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  S.B. No. 1593
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to training by the Texas Department of Transportation on
  the recognition and prevention of smuggling and trafficking of
  persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 201.407 to read as follows:
         Sec. 201.407.  TRAINING ON SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING OF
  PERSONS. (a)  The department shall develop and make available to
  employees of the department a training course on the recognition
  and prevention of smuggling and trafficking of persons.
         (b)  The department, in collaboration with the office of the
  attorney general, shall establish the content of the training
  developed under Subsection (a).
         (c)  On the date an employee begins employment with the
  department, the department shall provide notice to the employee of
  the availability of the training developed under Subsection (a).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1593 passed the Senate on
  April 29, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1593 passed the House on
  May 22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor