By:  West                                              S.B. No. 806
       73R793 SHS-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to programs that a justice court may require a child to
    1-3  attend if the court finds that the child engaged in truant conduct.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Section 54.021, Family Code, is amended by adding
    1-6  Subsection (e) to read as follows:
    1-7        (e)  If a school district is authorized by law to provide a
    1-8  program that a child may be required to attend under Subsection (d)
    1-9  of this section, a county, juvenile board, or community college may
   1-10  agree to provide the program jointly with a school district if the
   1-11  county includes territory of the school district or if the juvenile
   1-12  board serves, or the community college is located in, a county that
   1-13  includes territory of the school district.  Each entity subject to
   1-14  the agreement shall assist in the provision of the program
   1-15  according to terms approved by the governing board of each of those
   1-16  entities.
   1-17        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-18  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-19  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-20  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-21  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-22  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-23  passage, and it is so enacted.