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  H.B. No. 904
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the transfer of certain inmates to the Texas Department
  of Criminal Justice following pronouncement of the inmate's
  sentence.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 3, Article 42.09, Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 3.  If a defendant [is] convicted of a felony is [and]
  sentenced to death or to [,] life [, or a term of more than ten
  years] in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or is ineligible
  for release on bail pending appeal under Article 44.04(b) and [he]
  gives notice of appeal, the defendant [he] shall be transferred to
  the department on a commitment pending a mandate from the court of
  appeals or the Court of Criminal Appeals.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 904 was passed by the House on April
  13, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 904 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor