Bill Text: TX HB534 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-15 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB534 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB534-Introduced.html
  86R4844 MEW-D
 
  By: Geren H.B. No. 534
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the eligibility of emergency service dispatchers to
  participate in a public safety employees treatment court program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 129.001, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 129.001.  DEFINITION.  In this chapter, "public safety
  employee" means a peace officer, firefighter, detention officer,
  county jailer, [or] emergency medical services employee, or
  emergency service dispatcher of this state or a political
  subdivision of this state.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies to a
  person who, on or after the effective date of this Act, enters a
  public safety employees treatment court program created under
  Chapter 129, Government Code, regardless of whether the person
  entering the program committed the offense for which the person
  enters the program before, on, or after the effective date of this
  Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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