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  H.B. No. 1914
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the frequency with which the Board of Pardons and
  Paroles considers the eligibility of certain inmates for release on
  parole.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.141(g-1), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (g-1)  The month designated under Subsection (g)(1) by the
  parole panel that denied release must begin after the first
  anniversary of the date of the denial and end before the fifth
  anniversary of the date of the denial, unless the inmate is serving
  a sentence for an offense under Section 22.021, Penal Code, or a
  life sentence for a capital felony, in which event the designated
  month must begin after the first anniversary of the date of the
  denial and end before the 10th anniversary of the date of the
  denial.
         SECTION 2.  The Board of Pardons and Paroles shall adopt a
  policy consistent with Section 508.141(g-1), Government Code, as
  amended by this Act, as soon as practicable after the effective date
  of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1914 was passed by the House on April
  17, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1914 was passed by the Senate on May
  26, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor