Texas Laws - Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 10. JUVENILE BOARDS, JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENTS, AND FAMILY SERVICES OFFICES

TITLE 10. JUVENILE BOARDS, JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENTS, AND FAMILY SERVICES OFFICES (9693)(1-click HTML)

SUBTITLE A. JUVENILE PROBATION SERVICES (9694)(1-click HTML)

CHAPTER 142. JUVENILE PROBATION DEPARTMENTS AND PERSONNEL (9695)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 142.001. DEFINITION. (9696)(1-click HTML)

In this chapter, "juvenile probation services" means: (9697)

(1) services provided by or under the direction of a juvenile probation officer in response to an order issued by a juvenile court and under the court's direction, including: (9698)

(A) protective services; (9699)

(B) prevention of delinquent conduct and conduct indicating a need for supervision; (9700)

(C) diversion; (9701)

(D) deferred prosecution; (9702)

(E) foster care; (9703)

(F) counseling; (9704)

(G) supervision; and (9705)

(H) diagnostic, correctional, and educational services; and (9706)

(2) services provided by a juvenile probation department that are related to the operation of a preadjudication or post-adjudication juvenile facility. (9707)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1394, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (9708)

Sec. 142.002. APPOINTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND SALARY. (9709)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board may, with the advice and consent of the commissioners court, employ probation officers and administrative, supervisory, stenographic, and other clerical personnel necessary to provide juvenile probation services according to the standards established by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department and the local need as determined by the juvenile board. (9710)

(b) The juvenile board may, with the advice and consent of the commissioners court, designate the titles of the employees and set their salaries. (9711)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9712)

Amended by: (9713)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 123, eff. September 1, 2015. (9714)

Sec. 142.003. AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT FOR JUVENILE PROBATION SERVICES. (9715)(1-click HTML)

(a) In a county that does not have a sufficient number of juvenile probation cases to justify a juvenile probation department, the juvenile board or juvenile judge may contract with: (9716)

(1) the county adult probation department to provide juvenile probation services; or (9717)

(2) surrounding counties to form a multicounty juvenile probation department. (9718)

(b) A juvenile board may contract with the Texas Juvenile Justice Department for juvenile probation services. (9719)

(c) A juvenile board may contract with another political subdivision of the state or a private vendor for juvenile probation services. (9720)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1394, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (9721)

Amended by: (9722)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 124, eff. September 1, 2015. (9723)

Sec. 142.004. JUVENILE PROBATION PERSONNEL. (9724)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile probation officer or an employee of a juvenile probation community service restitution program is not liable for damages arising from an act or failure to act in connection with manual labor performed by a child who has been placed on informal adjustment or who has been adjudicated a delinquent child or a child in need of supervision and the labor was performed as a condition to probation ordered under Section 54.04(d)(1), Family Code, and the act or failure to act was not intentional, wilfully or wantonly negligent, or performed with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others. (9725)

(b) Juvenile probation personnel employed by a political subdivision of the state are state employees for the purposes of Chapter 104, Civil Practice and Remedies Code. (9726)

(c) A juvenile probation officer or an employee of a juvenile probation community service restitution program is not liable for damages arising from an act or failure to act by a juvenile probation officer or an employee of a juvenile probation community service restitution program in connection with manual labor performed as a condition of probation ordered under Section 54.04(d)(1), Family Code, if the act or failure to act: (9727)

(1) was performed in an official capacity; and (9728)

(2) was not intentional, wilfully or wantonly negligent, or performed with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others. (9729)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1100, Sec. 6.02(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 26, 1991; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 201, Sec. 6, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. (9730)

Sec. 142.005. ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION; IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. (9731)(1-click HTML)

(a) On the adoption of policies concerning the administration of medication to juveniles by authorized employees, the juvenile board and any authorized employee of a program or facility operated by the juvenile board are not liable for damages arising from the administration of medication to a juvenile if: (9732)

(1) the program or facility administrator has received a written request to administer the medication from the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control over the juvenile; and (9733)

(2) when administering prescription medication, the medication appears to be in the original container and to be properly labeled. (9734)

(b) This section does not apply to: (9735)

(1) damages arising from the administration of medication that is not in accordance with the prescription issued by a medical practitioner; or (9736)

(2) an act or omission of a person administering medication if the act or omission is: (9737)

(A) reckless or intentional; (9738)

(B) done wilfully, wantonly, or with gross negligence; or (9739)

(C) done with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others. (9740)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 63, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9741)

Sec. 142.006. AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY FIREARM. (9742)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile probation officer may carry a firearm in the course of the officer's official duties if: (9743)

(1) the juvenile probation officer possesses a certificate of firearms proficiency issued by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement under Section 1701.259, Occupations Code; (9744)

(2) the chief juvenile probation officer of the juvenile probation department that employs the juvenile probation officer authorizes the juvenile probation officer to carry a firearm in the course of the officer's official duties; and (9745)

(3) the juvenile probation officer has been employed for at least one year by the juvenile probation department described by Subdivision (2). (9746)

(b) A juvenile probation officer is disqualified from being authorized to carry a firearm under this section if the officer has been designated a perpetrator in a Texas Juvenile Justice Department abuse, neglect, or exploitation investigation. (9747)

(c) This section does not affect the sovereign immunity of the state, an agency of the state, or a political subdivision of the state. (9748)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 794 (S.B. 1237), Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2009. (9749)

Amended by: (9750)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 91 (S.B. 1303), Sec. 27.002(12), eff. September 1, 2011. (9751)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 93 (S.B. 686), Sec. 2.41, eff. May 18, 2013. (9752)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 125, eff. September 1, 2015. (9753)

SUBTITLE B. JUVENILE BOARDS AND FAMILY SERVICES OFFICES (9754)(1-click HTML)

CHAPTER 150. MISCELLANEOUS LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY REGARDING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (9755)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 150.001. AUTHORITY OF HOME-RULE MUNICIPALITY TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE INDIGENT. (9756)(1-click HTML)

(a) In this section, "human services" includes the provision of housing, food, clothing, and day care services. (9757)

(b) A home-rule municipality may provide publicly owned facilities for use by organizations that provide human services to the indigent. (9758)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 86(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 151.001 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9759)

Sec. 150.002. AUTHORITY OF HOME-RULE MUNICIPALITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE INDIGENT. (9760)(1-click HTML)

A home-rule municipality may provide human services to the indigent. If the services are provided by contract, the amount of the contract may not exceed 50 percent of the annual budget of the organization that provides the services under the contract. (9761)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 86(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 151.002 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9762)

CHAPTER 152. JUVENILE BOARDS (9763)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 152.0001. APPLICATION OF SUBCHAPTER. (9764)(1-click HTML)

(a) This subchapter applies to each juvenile board created under this chapter. If a provision of this subchapter conflicts with a specific provision for a particular juvenile board, the specific provision controls. (9765)

(b) A statement in this chapter that a general provision of this subchapter does not apply to a specific juvenile board does not affect the application of other laws on the same subject that may affect the board. (9766)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9767)

Sec. 152.00011. DEFINITION. (9768)(1-click HTML)

In this chapter, "post-adjudication secure correctional facility" means a facility operated by or under contract with a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Section 152.0016. (9769)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015. (9770)

Sec. 152.0002. BOARD MEETINGS. (9771)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board shall hold regular quarterly meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (9772)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9773)

Sec. 152.0003. COMPENSATION. (9774)(1-click HTML)

The compensation authorized under this chapter for a judge serving on a juvenile board is in addition to all other compensation provided or allowed by law for a judge. Notwithstanding any other law, the combined salary from all state and local sources of a district judge serving on a juvenile board may not exceed an amount that is $5,000 less than the salary provided by the state for a justice of a court of appeals other than the chief justice. (9775)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9776)

Amended by: (9777)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., 2nd C.S., Ch. 3 (H.B. 11), Sec. 7, eff. December 1, 2005. (9778)

Sec. 152.0004. GENERAL EXPENSES. (9779)(1-click HTML)

The commissioners court shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general funds of the county. (9780)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9781)

Sec. 152.0005. EXPENSES OF BOARD MEMBERS AND JUVENILE COURT. (9782)(1-click HTML)

(a) The commissioners court shall reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's reasonable and necessary job-related expenses. Reimbursable expenses include travel, lodging, training, and educational activities. (9783)

(b) The commissioners court shall reimburse each juvenile court judge for the judge's actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending seminars and other educational or instructional meetings relating to juvenile matters. (9784)

(c) All expenses are paid from the general fund or any other fund of the county. (9785)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9786)

Sec. 152.0006. FISCAL OFFICER. (9787)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board shall designate a person as the board's fiscal officer. (9788)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9789)

Sec. 152.0007. DUTIES. (9790)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board shall: (9791)

(1) establish a juvenile probation department and employ a chief probation officer who meets the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (9792)

(2) adopt a budget and establish policies, including financial policies, for juvenile services within the jurisdiction of the board. (9793)

(b) The board may establish guidelines for the initial assessment of a child by the juvenile probation department. The guidelines shall provide a means for assessing a child's mental health status, family background, and level of education. The guidelines shall assist the probation department in determining whether a comprehensive psychological evaluation of the child should be conducted. The board shall require that probation department personnel use assessment information compiled by the child's school, if the information is available, before conducting a comprehensive psychological evaluation of the child. The board may adopt all or part of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department's minimum standards for assessment under Section 221.002 in complying with this subsection. (9794)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 73, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 64, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9795)

Amended by: (9796)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.016, eff. September 1, 2011. (9797)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 126, eff. September 1, 2015. (9798)

Sec. 152.0008. PERSONNEL. (9799)(1-click HTML)

(a) The chief juvenile probation officer may, within the budget adopted by the board, employ: (9800)

(1) assistant officers who meet the standards set by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department; and (9801)

(2) other necessary personnel. (9802)

(b) Juvenile probation officers serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. (9803)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 65, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9804)

Amended by: (9805)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 127, eff. September 1, 2015. (9806)

Sec. 152.0009. TRANSPORTATION. (9807)(1-click HTML)

(a) This section applies only in a county with a population of 190,000 or less. (9808)

(b) The commissioners court may provide each juvenile probation officer with an automobile for use on official business and provide an allowance for operating the automobile. (9809)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9810)

Sec. 152.0010. ADVISORY COUNCIL. (9811)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board may appoint an advisory council consisting of the number of citizen members determined appropriate by the board. To the extent available in the county, the advisory council may include: (9812)

(1) a prosecuting attorney as defined by Section 51.02, Family Code; (9813)

(2) a mental health professional; (9814)

(3) a medical health professional; and (9815)

(4) a representative of the education community. (9816)

(b) Council members serve terms as specified by the board. (9817)

(c) The juvenile board shall fill any vacancies on the advisory council. (9818)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 74, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 66, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9819)

Sec. 152.0011. LOCAL YOUTH BOOT CAMPS; CONTRACTS WITH PRIVATE VENDORS. (9820)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may establish a youth boot camp and employ necessary personnel to operate the camp. (9821)

(b) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may contract with a private vendor for the financing, construction, operation, maintenance, or management of a youth boot camp. (9822)

(c) If a juvenile board or its designee determines that a child is not complying with the rules of conduct promulgated by the board or is medically or psychologically unsuitable for the program, the board shall terminate the child's participation in the program and request the sentencing court to reassume custody of the child. (9823)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 75, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. (9824)

Amended by: (9825)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.017, eff. September 1, 2011. (9826)

Sec. 152.0012. BUDGET. (9827)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board shall prepare a budget for the juvenile probation department and the other facilities and programs under the jurisdiction of the juvenile board. The commissioners court shall review and consider only the amount of county funds derived from county taxes, fees, and other county sources in the budget. The commissioners court may not review any part of the budget derived from state funds. (9828)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 76, eff. Jan. 1, 1996. (9829)

Sec. 152.0013. IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY. (9830)(1-click HTML)

(a) A member of a juvenile board is not liable for damages arising from an act or omission committed while performing duties as a board member. (9831)

(b) This section does not apply if the act or omission is: (9832)

(1) reckless or intentional; (9833)

(2) done wilfully, wantonly, or with gross negligence; or (9834)

(3) done with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others. (9835)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1297, Sec. 67, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (9836)

Sec. 152.0014. INDEMNIFICATION BY STATE. (9837)(1-click HTML)

The state shall indemnify a juvenile board member in the same manner and under the same conditions that it indemnifies an officer of a state agency under Chapter 104, Civil Practice and Remedies Code. (9838)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 709, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Human Resources Code Sec. 152.013 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(101), eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (9839)

Sec. 152.0015. PRETRIAL DETENTION POLICY FOR CERTAIN JUVENILES. (9840)(1-click HTML)

A juvenile board shall establish a policy that specifies whether a person who has been transferred for criminal prosecution under Section 54.02, Family Code, and is younger than 17 years of age may be detained in a juvenile facility pending trial as provided by Section 51.12, Family Code. (9841)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1087 (S.B. 1209), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011. (9842)

For expiration of this section, see Subsection (l). (9843)

Sec. 152.0016. POST-ADJUDICATION SECURE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; RELEASE UNDER SUPERVISION. (9844)(1-click HTML)

(a) This section applies only to a county that has a population of more than one million and less than 1.5 million. (9845)

(b) Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 , Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2015. (9846)

(c) A juvenile board shall establish a policy that specifies whether the juvenile board or a local juvenile probation department that serves a county to which this section applies may: (9847)

(1) operate or contract for the operation of a post-adjudication secure correctional facility to confine children committed to the facility under Section 54.04011, Family Code; and (9848)

(2) operate a program through which a child committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility under Section 54.04011, Family Code, may be released under supervision and place the child in the child's home or in any situation or family approved by the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department. (9849)

(d) Before placing a child in the child's home under Subsection (c)(2), the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall evaluate the home setting to determine the level of supervision and quality of care that is available in the home. (9850)

(e) A juvenile board or a local juvenile probation department shall accept a person properly committed to it by a juvenile court under Section 54.04011, Family Code, in the same manner in which the Texas Juvenile Justice Department accepts a person under Section 54.04(e), Family Code, even though the person may be 17 years of age or older at the time of the commitment. (9851)

(f) A juvenile board or a local juvenile probation department shall establish a minimum length of stay for each child committed without a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(1), Family Code, in the same manner that the Texas Juvenile Justice Department determines a minimum length of stay for a child committed to the department under Section 243.002. (9852)

(f-1) After a child has completed the minimum length of stay established under Subsection (f), the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall: (9853)

(1) discharge the child from the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department; (9854)

(2) release the child under supervision as provided by Subsection (c)(2); or (9855)

(3) extend the child's length of stay in the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department. (9856)

(f-2) A child's length of stay may only be extended under Subsection (f-1)(3) on the basis of clear and convincing evidence that: (9857)

(1) the child is in need of additional rehabilitation from the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department; and (9858)

(2) the post-adjudication secure correctional facility will provide the most suitable environment for that rehabilitation. (9859)

(g) Except as provided by Subsection (h), if a child is committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, the local juvenile probation department may not release the child under supervision without approval by the juvenile court that entered the order of commitment under Section 54.04011, Family Code, unless the child has been confined not less than: (9860)

(1) 10 years for capital murder; (9861)

(2) three years for an aggravated controlled substance felony or a felony of the first degree; (9862)

(3) two years for a felony of the second degree; and (9863)

(4) one year for a felony of the third degree. (9864)

(g-1) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may request the approval of the court under Subsection (g) at any time. (9865)

(h) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may release a child who has been committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility with a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, under supervision without approval of the juvenile court that entered the order of commitment if not more than nine months remain before the child's discharge as provided by Section 152.00161(b). (9866)

(i) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may resume the care and custody of any child released under supervision at any time before the final discharge of the child in accordance with the rules governing the Texas Juvenile Justice Department regarding resumption of care. Sections 243.051 and 245.051(f) apply only to a child who has been committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility under Section 54.04011(c), Family Code, and who has either escaped or violated the conditions of release under supervision. A hearing examiner who conducts a revocation under this subsection has the same subpoena authority as a hearing officer at the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, as provided under Section 203.008. (9867)

(j) After a child committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility with a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, becomes 16 years of age but before the child becomes 19 years of age, the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department operating or contracting for the operation of the facility may refer the child to the juvenile court that entered the order of commitment for approval of the child's transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for confinement if the child has not completed the sentence and: (9868)

(1) the child's conduct, regardless of whether the child was released under supervision through a program established by the board or department, indicates that the welfare of the community requires the transfer; or (9869)

(2) while the child was released under supervision: (9870)

(A) a juvenile court adjudicated the child as having engaged in delinquent conduct constituting a felony offense; (9871)

(B) a criminal court convicted the child of a felony offense; or (9872)

(C) the child's release under supervision was revoked. (9873)

(k) A juvenile board or local juvenile probation department operating or contracting for the operation of a post-adjudication secure correctional facility under this section shall develop a comprehensive plan for each child committed to the facility under Section 54.04011, Family Code, regardless of whether the child is committed with or without a determinate sentence, to reduce recidivism and ensure the successful reentry and reintegration of the child into the community following the child's release under supervision or final discharge from the facility, as applicable. (9874)

(l) This section expires on December 31, 2018. (9875)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1323 (S.B. 511), Sec. 10, eff. December 1, 2013. (9876)

Amended by: (9877)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2015. (9878)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 12, eff. September 1, 2015. (9879)

Sec. 152.00161. TERMINATION OF CONTROL. (9880)(1-click HTML)

(a) Except as provided by Subsections (b) and (c), if a person is committed to a post-adjudication secure correctional facility under a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may not discharge the person from custody. (9881)

(b) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall discharge without a court hearing a person committed to the department for a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, who has not been transferred to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under a court order on the date that the time spent by the person in detention in connection with the committing case plus the time spent in the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under the order of commitment equals the period of the sentence. (9882)

(c) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall transfer to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice a person who is the subject of an order under Section 152.0016(j) transferring the person to the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for the completion of the person's sentence. (9883)

(d) Except as provided by Subsection (e), the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall discharge from its custody a person not already discharged on the person's 19th birthday. (9884)

(e) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall transfer a person who has been sentenced under a determinate sentence to commitment under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, or who has been returned to the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Section 54.11(i)(1), Family Code, to the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on the person's 19th birthday, if the person has not already been discharged or transferred, to serve the remainder of the person's sentence on parole as provided by Section 508.156, Government Code. (9885)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015. (9886)

Sec. 152.00162. DETERMINATE SENTENCE PAROLE. (9887)(1-click HTML)

(a) Not later than the 90th day before the date the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department transfers a person to the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for release on parole supervision under Section 152.0016(g) or 152.00161(e), the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall submit to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice all pertinent information relating to the person, including: (9888)

(1) the juvenile court judgment; (9889)

(2) the circumstances of the person's offense; (9890)

(3) the person's previous social history and juvenile court records; (9891)

(4) the person's physical and mental health record; (9892)

(5) a record of the person's conduct, employment history, and attitude while committed to the department; (9893)

(6) a record of the sentence time served by the person at the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department as a result of a commitment under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, and in a juvenile detention facility in connection with the conduct for which the person was adjudicated; and (9894)

(7) any written comments or information provided by the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department, local officials, family members of the person, victims of the offense, or the general public. (9895)

(b) The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall provide instruction for parole officers of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice relating to juvenile programs provided by the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department. The juvenile boards and local juvenile probation departments and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall enter into a memorandum of understanding relating to the administration of this subsection. (9896)

(c) The Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall grant credit for sentence time served by a person in the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department and in a juvenile detention facility, as recorded by the board or department under Subsection (a)(6), in computing the person's eligibility for parole and discharge from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. (9897)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015. (9898)

Sec. 152.00163. CHILD WITH MENTAL ILLNESS OR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. (9899)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall accept a child with a mental illness or an intellectual disability who is committed to the custody of the board or department. (9900)

(b) Unless a child is committed to the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code, the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall discharge a child with a mental illness or an intellectual disability from its custody if: (9901)

(1) the child has completed the minimum length of stay for the child's committing offense; and (9902)

(2) the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department determines that the child is unable to progress in the rehabilitation programs provided by the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department because of the child's mental illness or intellectual disability. (9903)

(c) If a child who is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Subsection (b) as a result of mental illness is not receiving court-ordered mental health services, the child's discharge is effective on the earlier of: (9904)

(1) the date the court enters an order regarding an application for mental health services filed under Section 152.00164(b); or (9905)

(2) the 30th day after the date the application is filed. (9906)

(d) If a child who is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Subsection (b) as a result of mental illness is receiving court-ordered mental health services, the child's discharge is effective immediately. If the child is receiving mental health services outside the child's home county, the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall notify the mental health authority located in that county of the discharge not later than the 30th day after the date that the child's discharge is effective. (9907)

(e) If a child who is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Subsection (b) as a result of an intellectual disability is not receiving intellectual disability services, the child's discharge is effective on the 30th day after the date that the referral is made under Section 152.00164(c). (9908)

(f) If a child who is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Subsection (b) as a result of an intellectual disability is receiving intellectual disability services, the child's discharge is effective immediately. (9909)

(g) If a child with a mental illness or an intellectual disability is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Subsection (b), the child is eligible to receive continuity of care services from the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments under Chapter 614, Health and Safety Code. (9910)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015. (9911)

Sec. 152.00164. EXAMINATION BEFORE DISCHARGE. (9912)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall establish a system that identifies children with mental illnesses or intellectual disabilities who are in the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department. (9913)

(b) Before a child who is identified as having a mental illness is discharged from the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Section 152.00163(b), the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall arrange for a psychiatrist to examine the child. The juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall refer a child requiring outpatient psychiatric treatment to the appropriate mental health authority. For a child requiring inpatient psychiatric treatment, the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall file a sworn application for court-ordered mental health services, as provided in Subchapter C, Chapter 574, Health and Safety Code, if: (9914)

(1) the child is not receiving court-ordered mental health services; and (9915)

(2) the psychiatrist who examined the child determines that the child has a mental illness and the child meets at least one of the criteria listed in Section 574.034, Health and Safety Code. (9916)

(c) Before a child who is identified as having an intellectual disability under Chapter 593, Health and Safety Code, is discharged from the custody of a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under Section 152.00163(b), the department shall refer the child for intellectual disability services if the child is not receiving intellectual disability services. (9917)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015. (9918)

Sec. 152.00165. TRANSFER OF CERTAIN CHILDREN SERVING DETERMINATE SENTENCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. (9919)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board or local juvenile probation department may petition the juvenile court that entered the order of commitment for a child for the initiation of mental health commitment proceedings if the child is committed to the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department under a determinate sentence under Section 54.04011(c)(2), Family Code. (9920)

(b) A petition made by a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall be treated as a motion under Section 55.11, Family Code, and the juvenile court shall proceed in accordance with Subchapter B, Chapter 55, Family Code. (9921)

(c) A juvenile board or local juvenile probation department shall cooperate with the juvenile court in any proceeding under this section. (9922)

(d) The juvenile court shall credit to the term of the child's commitment to a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department any time the child is committed to an inpatient mental health facility. (9923)

(e) A child committed to an inpatient mental health facility as a result of a petition filed under this section may not be released from the facility on a pass or furlough. (9924)

(f) If the term of an order committing a child to an inpatient mental health facility is scheduled to expire before the end of the child's sentence and another order committing the child to an inpatient mental health facility is not scheduled to be entered, the inpatient mental health facility shall notify the juvenile court that entered the order of commitment committing the child to a juvenile board or local juvenile probation department. The juvenile court may transfer the child to the custody of the juvenile board or local juvenile probation department, transfer the child to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, or release the child under supervision, as appropriate. (9925)

Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 854 (S.B. 1149), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015. (9926)

Sec. 152.0017. TRAFFICKED PERSONS PROGRAM. (9927)(1-click HTML)

(a) A juvenile board may establish a trafficked persons program under this section for the assistance, treatment, and rehabilitation of children who: (9928)

(1) are alleged to have engaged in or adjudicated as having engaged in delinquent conduct or conduct indicating a need for supervision; and (9929)

(2) may be victims of conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 20A.02, Penal Code. (9930)

(b) A program established under this section must: (9931)

(1) if applicable, allow for the integration of services available to a child pursuant to proceedings under Title 3, Family Code, and Subtitle E, Title 5, Family Code; (9932)

(2) if applicable, allow for the referral to a facility that can address issues associated with human trafficking; and (9933)

(3) require a child participating in the program to periodically appear in court for monitoring and compliance purposes. (9934)

Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 186 (S.B. 92), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2013. (9935)

Redesignated from Human Resources Code, Section 152.0016 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(36), eff. September 1, 2015. (9936)

SUBCHAPTER B. CREATION OF JUVENILE BOARD IN CERTAIN COUNTIES (9937)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 152.0031. APPLICATION OF SUBCHAPTER. (9938)(1-click HTML)

Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, this subchapter does not apply to a county that is served by a juvenile board created under Subchapter C or D. (9939)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9940)

Amended by: (9941)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 198 (S.B. 1886), Sec. 1, eff. May 28, 2011. (9942)

Sec. 152.0032. COMPOSITION OF JUVENILE BOARD. (9943)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board is composed of the county judge, the district judges in the county, and the judges of any statutory courts designated as a juvenile court in the county. (9944)

(b) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the juvenile board of Jim Wells County is composed of the judges of the county and district courts in the county. The board must have not fewer than three nor more than five members. The judges of the county and district courts in the county may appoint an appropriate number of public members to serve on the board if necessary to satisfy this requirement. Notwithstanding Section 152.0034(b), a public member serves without compensation. The chairman of the board shall determine the number of public members to be appointed to the board. (9945)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9946)

Amended by: (9947)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (9948)

Sec. 152.0033. CHAIRMAN. (9949)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board shall select one of its members to act as chairman. (9950)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9951)

Sec. 152.0034. COMPENSATION OF BOARD MEMBERS. (9952)(1-click HTML)

(a) Service on a juvenile board by a judge is an additional duty of office. (9953)

(b) The commissioners court may reasonably compensate each member of the juvenile board for the member's additional duties. (9954)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9955)

Sec. 152.0035. EXPENSES OF BOARD MEMBERS. (9956)(1-click HTML)

The county shall reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing official duties on the board. (9957)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9958)

Sec. 152.0036. JOINT OPERATION. (9959)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile boards of two or more counties that are adjacent to or in close proximity to each other may agree to operate together. (9960)

