SRC-JBJ H.B. 1363 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center H.B. 1363 76R4988 PAM-FBy: Hawley (To Be Determined) Criminal Justice 5/4/1999 Engrossed DIGEST Currently, the Karnes County Juvenile Probation Department desires a building owned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The building will house a program that provides education, counseling, and recreation to certain youths in supervised and structured environments similar to a boot camp. The state could exchange the property for consideration that would provide for the property to be used to benefit the public interest of the state. H.B. 1363 would authorize the transfer of the property to Karnes County. PURPOSE As proposed, H.B. 1363 authorizes transfer of certain property to Karnes County. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Requires the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to transfer certain real property to Karnes County by October 31, 1999, for consideration, to which the parties mutually agree. Authorizes the consideration to be in the form of an agreement between the parties that requires Karnes County to use the property for a purposes that benefits the public interest of the state. Sets forth certain considerations by Karnes County and TDCJ. Requires TDCJ to transfer the property by an appropriate instrument which requires Karnes County to use the property for a purpose that is beneficial to the state's public interest and indicates that the property reverts back to TDCJ if Karnes County no longer uses the property for that specified use. Sets forth a description of the property. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.