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  S.B. No. 374
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the period for disposing of a charge that a person
  violated a condition of release from the Texas Department of
  Criminal Justice.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 508.282(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), a parole panel, a
  designee of the board, or the department shall dispose of the
  charges against an inmate or person described by Section
  508.281(a):
               (1)  before the 41st day after the date on which[:
                     [(A)]  a warrant issued as provided by Section
  508.251 is executed, if the inmate or person is arrested only on a
  charge that the inmate or person has committed an administrative
  violation of a condition of release[, and the inmate or person is
  not charged before the 41st day with the commission of an offense
  described by Section 508.2811(2)(B)]; or
               (2)  before the 91st day after the date on which a
  warrant issued as provided by Section 508.251 is executed, if:
                     (A)  the inmate or person allegedly committed an
  offense after release; and
                     (B)  an indictment, information, or complaint for
  the offense has not been filed in court [the sheriff having custody
  of an inmate or person alleged to have committed an offense after
  release notifies the department that:
                           [(i)  the inmate or person has discharged
  the sentence for the offense; or
                           [(ii) the prosecution of the alleged offense
  has been dismissed by the attorney representing the state in the
  manner provided by Article 32.02, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
               [(2) within a reasonable time after the date on which
  the inmate or person is returned to the custody of the department,
  if:
                     [(A) immediately before the return the inmate or
  person was in custody in another state or in a federal correctional
  system; or
                     [(B) the inmate or person is transferred to the
  custody of the department under Section 508.284].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a person who on or after the effective date of this Act is charged
  with a violation of a condition of the person's release.  A person
  who was charged with a violation of a condition of release before
  the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on
  the date the person was charged with the violation, 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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 374 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 374 passed the House on
  May 19, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 130, Nays 13, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor