S.B. No. 1649
  relating to a grant program to support the prosecution of certain
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 772, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 772.0071 to read as follows:
  (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Border crime" means any crime that occurs in the
  border region and that undermines public safety or security,
  including an offense:
                     (A)  during the prosecution of which an
  affirmative finding may be requested under Section 3g(a)(2),
  Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure;
                     (B)  under Chapter 19, 20, 20A, 46, or 71, Penal
                     (C)  under Title 7 or 8, Penal Code;
                     (D)  under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code;
                     (E)  committed by a person who is not a citizen or
  national of the United States and is not lawfully present in the
  United States; or
                     (F)  that is coordinated with or related to
  activities or crimes that occur or are committed in the United
  Mexican States.
               (2)  "Border region" means the portion of this state
  that is located in a county that is adjacent to:
                     (A)  an international border; or
                     (B)  a county described by Paragraph (A).
               (3)  "Criminal justice division" means the criminal
  justice division established under Section 772.006.
               (4)  "Eligible prosecuting attorney" means an attorney
  in a border region who represents the state in the prosecution of
         (b)  The criminal justice division shall establish and
  administer a grant program through which an eligible prosecuting
  attorney or the attorney's office may apply for a grant to support
  the prosecution of border crime in a county or counties under the
  jurisdiction of the attorney.
         (c)  The criminal justice division shall establish:
               (1)  additional eligibility criteria for grant
               (2)  grant application procedures;
               (3)  guidelines relating to grant amounts;
               (4)  procedures for evaluating grant applications; and
               (5)  procedures for monitoring the use of a grant
  awarded under the program and ensuring compliance with any
  conditions of a grant.
         (d)  Undedicated and unobligated funds in the operators and
  chauffeurs license account may be appropriated only to the criminal
  justice division for the purpose of awarding grants under this
  section.  The account is exempt from the application of Section
         (e)  The criminal justice division shall include in the
  biennial report required by Section 772.006(a)(9) a detailed
  reporting of the results and performance of the grant program
  administered under this section.
         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. 1649 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 27, 2011, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1649 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 23, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 142,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House