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  H.B. No. 969
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to local regulation to enforce child custody orders;
  authorizing a civil penalty.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 157, Family Code, is amended by adding
  Subchapter K to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER K. LOCAL REGULATION AND ENFORCEMENT
         Sec. 157.551.  CIVIL PENALTY FOR INTERFERENCE WITH CHILD
  CUSTODY ORDER. A municipality or county in this state may adopt an
  ordinance or order that imposes a civil penalty of not more than
  $500 for engaging in conduct described by Section 25.03, Penal
  Code. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 969 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 3, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 969 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor