By Bailey H.B. No. 917 74R4214 PAM-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to prohibiting certain counties from contracting with a 1-3 nongovernmental association for the provision of law enforcement 1-4 services by the county. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. The heading of Subchapter D, Chapter 351, Local 1-7 Government Code, is amended to read as follows: 1-8 SUBCHAPTER D. CONTRACTS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES 1-9 ON FEE BASIS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES 1-10 SECTION 2. Section 351.061, Local Government Code, is 1-11 amended to read as follows: 1-12 Sec. 351.061. Authority to Contract. To protect the public 1-13 interest, the commissioners court of a county with a population of 1-14 less than 2.8 million may contract with a nongovernmental 1-15 association for the provision of law enforcement services by the 1-16 county on a fee basis in the geographical area represented by the 1-17 association. 1-18 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-19 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-20 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-21 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-22 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.