79R2497 PEP-D

By:  Martinez Fischer                                             H.B. No. 1495

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.