By West, et al. S.B. No. 1577 76R2965 GWK-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to training for parole officers who supervise gang members 1-3 released from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on parole or 1-4 mandatory supervision. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Subchapter D, Chapter 508, Government Code, is 1-7 amended by adding Section 508.1141 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 508.1141. SPECIALIZED TRAINING: GANG MEMBERS. The 1-9 department shall develop and provide specialized training for 1-10 parole officers supervising releasees previously identified by the 1-11 department as being members of prison gangs, criminal street gangs, 1-12 or security threat groups. 1-13 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-14 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.