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  84R18716 JRR-D
 
  By: Alvarado, Herrero, Turner of Harris, H.B. No. 1812
      Harless
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1812:
 
  By:  Herrero C.S.H.B. No. 1812
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to grants awarded to reimburse counties for the cost of
  monitoring defendants and victims in criminal cases involving
  family violence.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 772, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 772.0072 to read as follows:
         Sec. 772.0072.  GRANT PROGRAM FOR MONITORING DEFENDANTS AND
  VICTIMS IN FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES. (a)  In this section:
               (1)  "Criminal justice division" means the criminal
  justice division established under Section 772.006.
               (2)  "Family violence" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 71.004, Family Code.
         (b)  The criminal justice division, in consultation with the
  Texas Council on Family Violence, shall establish and administer a
  grant program to reimburse counties for all or part of the costs
  incurred by counties as a result of monitoring in cases involving
  family violence defendants and victims who participate in a global
  positioning monitoring system under Article 17.292 or 17.49, Code
  of Criminal Procedure.
         (c)  The criminal justice division, in consultation with the
  Texas Council on Family Violence, shall establish:
               (1)  additional eligibility criteria for grant
  applicants;
               (2)  grant application procedures;
               (3)  guidelines relating to grant amounts;
               (4)  procedures for evaluating grant applications; and
               (5)  procedures for monitoring the use of a grant
  awarded under the program and ensuring compliance with any
  conditions of a grant.
         (d)  The criminal justice division shall include in the
  biennial report required by Section 772.006(a)(9) a detailed
  reporting of the results and performance of the grant program
  administered under this section.
         (e)  The criminal justice division may use all revenue
  available for purposes of this section other than funding received
  under the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (Title II,
  Pub. L. No. 98-473), the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (Title
  IV, Pub. L. No. 103-322), or the Violence Against Women Act of 2000
  (Division B, Pub. L. No. 106-386).
         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, 2015.