S.B. No. 345
  relating to certain programs for inmates, including the abolition
  of the state boot camp program and the use of programs by volunteer
  and faith-based organizations.
         SECTION 1.  Section 501.009, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
  REPORT. (a)  The department shall adopt a policy that requires
  each warden to identify [actively encourage] volunteer and
  faith-based organizations that [to] provide [the following]
  programs for inmates housed in facilities operated by the
  department. The policy must require each warden to actively
  encourage volunteer and faith-based organizations to provide the
  following programs for inmates in the warden's facility:
               (1)  literacy and education programs;
               (2)  life skills programs;
               (3)  job skills programs;
               (4)  parent-training programs;
               (5)  drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs;
               (6)  support group programs;
               (7)  arts and crafts programs; and
               (8)  other programs determined by the department to aid
  inmates in the transition between confinement and society and to
  reduce incidence of recidivism among inmates.
         (b)  The policy must require that each warden submit a report
  to the board not later than December 31 of each year that includes,
  for the preceding fiscal year, a summary of:
               (1)  the programs provided to inmates under this
  section; and
               (2)  the actions taken by the warden to identify
  volunteer and faith-based organizations willing to provide
  programs to inmates and to encourage those organizations to provide
  programs in the warden's facility.
         SECTION 2.  The following are repealed:
               (1)  Section 8, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal
  Procedure; and
               (2)  Section 499.052, Government Code.
         SECTION 3.  (a)  On and after the effective date of this Act:
               (1)  a judge may not recommend a person for placement in
  the state boot camp program under Section 499.052, Government Code;
               (2)  a participant in the state boot camp program
  remains a participant in the program only until the later of the
  following dates:
                     (A)  the date on which the convicting court
  suspends further execution of the sentence and reassumes custody of
  the person; or
                     (B)  the date on which the Texas Department of
  Criminal Justice transfers the person to another unit in the
         (b)  Section 8, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure,
  and Section 499.052, Government Code, repealed by this Act, are
  continued in effect for the limited purpose of the orderly
  abolition of the state boot camp program created by those
         SECTION 4.  Not later than December 1, 2013, the Texas
  Department of Criminal Justice shall adopt the policy, including a
  schedule for implementing the policy, required by Section 501.009,
  Government Code, as amended by this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 345 passed the Senate on
  March 27, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 24, 2013, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 345 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 21, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 143,
  Nays 2, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House