TEX CR. CODE ANN. § 42.12 : Texas Statutes - Article 42.12: COMMUNITY SUPERVISION

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Purpose


Sec. 1. It is the purpose of this article to place wholly within the state courts the responsibility for determining when the imposition of sentence in certain cases shall be suspended, the conditions of community supervision, and the supervision of defendants placed on community supervision, in consonance with the powers assigned to the judicial branch of this government by the Constitution of Texas. It is the purpose of this article to remove from existing statutes the limitations, other than questions of constitutionality, that have acted as barriers to effective systems of community supervision in the public interest.

Definitions


Sec. 2. In this article:

(1) "Court" means a court of record having original criminal jurisdiction.

(2) "Community supervision" means the placement of a defendant by a court under a continuum of programs and sanctions, with conditions imposed by the court for a specified period during which:

(A) criminal proceedings are deferred without an adjudication of guilt; or

(B) a sentence of imprisonment or confinement, imprisonment and fine, or confinement and fine, is probated and the imposition of sentence is suspended in whole or in part.

(3) "Supervision officer" means a person appointed or employed under Section 76.004, Government Code, to supervise defendants placed on community supervision.

(4) "Electronic monitoring" includes voice tracking systems, position tracking systems, position location systems, biometric tracking systems, and any other electronic or telecommunications system that may be used to assist in the supervision of individuals under this article.

Judge Ordered Community Supervision


Sec. 3. (a) A judge, in the best interest of justice, the public, and the defendant, after conviction or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision or impose a fine applicable to the offense and place the defendant on community supervision.

(b) In a felony case the minimum period of community supervision is the same as the minimum term of imprisonment applicable to the offense and the maximum period of community supervision is, subject to the extensions provided by Section 22:

(1) 10 years, for a felony other than a third degree felony described by Subdivision (2); and

(2) five years, for the following third degree felonies:

(A) a third degree felony under Title 7, Penal Code, other than an offense under Section 33.021(c), Penal Code; and

(B) a third degree felony under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code.

(c) The maximum period of community supervision in a misdemeanor case is two years.

(d) A judge may increase the maximum period of community supervision in the manner provided by Section 22(c) or 22A of this article.

(e) A defendant is not eligible for community supervision under this section if the defendant:

(1) is sentenced to a term of imprisonment that exceeds 10 years; or

(2) is sentenced to serve a term of confinement under Section 12.35, Penal Code.

(f) The minimum period of community supervision for a felony described by Section 13B(b) is five years and the maximum period of supervision is 10 years.

(g) A judge shall not deny community supervision to a defendant based solely on the defendant's inability to speak, read, write, hear, or understand English.

(h) The minimum period of community supervision under this section for an offense under Section 30.04, Penal Code, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum term of confinement of six months is one year.

Secs. 3a to 3f. [Blank].

Limitation on Judge Ordered Community Supervision


Sec. 3g.


Text of subsection as amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00877F.HTM">405</a>, Sec. 1



(a) The provisions of Section 3 of this article do not apply:

(1) to a defendant adjudged guilty of an offense under:

(A) Section 19.02, Penal Code (Murder);

(B) Section 19.03, Penal Code (Capital murder);

(C) Section 21.11(a)(1), Penal Code (Indecency with a child);

(D) Section 20.04, Penal Code (Aggravated kidnapping);

(E) Section 22.021, Penal Code (Aggravated sexual assault);

(F) Section 29.03, Penal Code (Aggravated robbery);

(G) Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, for which punishment is increased under:

(i) Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code; or

(ii) Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f), Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any of those subsections;

(H) Section 22.011, Penal Code (Sexual assault); or

(I) Section 22.04(a)(1), Penal Code (Injury to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual), if the offense is punishable as a felony of the first degree and the victim of the offense is a child; or

(2) to a defendant when it is shown that a deadly weapon as defined in Section 1.07, Penal Code, was used or exhibited during the commission of a felony offense or during immediate flight therefrom, and that the defendant used or exhibited the deadly weapon or was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly weapon would be used or exhibited. On an affirmative finding under this subdivision, the trial court shall enter the finding in the judgment of the court. On an affirmative finding that the deadly weapon was a firearm, the court shall enter that finding in its judgment.


Text of subsection as amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00008F.HTM">593</a>, Sec. 1.05



(a) The provisions of Section 3 of this article do not apply:

(1) to a defendant adjudged guilty of an offense under:

(A) Section 19.02, Penal Code (Murder);

(B) Section 19.03, Penal Code (Capital murder);

(C) Section 21.11(a)(1), Penal Code (Indecency with a child);

(D) Section 20.04, Penal Code (Aggravated kidnapping);

(E) Section 22.021, Penal Code (Aggravated sexual assault);

(F) Section 29.03, Penal Code (Aggravated robbery);

(G) Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, for which punishment is increased under:

(i) Section 481.140, Health and Safety Code; or

(ii) Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f), Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any of those subsections;

(H) Section 22.011, Penal Code (Sexual assault); or

(I) Section 43.25, Penal Code (Sexual performance by a child); or

(2) to a defendant when it is shown that a deadly weapon as defined in Section 1.07, Penal Code, was used or exhibited during the commission of a felony offense or during immediate flight therefrom, and that the defendant used or exhibited the deadly weapon or was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly weapon would be used or exhibited. On an affirmative finding under this subdivision, the trial court shall enter the finding in the judgment of the court. On an affirmative finding that the deadly weapon was a firearm, the court shall enter that finding in its judgment.

(b) If there is an affirmative finding under Subsection (a)(2) in the trial of a felony of the second degree or higher that the deadly weapon used or exhibited was a firearm and the defendant is granted community supervision, the court may order the defendant confined in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not less than 60 and not more than 120 days. At any time after the defendant has served 60 days in the custody of the institutional division, the sentencing judge, on his own motion or on motion of the defendant, may order the defendant released to community supervision. The institutional division shall release the defendant to community supervision after he has served 120 days.

Jury Recommended Community Supervision


Sec. 4. (a) A jury that imposes confinement as punishment for an offense may recommend to the judge that the judge suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision. A judge shall suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision if the jury makes that recommendation in the verdict.

(b) If the jury recommends to the judge that the judge place the defendant on community supervision, the judge shall place the defendant on community supervision for any period permitted under Section 3(b) or 3(c) of this article, as appropriate.

(c) A judge may increase the maximum period of community supervision in the manner provided by Section 22(c) or Section 22A of this article.


Text of subsection as amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00008F.HTM">593</a>, Sec. 1.06



(d) A defendant is not eligible for community supervision under this section if the defendant:

(1) is sentenced to a term of imprisonment that exceeds 10 years;

(2) is convicted of a state jail felony for which suspension of the imposition of the sentence occurs automatically under Section 15(a);

(3) does not file a sworn motion under Subsection (e) of this section or for whom the jury does not enter in the verdict a finding that the information contained in the motion is true;

(4) is convicted of an offense for which punishment is increased under Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f), Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any one of those subsections;

(5) is convicted of an offense listed in Section 3g(a)(1)(C), (E), or (H), if the victim of the offense was younger than 14 years of age at the time the offense was committed;

(6) is convicted of an offense listed in Section 3g(a)(1)(D), if the victim of the offense was younger than 14 years of age at the time the offense was committed and the actor committed the offense with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; or

(7) is convicted of an offense listed in Section 3g(a)(1)(I).


Text of subsection as amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 3



(d) A defendant is not eligible for community supervision under this section if the defendant:

(1) is sentenced to a term of imprisonment that exceeds 10 years;

(2) is convicted of a state jail felony for which suspension of the imposition of the sentence occurs automatically under Section 15(a);

(3) does not file a sworn motion under Subsection (e) of this section or for whom the jury does not enter in the verdict a finding that the information contained in the motion is true;

(4) is adjudged guilty of an offense for which punishment is increased under Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f), Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any one of those subsections; or

(5) is adjudged guilty of an offense under Section 19.02, Penal Code.

(e) A defendant is eligible for community supervision under this section only if before the trial begins the defendant files a written sworn motion with the judge that the defendant has not previously been convicted of a felony in this or any other state, and the jury enters in the verdict a finding that the information in the defendant's motion is true.

(f) The minimum period of community supervision under this section for an offense under Section 30.04, Penal Code, punishable as a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum term of confinement of six months is one year.

Deferred Adjudication; Community Supervision


Sec. 5. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (d) of this section, when in the judge's opinion the best interest of society and the defendant will be served, the judge may, after receiving a plea of guilty or plea of nolo contendere, hearing the evidence, and finding that it substantiates the defendant's guilt, defer further proceedings without entering an adjudication of guilt, and place the defendant on community supervision. A judge may place on community supervision under this section a defendant charged with an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code, regardless of the age of the victim, or a defendant charged with a felony described by Section 13B(b) of this article, only if the judge makes a finding in open court that placing the defendant on community supervision is in the best interest of the victim. The failure of the judge to find that deferred adjudication is in the best interest of the victim is not grounds for the defendant to set aside the plea, deferred adjudication, or any subsequent conviction or sentence. After placing the defendant on community supervision under this section, the judge shall inform the defendant orally or in writing of the possible consequences under Subsection (b) of this section of a violation of community supervision. If the information is provided orally, the judge must record and maintain the judge's statement to the defendant. The failure of a judge to inform a defendant of possible consequences under Subsection (b) of this section is not a ground for reversal unless the defendant shows that he was harmed by the failure of the judge to provide the information. In a felony case, the period of community supervision may not exceed 10 years. For a defendant charged with a felony under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code, regardless of the age of the victim, and for a defendant charged with a felony described by Section 13B(b) of this article, the period of community supervision may not be less than five years. In a misdemeanor case, the period of community supervision may not exceed two years. A judge may increase the maximum period of community supervision in the manner provided by Section 22(c) or 22A of this article. The judge may impose a fine applicable to the offense and require any reasonable conditions of community supervision, including mental health treatment under Section 11(d) of this article, that a judge could impose on a defendant placed on community supervision for a conviction that was probated and suspended, including confinement. The provisions of Section 15 of this article specifying whether a defendant convicted of a state jail felony is to be confined in a county jail or state jail felony facility and establishing the minimum and maximum terms of confinement as a condition of community supervision apply in the same manner to a defendant placed on community supervision after pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a state jail felony. However, upon written motion of the defendant requesting final adjudication filed within 30 days after entering such plea and the deferment of adjudication, the judge shall proceed to final adjudication as in all other cases.

(b) On violation of a condition of community supervision imposed under Subsection (a) of this section, the defendant may be arrested and detained as provided in Section 21 of this article. The defendant is entitled to a hearing limited to the determination by the court of whether it proceeds with an adjudication of guilt on the original charge. This determination is reviewable in the same manner as a revocation hearing conducted under Section 21 of this article in a case in which an adjudication of guilt had not been deferred. After an adjudication of guilt, all proceedings, including assessment of punishment, pronouncement of sentence, granting of community supervision, and defendant's appeal continue as if the adjudication of guilt had not been deferred. A court assessing punishment after an adjudication of guilt of a defendant charged with a state jail felony may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision or may order the sentence to be executed, regardless of whether the defendant has previously been convicted of a felony.

(c) On expiration of a community supervision period imposed under Subsection (a) of this section, if the judge has not proceeded to adjudication of guilt, the judge shall dismiss the proceedings against the defendant and discharge him. The judge may dismiss the proceedings and discharge a defendant, other than a defendant charged with an offense requiring the defendant to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, prior to the expiration of the term of community supervision if in the judge's opinion the best interest of society and the defendant will be served. The judge may not dismiss the proceedings and discharge a defendant charged with an offense requiring the defendant to register under Chapter 62, as added by Chapter 668, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997. Except as provided by Section 12.42(g), Penal Code, a dismissal and discharge under this section may not be deemed a conviction for the purposes of disqualifications or disabilities imposed by law for conviction of an offense. For any defendant who receives a dismissal and discharge under this section:

(1) upon conviction of a subsequent offense, the fact that the defendant had previously received community supervision with a deferred adjudication of guilt shall be admissible before the court or jury to be considered on the issue of penalty;

(2) if the defendant is an applicant for a license or is a licensee under Chapter 42, Human Resources Code, the Texas Department of Human Services may consider the fact that the defendant previously has received community supervision with a deferred adjudication of guilt under this section in issuing, renewing, denying, or revoking a license under that chapter; and

(3) if the defendant is a person who has applied for registration to provide mental health or medical services for the rehabilitation of sex offenders, the Interagency Council on Sex Offender Treatment may consider the fact that the defendant has received community supervision under this section in issuing, renewing, denying, or revoking a license or registration issued by that council.

(d) In all other cases the judge may grant deferred adjudication unless:

(1) the defendant is charged with an offense:

(A) under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code; or

(B) for which punishment may be increased under Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f), Health and Safety Code, if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any one of those subsections;

(2) the defendant:

(A) is charged with an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code, regardless of the age of the victim, or a felony described by Section 13B(b) of this article; and

(B) has previously been placed on community supervision for any offense under Paragraph (A) of this subdivision; or

(3) the defendant is charged with an offense under:

(A) Section 21.02, Penal Code; or

(B) Section 22.021, Penal Code, that is punishable under Subsection (f) of that section or under Section 12.42(c)(3), Penal Code.

(e) If a judge places on community supervision under this section a defendant charged with an offense under Section 20.02, 20.03, or 20.04, Penal Code, or an attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit one of those offenses, the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and file a statement of that affirmative finding with the papers in the case if the judge determines that the victim or intended victim was younger than 17 years of age at the time of the offense.

(f) A record in the custody of the court clerk regarding a case in which a person is granted deferred adjudication is not confidential.

(g) If a judge places on community supervision under this section a defendant charged with an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, or 43. 25, Penal Code, the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and file a statement of that affirmative finding with the papers in the case if the judge determines that:

(1) at the time of the offense, the defendant was younger than 19 years of age and the victim or intended victim was at least 13 years of age; and

(2) the charge to which the plea is entered under this section is based solely on the ages of the defendant and the victim or intended victim at the time of the offense.

(h) A court retains jurisdiction to hold a hearing under Subsection (b) and to proceed with an adjudication of guilt, regardless of whether the period of community supervision imposed on the defendant has expired, if before the expiration the attorney representing the state files a motion to proceed with the adjudication and a capias is issued for the arrest of the defendant.

(i) If a judge places on community supervision under this section a defendant charged with an offense, on the motion of the attorney representing the state the judge shall make an affirmative finding of fact and file a statement of that affirmative finding in the papers in the case if the judge determines that, regardless of whether the conduct at issue is the subject of the prosecution or part of the same criminal episode as the conduct that is the subject of the prosecution, a victim in the trial:

(1) is or has been a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, as defined by 22 U.S.C. Section 7102(8); or

(2) has suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of criminal activity described by 8 U.S.C. Section 1101(a)(15)(U)(iii).

(j) That part of the papers in the case containing an affirmative finding under Subsection (i):

(1) must include specific information identifying the victim, as available;

(2) may not include information identifying the victim's location; and

(3) is confidential, unless written consent for the release of the affirmative finding is obtained from the victim or, if the victim is younger than 18 years of age, the victim's parent or guardian.

Continuing Court Jurisdiction in Felony Cases


Sec. 6. (a) For the purposes of this section, the jurisdiction of a court in which a sentence requiring imprisonment in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is imposed by the judge of the court shall continue for 180 days from the date the execution of the sentence actually begins. Before the expiration of 180 days from the date the execution of the sentence actually begins, the judge of the court that imposed such sentence may on his own motion, on the motion of the attorney representing the state, or on the written motion of the defendant, suspend further execution of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision under the terms and conditions of this article, if in the opinion of the judge the defendant would not benefit from further imprisonment and:

(1) the defendant is otherwise eligible for community supervision under this article; and

(2) the defendant had never before been incarcerated in a penitentiary serving a sentence for a felony.

(b) When the defendant or the attorney representing the state files a written motion requesting suspension by the judge of further execution of the sentence and placement of the defendant on community supervision, and when requested to do so by the judge, the clerk of the court shall request a copy of the defendant's record while imprisoned from the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or, if the defendant is confined in county jail, from the sheriff. Upon receipt of such request, the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or the sheriff shall forward to the judge, as soon as possible, a full and complete copy of the defendant's record while imprisoned or confined. When the defendant files a written motion requesting suspension of further execution of the sentence and placement on community supervision, he shall immediately deliver or cause to be delivered a true and correct copy of the motion to the office of the attorney representing the state.

(c) The judge may deny the motion without a hearing but may not grant the motion without holding a hearing and providing the attorney representing the state and the defendant the opportunity to present evidence on the motion.

Continuing Court Jurisdiction in Misdemeanor Cases


Sec. 7. (a) For the purposes of this section, the jurisdiction of the courts in this state in which a sentence requiring confinement in a jail is imposed for conviction of a misdemeanor shall continue for 180 days from the date the execution of the sentence actually begins. The judge of the court that imposed such sentence may on his own motion, on the motion of the attorney representing the state, or on the written motion of the defendant suspend further execution of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision under the terms and conditions of this article, if in the opinion of the judge the defendant would not benefit from further confinement.

(b) When the defendant files a written motion with the court requesting suspension of further execution of the sentence and placement on community supervision or when requested to do so by the judge, the clerk of the court shall request a copy of the defendant's record while confined from the agency operating the jail where the defendant is confined. Upon receipt of such request, the agency operating the jail where the defendant is confined shall forward to the court as soon as possible a full and complete copy of the defendant's record while confined.

(c) The judge may deny the motion without a hearing but may not grant a motion without holding a hearing and allowing the attorney representing the state and the defendant to present evidence in the case.

State Boot Camp Program


Sec. 8. (a) For the purposes of this section, the jurisdiction of a court in which a sentence requiring imprisonment in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice is imposed for conviction of a felony shall continue for 180 days from the date on which the convicted person is received into custody by the institutional division. After the expiration of 75 days but prior to the expiration of 180 days from the date on which the convicted person is received into custody by the institutional division, the judge of the court that imposed the sentence may suspend further execution of the sentence imposed and place the person on community supervision under the terms and conditions of this article, if in the opinion of the judge the person would not benefit from further imprisonment. The court shall clearly indicate in its order recommending the placement of the person in the state boot camp program that the court is not retaining jurisdiction over the person for the purposes of Section 6 of this article. A court may recommend a person for placement in the state boot camp program only if:

(1) the person is otherwise eligible for community supervision under this article;

(2) the person is 17 years of age or older but younger than 26 years and is physically and mentally capable of participating in a program that requires strenuous physical activity; and

(3) the person is not convicted of an offense punishable as a state jail felony.

(b) On the 76th day after the day on which the convicted person is received into custody by the institutional division, the institutional division shall send the convicting court the record of the person's progress, conduct, and conformity to institutional division rules.

(c) The judge's recommendation that a person be placed in the state boot camp program created under Section 499.052, Government Code, does not give the court the power to hold the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or any officer or employee of the department in contempt of court for failure to adhere to that recommendation.

Presentence Investigations


Sec. 9. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (g) of this section, before the imposition of sentence by a judge in a felony case, and except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, before the imposition of sentence by a judge in a misdemeanor case the judge shall direct a supervision officer to report to the judge in writing on the circumstances of the offense with which the defendant is charged, the amount of restitution necessary to adequately compensate a victim of the offense, the criminal and social history of the defendant, and any other information relating to the defendant or the offense requested by the judge. It is not necessary that the report contain a sentencing recommendation, but the report must contain a proposed client supervision plan describing programs and sanctions that the community supervision and corrections department would provide the defendant if the judge suspended the imposition of the sentence or granted deferred adjudication.

(b) The judge is not required to direct a supervision officer to prepare a report in a misdemeanor case if:

(1) the defendant requests that a report not be made and the judge agrees to the request; or

(2) the judge finds that there is sufficient information in the record to permit the meaningful exercise of sentencing discretion and the judge explains this finding on the record.

(c) The judge may not inspect a report and the contents of the report may not be disclosed to any person unless:

(1) the defendant pleads guilty or nolo contendere or is convicted of the offense; or

(2) the defendant, in writing, authorizes the judge to inspect the report.

(d) Unless waived by the defendant, at least 48 hours before sentencing a defendant, the judge shall permit the defendant or his counsel to read the presentence report.

(e) The judge shall allow the defendant or his attorney to comment on a presentence investigation or a postsentence report and, with the approval of the judge, introduce testimony or other information alleging a factual inaccuracy in the investigation or report.

(f) The judge shall allow the attorney representing the state access to any information made available to the defendant under this section.

(g) A judge is not required to direct an officer to prepare a presentence report in a felony case under this section if:

(1) punishment is to be assessed by a jury;

(2) the defendant is convicted of or enters a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to capital murder;

(3) the only available punishment is imprisonment; or

(4) the judge is informed that a plea bargain agreement exists, under which the defendant agrees to a punishment of imprisonment, and the judge intends to follow the agreement.

(h) On a determination by the judge that alcohol or drug abuse may have contributed to the commission of the offense, or in any case involving a second or subsequent offense under Section 49.04, Penal Code, committed within five years of the date on which the most recent preceding offense was committed, or a second or subsequent offense under Section 49.07 or 49.08 of that code that involves the operation of a motor vehicle, committed within five years of the date on which the most recent preceding offense was committed, the judge shall direct a supervision officer approved by the community supervision and corrections department or the judge or a person, program, or other agency approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, to conduct an evaluation to determine the appropriateness of, and a course of conduct necessary for, alcohol or drug rehabilitation for a defendant and to report that evaluation to the judge. The evaluation shall be made:

(1) after arrest and before conviction, if requested by the defendant;

(2) after conviction and before sentencing, if the judge assesses punishment in the case;

(3) after sentencing and before the entry of a final judgment, if the jury assesses punishment in the case; or

(4) after community supervision is granted, if the evaluation is required as a condition of community supervision under Section 13 of this article.

(i) A presentence investigation conducted on any defendant convicted of a felony offense who appears to the judge through its own observation or on suggestion of a party to have a mental impairment shall include a psychological evaluation which determines, at a minimum, the defendant's IQ and adaptive behavior score. The results of the evaluation shall be included in the report to the judge as required by Subsection (a) of this section.

(j) The judge by order may direct that any information and records that are not privileged and that are relevant to a report required by Subsection (a) or Subsection (k) of this section be released to an officer conducting a presentence investigation under Subsection (i) of this section or a postsentence report under Subsection (k) of this section. The judge may also issue a subpoena to obtain that information. A report and all information obtained in connection with a presentence investigation or postsentence report are confidential and may be released only:

(1) to those persons and under those circumstances authorized under Subsections (d), (e), (f), (h), (k), and (l) of this section;

(2) pursuant to Section 614.017, Health and Safety Code; or

(3) as directed by the judge for the effective supervision of the defendant.

(k) If a presentence report in a felony case is not required under this section, the judge may direct the officer to prepare a postsentence report containing the same information that would have been required for the presentence report, other than a proposed client supervision plan and any information that is reflected in the judgment. If the postsentence report is ordered, the officer shall send the report to the clerk of the court not later than the 30th day after the date on which sentence is pronounced or deferred adjudication is granted, and the clerk shall deliver the postsentence report with the papers in the case to a designated officer of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, as described by Section 8(a), Article 42.09.

(l), (m) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 5.

Sex Offenders: Presentence Investigation and Postsentence Treatment and Supervision


Sec. 9A. (a) In this section:

(1) "Council" means the Council on Sex Offender Treatment.

(2) "Sex offender" means a person who has been convicted or has entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere for an offense under any one of the following provisions of the Penal Code:

(A) Section 20.04(a)(4) (Aggravated Kidnapping), if the person committed the offense with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually;

(B) Section 21.08 (Indecent Exposure);

(C) Section 21.11 (Indecency with a Child);

(D) Section 22.011 (Sexual Assault);

(E) Section 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault);

(F) Section 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct);

(G) Section 30.02 (Burglary), if:

(i) the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section; and

(ii) the person committed the offense with the intent to commit a felony listed in this subsection;

(H) Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child); or

(I) Section 43.26 (Possession or Promotion of Child Pornography).

(b) If the defendant is a sex offender, a supervision officer may release information in a presentence or postsentence report concerning the social and criminal history of the defendant to a person who:

(1) is licensed or certified in this state to provide mental health or medical services, including a:

(A) physician;

(B) psychiatrist;

(C) psychologist;

(D) licensed professional counselor;

(E) licensed marriage and family therapist; or

(F) certified social worker; and

(2) provides mental health or medical services for the rehabilitation of the defendant.

(c) If the defendant is a sex offender, the judge shall direct a supervision officer approved by the community supervision and corrections department or the judge or a person, program, or other agency approved by the council to evaluate the appropriateness of, and a course of conduct necessary for, treatment, specialized supervision, or rehabilitation of the defendant and to report the results of the evaluation to the judge. The judge may require the evaluation to use offense-specific standards of practice adopted by the council and may require the report to reflect those standards. The evaluation shall be made after conviction and before the entry of a final judgment or, if requested by the defendant, after arrest and before conviction.

Authority to Impose, Modify, or Revoke Community Supervision


Sec. 10. (a) Only the court in which the defendant was tried may grant community supervision, impose conditions, revoke the community supervision, or discharge the defendant, unless the judge has transferred jurisdiction of the case to another court with the latter's consent. Except as provided by Subsection (d) of this section, only the judge may alter conditions of community supervision. In a felony case, only the judge who originally sentenced the defendant may suspend execution thereof and place the defendant under community supervision pursuant to Section 6 of this article. If the judge who originally sentenced the defendant is deceased or disabled or if the office is vacant and the judge who originally sentenced the defendant is deceased or disabled or if the office is vacant and a motion is filed in accordance with Section 6 of this article, the clerk of the court shall promptly forward a copy of the motion to the presiding judge of the administrative judicial district for that court, who may deny the motion without a hearing or appoint a judge to hold a hearing on the motion.

(b) After a defendant has been placed on community supervision, jurisdiction of the case may be transferred to a court of the same rank in this state having geographical jurisdiction where the defendant is residing or where a violation of the conditions of community supervision occurs. Upon transfer, the clerk of the court of original jurisdiction shall forward a transcript of such portions of the record as the transferring judge shall direct to the court accepting jurisdiction, which latter court shall thereafter proceed as if the trial and conviction had occurred in that court.

(c) Any judge of a court having geographical jurisdiction where the defendant is residing or where a violation of the conditions of community supervision occurs may issue a warrant for his arrest, but the determination of action to be taken after arrest shall be only by the judge of the court having jurisdiction of the case at the time the action is taken.

(d) A judge that places a defendant on community supervision may authorize the supervision officer supervising the defendant or a magistrate appointed by the district courts in the county that give preference to criminal cases to modify the conditions of community supervision for the limited purpose of transferring the defendant to different programs within the community supervision continuum of programs and sanctions.

(e) If a supervision officer or magistrate modifies the conditions of community supervision, the officer or magistrate shall deliver a copy of the modified conditions to the defendant, shall file a copy of the modified conditions with the sentencing court, and shall note the date of delivery of the copy in the defendant's file. If the defendant agrees to the modification in writing, the officer or magistrate shall file a copy of the modified conditions with the district clerk and the conditions shall be enforced as modified. If the defendant does not agree to the modification in writing, the supervision officer or magistrate shall refer the case to the judge of the court for modification in the manner provided by Section 22 of this article.

(j-3) Deleted by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 4.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Basic Conditions of Community Supervision


Sec. 11. (a) The judge of the court having jurisdiction of the case shall determine the conditions of community supervision and may, at any time, during the period of community supervision alter or modify the conditions. The judge may impose any reasonable condition that is designed to protect or restore the community, protect or restore the victim, or punish, rehabilitate, or reform the defendant. Conditions of community supervision may include, but shall not be limited to, the conditions that the defendant shall:

(1) Commit no offense against the laws of this State or of any other State or of the United States;

(2) Avoid injurious or vicious habits;

(3) Avoid persons or places of disreputable or harmful character;

(4) Report to the supervision officer as directed by the judge or supervision officer and obey all rules and regulations of the community supervision and corrections department;

(5) Permit the supervision officer to visit the defendant at the defendant's home or elsewhere;

(6) Work faithfully at suitable employment as far as possible;

(7) Remain within a specified place;

(8) Pay the defendant's fine, if one be assessed, and all court costs whether a fine be assessed or not, in one or several sums;

(9) Support the defendant's dependents;

(10) Participate, for a time specified by the judge in any community-based program, including a community-service work program under Section 16 of this article;

(11) Reimburse the county in which the prosecution was instituted for compensation paid to appointed counsel for defending the defendant in the case, if counsel was appointed, or if the defendant was represented by a county-paid public defender, in an amount that would have been paid to an appointed attorney had the county not had a public defender;

(12) Remain under custodial supervision in a community corrections facility, obey all rules and regulations of such facility, and pay a percentage of the defendant's income to the facility for room and board;

(13) Pay a percentage of the defendant's income to the defendant's dependents for their support while under custodial supervision in a community corrections facility;

(14) Submit to testing for alcohol or controlled substances;

(15) Attend counseling sessions for substance abusers or participate in substance abuse treatment services in a program or facility approved or licensed by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse;

(16) With the consent of the victim of a misdemeanor offense or of any offense under Title 7, Penal Code, participate in victim-defendant mediation;

(17) Submit to electronic monitoring;

(18) Reimburse the compensation to victims of crime fund for any amounts paid from that fund to or on behalf of a victim, as defined by Article 56.32, of the defendant's offense or if no reimbursement is required, make one payment to the compensation to victims of crime fund in an amount not to exceed $50 if the offense is a misdemeanor or not to exceed $100 if the offense is a felony;

(19) Reimburse a law enforcement agency for the analysis, storage, or disposal of raw materials, controlled substances, chemical precursors, drug paraphernalia, or other materials seized in connection with the offense;

(20) Pay all or part of the reasonable and necessary costs incurred by the victim for psychological counseling made necessary by the offense or for counseling and education relating to acquired immune deficiency syndrome or human immunodeficiency virus made necessary by the offense;

(21) Make one payment in an amount not to exceed $50 to a crime stoppers organization as defined by Section 414.001, Government Code, and as certified by the Crime Stoppers Advisory Council;

(22) Submit a DNA sample to the Department of Public Safety under Subchapter G, Chapter 411, Government Code, for the purpose of creating a DNA record of the defendant;

(23) In any manner required by the judge, provide public notice of the offense for which the defendant was placed on community supervision in the county in which the offense was committed; and

(24) Reimburse the county in which the prosecution was instituted for compensation paid to any interpreter in the case.

(b) A judge may not order a defendant to make any payments as a term or condition of community supervision, except for fines, court costs, restitution to the victim, and other conditions related personally to the rehabilitation of the defendant or otherwise expressly authorized by law. The court shall consider the ability of the defendant to make payments in ordering the defendant to make payments under this article.

(c) If the judge or jury places a defendant on community supervision, the judge shall require the defendant to demonstrate to the court whether the defendant has an educational skill level that is equal to or greater than the average skill level of students who have completed the sixth grade in public schools in this state. If the judge determines that the defendant has not attained that skill level, the judge shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant attain that level of educational skill, unless the judge determines that the defendant lacks the intellectual capacity or the learning ability to ever achieve that level of skill.

(d) If the judge places a defendant on community supervision and the defendant is determined to have a mental illness or be a person with mental retardation by an examining expert under Article 16.22 or Chapter 46B or in a psychological evaluation conducted under Section 9(i) of this article, the judge may require the defendant as a condition of community supervision to submit to outpatient or inpatient mental health or mental retardation treatment if the:

(1) defendant's:

(A) mental impairment is chronic in nature; or

(B) ability to function independently will continue to deteriorate if the defendant does not receive mental health or mental retardation services; and

(2) judge determines, in consultation with a local mental health or mental retardation services provider, that appropriate mental health or mental retardation services for the defendant are available through the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation under Section 534.053, Health and Safety Code, or through another mental health or mental retardation services provider.

(e) A judge granting community supervision to a defendant required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62 shall require that the defendant, as a condition of community supervision:

(1) register under that chapter; and

(2) submit a DNA sample to the Department of Public Safety under Subchapter G, Chapter 411, Government Code, for the purpose of creating a DNA record of the defendant, unless the defendant has already submitted the required sample under other state law.

(f) A judge may not require a defendant to undergo an orchiectomy as a condition of community supervision.

(g) A judge who grants community supervision to a person may require the person to make one payment in an amount not to exceed $50 to a children's advocacy center established under Subchapter E, Chapter 264, Family Code, if the person is charged with or convicted of an offense under Section 21.11 or 22.011(a)(2), Penal Code.

(h) If a judge grants community supervision to a person convicted of an offense under Title 5, Penal Code, that the court determines involves family violence, the judge may require the person to make one payment in an amount not to exceed $100 to a family violence shelter center that receives state or federal funds and that serves the county in which the court is located. In this subsection, "family violence" has the meaning assigned by Section 71.004, Family Code, and "family violence shelter center" has the meaning assigned by Section 51.002, Human Resources Code.

(i) A judge who grants community supervision to a sex offender evaluated under Section 9A may require the sex offender as a condition of community supervision to submit to treatment, specialized supervision, or rehabilitation according to offense-specific standards of practice adopted by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment. On a finding that the defendant is financially able to make payment, the judge shall require the defendant to pay all or part of the reasonable and necessary costs of the treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation.

(j), (k) [Blank].

(l)(1) If the court grants community supervision to a person convicted of an offense under Section 42.072, Penal Code, the court may require as a condition of community supervision that the person may not:

(A) communicate directly or indirectly with the victim; or

(B) go to or near the residence, place of employment, or business of the victim or to or near a school, day-care facility, or similar facility where a dependent child of the victim is in attendance.

(2) If the court requires the prohibition contained in Subdivision (1)(B) of this subsection as a condition of community supervision, the court shall specifically describe the prohibited locations and the minimum distances, if any, that the person must maintain from the locations.

Confinement as a Condition of Community Supervision


Sec. 12. (a) If a judge having jurisdiction of a misdemeanor case requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant submit to a period of confinement in a county jail, the period of confinement may not exceed 30 days. If a judge having jurisdiction of a felony case requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant submit to a period of confinement in a county jail, the period of confinement may not exceed 180 days.

(b) A judge that requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant serve a term in a community corrections facility under Section 18 of this article may not impose a term of confinement under this section that, when added to the term imposed under Section 18, exceeds 24 months.

(c) A judge may impose confinement as a condition of community supervision under Subsection (a) of this section on placing the defendant on supervision or at any time during the supervision period. The judge may impose periods of confinement as a condition of community supervision in increments smaller than the maximum periods provided by Subsection (a) of this section but may not impose periods of confinement that if added together exceed the maximum periods provided by Subsection (a).

DWI Community Supervision


Sec. 13. (a) A judge granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Chapter 49, Penal Code, shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant submit to:

(1) not less than 72 hours of continuous confinement in county jail if the defendant was punished under Section 49.09(a); not less than five days of confinement in county jail if the defendant was punished under Section 49.09(a) and was subject to Section 49.09(h); not less than 10 days of confinement in county jail if the defendant was punished under Section 49.09(b) or (c); or not less than 30 days of confinement in county jail if the defendant was convicted under Section 49.07; and

(2) an evaluation by a supervision officer or by a person, program, or facility approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the purpose of having the facility prescribe and carry out a course of conduct necessary for the rehabilitation of the defendant's drug or alcohol dependence condition.

(b) A judge granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Section 49.08, Penal Code, shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant submit to a period of confinement of not less than 120 days.

(c) If the director of a facility to which a defendant is referred under Subdivision (2) of Subsection (a) of this section determines that the defendant is not making a good faith effort to participate in a program of rehabilitation, the director shall notify the judge that referred the defendant of that fact.

