By: Gallegos S.B. No. 1723
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the hours of work of corrections officers employed by
the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 493, Government Code, is amended by
adding Section 493.0072 to read as follows:
Sec. 493.0072. HOURS OF WORK OF CORRECTIONS OFFICERS. (a)
A corrections officer may not be required to work more hours during
a calendar week than the number of hours in the normal workweek of
the majority of other department employees.
(b) The department may require a corrections officer to work
more hours than allowed by Subsection (a) if the department
determines an emergency exists that requires the officer to work
(c) A corrections officer who elects to work extra hours
during a calendar week shall be compensated on a basis consistent
with overtime provisions of the department personnel policy.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.