By:  Harris                                           H.B. No. 1038
       73R4020 GWK-F
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to reserve law enforcement officers as peace officers.
    1-4        SECTION 1.  Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, is
    1-5  amended to read as follows:
    1-6        Art. 2.12.  Who Are Peace Officers.  The following are peace
    1-7  officers:
    1-8              (1)  sheriffs and their deputies and reserve deputies;
    1-9              (2)  constables, <and> deputy constables, and reserve
   1-10  deputy constables;
   1-11              (3)  marshals or police officers of an incorporated
   1-12  city, town, or village and reserve municipal officers;
   1-13              (4)  rangers and officers commissioned by the Public
   1-14  Safety Commission and the Director of the Department of Public
   1-15  Safety;
   1-16              (5)  investigators of the district attorneys', criminal
   1-17  district attorneys', and county attorneys' offices;
   1-18              (6)  law enforcement agents of the Texas Alcoholic
   1-19  Beverage Commission;
   1-20              (7)  each member of an arson investigating unit
   1-21  commissioned by a city, a county, or the state;
   1-22              (8)  officers commissioned under Subchapter E, Chapter
   1-23  51, Education Code;
   1-24              (9)  officers commissioned by the State Purchasing and
    2-1  General Services Commission;
    2-2              (10)  law enforcement officers commissioned by the
    2-3  Parks and Wildlife Commission;
    2-4              (11)  airport police officers commissioned by a city
    2-5  with a population of more than one million, according to the most
    2-6  recent federal census, that operates an airport that serves
    2-7  commercial air carriers;
    2-8              (12)  airport security personnel commissioned as peace
    2-9  officers by the governing body of any political subdivision of this
   2-10  state, other than a city described by Subdivision (11), that
   2-11  operates an airport that serves commercial air carriers;
   2-12              (13)  municipal park and recreational patrolmen and
   2-13  security officers;
   2-14              (14)  security officers commissioned as peace officers
   2-15  by the State Treasurer;
   2-16              (15)  officers commissioned by a water control and
   2-17  improvement district under Section 51.132, Water Code;
   2-18              (16)  officers commissioned by a board of trustees
   2-19  under Chapter 341, Acts of the 57th Legislature, Regular Session,
   2-20  1961 (Article 1187f, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);
   2-21              (17)  investigators commissioned by the Texas State
   2-22  Board of Medical Examiners;
   2-23              (18)  officers commissioned by the board of managers of
   2-24  the Dallas County Hospital District, the Tarrant County Hospital
   2-25  District, or the Bexar County Hospital District under Section
   2-26  281.057, Health and Safety Code;
   2-27              (19)  county park rangers commissioned under Subchapter
    3-1  E, Chapter 351, Local Government Code;
    3-2              (20)  investigators employed by the Texas Racing
    3-3  Commission;
    3-4              (21)  officers commissioned by the State Board of
    3-5  Pharmacy;
    3-6              (22)  officers commissioned by the governing body of a
    3-7  metropolitan rapid transit authority under Section 13, Chapter 141,
    3-8  Acts of the 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1973 (Article 1118x,
    3-9  Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), or by a regional transportation
   3-10  authority under Section 10, Chapter 683, Acts of the 66th
   3-11  Legislature, Regular Session, 1979 (Article 1118y, Vernon's Texas
   3-12  Civil Statutes);
   3-13              (23)  officers commissioned by the Texas High-Speed
   3-14  Rail Authority;
   3-15              (24)  investigators commissioned by the attorney
   3-16  general under Section 402.009, Government Code; and
   3-17              (25)  security officers and investigators commissioned
   3-18  as peace officers under the State Lottery Act.
   3-19        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   3-20  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   3-21  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   3-22  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   3-23  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   3-24  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   3-25  passage, and it is so enacted.