(d) If a judge requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant participate in a prescribed course of conduct necessary for the rehabilitation of the defendant's drug or alcohol dependence condition, the judge shall require that the defendant pay for all or part of the cost of such rehabilitation based on the defendant's ability to pay. The judge may, in its discretion, credit such cost paid by the defendant against the fine assessed. In making a determination of a defendant's ability to pay the cost of rehabilitation under this subsection, the judge shall consider whether the defendant has insurance coverage that will pay for rehabilitation.

(e) The confinement imposed shall be treated as a condition of community supervision, and in the event of a sentence of confinement upon the revocation of community supervision, the term of confinement served may not be credited toward service of such subsequent confinement.

(f) If a judge grants community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, and if before receiving community supervision the defendant has not submitted to an evaluation under Section 9 of this article, the judge shall require the defendant to submit to the evaluation as a condition of community supervision. If the evaluation indicates to the judge that the defendant is in need of treatment for drug or alcohol dependency, the judge shall require the defendant to submit to that treatment as a condition of community supervision in a program or facility approved or licensed by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse or in a program or facility that complies with standards established by the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, after consultation by the division with the commission.

(g) A jury that recommends community supervision for a person convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, may recommend that any driver's license issued to the defendant under Chapter 521, Transportation Code, not be suspended. This subsection does not apply to a person punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code, and subject to Section 49.09(h) of that code.

(h) If a person convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, is placed on community supervision, the judge shall require, as a condition of the community supervision, that the defendant attend and successfully complete before the 181st day after the day community supervision is granted an educational program jointly approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the Department of Public Safety, the Traffic Safety Section of the Texas Department of Transportation, and the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice designed to rehabilitate persons who have driven while intoxicated. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse shall publish the jointly approved rules and shall monitor, coordinate, and provide training to persons providing the educational programs. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is responsible for the administration of the certification of approved educational programs and may charge a nonrefundable application fee for the initial certification of approval and for renewal of a certificate. The judge may waive the educational program requirement or may grant an extension of time to successfully complete the program that expires not later than one year after the beginning date of the person's community supervision, however, if the defendant by a motion in writing shows good cause. In determining good cause, the judge may consider but is not limited to: the defendant's school and work schedule, the defendant's health, the distance that the defendant must travel to attend an educational program, and the fact that the defendant resides out of state, has no valid driver's license, or does not have access to transportation. The judge shall set out the finding of good cause for waiver in the judgment. If a defendant is required, as a condition of community supervision, to attend an educational program or if the court waives the educational program requirement, the court clerk shall immediately report that fact to the Department of Public Safety, on a form prescribed by the department, for inclusion in the person's driving record. If the court grants an extension of time in which the person may complete the program, the court clerk shall immediately report that fact to the Department of Public Safety on a form prescribed by the department. The report must include the beginning date of the person's community supervision. Upon the person's successful completion of the educational program, the person's instructor shall give notice to the Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the person's driving record and to the community supervision and corrections department. The community supervision and corrections department shall then forward the notice to the court clerk for filing. If the Department of Public Safety does not receive notice that a defendant required to complete an educational program has successfully completed the program within the period required by this section, as shown on department records, the department shall revoke the defendant's driver's license, permit, or privilege or prohibit the person from obtaining a license or permit, as provided by Sections 521.344(e) and (f), Transportation Code. The Department of Public Safety may not reinstate a license suspended under this subsection unless the person whose license was suspended makes application to the department for reinstatement of the person's license and pays to the department a reinstatement fee of $50. The Department of Public Safety shall remit all fees collected under this subsection to the comptroller for deposit in the general revenue fund. This subsection does not apply to a defendant if a jury recommends community supervision for the defendant and also recommends that the defendant's driver's license not be suspended.

(i) If a person convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, is placed on community supervision, the court may require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant have a device installed, on the motor vehicle owned by the defendant or on the vehicle most regularly driven by the defendant, that uses a deep-lung breath analysis mechanism to make impractical the operation of the motor vehicle if ethyl alcohol is detected in the breath of the operator and that the defendant not operate any motor vehicle that is not equipped with that device. If it is shown on the trial of the offense that an analysis of a specimen of the person's blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, or if the person is convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.06, Penal Code, and punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code, or of a second or subsequent offense under Section 49.07 or 49.08, Penal Code, and the person after conviction of either offense is placed on community supervision, the court shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant have the device installed on the appropriate vehicle and that the defendant not operate any motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with that device. Before placing on community supervision a person convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, the court shall determine from criminal history record information maintained by the Department of Public Safety whether the person has one or more previous convictions under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, or has one previous conviction under Sections 49.04-49.07, Penal Code, or one previous conviction under Section 49.08, Penal Code. If it is shown on the trial of the offense that an analysis of a specimen of the person's blood, breath, or urine showed an alcohol concentration level of 0.15 or more at the time the analysis was performed, or if the court determines that the person has one or more such previous convictions, the court shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant have that device installed on the motor vehicle owned by the defendant or on the vehicle most regularly driven by the defendant and that the defendant not operate any motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with the device described in this subsection. The court shall require the defendant to obtain the device at the defendant's own cost before the 30th day after the date of conviction unless the court finds that to do so would not be in the best interest of justice and enters its findings on record. The court shall require the defendant to provide evidence to the court within the 30-day period that the device has been installed on the appropriate vehicle and order the device to remain installed on that vehicle for a period not less than 50 percent of the supervision period. If the court determines the offender is unable to pay for the device, the court may impose a reasonable payment schedule not to exceed twice the period of the court's order. The Department of Public Safety shall approve devices for use under this subsection. Section 521.247, Transportation Code, applies to the approval of a device under this subsection and the consequences of that approval. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, if a person is required to operate a motor vehicle in the course and scope of the person's employment and if the vehicle is owned by the employer, the person may operate that vehicle without installation of an approved ignition interlock device if the employer has been notified of that driving privilege restriction and if proof of that notification is with the vehicle. This employment exemption does not apply, however, if the business entity that owns the vehicle is owned or controlled by the person whose driving privilege has been restricted. A previous conviction may not be used for purposes of restricting a person to the operation of a motor vehicle equipped with an interlock ignition device under this subsection if:

(1) the previous conviction was a final conviction under Section 49.04, 49.045, 49.05, 49.06, 49.07, or 49.08, Penal Code, and was for an offense committed more than 10 years before the instant offense for which the person was convicted and placed on community supervision; and

(2) the person has not been convicted of an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, 49.05, 49.06, 49.07, or 49.08 of that code, committed within 10 years before the date on which the instant offense for which the person was convicted and placed on community supervision.

(j) The judge shall require a defendant who is punished under Section 49.09, Penal Code, as a condition of community supervision, to attend and successfully complete an educational program for repeat offenders approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse shall adopt rules and shall monitor, coordinate, and provide training to persons providing the educational programs. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is responsible for the administration of the certification of approved educational programs and may charge a nonrefundable application fee for initial certification of approval or for renewal of the certification. The judge may waive the educational program requirement only if the defendant by a motion in writing shows good cause. In determining good cause, the judge may consider the defendant's school and work schedule, the defendant's health, the distance that the defendant must travel to attend an educational program, and whether the defendant resides out of state or does not have access to transportation. The judge shall set out the finding of good cause in the judgment. If a defendant is required, as a condition of community supervision, to attend an educational program, the court clerk shall immediately report that fact to the Department of Public Safety, on a form prescribed by the department, for inclusion in the defendant's driving record. The report must include the beginning date of the defendant's community supervision. On the defendant's successful completion of the educational program for repeat offenders, the defendant's instructor shall give notice to the Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the defendant's driving record and to the community supervision and corrections department. The community supervision and corrections department shall then forward the notice to the court clerk for filing. If the Department of Public Safety does not receive notice that a defendant required to complete an educational program has successfully completed the program for repeat offenders within the period required by the judge, as shown on department records, the department shall revoke the defendant's driver's license, permit, or privilege or prohibit the defendant from obtaining a license or permit, as provided by Sections 521.344(e) and (f), Transportation Code.

(k) Notwithstanding Sections 521.344(d)-(i), Transportation Code, if the judge, under Subsection (h) or (j) of this section, permits or requires a defendant punished under Section 49.09, Penal Code, to attend an educational program as a condition of community supervision, or waives the required attendance for such a program, and the defendant has previously been required to attend such a program, or the required attendance at the program had been waived, the judge nonetheless shall order the suspension of the driver's license, permit, or operating privilege of that person for a period determined by the judge according to the following schedule:

(1) not less than 90 days or more than 365 days, if the defendant is convicted under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code;

(2) not less than 180 days or more than two years, if the defendant is punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code; or

(3) not less than one year or more than two years, if the person is convicted of a second or subsequent offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, committed within five years of the date on which the most recent preceding offense was committed.

(l) If the Department of Public Safety receives notice that a defendant has been required or permitted to attend a subsequent educational program under Subsection (h), (j), or (k) of this section, although the previously required attendance had been waived, but the judge has not ordered a period of suspension, the department shall suspend the defendant's driver's license, permit, or operating privilege, or shall issue an order prohibiting the defendant from obtaining a license or permit for a period of 365 days.

(m) If a judge revokes the community supervision of a defendant for an offense under Section 49.04, Penal Code, or an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle under Section 49.07, Penal Code, and the driver's license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle has not previously been ordered by the judge to be suspended, or if the suspension was previously probated, the judge shall suspend the license or privilege for a period provided under Subchapter O, Chapter 521, Transportation Code. The suspension shall be reported to the Department of Public Safety as provided under Section 521.347, Transportation Code.

(n) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or other law, the judge who places on community supervision a defendant who is younger than 21 years of age and convicted for an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, shall:

(1) order that the defendant's driver's license be suspended for 90 days beginning on the date that the person is placed on community supervision; and

(2) require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant not operate a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with the device described by Subsection (i) of this section.

Community Supervision for Offense Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice


Sec. 13A. (a) A court granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense for which the court has made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 of this code shall require as a term of community supervision that the defendant:

(1) serve a term of not more than one year imprisonment in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice if the offense is a felony other than an offense under Section 19.02, Penal Code; or

(2) serve a term of not more than 90 days confinement in jail if the offense is a misdemeanor.

(b) The court may not grant community supervision on its own motion or on the recommendation of the jury to a defendant convicted of an offense for which the court has made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 of this code if:

(1) the offense is murder under Section 19.02, Penal Code; or

(2) the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which the court made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 of this code.

Defendants Placed on Community Supervision for Sexual Offenses Against Children


Sec. 13B. (a) If a judge grants community supervision to a defendant described by Subsection (b) and the judge determines that a child as defined by Section 22.011(c), Penal Code, was the victim of the offense, the judge shall establish a child safety zone applicable to the defendant by requiring as a condition of community supervision that the defendant:

(1) not:

(A) supervise or participate in any program that includes as participants or recipients persons who are 17 years of age or younger and that regularly provides athletic, civic, or cultural activities; or

(B) go in, on, or within 1,000 feet of a premises where children commonly gather, including a school, day-care facility, playground, public or private youth center, public swimming pool, or video arcade facility; and

(2) attend psychological counseling sessions for sex offenders with an individual or organization which provides sex offender treatment or counseling as specified by or approved by the judge or the community supervision and corrections department officer supervising the defendant.

(b) This section applies to a defendant placed on community supervision for an offense:

(1) under Section 43.25 or 43.26, Penal Code;

(2) under Section 21.08, 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, or 25.02, Penal Code;

(3) under Section 20.04(a)(4), Penal Code, if the defendant committed the offense with the intent to violate or abuse the victim sexually; or

(4) under Section 30.02, Penal Code, punishable under Subsection (d) of that section, if the defendant committed the offense with the intent to commit a felony listed in Subdivision (2) or (3) of this subsection.

(c) A community supervision and corrections department officer who under Subsection (a)(2) specifies a sex offender treatment provider to provide counseling to a defendant shall contact the provider before the defendant is released, establish the date, time, and place of the first session between the defendant and the provider, and request the provider to immediately notify the officer if the defendant fails to attend the first session or any subsequent scheduled session.

(d) Notwithstanding Subsection (a)(1), a judge is not required to impose the conditions described by Subsection (a)(1) if the defendant is a student at a primary or secondary school.

(e) At any time after the imposition of a condition under Subsection (a)(1), the defendant may request the court to modify the child safety zone applicable to the defendant because the zone as created by the court:

(1) interferes with the ability of the defendant to attend school or hold a job and consequently constitutes an undue hardship for the defendant; or

(2) is broader than is necessary to protect the public, given the nature and circumstances of the offense.

(f) A community supervision and corrections department officer supervising a defendant described by Subsection (b) may permit the defendant to enter on an event-by-event basis into the child safety zone from which the defendant is otherwise prohibited from entering if:

(1) the defendant has served at least two years of the period of community supervision;

(2) the defendant enters the zone as part of a program to reunite with the defendant's family;

(3) the defendant presents to the officer a written proposal specifying where the defendant intends to go within the zone, why and with whom the defendant is going, and how the defendant intends to cope with any stressful situations that occur;

(4) the sex offender treatment provider treating the defendant agrees with the officer that the defendant should be allowed to attend the event; and

(5) the officer and the treatment provider agree on a chaperon to accompany the defendant and the chaperon agrees to perform that duty.

(g) Section 10(a) does not prohibit a community supervision and corrections department officer from altering a condition of community supervision by permitting a defendant to enter a child safety zone under Subsection (f).

(h) In this section, "playground," "premises," "school," "video arcade facility," and "youth center" have the meanings assigned by Section 481.134, Health and Safety Code.

(i) Notwithstanding Subsection (a)(1)(B), a requirement that a defendant not go in, on, or within 1,000 feet of certain premises does not apply to a defendant while the defendant is in or going immediately to or from a:

(1) community supervision and corrections department office;

(2) premises at which the defendant is participating in a program or activity required as a condition of community supervision;

(3) residential facility in which the defendant is required to reside as a condition of community supervision, if the facility was in operation as a residence for defendants on community supervision on June 1, 2003; or

(4) private residence at which the defendant is required to reside as a condition of community supervision.

Community Supervision for Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child


Sec. 13C. (a) A court granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Section 46.13, Penal Code, may require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant:

(1) provide an appropriate public service activity designated by the court; or

(2) attend a firearms safety course which meets or exceeds the requirements set by the National Rifle Association as of January 1, 1995, for a firearms safety course that requires not more than 17 hours of instruction.

(b) The court shall require the defendant to pay the cost of attending the firearms safety course under Subsection (a)(2).

Defendants Placed on Community Supervision for Violent Offenses; Protecting Children


Sec. 13D. (a) If a judge grants community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense listed in Section 3g(a)(1) or for which the judgment contains an affirmative finding under Section 3g(a)(2), the judge, if the nature of the offense for which the defendant is convicted warrants the establishment of a child safety zone, may establish a child safety zone applicable to the defendant by requiring as a condition of community supervision that the defendant not:

(1) supervise or participate in any program that includes as participants or recipients persons who are 17 years of age or younger and that regularly provides athletic, civic, or cultural activities; or

(2) go in or on, or within a distance specified by the judge of, a premises where children commonly gather, including a school, day-care facility, playground, public or private youth center, public swimming pool, or video arcade facility.

(b) At any time after the imposition of a condition under Subsection (a), the defendant may request the judge to modify the child safety zone applicable to the defendant because the zone as created by the judge:

(1) interferes with the ability of the defendant to attend school or hold a job and consequently constitutes an undue hardship for the defendant; or

(2) is broader than is necessary to protect the public, given the nature and circumstances of the offense.

(c) This section does not apply to a defendant described by Section 13B.

(d) In this section, "playground," "premises," "school," "video arcade facility," and "youth center" have the meanings assigned by Section 481.134, Health and Safety Code.


Text of Sec. 14 as amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 910, Sec. 1; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 4, 5; and Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 113, Sec. 1.


Child Abusers and Family Violence Offenders; Special Conditions


Sec. 14. (a) If the court grants probation to a person convicted of an offense described by Article 17.41(a) of this code, the court may require as a condition of probation that the defendant not directly communicate with the victim of the offense or go near a residence, school, or other location, as specifically described in the copy of terms and conditions, frequented by the victim. In imposing the condition, the court may grant the defendant supervised access to the victim. To the extent that a condition imposed under this subsection conflicts with an existing court order granting possession of or access to a child, the condition imposed under this subsection prevails for a period specified by the court granting probation, not to exceed 90 days.

(b) Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 6.

(c) If the court grants community supervision to a person convicted of an offense involving family violence, as defined by Section 71.004, Family Code, the court may require the defendant, at the direction of the community supervision and corrections department officer, to:

(1) attend a battering intervention and prevention program as defined by Article 42.141;

(2) beginning on September 1, 2008, if the referral option under Subdivision (1) is not available, attend a program or counsel with a provider that has begun the accreditation process described by Subsection (c-1); or

(3) if the referral option under Subdivision (1) or, beginning on September 1, 2008, the referral option under Subdivision (2) is not available, attend counseling sessions for the elimination of violent behavior with a licensed counselor, social worker, or other professional who has completed family violence intervention training that the community justice assistance division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has approved, after consultation with the licensing authorities described by Chapters 152, 501, 502, 503, and 505, Occupations Code, and experts in the field of family violence.

(c-1) Beginning on September 1, 2009, a program or provider serving as a referral option for the courts under Subsection (c)(1) or (2) must be accredited under Section 4A, Article 42.141, as conforming to program guidelines under that article.

(c-2) If the court requires the defendant to attend counseling or a program, the court shall require the defendant to begin attendance not later than the 60th day after the date the court grants community supervision, notify the community supervision and corrections department officer of the name, address, and phone number of the counselor or program, and report the defendant's attendance to the officer. The court shall require the defendant to pay all the reasonable costs of the counseling sessions or attendance in the program on a finding that the defendant is financially able to make payment. If the court finds the defendant is unable to make payment, the court shall make the counseling sessions or enrollment in the program available without cost to the defendant. The court may also require the defendant to pay all or a part of the reasonable costs incurred by the victim for counseling made necessary by the offense, on a finding that the defendant is financially able to make payment. The court may order the defendant to make payments under this subsection for a period not to exceed one year after the date on which the order is entered.


Text of Sec. 14 as amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 4.01; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.09; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.004 and 3.005; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, Sec. 1.44; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 63; and Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 2.



Substance Abuse Felony Program


Sec. 14. (a) If a court places a defendant on community supervision under any provision of this article as an alternative to imprisonment, the judge may require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant serve a term of confinement and treatment in a substance abuse treatment facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009, Government Code. A term of confinement and treatment imposed under this section must be an indeterminate term of not more than one year or less than 90 days.

(b) A judge may impose the condition of community supervision created under this section if:

(1) the judge places the defendant on community supervision under this article;

(2) the defendant is charged with or convicted of a felony other than:

(A) a felony under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code; or

(B) criminal attempt of a felony under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code; and

(3) the judge makes an affirmative finding that:

(A) drug or alcohol abuse significantly contributed to the commission of the crime or violation of community supervision; and

(B) the defendant is a suitable candidate for treatment, as determined by the suitability criteria established by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009(b), Government Code.

(c) If a judge requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant serve a term of confinement and treatment in a substance abuse treatment facility under this section, the judge shall also require as a condition of community supervision that on release from the facility the defendant:

(1) participate in a drug or alcohol abuse continuum of care treatment plan; and

(2) pay a fee in an amount established by the judge for residential aftercare required as part of the treatment plan.

(d) The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse shall develop the continuum of care treatment plan.


Text of subsec. (e) as amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch 1310, Sec. 2.



(e) The clerk of a court that collects a fee imposed under Subsection (c)(2) shall remit the fee to the comptroller not later than the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter in which the fee is collected, and the comptroller shall deposit the fee into the general revenue fund. If the clerk does not collect a fee imposed under Subsection (c)(2), the clerk is not required to file any report required by the comptroller relating to the collection of the fee. In requiring the payment of a fee under Subsection (c)(2), the judge shall consider fines, fees, and other necessary expenses for which the defendant is obligated in establishing the amount of the fee. The judge may not:

(1) establish the fee in an amount that is greater than 25 percent of the defendant's gross income while the defendant is a participant in residential aftercare; or

(2) require the defendant to pay the fee at any time other than a time at which the defendant is both employed and a participant in residential aftercare.


Text of subsec. (e) as amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 63(a)



(e) The clerk of a court that collects a fee imposed under Subsection (c)(2) shall deposit the fee to be sent to the comptroller as provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 133, Local Government Code, and the comptroller shall deposit the fee into the general revenue fund. In requiring the payment of a fee under Subsection (c)(2), the judge shall consider fines, fees, and other necessary expenses for which the defendant is obligated in establishing the amount of the fee. The judge may not:

(1) establish the fee in an amount that is greater than 25 percent of the defendant's gross income while the defendant is a participant in residential aftercare; or

(2) require the defendant to pay the fee at any time other than a time at which the defendant is both employed and a participant in residential aftercare.

Procedures Relating to State Jail Felony Community Supervision


Sec. 15. (a)

(1) On conviction of a state jail felony under Section 481.115(b), 481.1151(b)(1), 481.116(b), 481.121(b)(3), or 481.129(g)(1), Health and Safety Code, that is punished under Section 12.35(a), Penal Code, the judge shall suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision, unless the defendant has previously been convicted of a felony, other than a felony punished under Section 12.44(a), Penal Code, or unless the conviction resulted from an adjudication of the guilt of a defendant previously placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for the offense, in which event the judge may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision or may order the sentence to be executed. The provisions of this subdivision requiring the judge to suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision do not apply to a defendant who under Section 481.1151(b)(1), Health and Safety Code, possessed more than five abuse units of the controlled substance or under Section 481.121(b)(3), Health and Safety Code, possessed more than one pound of marihuana.

(2) On conviction of a state jail felony punished under Section 12.35(a), Penal Code, other than a state jail felony listed in Subdivision (1), the judge may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision or may order the sentence to be executed.

(3) The judge may suspend in whole or in part the imposition of any fine imposed on conviction.

(b) The minimum period of community supervision a judge may impose under this section is two years. The maximum period of community supervision a judge may impose under this section is five years, except that the judge may extend the maximum period of community supervision under this section to not more than 10 years. A judge may extend a period of community supervision under this section at any time during the period of community supervision, or if a motion for revocation of community supervision is filed before the period of community supervision ends, before the first anniversary of the expiration of the period of community supervision.

(c)(1) A judge may impose any condition of community supervision on a defendant that the judge could impose on a defendant placed on supervision for an offense other than a state jail felony.

(2) Except as otherwise provided by Subdivision (3), a judge who places a defendant on community supervision for an offense listed in Subsection (a)(1) shall require the defendant to comply with substance abuse treatment conditions that are consistent with standards adopted by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice under Section 509.015, Government Code.

(3) A judge is not required to impose conditions described by Subdivision (2) if the judge makes an affirmative finding that the defendant does not require imposition of the conditions to successfully complete the period of community supervision.

(d) A judge may impose as a condition of community supervision that a defendant submit at the beginning of the period of community supervision to a term of confinement in a state jail felony facility for a term of not less than 90 days or more than 180 days, or a term of not less than 90 days or more than one year if the defendant is convicted of an offense punishable as a state jail felony under Section 481.112, 481.1121, 481.113, or 481.120, Health and Safety Code. A judge may not require a defendant to submit to both the term of confinement authorized by this subsection and a term of confinement under Section 5 or 12 of this article. For the purposes of this subsection, a defendant previously has been convicted of a felony regardless of whether the sentence for the previous conviction was actually imposed or was probated and suspended.

(e) If a defendant violates a condition of community supervision imposed on the defendant under this article and after a hearing under Section 21 of this article the judge modifies the defendant's community supervision, the judge may impose any sanction permitted by Section 22 of this article, except that if the judge requires a defendant to serve a period of confinement in a state jail felony facility as a modification of the defendant's community supervision, the minimum term of confinement is 90 days and the maximum term of confinement is 180 days.

(f)(1) If a defendant violates a condition of community supervision imposed on the defendant under this article and after a hearing under Section 21 of this article the judge revokes the defendant's community supervision, the judge shall dispose of the case in the manner provided by Section 23 of this article.

(2) The court retains jurisdiction over the defendant for the period during which the defendant is confined in a state jail. At any time after the 75th day after the date the defendant is received into the custody of a state jail, the judge on the judge's own motion, on the motion of the attorney representing the state, or on the motion of the defendant may suspend further execution of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision under the conditions of this section.

(3) When the defendant or the attorney representing the state files a written motion requesting suspension by the judge of further execution of the sentence and placement of the defendant on community supervision, the clerk of the court, if requested to do so by the judge, shall request a copy of the defendant's record while confined from the facility director of the state jail felony facility in which the defendant is confined or, if the defendant is confined in county jail, from the sheriff. On receipt of the request, the facility director or the sheriff shall forward to the judge, as soon as possible, a full and complete copy of the defendant's record while confined. When the defendant files a written motion requesting suspension of further execution of the sentence and placement on community supervision, he shall immediately deliver or cause to be delivered a true and correct copy of the motion to the office of the attorney representing the state. The judge may deny the motion without a hearing but may not grant the motion without holding a hearing and providing the attorney representing the state and the defendant the opportunity to present evidence on the motion.

(g) The facility director of a state jail felony facility shall report to a judge who orders a defendant confined in the facility as a condition of community supervision or as sanction imposed as a modification of community supervision under Subsection (e) not less than every 90 days on the defendant's programmatic progress, conduct, and conformity to the rules of the facility.

(h)(1) A defendant confined in a state jail felony facility does not earn good conduct time for time served in the facility.

(2) A judge:

(A) may credit against any time a defendant is required to serve in a state jail felony facility time served by the defendant in a county jail from the time of the defendant's arrest and confinement until sentencing by the trial court; and

(B) shall credit against any time a defendant is required to serve in a state jail felony facility time served by the defendant in a substance abuse treatment facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009, Government Code, or other court-ordered residential program or facility as a condition of deferred adjudication community supervision before sentencing, but only if the defendant successfully completes the treatment program in that facility.

(3) A judge shall credit against any time a defendant is subsequently required to serve in a state jail felony facility after revocation of community supervision any time served after sentencing by the defendant:

(A) in a state jail felony facility; or

(B) in a substance abuse treatment facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009, Government Code, or another court-ordered residential program or facility if the defendant successfully completes the treatment program in that facility.


Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 7



(i) If a defendant is convicted of a state jail felony and the sentence is executed, the judge sentencing the defendant may release the defendant to a medically suitable placement if the judge determines that the defendant does not constitute a threat to public safety and the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments:

(1) in coordination with the Correctional Managed Health Care Committee prepares a case summary and medical report that identifies the defendant as being elderly, physically disabled, mentally ill, terminally ill, or mentally retarded or having a condition requiring long-term care; and

(2) in cooperation with the community supervision and corrections department serving the sentencing court, prepares for the defendant a medically recommended intensive supervision and continuity of care plan that:

(A) ensures appropriate supervision of the defendant by the community supervision and corrections department; and

(B) requires the defendant to remain under the care of a physician at and reside in a medically suitable placement.


Text of subsection as added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00431F.HTM">617</a>, Sec. 1



(i) If a defendant is convicted of a state jail felony and the sentence is executed, the judge sentencing the defendant may release the defendant to a medical care facility or medical treatment program if the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments:

(1) identifies the defendant as being elderly, physically disabled, mentally ill, terminally ill, or mentally retarded or having a condition requiring long-term care; and

(2) in cooperation with the community supervision and corrections department serving the sentencing court, prepares for the defendant a medically recommended intensive supervision plan that:

(A) ensures appropriate supervision of the defendant; and

(B) requires the defendant to remain under the care of a physician at the facility or in the program.

(j) The Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments shall submit to a judge who releases a defendant to an appropriate medical care facility under Subsection (i) a quarterly status report concerning the defendant's medical and treatment status.

(j) If a defendant released to a medical care facility or medical treatment program under Subsection (i) violates the terms of that release, the judge may dispose of the matter as provided by Subsections (e) and (f)(1).

(k) If a defendant released to a medically suitable placement under Subsection (i) violates the terms of that release, the judge may dispose of the matter as provided by Subsections (e) and (f)(1).

Enhanced Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication Offenses


Sec. 15A. On conviction of an offense for which punishment is enhanced under Section 12.43(c), Penal Code, the court may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision if the court finds that the defendant would benefit from community supervision and enters its finding on the record. The judge may suspend in whole or in part the imposition of any fine imposed on conviction. All provisions of this article applying to a defendant placed on community supervision for a misdemeanor apply to a defendant placed on community supervision under this section, except that the court shall require the defendant as a condition of community supervision to:

(1) submit to diagnostic testing for addiction to alcohol or a controlled substance or drug;

(2) submit to a psychological assessment;

(3) if indicated as necessary by testing and assessment, participate in an alcohol or drug abuse treatment or education program; and

(4) pay the costs of testing, assessment, and treatment or education, either directly or as a court cost.

Community Service


Sec. 16. (a) A judge may require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant work a specified number of hours at a community service project or projects for an organization or organizations approved by the judge and designated by the department. The judge may not require that a defendant work at a community service project if the judge determines and notes on the order placing the defendant on community supervision that:

(1) the defendant is physically or mentally incapable of participating in the project;

(2) participating in the project will work a hardship on the defendant or the defendant's dependents;

(3) the defendant is to be confined in a substance abuse punishment facility as a condition of community supervision; or

(4) there is other good cause shown.

(b) The amount of community service work ordered by the judge:

(1) may not exceed 1,000 hours for an offense classified as a first degree felony;

(2) may not exceed 800 hours for an offense classified as a second degree felony;

(3) may not exceed 600 hours for an offense classified as a third degree felony;

(4) may not exceed 400 hours for an offense classified as a state jail felony;

(5) may not:

(A) exceed 600 hours for an offense under Section 30.04, Penal Code, classified as a Class A misdemeanor; or

(B) exceed 200 hours for any other offense classified as a Class A misdemeanor or for any other misdemeanor for which the maximum permissible confinement, if any, exceeds six months or the maximum permissible fine, if any, exceeds $4,000; and

(6) may not exceed 100 hours for an offense classified as a Class B misdemeanor or for any other misdemeanor for which the maximum permissible confinement, if any, does not exceed six months and the maximum permissible fine, if any, does not exceed $4,000.

(c) A defendant required to perform community service under this section is not a state employee for the purposes of Article 8309g or 8309h, Revised Statutes.

(d) If the court makes an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 of this code, the judge may order the defendant to perform community service under this section at a project designated by the judge that primarily serves the person or group who was the target of the defendant. If the judge orders community service under this subsection the judge shall order the defendant to perform not less than:

(1) 100 hours of service if the offense is a misdemeanor; or

(2) 300 hours of service if the offense is a felony.

(e) A defendant required to perform community service under this section after conviction of an offense under Section 352.082, Local Government Code, shall perform 60 hours of service. The community service must consist of picking up litter in the county in which the defendant resides or working at a recycling facility if a program for performing that type of service is available in the community in which the court is located.

(f) In lieu of requiring a defendant to work a specified number of hours at a community service project or projects under Subsection (a), the judge may order a defendant to make a specified donation to a nonprofit food bank or food pantry in the community in which the defendant resides.

Change of Residence; Leaving the State


Sec. 17. (a) If, for good and sufficient reasons, a defendant desires to change his residence within the state, the change may be effected by application to the supervising supervision officer, which change shall be subject to the judge's consent and subject to such regulations as the judge may require in the absence of an officer in the locality to which the defendant is transferred.

(b) Any defendant who removes himself from the state without permission of the judge having jurisdiction of the case shall be considered a fugitive from justice and shall be subject to extradition as provided by law.

Community Corrections Facilities


Sec. 18. (a) In this section, "community corrections facility" has the meaning assigned by Section 509.001, Government Code.

(b) If a judge requires as a condition of community supervision or participation in a drug court program established under Chapter 469, Health and Safety Code, that the defendant serve a term in a community corrections facility, the term may not be more than 24 months.

(c) A defendant granted community supervision under this section may not earn good conduct credit for time spent in a community corrections facility or apply time spent in the facility toward completion of a prison sentence if the community supervision is revoked.

(d) As directed by the judge, the community corrections facility director shall file with the community supervision and corrections department director or administrator of a drug court program, as applicable, a copy of an evaluation made by the facility director of the defendant's behavior and attitude at the facility. The community supervision and corrections department director or program administrator shall examine the evaluation, make written comments on the evaluation that the director or administrator considers relevant, and file the evaluation and comments with the judge who granted community supervision to the defendant or placed the defendant in a drug court program. If the evaluation indicates that the defendant has made significant progress toward compliance with court-ordered conditions of community supervision or objectives of placement in the drug court program, as applicable, the court may release the defendant from the community corrections facility. A defendant who served a term in the facility as a condition of community supervision shall serve the remainder of the defendant's community supervision under any terms and conditions the court imposes under this article.

(e) No later than 18 months after the date on which a defendant is granted community supervision under this section, the community corrections facility director shall file with the community supervision and corrections department director a copy of an evaluation made by the director of the defendant's behavior and attitude at the center. The director shall examine the evaluation, make written comments on the evaluation that he considers relevant, and file the evaluation and comments with the judge who granted community supervision to the defendant. If the report indicates that the defendant has made significant progress toward court-ordered conditions of community supervision, the judge shall modify the judge's sentence and release the defendant in the same manner as provided by Subsection (d) of this section. If the report indicates that the defendant would benefit from continued participation in the community corrections facility program, the judge may order the defendant to remain at the community corrections facility for a period determined by the judge. If the report indicates that the defendant has not made significant progress toward rehabilitation, the judge may revoke community supervision and order the defendant to the term of confinement specified in the defendant's sentence.

(f) If ordered by the judge who placed the defendant on community supervision, a community corrections facility director shall attempt to place a defendant as a worker in a community-service project of a type described by Section 16 of this article.

(g) A defendant participating in a program under this article shall be confined in the community corrections facility at all times except for:

(1) time spent attending and traveling to and from an education or rehabilitation program as ordered by the court;

(2) time spent attending and traveling to and from a community-service project;

(3) time spent away from the facility for purposes described by this section; and

(4) time spent traveling to and from work, if applicable.

(h) A judge that requires as a condition of community supervision that the defendant serve a term in a community corrections facility may not impose a subsequent term in a community corrections facility or jail during the same supervision period that, when added to the terms previously imposed, exceeds 36 months.

(i) If a judge who places a defendant on community supervision under this section does not require the defendant to deliver the defendant's salary to the restitution center director, the employer of the defendant shall deliver the salary to the director. The director shall deposit the salary into a fund to be given to the defendant on release after deducting:

(1) the cost to the center for the defendant's food, housing, and supervision;

(2) necessary travel expense to and from work and community-service projects and other incidental expenses of the defendant;

(3) support of the defendant's dependents; and

(4) restitution to the victims of an offense committed by the defendant.

Fees


Sec. 19. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this subsection, a judge granting community supervision shall fix a fee of not less than $25 and not more than $60 per month to be paid during the period of community supervision by the defendant to the court of original jurisdiction or, in the case of an intrastate transfer described by Section 10(b) of this article, to the court to which jurisdiction of the defendant's case is transferred. The judge may make payment of the fee a condition of granting or continuing the community supervision. The judge may waive or reduce the fee or suspend a monthly payment of the fee if the judge determines that payment of the fee would cause the defendant a significant financial hardship.

(b) A judge shall deposit any fee received under Subsection (a) of this section in the special fund of the county treasury, to be used for the same purposes for which state aid may be used under Chapter 76, Government Code.

(c) A judge receiving a defendant for supervision as authorized by Article 42.11 of this code may impose on the defendant any term of community supervision authorized by this article and may require the defendant to pay the fee authorized by Subsection (a) of this section. Fees received under this section shall be deposited in the same manner as required by Subsection (b) of this section.

(d) For the purpose of determining when fees due on conviction are to be paid to any officer or officers, the placing of the defendant on community supervision shall be considered a final disposition of the case, without the necessity of waiting for the termination of the period of community supervision.

(e) If the judge grants community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense under Section 21.08, 21.11, 22.011, 22.021, 25.02, 43.25, or 43.26, Penal Code, the judge shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant pay to the community corrections and supervision department officer supervising the defendant a community supervision fee of $5 each month during the period of community supervision. The fee is in addition to court costs or any other fee imposed on the defendant.


Text of subsec. (f) as amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 3



(f) A community corrections and supervision department shall remit fees collected under Subsection (e) of this section to the comptroller not later than the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter in which the fee is collected. The comptroller shall deposit the fee in the special revenue fund to the credit of the sexual assault program fund established under Section 44.0061, Health and Safety Code. If the department does not collect a fee imposed under Subsection (e), the department is not required to file any report required by the comptroller relating to the collection of the fee.


Text of subsec. (f) as amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 64(a)



(f) A community corrections and supervision department shall deposit the fees collected under Subsection (e) of this section to be sent to the comptroller as provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 133, Local Government Code. The comptroller shall deposit the fee in the sexual assault program fund under Section 420.008, Government Code.

(g) A court to which jurisdiction of a defendant's case is transferred under Section 10(b) of this article shall enter an order directing the defendant to pay the monthly fee described by Subsection (a) of this section to that court in lieu of paying the monthly fee to the court of original jurisdiction. To the extent of any conflict between an order issued under this subsection and an order issued by a court of original jurisdiction, the order entered under this subsection prevails.

Sec. 20. REDUCTION OR TERMINATION OF COMMUNITY SUPERVISION. (a) At any time after the defendant has satisfactorily completed one-third of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision, whichever is less, the period of community supervision may be reduced or terminated by the judge. On completion of one-half of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision, whichever is more, the judge shall review the defendant's record and consider whether to reduce or terminate the period of community supervision, unless the defendant is delinquent in paying required restitution, fines, costs, or fees that the defendant has the ability to pay or the defendant has not completed court-ordered counseling or treatment. Before conducting the review, the judge shall notify the attorney representing the state and the defendant. If the judge determines that the defendant has failed to satisfactorily fulfill the conditions of community supervision, the judge shall advise the defendant in writing of the requirements for satisfactorily fulfilling those conditions. Upon the satisfactory fulfillment of the conditions of community supervision, and the expiration of the period of community supervision, the judge, by order duly entered, shall amend or modify the original sentence imposed, if necessary, to conform to the community supervision period and shall discharge the defendant. If the judge discharges the defendant under this section, the judge may set aside the verdict or permit the defendant to withdraw the defendant's plea, and shall dismiss the accusation, complaint, information or indictment against the defendant, who shall thereafter be released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense or crime of which the defendant has been convicted or to which the defendant has pleaded guilty, except that:

(1) proof of the conviction or plea of guilty shall be made known to the judge should the defendant again be convicted of any criminal offense; and

(2) if the defendant is an applicant for a license or is a licensee under Chapter 42, Human Resources Code, the Health and Human Services Commission may consider the fact that the defendant previously has received community supervision under this article in issuing, renewing, denying, or revoking a license under that chapter.

(b) This section does not apply to a defendant convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, a defendant convicted of an offense for which on conviction registration as a sex offender is required under Chapter 62, or a defendant convicted of a felony described by Section 3g.

Violation of Community Supervision: Detention and Hearing


Sec. 21. (a) At any time during the period of community supervision the judge may issue a warrant for violation of any of the conditions of the community supervision and cause a defendant convicted under Section 43.02, Penal Code, or under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, or Sections 485.031 through 485.035, Health and Safety Code, or placed on deferred adjudication after being charged with one of those offenses, to be subject to the control measures of Section 81.083, Health and Safety Code, and to the court-ordered-management provisions of Subchapter G, Chapter 81, Health and Safety Code.

(b) At any time during the period of community supervision the judge may issue a warrant for violation of any of the conditions of the community supervision and cause the defendant to be arrested. Any supervision officer, police officer or other officer with power of arrest may arrest such defendant with or without a warrant upon the order of the judge to be noted on the docket of the court. A defendant so arrested may be detained in the county jail or other appropriate place of confinement until he can be taken before the judge. Such officer shall forthwith report such arrest and detention to such judge. If the defendant has not been released on bail, on motion by the defendant the judge shall cause the defendant to be brought before the judge for a hearing within 20 days of filing of said motion, and after a hearing without a jury, may either continue, extend, modify, or revoke the community supervision. A judge may revoke the community supervision of a defendant who is imprisoned in a penal institution without a hearing if the defendant in writing before a court of record in the jurisdiction where imprisoned waives his right to a hearing and to counsel, affirms that he has nothing to say as to why sentence should not be pronounced against him, and requests the judge to revoke community supervision and to pronounce sentence. In a felony case, the state may amend the motion to revoke community supervision any time up to seven days before the date of the revocation hearing, after which time the motion may not be amended except for good cause shown, and in no event may the state amend the motion after the commencement of taking evidence at the hearing. The judge may continue the hearing for good cause shown by either the defendant or the state.

(c) In a community supervision revocation hearing at which it is alleged only that the defendant violated the conditions of community supervision by failing to pay compensation paid to appointed counsel, community supervision fees, or court costs, the state must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant was able to pay and did not pay as ordered by the judge. The court may order a community supervision and corrections department to obtain information pertaining to the factors listed under Article 42.037(h) of this code and include that information in the report required under Section 9(a) of this article or a separate report, as the court directs.

(d) A defendant has a right to counsel at a hearing under this section.

(e) A court retains jurisdiction to hold a hearing under Subsection (b) and to revoke, continue, or modify community supervision, regardless of whether the period of community supervision imposed on the defendant has expired, if before the expiration the attorney representing the state files a motion to revoke, continue, or modify community supervision and a capias is issued for the arrest of the defendant.

Continuation or Modification


Sec. 22. (a) If after a hearing under Section 21 of this article a judge continues or modifies community supervision after determining that the defendant violated a condition of community supervision, the judge may impose any other conditions the judge determines are appropriate, including:

(1) a requirement that the defendant perform community service for a number of hours specified by the court under Section 16 of this article, or an increase in the number of hours that the defendant has previously been required to perform under those sections in an amount not to exceed double the number of hours permitted by Section 16;

(2) an increase in the period of community supervision, in the manner described by Subsection (b) of this section;

(3) an increase in the defendant's fine, in the manner described by Subsection (d) of this section; or

(4) the placement of the defendant in a substance abuse felony punishment program operated under Section 493.009, Government Code, if:

(A) the defendant is convicted of a felony other than:

(i) a felony under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code; or

(ii) criminal attempt of a felony under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code; and

(B) the judge makes an affirmative finding that:

(i) drug or alcohol abuse significantly contributed to the commission of the crime or violation of community supervision; and

(ii) the defendant is a suitable candidate for treatment, as determined by the suitability criteria established by the Texas Board of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009(b), Government Code.

(b) If the judge imposes a sanction under Subsection (a)(4) of this section, the judge shall also impose a condition requiring the defendant on successful completion of the program to participate in a drug or alcohol abuse continuum of care program.

(c) The judge may extend a period of community supervision on a showing of good cause under this section as often as the judge determines is necessary, but the period of community supervision in a first, second, or third degree felony case may not exceed 10 years and, except as otherwise provided by this subsection, the period of community supervision in a misdemeanor case may not exceed three years. The judge may extend the period of community supervision in a misdemeanor case for any period the judge determines is necessary, not to exceed an additional two years beyond the three-year limit, if the defendant fails to pay a previously assessed fine, costs, or restitution and the judge determines that extending the period of supervision increases the likelihood that the defendant will fully pay the fine, costs, or restitution. A court may extend a period of community supervision under this section at any time during the period of supervision or, if a motion for revocation of community supervision is filed before the period of supervision ends, before the first anniversary of the date on which the period of supervision expires.

(d) A judge may impose a sanction on a defendant described by Subsection (a)(3) of this section by increasing the fine imposed on the defendant. The original fine imposed on the defendant and an increase in the fine imposed under this subsection may not exceed the maximum fine for the offense for which the defendant was sentenced. The judge shall deposit money received from an increase in the defendant's fine under this subsection in the special fund of the county treasury to be used for the same purposes for which state aid may be used under Chapter 76, Government Code.

Extending Supervision Period for Sex Offenders


Sec. 22A. (a) If a defendant is placed on community supervision after receiving a grant of deferred adjudication for or being convicted of an offense under Section 21.11, 22.011, or 22.021, Penal Code, at any time during the period of community supervision, the judge may extend the period of community supervision as provided by this section.

(b) If at a hearing at which the defendant is provided the same rights as are provided a defendant at a hearing under Section 21 the judge determines that the defendant has not sufficiently demonstrated a commitment to avoid future criminal behavior and that the release of the defendant from supervision would endanger the public, the judge may extend the period of supervision for a period not to exceed 10 additional years.

(c) A judge may extend a period of community supervision under this section only once; however, the judge may extend a period of community supervision for a defendant under both Section 22(c) and this section, and the prohibition in Section 22(c) against a period of community supervision in a felony case exceeding 10 years does not apply to a defendant for whom community supervision is increased under this section or under both Section 22(c) and this section.

Revocation


Sec. 23. (a) If community supervision is revoked after a hearing under Section 21 of this article, the judge may proceed to dispose of the case as if there had been no community supervision, or if the judge determines that the best interests of society and the defendant would be served by a shorter term of confinement, reduce the term of confinement originally assessed to any term of confinement not less than the minimum prescribed for the offense of which the defendant was convicted. The judge shall enter the amount of restitution or reparation owed by the defendant on the date of revocation in the judgment in the case.

(b) No part of the time that the defendant is on community supervision shall be considered as any part of the time that he shall be sentenced to serve, except that on revocation, the judge shall credit to the defendant time served by the defendant as a condition of community supervision in a substance abuse treatment facility operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Section 493.009, Government Code, or another court-ordered residential program or facility, but only if the defendant successfully completes the treatment program in that facility. The right of the defendant to appeal for a review of the conviction and punishment, as provided by law, shall be accorded the defendant at the time he is placed on community supervision. When he is notified that his community supervision is revoked for violation of the conditions of community supervision and he is called on to serve a sentence in a jail or in the institutional division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, he may appeal the revocation.

Due Diligence Defense


Sec. 24. For the purposes of a hearing under Section 5(b) or 21(b), it is an affirmative defense to revocation for an alleged failure to report to a supervision officer as directed or to remain within a specified place that a supervision officer, peace officer, or other officer with the power of arrest under a warrant issued by a judge for that alleged violation failed to contact or attempt to contact the defendant in person at the defendant's last known residence address or last known employment address, as reflected in the files of the department serving the county in which the order of community supervision was entered.


Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722. Amended by Acts 1967, 60th Leg., p. 1744, ch. 659, Sec. 29, eff. Aug. 28, 1967; Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 568, ch. 241, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 1973; Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 1235, ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 1973; Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 1269, ch. 464, Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 1973; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 263, ch. 110, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 572, ch. 231, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 909, ch. 341, Sec. 4, eff. June 19, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1243, ch. 467, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1244, ch. 468, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 2150, ch. 692, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 38, ch. 22, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 102, ch. 47, Sec. 1, eff. April 5, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 821, ch. 306, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 909, ch. 342, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 914, ch. 343, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1978; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 925, ch. 347, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1058, ch. 388, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1977; Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1850, ch. 735, Sec. 2.133, eff. Aug. 29, 1977.




Sec. 6 amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1338, ch. 605, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Secs. 6a(b), 10 amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 1336, ch. 605, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Sec. 8(a) amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 265, ch. 139, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 27, 1979; Sec. 2 amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 353, ch. 141, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3a amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2466, ch. 639, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3d(a) amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2263, ch. 544, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3e(a) amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 154, ch. 69, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3e(b) amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 154, ch. 69, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3e(c) added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 154, ch. 69, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3f(c) added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 707, ch. 268, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 3f(c) added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 741, ch. 276, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 5 amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 155, ch. 69, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 8(b) amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 811, ch. 291, Sec. 118, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 8(c) amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2246, ch. 538, Sec. 1, 2, eff. June 12, 1981; Sec. 10A added by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 2464, ch. 638, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 13 amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 354, ch. 141, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 14A amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 354, ch. 141, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 15(f), (g) amended, Sec. 15(h) to (j) added and Sec. 15(k), (l) relettered from Sec. 15(h), (i) and amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 355, ch. 141, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Secs. 28 to 30 amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 356, ch. 141, Sec. 6 to 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 32 amended by Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 357, ch. 141, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1981; Sec. 1 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 974, ch. 232, Sec. 1; Sec. 3d(a), (d) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1587, ch. 303, Sec. 8, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; Secs. 3e(a), 3f(a) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5319, ch. 977, Sec. 9, 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Sec. 3f(c) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2415, ch. 425, Sec. 25, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 4 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1587, ch. 303, Sec. 9, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1790, ch. 343, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 6 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1056, ch. 237, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4669, ch. 811, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1588, ch. 303, Sec. 10, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; Sec. 6b amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1590, ch. 303, Sec. 11, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; Sec. 6c added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1057, ch. 237, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1711, ch. 325, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4877, ch. 863, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 7 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1591, ch. 303, Sec. 12, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; Secs. 8(a), 10(a), (b) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1061, ch. 237, Sec. 3, 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 10(a) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4572, ch. 762, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 10(g) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4535, ch. 747, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5003, ch. 897, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 10(j) added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2038, ch. 372, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 4535, ch. 747, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 1983; Sec. 10(j) to (n) added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 5003, ch. 897, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1983; Sec. 10A(a) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1592, ch. 303, Sec. 13, eff. Jan. 1, 1984.




Sec. 12 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 148, ch. 40, Sec. 2, eff. April 26, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 974, ch. 232, Sec. 1; Sec. 14A(c) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 976, ch. 232, Sec. 2; Sec. 15(a) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 149, ch. 40, Sec. 3, eff. April 26, 1983; Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 976, ch. 232, Sec. 3; Sec. 15(m) added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3193, ch. 548, Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 1983; Sec. 21(a) amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 977, ch. 232, Sec. 4; Sec. 22 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 977, ch. 232, Sec. 5; Sec. 32 amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 3194, ch. 548, Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 427, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Sec. 6 amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 595, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 6(a) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Sec. 6a(a) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 239, Sec. 24, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 6b(b) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 632, Sec. 13, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 6c(a) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 255, Sec. 1, eff. June 4, 1985; Sec. 6d added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 727, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986; Sec. 10(j) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 801, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Sec. 10(o) added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 956, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1985; Sec. 12a amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 163, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 729, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 15(f) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 588, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 15(g) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 481, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 554, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 595, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 15(n) added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 239, Sec. 80(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Sec. 21(a) amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 714, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Sec. 22 amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 714, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Sec. 22 amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 508, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 714, Sec. 12, eff. Aug. 26, 1985; Sec. 3d(d) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 922, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 3h amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1049, Sec. 54, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; ; Sec. 4(h) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 507, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6(a) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 4, eff. Feb. 20, 1987; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6(b) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6(e) added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6(f) added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 930, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6a(a) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6b(g) added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 507, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6d amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 473, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 928, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6e amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6f added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 5, eff. Feb. 20, 1987; amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 473, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 6g added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 8(a) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 8(d) added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 6, eff. Feb. 20, 1987; Sec. 10(a), (b), (d), (l), (p), amended by and Subsec. (q) added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 939, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Sec. 10(o) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 167, Sec. 5.01(a)(8), eff. Sept. 1, 1987; Secs. 12a, 15(f), (g), (n), 21, 22 amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 1101, Sec. 16, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.




Sec. 15(f)(2) amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 441, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 785, Sec. 4.17, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Sec. 3a(a) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 8, Sec. 1, eff. Oct. 18, 1989; Sec. 3d(c) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 679, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 3d(d) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 236, Sec. 11, eff. April 1, 1990; Sec. 6(a), (g) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 6(e), (h) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 86, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 6(f) amended by and (g), (h) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1195, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 6(g) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; Sec. 6c(a), (b), (c) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 111, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 6g(a), (b) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1040, Sec. 5, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 6g(d) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1040, Sec. 5, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 6h relettered from Sec. 6f by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 16.01(9), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 6i relettered from Sec. 6f(b) by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 16.01(10), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 7 amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 679, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 8(a) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 191, Sec. 1, eff. May 26, 1989; Sec. 8(a) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1195, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 10(j-1) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 5.02(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 10(j-2) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 2, Sec. 8.11(c), eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 10(j-3) added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1135, Sec. 5, eff. Aug. 28, 1989; Sec. 10A(j) amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 679, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 10B added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1074, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Sec. 11(b) amended by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 8, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 16(a) amended by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 31, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 17(a) amended by and Sec. 17(c), (d) added by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 9, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 18(a) amended by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 10, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 20 amended by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 11, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 25(a) amended by Acts 1990, 71st Leg., 6th C.S., ch. 25, Sec. 12, eff. June 18, 1990; Sec. 3g amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 541, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 5(d) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 284(52), eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 6(e) added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 19.02, eff. Oct. 1, 1991; Sec. 8 amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 343, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Sec. 9 amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 16.01, eff. Dec. 1, 1991; Sec. 11(a) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 572, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 11(c) added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 202, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 285, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 12 amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 555, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 13(g) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 784, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 16(d) and (e) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 3, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Sec. 16(h) added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 8.01, eff. Dec. 1, 1991; Sec. 17(e) added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 15.02, eff. Oct. 1, 1991; Sec. 24(a) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 14, Sec. 284(8), (9), (60), eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Sec. 25(a) amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 344, Sec. 1, eff. June 5, 1991; Sec. 28 added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 10, Sec. 6.01, eff. Dec. 1, 1991; Sec. 5(c) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 470, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 9(g) amended by and Sec. 9(k) added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 889, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 10(a) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 796, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 10(j-3) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 36, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 11(a) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 806, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 11(c) redesignated as 11(d) by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 10.01(1), eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Sec. 11(l) added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 10, Sec. 3, eff. March 19, 1993; Sec. 13(a) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 886, Sec. 15, eff. Jan. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(h) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 662, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 796, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 13(i) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 662, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 13(j) to (l) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 796, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 13a added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 987, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 14 amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 15 added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 4.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Sec. 15(a) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 806, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 16(e) added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 987, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 17(e) amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 201, Sec. 3, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Sec. 22(e), (f) added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 805, Sec. 7, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Sec. 29 added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 201, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 4.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Sec. 2(3) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.13, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 3(b) amended by and Sec. 3(f) added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 256, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 3g(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 14, eff. May 30, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 52, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 4(d) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 15, eff. May 30, 1995; Sec. 5(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 256, Sec.2 , eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 53, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Sec. 5(b) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 53, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Sec. 5(c) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.06, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 256, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 5(d) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 260, Sec. 16, eff. May 30, 1995; Sec. 9(e) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.003, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 9(j) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 257, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.003, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 9(k) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.003, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 9(l), (m) added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 257, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 10(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.07(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 11(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.08, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 258, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 54, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 595, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 11(e) added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 258, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 11(l)(1) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 657, Sec. 4, eff. June 14, 1995; Sec. 13(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 55, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(e) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 56, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(e) repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.020(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(g) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 57(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(i) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 57(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.




Sec. 13(j) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 58, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13(m) added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.07(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 13B added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 83, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 256, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 14(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.004, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 14(b) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.09, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.005 eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 15 repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.11, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 15(a) to (d), (f) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 60, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Sec. 15(h) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.10, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 60, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.006, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 16 amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.007, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 16(e) repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.12(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 16(e) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.12(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 18(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.02, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 18(e) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.16, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 18(h) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 61, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Sec. 19(b) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.14, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 19(e), (f) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.17, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 22(a) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.18, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 3.008, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 22(d) amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.15, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 29 repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 3.15, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Sec. 2(4) added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1430, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 3(d) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1430, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 3(g) added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 706, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 3g(a) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 12.03, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 4(c) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1430, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 5(a) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 667, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1430, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 5(c), (d) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 667, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 11(a) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 700, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 11(d) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 312, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 11(e) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 668, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 11(f) added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 144, Sec. 3, eff. May 20, 1997; Sec. 11(l) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 6, eff. Jan. 28, 1997; Sec. 13(j) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 18, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 13(m) relettered as Sec. 13(n) by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 31.01(10), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 13B renumbered as Sec. 13C by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 31.01(11), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 15(a) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 488, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 15(d) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 745, Sec. 34, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Sec. 15(e) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 488, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 15(f)(2) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 488, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 15(g) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 488, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 15(h)(1), (2) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 488, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 19(g) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 668, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 22(c) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 754, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 22A added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1430, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Sec. 3g(a) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 806, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 5(c) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1415, Sec. 5(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 5(e) added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1193, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1415, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 9(j) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1263, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 9(k) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, Sec. 1.43, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 11(a) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 323, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 11(g) added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 27, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1415, Sec. 6(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13(g) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 3.04, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13(h) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 3.04, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13(i) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 3.04, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1105, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13(j) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 3.04, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13(k), (m) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 3.04, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 13D added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 56, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 14(c) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 910, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, Sec. 1.44, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 14(e) added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, Sec. 1.44, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 15A added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 564, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 20(b) amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1415, Sec. 5(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Sec. 3g(a) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 786, Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2001; Sec. 5(f) relettered from Sec. 5(e) by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 21.001(10), eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 5(g) added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1159, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 9(h) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 969, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 11(e) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 211, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 11(h) relettered from Sec. 11(g) by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 21.001(11), eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 13(a), (g), (k) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 969, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 15A amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1351, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 16(b) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 970, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 19(a) amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 992, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Sec. 5(h) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 250, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003; Sec. 8(a) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 239, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 9(l) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 9(l) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 892, Sec. 20, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 9(m) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 9A added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 11(d) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 35, Sec. 4, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Sec. 11(i) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 13(a), (g) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 3(3), eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 13B(a) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 13B(i) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 14 amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 14(b) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 353, Sec. 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 14(e) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 63(a), eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Sec. 14(e) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 15(a), (c) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1122, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.




Sec. 19(f) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 209, Sec. 64(a), eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Sec. 19(f) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1310, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 19(g) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1300, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 19(h) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1300, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Sec. 21(e) added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 250, Sec. 2, eff. June 18, 2003; Sec. 24 added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 250, Sec. 3, eff. June 18, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB01759F.HTM">210</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB01759F.HTM">210</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB00550F.HTM">500</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB00039F.HTM">904</a>, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB01601F.HTM">956</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB01751F.HTM">969</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB00051F.HTM">996</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB00867F.HTM">1008</a>, Sec. 4.07, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB02791F.HTM">1139</a>, Sec. 4, eff. June 18, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB00157F.HTM">1188</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/79R/billtext/html/HB01068F.HTM">1224</a>, Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00044F.HTM">113</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01887F.HTM">308</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01887F.HTM">308</a>, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00877F.HTM">405</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00008F.HTM">593</a>, Sec. 1.05, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00008F.HTM">593</a>, Sec. 1.06, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00008F.HTM">593</a>, Sec. 1.07, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00312F.HTM">604</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB00431F.HTM">617</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01121F.HTM">849</a>, Sec. 2, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01610F.HTM">1025</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB02115F.HTM">1050</a>, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/HB01678F.HTM">1205</a>, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 5, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 6, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 7, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 8, eff. June 15, 2007.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. <a target="new" href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00909F.HTM">1308</a>, Sec. 9, eff. June 15, 2007.