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  S.B. No. 681
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the applicability of certain laws regarding the
  occupational licensing of individuals with criminal convictions to
  the licensing of certain long-term health care facility personnel.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter I, Chapter 242, Health and Safety
  Code, as added by Section 1.01, Chapter 1280 (S.B. 84), Acts of the
  75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, is amended by adding
  Section 242.3061 to read as follows:
         Sec. 242.3061.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW. Chapter 53,
  Occupations Code, does not apply to the issuance or renewal of a
  license under this subchapter.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter I, Chapter 242, Health and Safety
  Code, as added by Section 2.01, Chapter 1280 (S.B. 84), Acts of the
  75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, is amended by adding
  Section 242.3115 to read as follows:
         Sec. 242.3115.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW. Chapter 53,
  Occupations Code, does not apply to the issuance or renewal of a
  license under this subchapter.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter N, Chapter 242, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 242.6111 to read as follows:
         Sec. 242.6111.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER LAW. Chapter 53,
  Occupations Code, does not apply to the issuance or renewal of a
  permit to administer medication under this subchapter. 
         SECTION 4.  Section 250.0035, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  Chapter 53, Occupations Code, does not apply to the
  issuance or renewal of a nurse aide's certificate of registration
  or an applicant's inclusion in the nurse aide registry under this
  section. 
         SECTION 5.  The changes in law made by this Act to Chapters
  242 and 250, Health and Safety Code, apply only to a license,
  permit, or certificate of registration issued or renewed on or
  after the effective date of this Act. A license, permit, or
  certificate of registration issued or renewed before the effective
  date of this Act is governed by the law in effect when the license,
  permit, or certificate was issued or renewed, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 681 passed the Senate on
  April 13, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 681 passed the House on
  May 24, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 3,
  one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor