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  S.B. No. 150
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to granting limited state law enforcement authority to
  special agents of the Office of Inspector General of the United
  States Department of Veterans Affairs and to updating certain
  references related to the grant of that authority to other federal
  law enforcement personnel.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsections (a) and (c), Article 2.122, Code of
  Criminal Procedure, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The following named criminal investigators of the
  United States shall not be deemed peace officers, but shall have the
  powers of arrest, search, and seizure under the laws of this state 
  as to felony offenses only [under the laws of the State of Texas]:
               (1)  Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of
  Investigation;
               (2)  Special Agents of the Secret Service;
               (3)  Special Agents of the United States Immigration
  and Customs Enforcement;
               (4)  Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
  [and] Firearms and Explosives;
               (5)  Special Agents of the United States [Federal] Drug
  Enforcement Administration [Agency];
               (6)  Inspectors of the United States Postal Inspection 
  Service;
               (7)  Special Agents of the Criminal Investigation
  Division [and Inspectors of the Internal Security Division] of the
  Internal Revenue Service;
               (8)  Civilian Special Agents of the United States Naval
  Criminal Investigative Service;
               (9)  Marshals and Deputy Marshals of the United States
  Marshals Service;
               (10)  [Special Agents of the United States Citizenship
  and Immigration Services; and
               [(11)]  Special Agents of the United States Department
  of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security;
               (11)  Special Agents of the Treasury Inspector General
  for Tax Administration; and
               (12)  Special Agents of the Office of Inspector General
  of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
         (c)  A Customs and Border Protection Officer or Border Patrol
  Agent of the United States Customs and Border Protection or an [a
  Border Patrol agent,] immigration enforcement agent[,] or
  deportation officer of the Department of Homeland Security is not a
  peace officer under the laws of this state but, on the premises of a
  port facility designated by the commissioner of the United States
  Customs and Border Protection as a port of entry for arrival in the
  United States by land transportation from the United Mexican States
  into the State of Texas or at a permanent established border patrol
  traffic check point, has the authority to detain a person pending
  transfer without unnecessary delay to a peace officer if the agent
  or officer has probable cause to believe that the person has engaged
  in conduct that is a violation of Section 49.02, 49.04, 49.07, or
  49.08, Penal Code, regardless of whether the violation may be
  disposed of in a criminal proceeding or a juvenile justice
  proceeding.
         SECTION 2.  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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 150 passed the Senate on
  May 3, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 150 passed the House on
  May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor