Bill Text: TX HB445 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the direction or control of a local entity or campus police department to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-17 - Left pending in committee [HB445 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB445-Introduced.html
  86R3232 SCL-D
 
  By: González of El Paso H.B. No. 445
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to exceptions from the requirement for a person under the
  direction or control of a local entity or campus police department
  to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officers.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 752.053(c), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (c)  Notwithstanding Subsection (b)(3), a local entity or
  campus police department may prohibit persons who are employed by
  or otherwise under the direction or control of the entity or
  department from assisting or cooperating with a federal immigration
  officer if the assistance or cooperation occurs:
               (1)  at a place of worship;
               (2)  on the property of a school district,
  open-enrollment charter school, or private school;
               (3)  at an institution of higher education; or
               (4)  at a hospital, emergency clinic, outpatient
  clinic, birthing center, ambulatory surgical center, or other
  facility providing health care services.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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