H.B. No. 1062
  relating to the eligibility of certain 17-year-old persons to serve
  as members of the Texas State Guard.
         SECTION 1.  Section 437.302, Government Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
         (b)  To serve in the Texas State Guard, a person:
               (1)  must be a resident of this state for at least 180
               (2)  must be a citizen of the United States or a person
  who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent
  residence under the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.
  Section 1101 et seq.);
               (3)  subject to Subsections [Subsection] (c) and (d),
  must be at least 17 [18] years of age and not older than 70 years of
               (4)  must undergo a criminal history check;
               (5)  must not be a registered sex offender; and
               (6)  must be acceptable to and approved by the governor
  or adjutant general under the governor's direction.
         (d)  A person who is at least 17 years of age but younger than
  18 years of age may serve in the Texas State Guard if the person:
               (1)  is emancipated by marriage, court order, or other
  operation of law; or
               (2)  provides to the adjutant general, in a form and
  manner prescribed by the adjutant general, the written consent of:
                     (A)  each of the person's parents or legal
  guardians, other than a parent or legal guardian who is:
                           (i)  deceased;
                           (ii)  determined by a court to be
                           (iii)  absent at an unknown location for an
  indefinite period; or 
                           (iv)  confined in jail or prison serving a
  term of punishment that will result in the parent or guardian being
  released after the person's 18th birthday; or
                     (B)  for a person who is in the managing
  conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services
  or another legal entity, a representative of the department or
  other legal entity. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1062 was passed by the House on April
  23, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1062 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________