By Denny, et al.                                       H.B. No. 481
       74R2920 DD-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to fees for the services of a peace officer.
    1-4        SECTION 1.  Article 102.011(b), Code of Criminal Procedure,
    1-5  is amended to read as follows:
    1-6        (b)  In addition to fees provided by Subsection (a) of this
    1-7  article, a defendant required to pay fees under this article shall
    1-8  also pay 29 <21> cents per mile for mileage required of an officer
    1-9  to perform a service listed in this subsection and to return from
   1-10  performing that service.  If the service provided is the execution
   1-11  of a writ and the writ is directed to two or more persons or the
   1-12  officer executes more than one writ in a case, the defendant is
   1-13  required to pay only mileage actually and necessarily traveled.  In
   1-14  calculating mileage, the officer must use the railroad or the most
   1-15  practical route by private conveyance.  This subsection applies to:
   1-16              (1)  conveying a prisoner after conviction to the
   1-17  county jail;
   1-18              (2)  conveying a prisoner arrested on a warrant or
   1-19  capias issued in another county to the court or jail of the county;
   1-20  and
   1-21              (3)  traveling to execute criminal process, to summon
   1-22  or attach a witness, and to execute process not otherwise described
   1-23  by this article.
   1-24        SECTION 2.  (a)  The change in law made by this Act applies
    2-1  only to fees imposed for an offense committed on or after the
    2-2  effective date of this Act.  For purposes of this section, an
    2-3  offense is committed before the effective date of this Act if any
    2-4  element of the offense occurs before that date.
    2-5        (b)  Fees imposed for an offense committed before the
    2-6  effective date of this Act are covered by the law in effect when
    2-7  the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
    2-8  effect for that purpose.
    2-9        SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1995.
   2-10        SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
   2-11  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   2-12  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   2-13  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   2-14  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.