79R405 MSE-D

By:  McClendon                                                    H.B. No. 68 

relating to public nuisance actions involving criminal street gangs. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 125.061(2), Civil Practice and Remedies Code, is amended to read as follows: (2) "Continuously or regularly" means at least five times in a period of not more than 12 [six] months. SECTION 2. For purposes of determining whether gang activities are continuous or regular, the change in law made by this Act applies only to a gang activity that occurs on or after the effective date of this Act, or in the six-month period immediately preceding the effective date of this Act. A gang activity that occurred more than six months before the effective date of this Act is covered by the law as it existed when the gang activity occurred, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.