H.B. No. 3996
  relating to the donation of juror reimbursements.
         SECTION 1.  Section 61.003(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Each person who reports for jury service shall be
  personally provided a form letter that when signed by the person
  directs the county treasurer to donate all, or a specific amount
  designated by the person, of the person's daily reimbursement under
  this chapter to:
               (1)  the compensation to victims of crime fund under
  Subchapter B, Chapter 56, Code of Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  the child welfare, child protective services, or
  child services board of the county appointed under Section 264.005,
  Family Code, that serves abused and neglected children;
               (3)  any program selected by the commissioners court
  that is operated by a public or private nonprofit organization and
  that provides shelter and services to victims of family violence;
               (4)  any other program approved by the commissioners
  court of the county, including a program established under Article
  56.04(f), Code of Criminal Procedure, that offers psychological
  counseling to jurors in criminal cases involving graphic evidence
  or testimony; or
               (5)  a veterans court program established by the
  commissioners court as provided by Chapter 124.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to donations from jurors appearing in response to a summons issued
  on or 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. 3996 was passed by the House on May
  15, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3996 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________