S.B. No. 1013
                                        AN ACT
    1-1  relating to complaints against police officers and fire fighters.
    1-3        SECTION 1.  Section 614.021, Government Code, is amended to
    1-4  read as follows:
    1-5        Sec. 614.021.  Applicability of Subchapter.  (a)  This
    1-6  subchapter applies only to a complaint against:
    1-7              (1)  a law enforcement officer of the State of Texas,
    1-8  including an officer of the Department of Public Safety or of the
    1-9  Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission;
   1-10              (2)  a fire fighter <who is not covered by a civil
   1-11  service statute>; or
   1-12              (3)  a police officer <who is not covered by a civil
   1-13  service statute>.
   1-14        (b)  In this subchapter, "police officer" means a peace
   1-15  officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or
   1-16  other law, who is employed by a political subdivision of the state.
   1-17        SECTION 2.  Subsection (b), Section 614.023, Government Code,
   1-18  is amended to read as follows:
   1-19        (b)  Disciplinary action may not be taken against the officer
   1-20  or employee unless:
   1-21              (1)  a copy of the signed complaint is given to the
   1-22  officer or employee;
   1-23              (2)  the complaint is investigated; and
    2-1              (3)  there is sufficient evidence to prove allegations
    2-2  of misconduct.
    2-3        SECTION 3.  Subchapter B, Chapter 614, Government Code, is
    2-4  amended by adding Section 614.024 to read as follows:
    2-5        Sec. 614.024.  POLYGRAPH EXAMINATION.  (a)  A peace officer
    2-6  against whom a written complaint is filed as provided by this
    2-7  subchapter may not be suspended, discharged, or subjected to any
    2-8  other form of employment discrimination by the peace officer's
    2-9  employer because the officer refused to take a polygraph
   2-10  examination in response to the complaint.
   2-11        (b)  This section does not apply to a peace officer:
   2-12              (1)  to whom Section 411.007 applies; or
   2-13              (2)  who is required to take a polygraph examination
   2-14  under Section 143.124, Local Government Code.
   2-15        SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
   2-16  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   2-17  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   2-18  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   2-19  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   2-20  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   2-21  passage, and it is so enacted.