By: Staples S.B. No. 1834
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to costs associated with the civil commitment of sexually
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subsection (c), Section 841.146, Health and
Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
(c) In an amount not to exceed $2,500 [
$1,600], the state
shall pay the costs of a civil commitment proceeding conducted
under Subchapter D. For any civil commitment proceeding conducted
under this chapter, the state shall pay the costs of state or
appointed counsel or experts and the costs of the person's
outpatient treatment and supervision.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003.