H.B. No. 1928

relating to the reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by county jailers and detention officers exposed to certain contagious diseases. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 607.001, Government Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 607.001. DEFINITION. In this chapter, "public safety employee" means a peace officer, fire fighter, detention officer, county jailer, or emergency medical services employee of this [the] state or a political subdivision of this [the] state. SECTION 2. The changes in law made by this Act to Section 607.001, Government Code, apply only to an exposure to a contagious disease that occurs on or after the effective date of this Act. An exposure that occurs before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect at the time the exposure occurred, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1928 was passed by the House on May 13, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1928 was passed by the Senate on May 25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor