78R3133 PEP-D

By:  Luna                                                         H.B. No. 754

relating to the satisfaction by certain defendants of a condition of community supervision requiring the defendant to perform community service. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Article 42.036, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended by adding Subsection (g) to read as follows: (g) A judge may permit a defendant classified as a low-risk offender under the classification system developed by the Commission on Jail Standards under Section 511.009, Government Code, to substitute for community service otherwise required under this article one or more payments in the amount of $50 to any governmental entity that administers community service in this state. A defendant is considered to have served one day in jail, or to have performed eight hours of community service, for each $50 contributed under this subsection. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003, and applies to a defendant required to perform community service under Article 42.036, Code of Criminal Procedure, before, on, or after that date.