80R23735 KCR-D
  By: Whitmire S.R. No. 1203
         BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the State of Texas, 80th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, That Senate Rule 12.03 be
  suspended in part as provided by Senate Rule 12.08 to enable the
  conference committee appointed to resolve the differences on Senate
  Bill No. 909 (the continuation and functions of the Texas Board of
  Criminal Justice, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and the
  Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, and to the functions of
  the Board of Pardons and Paroles) to consider and take action on the
  following matter:
         Senate Rules 12.03(3) and (4) are suspended to permit the
  committee to add the following appropriately numbered SECTION to
  the bill:
         SECTION ____.  Subchapter D, Chapter 499, Government Code,
  is amended by adding Section 499.072 to read as follows:
         Sec. 499.072.  LOCATION OF CENTRAL PRISON UNIT.  (a)  The
  department shall conduct a feasibility study of relocating the
  Central Prison Unit and the adjoining prison housing units from
  their current location in Sugar Land, Texas, to a location that more
  appropriately addresses the needs of the correctional system.
         (b)  If relocation is determined to be in the best interest
  of the correctional system and the City of Sugar Land, during the
  course of the study the department shall examine:
               (1)  the costs and benefits of relocating the Central
  Prison Unit and the adjoining prison housing units;
               (2)  appropriate measures to ensure that adequate
  easements are granted to allow development of surrounding property;
               (3)  an anticipated timeline for the relocation.
         Explanation: This addition is necessary to require the Texas
  Department of Criminal Justice to conduct a feasibility study
  concerning the relocation of certain prison units and prison
  housing units.