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  88R5562 BDP-D
 
  By: Sherman, Sr. H.B. No. 1355
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to air conditioning requirements at facilities operated by
  the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 501, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 501.028 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.028.  AIR CONDITIONING REQUIREMENTS AT DEPARTMENT
  FACILITIES. The department shall ensure that each cellblock,
  dormitory, and common area in a facility operated by the department
  is equipped with an air conditioning unit that is operating to
  maintain the air temperature at not less than 65 degrees Fahrenheit
  or more than 85 degrees Fahrenheit.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is not
  required to comply with the requirements of Section 501.028,
  Government Code, as added by this Act, until September 1, 2025.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.