Honorable Tommy Merritt, Chair, House Committee on Public Safety
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3748 by Coleman (Relating to continuing education requirements for law enforcement officers relating to interaction with persons with mental impairments. ), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Occupations Code to require the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) to require certain agencies that employ peace officers to provide at least eight hours of training related to interaction with persons with mental impairments at least once every 48 months. The bill would also prohibit the training from being provided as an online course. The bill would take effect September 1, 2009. This analysis assumes the costs associated with the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within TCLEOSE’s current appropriations; therefore, no significant fiscal impact to the state is anticipated.
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