S.B. No. 1814
  relating to a requirement that members of the Public Safety
  Commission hold a secret security clearance.
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Section 411.003, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The commission is composed of five citizens of this
  state appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the
  senate.  Members must be selected because of their peculiar
  qualifications for the position and must reflect the diverse
  geographic regions and population groups of this state.  Members
  must have and maintain a secret security clearance granted by the
  United States government.  A member may serve on the commission upon
  the granting of an interim secret security clearance, but may not be
  given access to classified information, participate in a briefing
  involving classified information, or vote on an issue involving
  classified information until a secret security clearance has been
  finally approved by the United States government.  Appointments to
  the commission shall be made without regard to race, color,
  disability, sex, religion, age, or national origin.  In making an
  appointment the governor shall consider, among other things, the
  person's knowledge of laws, experience in the enforcement of law,
  honesty, integrity, education, training, and executive ability.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply to a
  member of the Public Safety Commission serving on or after the
  effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 1814 passed the Senate on
  April 29, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1814 passed the House on
  May 8, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 8, two present
  not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House