By: Martinez Fischer H.B. No. 1495
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to certain standards applicable to certain inmates
confined in a county jail pending transfer to the Texas Department
of Criminal Justice.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 511.009, Government Code, is amended by
adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
(d) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the commission may not
adopt a rule that establishes classification requirements and
minimum housing standards for any inmate who is confined in county
jail awaiting transfer to the institutional division of the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice following conviction of a felony or
revocation of community supervision, parole, or release on
mandatory supervision and for whom all paperwork and processing
under Section 8(a), Article 42.09, Code of Criminal Procedure, for
transfer has been completed. The sheriff shall establish the
classification requirements and minimum housing standards that
apply to an inmate described by this subsection.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.