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  H.B. No. 2888
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an inmate's completion of classes or programs before
  being released on parole.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 508.152(b-2) and (c), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (b-2)  At least once in every 12-month period, the department
  shall review each inmate's individual treatment plan to assess the
  inmate's institutional progress and revise or update the plan as
  necessary. The department shall make reasonable efforts to provide
  an inmate the opportunity to complete any classes or programs
  included in the inmate's individual treatment plan, other than
  classes or programs that are to be completed immediately before the
  inmate's release on parole, in a timely manner so that the inmate's
  release on parole is not delayed due to any uncompleted classes or
  programs.
         (c)  The board shall conduct an initial review of an eligible
  inmate not later than the 180th day after the date of the inmate's
  admission to the institutional division. The board shall identify
  any classes or programs that the board intends to require the inmate
  to complete before releasing the inmate on parole. The department
  shall provide the inmate with a list of those classes or programs.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2888 was passed by the House on May 6,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2888 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor