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  H.B. No. 2735
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to procedures for certain persons charged with an
  administrative violation of a condition of release from the Texas
  Department of Criminal Justice on parole or to mandatory
  supervision.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.251, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (c-1) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  Instead of the issuance of a warrant under this section,
  the division:
               (1)  may issue to the person a summons requiring the
  person to appear for a hearing under Section 508.281 if [unless] the
  person is not a releasee who is:
                     (A)  on intensive supervision or superintensive
  supervision;
                     (B)  [, who is] an absconder; or
                     (C)  [, or who is] determined by the division to be
  a threat to public safety; and
               (2)  shall issue to the person a summons requiring the
  person to appear for a hearing under Section 508.281 if the person:
                     (A)  is charged only with committing an
  administrative violation of release that is alleged to have been
  committed after the third anniversary of the date the person was
  released on parole or to mandatory supervision;
                     (B)  is not serving a sentence for, and has not
  been previously convicted of, an offense listed in or described by
  Article 62.001(5), Code of Criminal Procedure; and
                     (C)  is not a releasee with respect to whom a
  summons may not be issued under Subdivision (1).
         (c-1)  A [The] summons issued under Subsection (c) must state
  the time, date, place, and purpose of the hearing.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a person who on or after the effective date of this Act is charged
  with a violation of the terms of the person's release on parole or
  to mandatory supervision. A person who before the effective date of
  this Act was charged with a violation of the terms of the person's
  release is governed by the law in effect when the violation was
  charged, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2735 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2735 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 25, Nays 6.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor