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  H.B. No. 1931
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to compensation of property owners whose property is
  damaged as a result of a pursuit involving a law enforcement agency.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 683.015, Transportation Code, is amended
  by amending Subsections (d), (f), and (g) and adding Subsection (h)
  to read as follows:
         (d)  A municipality or county may transfer funds in excess of
  $1,000 from the account to the municipality's or county's general
  revenue account to be used by the law enforcement agency or, if the
  vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or outboard motor was located in a
  county with a population of less than 150,000, by the attorney
  representing the state.
         (f)  A law enforcement agency or an attorney representing the
  state may use funds transferred under Subsection (d) to compensate
  property owners whose property was damaged as a result of a pursuit
  involving a [the] law enforcement agency, regardless of whether the
  agency would be liable under Chapter 101, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code.
         (g)  Before a law enforcement agency or an attorney
  representing the state may compensate a property owner under
  Subsection (f) using funds transferred to a county under Subsection
  (d), the sheriff, [or] constable, or attorney representing the
  state must submit the proposed payment for compensation for
  consideration, and the commissioners court shall consider the
  proposed payment for compensation, at the next regularly scheduled
  meeting of the commissioners court.
         (h)  In this section, "attorney representing the state"
  means a district attorney, criminal district attorney, or county
  attorney performing the duties of a district attorney.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1931 was passed by the House on May 7,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1931 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor