under Section 42.092, Penal Code
  (cruelty to nonlivestock animals); or
               (25) [(24)]  a conviction under the laws of another
  state, federal law, or the Uniform Code of Military Justice for an
  offense containing elements that are substantially similar to the
  elements of an offense listed by this subsection.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2609 was passed by the House on April
  7, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2609 on May 21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2609 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 19, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________