By Wise                                               H.B. No. 1843
         76R7054 DLF-D                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to a suit to abate certain conduct of criminal street
 1-3     gangs and similar entities.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 125, Civil Practice and
 1-6     Remedies Code, is amended by adding Section 125.0675 to read as
 1-7     follows:
 1-8           Sec. 125.0675.  INJUNCTION FOR SPECIFIED PERIOD.  In addition
 1-9     to any other order that may be issued under this subchapter or
1-10     other law, a court of appeals or a trial court acting under Section
1-11     125.067(b) or (c) may issue an injunctive order under this
1-12     subchapter that expires not later than the 180th day after the date
1-13     a temporary injunctive order is issued under Section 125.065.
1-14           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-15           SECTION 3.  This Act applies only to an action brought under
1-16     Subchapter D, Chapter 125, Civil Practice and Remedies Code, as
1-17     amended by this Act, that is commenced on or after the effective
1-18     date of this Act.  An action that is commenced before the effective
1-19     date of this Act is governed by the law applicable to the suit
1-20     immediately before the effective date of this Act, and that law is
1-21     continued in effect for that purpose.
1-22           SECTION 4.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-23     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-24     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-1     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-2     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.