By: Moreno of Harris H.B. No. 2011
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to providing aid to a law enforcement officer for the
temporary custody of a child
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 262.001, Family Code is amended to read
Sec. 262.001. AUTHORIZED ACTIONS BY GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
(a) A governmental entity with an interest in the child may file a
suit affecting the parent-child relationship requesting an order or
take possession of a child without a court order as provided by this
(b) In determining the reasonable efforts that are required
to be made with respect to preventing or eliminating the need to
remove a child from the child's home or to make it possible to
return a child to the child's home, the child's health and safety is
the paramount concern.
(c) Civilian employees or volunteers of law enforcement
agencies may aid or assist police officers with the temporary care
of children until further arrangements regarding the child's
custody can be made.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.