1-1 By: Haywood, et al. S.B. No. 159
1-2 (In the Senate - Filed December 23, 1996; January 14, 1997,
1-3 read first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs;
1-4 April 11, 1997, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
1-5 Substitute by the following vote: Yeas 13, Nays 0; April 11, 1997,
1-6 sent to printer.)
1-7 COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 159 By: Nelson
1-8 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-9 AN ACT
1-10 relating to permitting certain law enforcement authorities and
1-11 probation officers to receive reduced airline fares while engaged
1-12 in certain official duties.
1-13 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-14 SECTION 1. The heading to Section 2171.055, Government Code,
1-15 is amended to read as follows:
1-16 Sec. 2171.055. PARTICIPATION [
BY STATE AGENCIES] IN TRAVEL
1-17 SERVICES CONTRACTS.
1-18 SECTION 2. Section 2171.055, Government Code, is amended by
1-19 adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
1-20 (e) A county sheriff or deputy sheriff or an adult or
1-21 juvenile probation officer who is transporting a state prisoner
1-22 under a felony warrant may participate in the commission's contract
1-23 for travel services for purposes of obtaining reduced airline fares
1-24 for the law enforcement or probation officer and the prisoner. The
1-25 commission may charge a participating county a fee not to exceed
1-26 the costs incurred by the commission in permitting the county to
1-27 participate in the commission's contract under this subsection.
1-28 The commission shall periodically review the fees and adjust the
1-29 fees as necessary to ensure that the commission recovers the costs
1-30 incurred in permitting counties to participate in the commission's
1-31 contract under this subsection. The commission shall adopt rules
1-32 and make or amend contracts as necessary to administer this
1-34 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
1-35 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
1-36 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-37 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-38 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-39 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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