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  H.B. No. 3815
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of the Ector County Hospital District to
  employ and commission peace officers.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 1024, Special District
  Local Laws Code, is amended by adding Section 1024.117 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 1024.117.  EMPLOYMENT OF DISTRICT PEACE OFFICERS. (a)
  The board may employ and commission peace officers for the
  district.
         (b)  The jurisdiction of a peace officer commissioned under
  this section includes the property owned or controlled by the
  district.
         (c)  In a district peace officer's jurisdiction, the peace
  officer has the authority granted by Chapter 14, Code of Criminal
  Procedure.
         SECTION 2.  Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 2.12.  WHO ARE PEACE OFFICERS. The following are peace
  officers:
               (1)  sheriffs, their deputies, and those reserve
  deputies who hold a permanent peace officer license issued under
  Chapter 1701, Occupations Code;
               (2)  constables, deputy constables, and those reserve
  deputy constables who hold a permanent peace officer license issued
  under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code;
               (3)  marshals or police officers of an incorporated
  city, town, or village, and those reserve municipal police officers
  who hold a permanent peace officer license issued under Chapter
  1701, Occupations Code;
               (4)  rangers and officers commissioned by the Public
  Safety Commission and the Director of the Department of Public
  Safety;
               (5)  investigators of the district attorneys', criminal
  district attorneys', and county attorneys' offices;
               (6)  law enforcement agents of the Texas Alcoholic
  Beverage Commission;
               (7)  each member of an arson investigating unit
  commissioned by a city, a county, or the state;
               (8)  officers commissioned under Section 37.081,
  Education Code, or Subchapter E, Chapter 51, Education Code;
               (9)  officers commissioned by the General Services
  Commission;
               (10)  law enforcement officers commissioned by the
  Parks and Wildlife Commission;
               (11)  airport police officers commissioned by a city
  with a population of more than 1.18 million that operates an airport
  that serves commercial air carriers;
               (12)  airport security personnel commissioned as peace
  officers by the governing body of any political subdivision of this
  state, other than a city described by Subdivision (11), that
  operates an airport that serves commercial air carriers;
               (13)  municipal park and recreational patrolmen and
  security officers;
               (14)  security officers and investigators commissioned
  as peace officers by the comptroller;
               (15)  officers commissioned by a water control and
  improvement district under Section 49.216, Water Code;
               (16)  officers commissioned by a board of trustees
  under Chapter 54, Transportation Code;
               (17)  investigators commissioned by the Texas Medical
  Board;
               (18)  officers commissioned by:
                     (A)  the board of managers of the Dallas County
  Hospital District, the Tarrant County Hospital District, or the
  Bexar County Hospital District under Section 281.057, Health and
  Safety Code; and
                     (B)  the board of directors of the Ector County
  Hospital District under Section 1024.117, Special District Local
  Laws Code;
               (19)  county park rangers commissioned under
  Subchapter E, Chapter 351, Local Government Code;
               (20)  investigators employed by the Texas Racing
  Commission;
               (21)  officers commissioned under Chapter 554,
  Occupations Code;
               (22)  officers commissioned by the governing body of a
  metropolitan rapid transit authority under Section 451.108,
  Transportation Code, or by a regional transportation authority
  under Section 452.110, Transportation Code;
               (23)  investigators commissioned by the attorney
  general under Section 402.009, Government Code;
               (24)  security officers and investigators commissioned
  as peace officers under Chapter 466, Government Code;
               (25)  an officer employed by the Department of State
  Health Services under Section 431.2471, Health and Safety Code;
               (26)  officers appointed by an appellate court under
  Subchapter F, Chapter 53, Government Code;
               (27)  officers commissioned by the state fire marshal
  under Chapter 417, Government Code;
               (28)  an investigator commissioned by the commissioner
  of insurance under Section 701.104, Insurance Code;
               (29)  apprehension specialists and inspectors general
  commissioned by the Texas Youth Commission as officers under
  Sections 61.0451 and 61.0931, Human Resources Code;
               (30)  officers appointed by the inspector general of
  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 493.019,
  Government Code;
               (31)  investigators commissioned by the Commission on
  Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education under Section
  1701.160, Occupations Code;
               (32)  commission investigators commissioned by the
  Texas Private Security Board under Section 1702.061(f),
  Occupations Code;
               (33)  the fire marshal and any officers, inspectors, or
  investigators commissioned by an emergency services district under
  Chapter 775, Health and Safety Code;
               (34)  officers commissioned by the State Board of
  Dental Examiners under Section 254.013, Occupations Code, subject
  to the limitations imposed by that section;
               (35)  investigators commissioned by the Texas Juvenile
  Probation Commission as officers under Section 141.055, Human
  Resources Code; and
               (36)  the fire marshal and any related officers,
  inspectors, or investigators commissioned by a county under
  Subchapter B, Chapter 352, Local Government Code.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3815 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3815 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  .
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor