83R17278 CJC-F
 
  By: Pickett H.B. No. 3559
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Chapter 3105, Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 3105. TEXAS PEACE OFFICERS' MEMORIAL MONUMENT
         SECTION 2.  Section 3105.001, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 3105.001.  PURPOSE OF MONUMENT [MEMORIAL]. The Texas
  Peace Officers' Memorial Monument is [a monument] erected on the
  grounds of the Capitol Complex to recognize and honor the ultimate
  sacrifice made by law enforcement and corrections officers in this
  state who were killed in the line of duty.
         SECTION 3.  Section 3105.002(3), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
               (3)  "Monument" ["Memorial"] means the Texas Peace
  Officers' Memorial Monument.
         SECTION 4.  Section 3105.003, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 3105.003.  ELIGIBILITY FOR MONUMENT [MEMORIAL]. A
  person is eligible to have the person's name on the monument
  [memorial] if the person was killed in the line of duty and was:
               (1)  a law enforcement officer or peace officer for
  this state or a political subdivision of this state under Article
  2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or other law;
               (2)  a federal law enforcement officer or special agent
  performing duties in this state, including those officers under
  Article 2.122, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
               (3)  a corrections or detention officer or county or
  municipal jailer employed or appointed by a municipal, county, or
  state penal institution in this state.
         SECTION 5.  The heading to Section 3105.004, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 3105.004.  MAINTENANCE OF MONUMENT [MEMORIAL].
         SECTION 6.  Sections 3105.004(a), (b), and (d), Government
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The board is responsible for the maintenance of the
  monument and shall use money appropriated to the board for that
  purpose. The board may raise money from private or public entities
  for the continued maintenance and update of the monument
  [memorial]. The board shall:
               (1)  establish a schedule for the maintenance of the
  monument [memorial]; and
               (2)  select persons to maintain the monument
  [memorial].
         (b)  The commission shall:
               (1)  establish and maintain historical and archival
  records of the inducted officers and jailers that must be
  accessible to family members and independent researchers; and
               (2)  adopt rules and establish procedures for adding
  names to the monument [memorial] in accordance with Section
  3105.003[; and
               [(3)     raise money from private or public entities for
  the continued maintenance and update of the memorial and transfer
  all the money to the board].
         (d)  An entity that collects funds for the maintenance and
  improvement of the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument shall
  send that money to the board [commission] to be deposited in the
  Capitol fund account.
         SECTION 7.  Section 3105.005(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  Money contributed to the state for a purpose related to
  the monument [memorial] shall be deposited by the board in the
  Capitol fund to the credit of a separate interest-bearing account
  established for the monument [memorial].
         SECTION 8.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.