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  H.B. No. 3311
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the duty of an attorney ad litem appointed for a child
  to meet with the child or individual with whom the child resides
  before each court hearing.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 107.004, Family Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d-1) to read as follows:
         (d-1)  A meeting required by Subsection (d) must take place:
               (1)  a sufficient time before the hearing to allow the
  attorney ad litem to prepare for the hearing in accordance with the
  child's expressed objectives of representation; and
               (2)  in a private setting that allows for confidential
  communications between the attorney ad litem and the child or
  individual with whom the child ordinarily resides, as applicable.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3311 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3311 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor