S.B. No. 206
                                        AN ACT
    1-1  relating to fees and expenses for the services of a peace officer.
    1-3        SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Article 102.011, Code of Criminal
    1-4  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
    1-5        (b)  In addition to fees provided by Subsection (a) of this
    1-6  article, a defendant required to pay fees under this article shall
    1-7  also pay 29 <21> cents per mile for mileage required of an officer
    1-8  to perform a service listed in this subsection and to return from
    1-9  performing that service.  If the service provided is the execution
   1-10  of a writ and the writ is directed to two or more persons or the
   1-11  officer executes more than one writ in a case, the defendant is
   1-12  required to pay only mileage actually and necessarily traveled.  In
   1-13  calculating mileage, the officer must use the railroad or the most
   1-14  practical route by private conveyance.  The defendant shall also
   1-15  pay all necessary and reasonable expenses for meals and lodging
   1-16  incurred by the officer in the performance of services under this
   1-17  subsection, to the extent such expenses meet the requirements of
   1-18  Section 611.001, Government Code.  This subsection applies to:
   1-19              (1)  conveying a prisoner after conviction to the
   1-20  county jail;
   1-21              (2)  conveying a prisoner arrested on a warrant or
   1-22  capias issued in another county to the court or jail of the county;
   1-23  and
   1-24              (3)  traveling to execute criminal process, to summon
    2-1  or attach a witness, and to execute process not otherwise described
    2-2  by this article.
    2-3        SECTION 2.  (a)  The change in law made by this Act applies
    2-4  only to fees imposed for an offense committed on or after the
    2-5  effective date of this Act.  For purposes of this section, an
    2-6  offense is committed before the effective date of this Act if any
    2-7  element of the offense occurs before that date.
    2-8        (b)  Fees imposed for an offense committed before the
    2-9  effective date of this Act are covered by the law in effect when
   2-10  the offense was committed, and the former law is continued in
   2-11  effect for that purpose.
   2-12        SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1995.
   2-13        SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
   2-14  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   2-15  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   2-16  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   2-17  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.