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  H.B. No. 1577
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to changing the eligibility for mandatory supervision of
  an inmate serving a sentence for or previously convicted of certain
  assaults.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.149(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  An inmate may not be released to mandatory supervision
  if the inmate is serving a sentence for or has been previously
  convicted of:
               (1)  an offense for which the judgment contains an
  affirmative finding under Article 42A.054(c) or (d), Code of
  Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 19.02, Penal Code;
               (3)  a capital felony under Section 19.03, Penal Code;
               (4)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 20.04, Penal Code;
               (5)  an offense under Section 21.11, Penal Code;
               (6)  a felony under Section 22.011, Penal Code;
               (7)  a first degree felony or a second degree felony
  under Section 22.02, Penal Code;
               (8)  a first degree felony under Section 22.021, Penal
  Code;
               (9)  a first degree felony under Section 22.04, Penal
  Code;
               (10)  a first degree felony under Section 28.02, Penal
  Code;
               (11)  a second degree felony under Section 29.02, Penal
  Code;
               (12)  a first degree felony under Section 29.03, Penal
  Code;
               (13)  a first degree felony under Section 30.02, Penal
  Code;
               (14)  a felony for which the punishment is increased
  under Section 481.134 or [Section] 481.140, Health and Safety Code;
               (15)  an offense under Section 43.25, Penal Code;
               (16)  an offense under Section 21.02, Penal Code;
               (17)  a first degree felony under Section 15.03, Penal
  Code;
               (18)  an offense under Section 43.05, Penal Code;
               (19)  an offense under Section 20A.02, Penal Code;
               (20)  an offense under Section 20A.03, Penal Code;
               (21)  a first degree felony under Section 71.02 or
  71.023, Penal Code; [or]
               (22)  an offense under Section 481.1123, Health and
  Safety Code, punished under Subsection (d), (e), or (f) of that
  section;
               (23)  a second degree felony under Section 22.01, Penal
  Code; or
               (24)  an offense under Section 22.01, Penal Code,
  punished under Subsection (b)(2), (7), or (8) of that section.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the offense was committed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1577 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 119, Nays 23, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1577 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor