By Wentworth S.B. No. 1281 76R8018 GWK-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to a requirement that the photographs of certain sex 1-3 offenders be published in a newspaper. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, as added 1-6 by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1-7 1997, is amended by adding Article 62.041 to read as follows: 1-8 Art. 62.041. SPECIAL PUBLICATION RULES RELATING TO PAROLEES 1-9 AND PERSONS RELEASED ON MANDATORY SUPERVISION. (a) If in 1-10 reviewing a registration form under Article 62.03(e) or 62.04(f) 1-11 the local law enforcement authority determines that the person 1-12 subject to registration is a parolee or person released to 1-13 mandatory supervision, the authority shall publish notice in the 1-14 same manner as if the authority were required to provide notice for 1-15 the person under those articles, except that in addition to 1-16 including in the notice the information required by Articles 1-17 62.03(f) and 62.04(g), as appropriate, the authority shall include 1-18 in the notice the person's photograph. 1-19 (b) This section applies to any person subject to 1-20 registration who is a parolee or person released to mandatory 1-21 supervision, other than a parolee or a person released to mandatory 1-22 supervision who is released after serving a sentence for an offense 1-23 under Section 25.02, Penal Code. The local law enforcement 1-24 authority shall publish notice as required by Subsection (a) 2-1 regardless of the age of the victim of the person's offense. 2-2 SECTION 2. Article 62.08, Code of Criminal Procedure, is 2-3 amended by adding Subsection (f) to read as follows: 2-4 (f) Notwithstanding Subsection (b), the photograph of a 2-5 parolee or person released to mandatory supervision who is 2-6 described by Article 62.041 is public information. 2-7 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999, and 2-8 applies only to a person released on parole or mandatory 2-9 supervision on or after that date.