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  H.B. No. 3387
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to sex offender treatment as a condition of parole or
  mandatory supervision for certain releasees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 508, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 508.1862 to read as follows:
         Sec. 508.1862.  SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT. A parole panel
  shall require as a condition of release on parole or to mandatory
  supervision that a releasee participate in a sex offender treatment
  program developed by the department if:
               (1)  the releasee:
                     (A)  was serving a sentence for an offense under
  Chapter 21, Penal Code; or
                     (B)  is required to register as a sex offender
  under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; and
               (2)  immediately before release, the releasee is
  participating in a sex offender treatment program established under
  Section 499.054.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter G, Chapter 508, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 508.228 to read as follows:
         Sec. 508.228.  SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT.  A parole panel may
  require as a condition of release on parole or to mandatory
  supervision that a releasee participate in a sex offender treatment
  program as specified by the parole panel if:
               (1)  the releasee:
                     (A)  was serving a sentence for an offense under
  Chapter 21, Penal Code; or
                     (B)  is required to register as a sex offender
  under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
               (2)  a designated agent of the board after conducting a
  hearing that allows the releasee to contest the evidence, on
  evidence that a sex offense occurred during the commission of the
  offense for which the releasee was serving a sentence, makes an
  affirmative finding that, regardless of the offense for which the
  releasee was serving a sentence, the releasee constitutes a threat
  to society because of the releasee's lack of sexual control.
         SECTION 3.  Sections 508.1862 and 508.228, Government Code,
  as added by this Act, apply only to a decision of a parole panel made
  on or after the effective date of this Act. A decision of a parole
  panel made before the effective date of this Act is governed by the
  law in effect on the date the decision was made, and the former law
  is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3387 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 1, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3387 on May 29, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3387 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 26, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor