By Reyna of Dallas                                    H.B. No. 1306
         77R3615 KEL-F                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to certain entities and individuals permitted to exchange
 1-3     information regarding special needs offenders.
 1-5           SECTION 1. Section 614.017(c)(1), Health and Safety Code, is
 1-6     amended to read as follows:
 1-7                 (1)  "Agency" includes any of the following entities
 1-8     and individuals, a person with an agency relationship with one of
 1-9     the following entities or individuals, and a person who contracts
1-10     with one or more of the following entities or individuals:
1-11                       (A)  the institutional division of the Texas
1-12     Department of Criminal Justice;
1-13                       (B)  the pardons and paroles division of the
1-14     Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
1-15                       (C)  the community justice assistance division of
1-16     the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
1-17                       (D)  the state jail division of the Texas
1-18     Department of Criminal Justice;
1-19                       (E)  the Texas Department of Mental Health and
1-20     Mental Retardation;
1-21                       (F)  the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission;
1-22                       (G)  the Texas Youth Commission;
1-23                       (H)  the Texas Rehabilitation Commission;
1-24                       (I)  the Texas Education Agency;
 2-1                       (J)  the Criminal Justice Policy Council;
 2-2                       (K)  the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug
 2-3     Abuse;
 2-4                       (L)  the Commission on Jail Standards;
 2-5                       (M)  the Texas Department of Human Services;
 2-6                       (N)  the Texas Department on Aging;
 2-7                       (O)  the Texas School for the Blind and Visually
 2-8     Impaired;
 2-9                       (P)  the Texas Department of Health;
2-10                       (Q)  the Texas Commission for the Deaf and Hard
2-11     of Hearing;
2-12                       (R)  community supervision and corrections
2-13     departments;
2-14                       (S)  personal bond pretrial release offices
2-15     established under Article 17.42, Code of Criminal Procedure; [and]
2-16                       (T)  local jails regulated by the Commission on
2-17     Jail Standards;
2-18                       (U)  a municipal or county health department;
2-19                       (V)  a hospital district;
2-20                       (W)  a judge of this state with jurisdiction over
2-21     criminal cases; and
2-22                       (X)  an attorney who is appointed or retained to
2-23     represent a special needs offender.
2-24           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
2-25     a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
2-26     provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
2-27     Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
 3-1     Act takes effect September 1, 2001.