H.B. No. 44
  relating to the restoration of good conduct time forfeited during a
  term of imprisonment.
         SECTION 1.  Section 498.004(a), Government Code, as amended
  by Chapters 249 and 321, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 1995, is reenacted and amended to read as follows:
         (a)  If, during the actual term of imprisonment of an inmate
  in the institutional division or in a transfer facility, the inmate
  commits an offense or violates a rule of the division, the
  department may forfeit all or any part of the inmate's accrued good
  conduct time. The department may [not] restore good conduct time
  forfeited under this subsection unless the inmate is serving a
  sentence for an offense listed in Section 508.149(a).
         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, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 44 was passed by the House on April
  12, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 9, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 44 on May 21, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 127, Nays 10, 3
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 44 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 17, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________