1-1     By:  Barrientos                                       S.B. No. 1676

 1-2           (In the Senate - Filed March 14, 1997; March 24, 1997, read

 1-3     first time and referred to Committee on Criminal Justice;

 1-4     April 17, 1997, reported favorably, as amended, by the following

 1-5     vote:  Yeas 6, Nays 0; April 17, 1997, sent to printer.)

 1-6     COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1                              By:  Shapiro

 1-7     Amend S.B. No. 1676 on line 16 by deleting "six" and inserting

 1-8     "seven".

 1-9                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

1-10                                   AN ACT

1-11     relating to the terms of office of the members of and the

1-12     composition of the Crime Stoppers Advisory Council.


1-14           SECTION 1.  Subsections (b) and (c), Section 414.002,

1-15     Government Code, are amended to read as follows:

1-16           (b)  The council consists of six [five] members appointed by

1-17     the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  At least

1-18     four [three] members must be persons who have participated in a

1-19     local crime stoppers program.

1-20           (c)  Members of the council serve staggered terms of four

1-21     years with the terms of one-half of the members expiring on

1-22     February 1 of each odd-numbered year.  [The term of office of a

1-23     member is two years.]

1-24           SECTION 2.  Promptly after this Act takes effect, the

1-25     governor shall appoint one additional member to the Crime Stoppers

1-26     Advisory Council and adjust the terms of the current members.  In

1-27     appointing the additional member, the governor shall appoint one

1-28     person to a term expiring February 1, 2001.  In adjusting the terms

1-29     of the current members, the terms of three members shall expire on

1-30     February 1, 1999, and the terms of two members shall expire on

1-31     February 1, 2001.

1-32           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the

1-33     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

1-34     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

1-35     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

1-36     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.

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