By: West, et al. S.B. No. 1577 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to training for parole officers who supervise gang members 1-2 released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or 1-3 mandatory supervision. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 508, Government Code, is 1-6 amended by adding Section 508.1141 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 508.1141. SPECIALIZED TRAINING: GANG MEMBERS. The 1-8 department shall develop and provide specialized training for 1-9 parole officers supervising releasees previously identified by the 1-10 department as being members of prison gangs, criminal street gangs, 1-11 or security threat groups. 1-12 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-13 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-14 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-15 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-16 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-17 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.