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  H.B. No. 1655
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the reporting of certain offenses committed by members
  of the Texas military forces.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article 42.0183(b), Code of Criminal Procedure,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  As soon as possible after the date on which the
  defendant is convicted or granted deferred adjudication on the
  basis of an offense, the clerk of the court in which the conviction
  or deferred adjudication is entered shall provide written notice of
  the conviction or deferred adjudication to the staff judge advocate
  general [at Joint Force Headquarters] or the provost marshal of the
  military installation to which the defendant is assigned with the
  intent that the commanding officer will be notified, as applicable.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Article
  42.0183(b), Code of Criminal Procedure, applies only to a judgment
  of conviction entered on or after the effective date of this Act or
  a grant of deferred adjudication made on or after the effective date
  of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1655 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1655 was passed by the Senate on May
  16, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor