H.B. No. 2825
  relating to the authority of a county to establish a centralized sex
  offender registration authority.
         SECTION 1.  Article 62.0045, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Art. 62.0045.  CENTRALIZED REGISTRATION AUTHORITY.  (a)  The
  commissioners court of [in] a county [with a population of 100,000
  or more] may designate the office of the sheriff of the county or
  may, through interlocal agreement, designate the office of a chief
  of police of a municipality in that county to serve as a mandatory
  countywide registration location for persons subject to this
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a
  person [who is] subject to this chapter is required to perform the
  registration and verification requirements of Articles [shall
  register under Article] 62.051 and [or verify registration under
  Article] 62.058 and the change of address requirements of Article
  62.055 only with respect to the centralized registration authority
  for the county, regardless of whether the person resides in any
  municipality located in that county.  If the person resides in a
  municipality, and the local law enforcement authority in the
  municipality does not serve as the person's centralized
  registration authority, the centralized registration authority,
  not later than the third day after the date the person registers or
  verifies registration or changes address with that authority, shall
  provide to the local law enforcement authority in that municipality
  notice of the person's registration, [or] verification of
  registration, or change of address, as applicable, with the
  centralized registration authority.
         (c)  This section does not affect a person's duty to register
  with secondary sex offender registries under this chapter, such as
  those described by Articles 62.059 and 62.153.
         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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2825 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2825 on May 24, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2825 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________