(b) Juvenile boards operating together may appoint one fiscal officer to receive and disburse funds for the boards. (9961)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9962)

Sec. 152.0037. FUNDS. (9963)(1-click HTML)

(a) The board may accept state aid and grants or gifts from other political subdivisions of the state or associations for the sole purpose of financing adequate and effective probation programs. (9964)

(b) A municipality may grant and allocate money to the county government or to the juvenile board to support and maintain juvenile programs if the municipality's governing body approves the expenditure. (9965)

(c) Funds received under this section shall be administered and kept separately from other county funds. (9966)

(d) This subchapter does not prohibit a program of local enrichment of juvenile services funded by any source. (9967)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9968)

Sec. 152.0038. SALARIES AND EXPENSES. (9969)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation department personnel and other expenses required to provide adequate services to children from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. (9970)

(b) The county shall pay other salaries and expenses essential to provide adequate services to children in an amount set by the juvenile board with the advice and consent of the county commissioners court. (9971)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9972)

Sec. 152.0039. TRANSPORTATION. (9973)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board shall provide the juvenile probation officers with transportation or an automobile allowance for use of a personal automobile on official business. (9974)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9975)

Sec. 152.0040. APPLICATION OF GENERAL JUVENILE BOARD PROVISIONS. (9976)(1-click HTML)

Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, and 152.0009 do not apply to a juvenile board operating under this subchapter. (9977)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9978)

SUBCHAPTER C. COUNTY JUVENILE BOARD IN COUNTIES WITH A FAMILY DISTRICT COURT (9979)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 152.0051. COMPOSITION OF JUVENILE BOARD. (9980)(1-click HTML)

The juvenile board of a county that has a family district court is composed of: (9981)

(1) the county judge; (9982)

(2) the judge of each family district court; (9983)

(3) the judge of each other district court in the county; and (9984)

(4) the judge of each other court in the county that has jurisdiction over juvenile matters. (9985)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9986)

Sec. 152.0052. CHAIRMAN. (9987)(1-click HTML)

The members of the juvenile board shall select a family district court judge to serve as chairman of the board unless the county has only one family district court judge. (9988)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9989)

Sec. 152.0053. COMPENSATION. (9990)(1-click HTML)

The commissioners court may compensate each juvenile board member for the member's duties performed on the juvenile board. (9991)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9992)

Sec. 152.0054. PROVISION OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES. (9993)(1-click HTML)

The commissioners court shall provide the physical facilities necessary to operate the juvenile board on the board's recommendation. (9994)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9995)

Sec. 152.0055. EFFECT ON CERTAIN JUVENILE BOARDS. (9996)(1-click HTML)

This subchapter does not affect the composition or organization of a juvenile board existing on September 1, 1977. (9997)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (9998)

SUBCHAPTER D. PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC COUNTIES (9999)(1-click HTML)
Sec. 152.0071. ANDERSON COUNTY. (10000)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Anderson County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Anderson County, and the criminal district attorney of Anderson County. The commissioners court by order may add to the board the judge of the county court at law in Anderson County. (10001)

(b) The judge of the juvenile court is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10002)

(c) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $50 nor more than $250 a month for the added duties imposed on the members. (10003)

(d) The commissioners court shall pay the additional compensation and expenses of the juvenile probation officer from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10004)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the juvenile board of Anderson County. (10005)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10006)

Sec. 152.0081. ANDREWS COUNTY. (10007)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Andrews County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Andrews County, and the county attorney of Andrews County. (10008)

(b) The judge of the juvenile court is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10009)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board chairman additional compensation of $1,200 for the added duties imposed on the chairman. The commissioners court may pay the other members of the board additional compensation of not more than $1,200. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other fund of the county. (10010)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Andrews County. (10011)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10012)

Sec. 152.0091. ANGELINA COUNTY. (10013)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Angelina County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the judges of the statutory county courts, and the district judges in Angelina County. (10014)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10015)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation in an amount determined by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The combined yearly salary from state and county sources received by each judge may not exceed an amount equal to $1,000 less than the combined yearly salary from state and county sources received by each justice of the court of appeals of the court of appeals district in which Angelina County is located. The additional compensation is paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10016)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Angelina County. (10017)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10018)

Sec. 152.0101. ARANSAS COUNTY. (10019)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Aransas County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Aransas County, and the judge of the county court at law. (10020)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation may not be lower than the amount paid to the judges on September 1, 1981. (10021)

(c) The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10022)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Aransas County. (10023)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 998, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (10024)

Sec. 152.0131. ATASCOSA COUNTY. (10025)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Atascosa County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Atascosa County, and the judge of the County Court at Law of Atascosa County. (10026)

(b) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $1,200 nor more than $4,800 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10027)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Atascosa County. (10028)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10029)

Amended by: (10030)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1182 (S.B. 1139), Sec. 6.03, eff. September 1, 2015. (10031)

Sec. 152.0141. AUSTIN COUNTY. (10032)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Austin County is composed of the county judge, the judges of the statutory county courts, and a judge of a district court in Austin County as determined by the commissioners court. (10033)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation of not more than $1,200 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10034)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Austin County. (10035)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10036)

Sec. 152.0151. BAILEY COUNTY. (10037)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bailey and Parmer counties is composed of the county judge, the district judges in the counties, and the judge of each statutory court designated as a juvenile court in the counties. (10038)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman. (10039)

(c) The commissioners courts of the counties shall pay the members of the juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not more than $1,800, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the counties. The counties shall apportion and pay the salary according to the ratio used to pay the expenses of the 287th Judicial District. (10040)

(d) The counties shall apportion and pay the juvenile board costs, other than the judges' salaries, according to the ratio used to pay the expenses of the 287th Judicial District, unless the counties agree to use a different method of allocating costs. (10041)

(e) The chief juvenile probation officer may set the salaries and allowances of juvenile probation personnel with the approval of the board. (10042)

(f) Section 152.0005(b) does not apply to the juvenile board in Bailey and Parmer counties. (10043)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10044)

Sec. 152.0161. BANDERA COUNTY. (10045)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bandera County is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Bandera County. (10046)

(b) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $600 nor more than $1,200, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10047)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Bandera County. (10048)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10049)

Sec. 152.0181. BAYLOR COUNTY. (10050)(1-click HTML)

(a) Baylor County is included in the 50th Judicial District Juvenile Board. The juvenile board is composed of the judge of the 50th Judicial District and the county judge of each county in the judicial district. The juvenile court judge may designate two public members to serve on the board without compensation and for a period determined by the juvenile court judge. (10051)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman at the beginning of each calendar year. (10052)

(c) The commissioners courts of the counties shall pay the judges who are members of the juvenile board additional annual compensation of not more than $6,000 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the counties. (10053)

(d) If approved by the juvenile board, the commissioners court shall reimburse the juvenile court judge for the judge's actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending seminars and other educational or instructional meetings related to juvenile problems. The counties shall prorate the expenses allowed for the members of the juvenile board and for the juvenile court judge. (10054)

(e) The commissioners courts shall provide the necessary funds to pay the salaries of the juvenile probation personnel in the amount set by the juvenile board. (10055)

(f) The commissioners court shall pay the expenses of the juvenile probation officers that are certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general fund and in the amount set by the juvenile board. (10056)

(g) Sections 152.0004 and 152.0005(b) do not apply to the 50th Judicial District Juvenile Board. (10057)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10058)

Sec. 152.0191. BEE COUNTY. (10059)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bee County is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Bee County. (10060)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation may not be lower than the amount paid to the judges on September 1, 1981. (10061)

(c) The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10062)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Bee County. (10063)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10064)

Sec. 152.0201. BELL COUNTY. (10065)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Bell County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Bell County, and the judge of each county court at law in the county. (10066)

(b) The county judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10067)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members an annual salary in an amount set by the commissioners court as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10068)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Bell County. (10069)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1149, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999. (10070)

Sec. 152.0211. BEXAR COUNTY. (10071)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bexar County is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Bexar County. (10072)

(b) The commissioners court shall pay the county judge additional annual compensation of $4,500. The county commissioners court shall pay the district judges on the board an additional annual salary of $1,500. The additional compensation paid to the county and district judges shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10073)

(c) The juvenile board shall hold meetings at least once every three months in accordance with board rules. (10074)

(d) The board shall keep records as required by law and board rules. (10075)

(e) A juvenile probation officer shall take the oath of office when appointed and the oath and the fact of the appointment shall be filed with the county clerk. (10076)

(f) The commissioners court shall provide the juvenile probation officers with: (10077)

(1) automobiles and their maintenance and operation expenses for use in official duties; or (10078)

(2) an automobile allowance for the use of a personal automobile on official business in the amount determined to be necessary by the commissioners court. (10079)

(g) The commissioners court shall provide the necessary funds to pay the salaries and expenses of the juvenile probation personnel. (10080)

(h) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the juvenile board of Bexar County. (10081)

(i) The board may apply for, accept, hold in trust, spend, and otherwise use a gift, grant, or donation of land or money or other personal property from a governmental entity, corporation, individual, or other source for the benefit of the juvenile justice system. (10082)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10083)

Amended by: (10084)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 4700), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009. (10085)

Sec. 152.0212. BEXAR COUNTY INSTITUTIONS. (10086)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bexar County shall appoint a person to supervise the county facilities under the jurisdiction of the juvenile board. The supervisor may be the county probation officer. The supervisor shall direct the policies and conduct of each institution. (10087)

(b) The juvenile board shall also appoint the head of each facility. The facility head may hire employees that the juvenile board determines are necessary. (10088)

(c) The facilities supervisor or employees under the supervisor's control shall supervise each child committed to a county institution until the child becomes of age. The supervisor or employees shall submit periodic reports to the juvenile board as required for the board's approval or action. (10089)

(d) The commissioners court shall provide the necessary funds to operate each institution. (10090)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10091)

Sec. 152.0213. COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN BEXAR COUNTY. (10092)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Bexar County may designate the district clerk or the juvenile probation officer to collect and disburse court-ordered child or spousal support payments that are required by court order to be made to the county. The person designated to receive the payments shall disburse the payments in the manner the court believes to be in the best interest of the spouse or child. (10093)

(b) If the juvenile board designates the juvenile probation officer to receive the payments, the officer shall work in the court as an officer of the court. The officer shall obtain a surety bond in an amount determined by the commissioners court from a solvent surety company authorized to make the bonds in this state and approved by the commissioners court. The bond shall be conditioned on the faithful performance of the officer's duties and on the proper accounting of the money entrusted to the officer. The county shall pay the premium for the bond from the general fund of the county. (10094)

(c) The juvenile officer shall keep an accurate and complete record of money received and disbursed under this section. The record is open for public inspection. The county auditor shall inspect and examine the records and audit the accounts quarterly. The auditor shall report the results of the audit to the juvenile board and include any recommendations the auditor may have. (10095)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10096)

Sec. 152.0221. BLANCO COUNTY. (10097)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Blanco County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Blanco County. (10098)

(b) The judge of the 33rd District Court is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10099)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not more than $1,200 as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10100)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Blanco County. (10101)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10102)

Amended by: (10103)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 1189), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2005. (10104)

Sec. 152.0231. BORDEN COUNTY. (10105)(1-click HTML)

(a) Borden County is included in the 132nd Judicial District Juvenile Board. The juvenile board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Borden and Scurry counties. (10106)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman. (10107)

(c) The commissioners courts of the counties shall pay the members of the juvenile board annual supplemental compensation of $2,400 from the general fund or any other available fund of the counties. (10108)

(d) The juvenile board shall hold regular meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10109)

(e) The commissioners courts may reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's reasonable and necessary job-related expenses. Reimbursable expenses include travel, lodging, training, and educational activities. (10110)

(f) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses the chairman certifies as essential to provide services to children from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. (10111)

(g) The juvenile board shall designate the treasurer or auditor of Borden County or Scurry County to serve as the board's fiscal officer. (10112)

(h) The juvenile board shall appoint an advisory council composed of one person from each county. (10113)

(i) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005(a) and (b), 152.0006, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the 132nd Judicial District Juvenile Board. (10114)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10115)

Sec. 152.0241. BOSQUE COUNTY. (10116)(1-click HTML)

(a) Bosque County is included in the Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton counties juvenile board. The juvenile board is composed of: (10117)

(1) the county judge in Bosque County; (10118)

(2) the county judge in Comanche County; (10119)

(3) the county judge in Hamilton County; (10120)

(4) the 220th Judicial District judge; and (10121)

(5) the judge of the County Court at Law of Bosque County. (10122)

(b) The 220th Judicial District judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10123)

(c) The commissioners court of Bosque County shall pay the county judge in Bosque County and the 220th Judicial District judge additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than the amount paid to a board member under this section on October 1, 1998. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10124)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the juvenile board of Bosque County. (10125)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 336, Sec. 1, eff. May 29, 1999. (10126)

Amended by: (10127)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 239 (S.B. 2229), Sec. 2, eff. October 1, 2009. (10128)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1103 (H.B. 4833), Sec. 10(b), eff. October 1, 2009. (10129)

Sec. 152.0251. BOWIE COUNTY. (10130)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Bowie County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judges, and the judge of each statutory county court in Bowie County. (10131)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10132)

(c) The county commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $1,200. The additional compensation is for the added duties imposed on the members and shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10133)

(d) The chairman shall certify all claims for expenses of the juvenile probation officer as necessary in the performance of the officer's duties. The commissioners court shall provide the funds necessary to pay the salaries and expenses of the juvenile probation officer. (10134)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the Bowie County Juvenile Board. (10135)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 152.0252 by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 592, Sec. 2(c), eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (10136)

Sec. 152.0261. BRAZORIA COUNTY. (10137)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Brazoria County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Brazoria County, and the judge of each county court at law. (10138)

(b) The commissioners court shall pay the board members annual additional compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10139)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Brazoria County. (10140)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10141)

Sec. 152.0262. COMPENSATION OF JUVENILE JUDGE IN BRAZORIA COUNTY. (10142)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Commissioners Court of Brazoria County may pay the juvenile judge additional annual compensation of not more than $1,500 for serving as the judge of the juvenile court. (10143)

(b) The compensation is in addition to all other compensation paid or authorized to be paid to the judge who serves as the juvenile judge. (10144)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10145)

Sec. 152.0263. BRAZORIA COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT OFFICE. (10146)(1-click HTML)

(a) The judges of the district courts in Brazoria County may establish a child support office in the county juvenile office to collect and disburse child support payments that are required by court order to be made to the office. The office shall disburse the payments in the manner the court believes to be in the best interest of the parties in the case. (10147)

(b) The judges of the district courts in a county served by an office may appoint an administrator and other assistants to serve two-year terms. The administrator shall obtain a surety bond in an amount determined by the county auditor from a solvent surety company authorized to make the bonds in this state and approved by the county auditor. The bond shall be conditioned on the faithful performance of the administrator's duties and on the proper accounting of the money entrusted to the administrator. The county shall pay the premium for the bond from the general fund of the county, the child support fund, or any other available fund. (10148)

(c) The judges shall determine the duties of the administrator and assistants and set their salaries. The salaries are payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county, the child support fund, or any other available fund. The judges must approve a claim for expenses made by the administrator or an assistant or a claim for administrative expenses in operating the child support office, including a claim for payment of equipment and supplies. (10149)

(d) The office shall keep an accurate and complete record of money received and disbursed under this section. The record is open for public inspection. The county auditor or other authorized county officer or employee shall inspect and examine the records and audit the accounts quarterly. The auditor shall report the results of the audit to the judges and include any recommendations the auditor may have. (10150)

(e) The child support office may serve one or more of Fort Bend, Matagorda, and Wharton counties. If a child support office serves more than one county, the judges of the district courts in the counties shall determine the location of the office. The officers and employees of the county in which the office is located shall perform the duties prescribed by this section. The counties shall pay the salaries, bond premium, and other expenses in accordance with the ratio that the population of each county bears to the total population of all of the counties served by the office. (10151)

(f) The commissioners courts shall pay the district court judges $75 a month for performing the duties prescribed by this section. The compensation shall be paid from the general fund of the county and is in addition to any other compensation the judges receive. (10152)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10153)

Sec. 152.0264. BRAZORIA COUNTY CHILD SUPPORT SERVICE FEE. (10154)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Brazoria County child support office shall assess a monthly fee of not more than $10 for collecting and disbursing child support payments that are required by court order to be made to the office. The fee is payable annually and in advance. (10155)

(b) The payor of the support shall pay the fee unless the payor is a member of the armed services and the monthly child support payments exceed the amount the court orders the person to pay, in which case the payee shall pay the service fee for as long as the payor is a member of the armed services and the support payments exceed the amount the court orders the person to pay. (10156)

(c) The first fee payment is due on the date that the payor is ordered to begin the child support payments. If the payee must pay the fee, the first fee payment is due on the date that the payee receives the original support payment. Subsequent annual fees are due on the anniversary of the date of the original fee payment. (10157)

(d) A person who refuses or fails to pay the fee on the date due or in the amount ordered is subject to an action for contempt of court. (10158)

(e) Fees collected under this section shall be paid to the county treasurer on the last day of each calendar month. The county treasurer shall deposit the fees to the credit of the child support fund. The judges of the district courts in a county served by the office shall administer the fund, with the approval of the commissioners court, to assist in paying the salaries and expenses of the child support office. (10159)

(f) An accurate and complete record of money received under this section shall be kept. The county auditor or other authorized person shall audit the child support fund regularly. An annual report of the receipts and expenditures of the fund shall be made to the commissioners court. (10160)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 12.04(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. (10161)

Sec. 152.0271. BRAZOS COUNTY. (10162)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Brazos County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Brazos County, the judge of each county court at law, and one public member appointed by the judges. (10163)

(b) The public member serves a two-year term. (10164)

(c) The county judge is the chairman of the board. (10165)

(d) The commissioners court shall pay the judges on the juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not less than $600 nor more than $1,200. The commissioners court shall pay the public member of the board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not more than $600. The salaries shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other fund of the county. (10166)

(e) The chief juvenile probation officer may set the salaries and allowances of juvenile probation personnel with the approval of the board. (10167)

(f) Section 152.0005(b) does not apply to the juvenile board of Brazos County. (10168)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 514, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 1991. (10169)

Sec. 152.0281. BREWSTER COUNTY. (10170)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Brewster County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Brewster County. (10171)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10172)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not less than $1,200 nor more than $3,600 as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10173)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Brewster County. (10174)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10175)

Sec. 152.0291. BRISCOE COUNTY. (10176)(1-click HTML)

(a) Briscoe County is included in the 110th Judicial District Juvenile Board. The juvenile board is composed of the county judges, the district judges in Briscoe, Dickens, Floyd, and Motley counties and the judge of any juvenile court in the counties. (10177)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman. (10178)

(c) The juvenile board shall hold regular meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10179)

(d) The members of the juvenile board do not receive compensation for serving on the board. The commissioners courts may reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's reasonable and necessary job-related expenses. Reimbursable expenses include travel, lodging, training, and educational activities. (10180)

(e) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses the chairman certifies as essential to provide services to children from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. (10181)

(f) The juvenile board shall designate the treasurer or auditor of Briscoe, Dickens, Floyd, or Motley County to serve as the board's fiscal officer. (10182)

(g) The juvenile board shall appoint an advisory council composed of one person from each county. (10183)

(h) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005(a), 152.0005(b), 152.0006, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the 110th Judicial District Juvenile Board. (10184)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10185)

Sec. 152.0301. BROOKS COUNTY. (10186)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Brooks County is composed of the judges of the county and district courts in the county. The board must have not fewer than three nor more than five members. The judges of the county and district courts in the county may appoint an appropriate number of public members to serve on the board without compensation if necessary to satisfy this requirement. The chairman of the board shall determine the number of public members to be appointed to the board. (10187)

(b) The county judge is the chairman of the board. (10188)

(c) The board shall hold biannual meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10189)

(d) Service on a juvenile board by a judge is an additional duty of office. The commissioners court shall pay the judges on the juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not more than $6,000, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10190)

(e) The county shall reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's actual and necessary expenses incurred in performing the member's duties. (10191)

(f) The juvenile board shall ensure that the chief juvenile officer and fiscal officer: (10192)

(1) keep the financial and statistical records and submit reports to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department as prescribed by Section 221.007; and (10193)

(2) submit periodic financial and statistical reports to the county commissioners court. (10194)

(g) The chief juvenile probation officer shall appoint an appropriate number of qualified juvenile probation officers, assistants, and support personnel with the approval of the board as necessary to perform his duties. The chief juvenile probation officer and the personnel appointed under this section may be removed at any time by the appointing authority or by the juvenile board. The chief juvenile probation officer shall recommend to the juvenile board the salaries of and allowances for juvenile probation officers, assistants, and support personnel. The juvenile board shall provide the chief juvenile probation officer and his assistants with transportation or an automobile allowance for use of a personal automobile on official business. (10195)

(h) A claim for expenses from a person in the juvenile probation department must be made to the board chairman. The chairman shall certify to the fiscal officer the expenses to be paid from state funds and shall certify to the commissioners court the expenses to be paid from county funds. (10196)

(i) The chairman of the board shall certify to the commissioners court an annual request for the expenditure of county funds. The commissioners court shall act on the request in the same manner as it acts on a request from another county office. (10197)

(j) The board may accept state aid and grants and gifts from other political subdivisions of the state or associations for the purpose of financing adequate and effective juvenile programs. A municipality may grant and allocate money to the juvenile board to support and maintain effective juvenile services if the municipality's governing body approves the expenditure. Funds received under this subsection shall be administered and kept separately from other public funds. This section does not affect a program of local enrichment of juvenile services funded by a service. (10198)

(k) The juvenile board shall appoint an advisory council of not more than five persons. (10199)

(l) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0008, and 152.0009 do not apply to the juvenile board of Brooks County. (10200)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10201)

Amended by: (10202)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 3.018, eff. September 1, 2011. (10203)

Sec. 152.0331. BURNET COUNTY. (10204)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Burnet County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Burnet County. (10205)

(b) The judge of the 33rd District Court is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10206)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not more than $1,200 as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10207)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Burnet County. (10208)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10209)

Amended by: (10210)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 1189), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2005. (10211)

Sec. 152.0341. CALDWELL COUNTY. (10212)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Caldwell County is composed of the county judge, the judges of the statutory county courts, and the judge of a judicial district in Caldwell County as determined by the commissioners court. (10213)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10214)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Caldwell County. (10215)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 72, Sec. 1, eff. May 9, 1991. (10216)

Sec. 152.0351. CALHOUN COUNTY. (10217)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Calhoun County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Calhoun County, and the judge of each county court at law. (10218)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members reasonable additional annual compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The compensation may not be lower than the compensation paid to a member on August 29, 1977. The compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10219)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Calhoun County. (10220)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10221)

Sec. 152.0371. CAMERON COUNTY. (10222)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Cameron County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Cameron County, and the judge of each county court at law. (10223)

(b) The commissioners court shall pay the members of the juvenile board additional annual compensation of $4,500, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. The commissioners court shall pay the members an additional $75 per month for performing the additional duties prescribed by Sections 152.0372 and 152.0373. (10224)

(c) The juvenile board shall hold meetings at least once every three months in accordance with board rules. (10225)

(d) The board shall keep records as required by law and board rules. (10226)

(e) A juvenile probation officer shall take the oath of office when appointed and the oath and the fact of the appointment shall be filed with the county clerk. (10227)

(f) The juvenile board may require a juvenile probation officer or facility superintendent to obtain a surety or personal bond in an amount determined by the board and conditioned on the faithful performance of the person's duties. (10228)

(g) The juvenile board may suspend or remove a juvenile probation officer at any time for good cause. The chief probation officer, with the approval of the board, may suspend or remove an assistant probation officer for good cause after the assistant is notified and afforded an opportunity to appear before the board. (10229)

(h) Sections 152.0002, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Cameron County. (10230)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1108, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10231)

Sec. 152.0372. CAMERON COUNTY INSTITUTIONS. (10232)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Cameron County controls and supervises each county facility used for the detention of juveniles. (10233)

(b) The juvenile board by majority vote may adopt any order or regulation necessary to the welfare of juveniles in a county facility. The chief juvenile probation officer shall enter each order or regulation in a book kept for that purpose and shall certify the order or regulation and deliver a copy to each facility superintendent or person in charge of a facility. The superintendent or other person and each juvenile probation officer shall comply with the order or regulation. (10234)

(c) The juvenile board may require the superintendent or person in charge of a facility to submit to the board reports containing information required by the board. (10235)

(d) The district attorney of Cameron County shall assign an attorney in the district attorney's office to represent the juvenile board and probation officers in protecting the rights of children in abandonment cases and proceedings. (10236)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10237)

Sec. 152.0373. COLLECTION AND DISBURSEMENT OF SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN CAMERON COUNTY. (10238)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Cameron County may require a juvenile probation officer to collect and disburse child support payments that are required by court order to be made to a court in the county. (10239)

(b) The juvenile probation officer shall keep a record of money received and disbursed in a well-bound book subject to public inspection in the probation office. The county auditor shall audit the records. (10240)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10241)

Sec. 152.0381. CAMP COUNTY. (10242)(1-click HTML)

(a) Camp County is included in the Camp, Marion, Morris, and Titus Counties Juvenile Board. The juvenile board is composed of the county judges, the district judges in Camp, Marion, Morris, and Titus counties, and the judge of each statutory court in those counties designated as a juvenile court. (10243)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman at the beginning of each year. (10244)

(c) The juvenile board shall hold regular bimonthly meetings on dates set by the board and special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10245)

(d) The commissioners courts of the counties shall pay the juvenile board members an annual salary set by the commissioners courts at not less than $1,800 for the added duties imposed on them. The salary shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the counties. Each county shall pay an equal portion of the salaries. (10246)

(e) The juvenile board shall provide each juvenile probation officer with an automobile or an automobile allowance for use of a personal automobile on official business. (10247)

(f) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses required to provide adequate services to children from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. The counties shall pay equally the other salaries and expenses essential to provide adequate services to children in an amount set by the juvenile board. (10248)

(g) The board may accept state aid and grants or gifts from other political subdivisions of the state or associations for the sole purpose of financing adequate and effective probation programs. (10249)

(h) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, and 152.0009 do not apply to the Camp, Marion, Morris, and Titus Counties Juvenile Board. (10250)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10251)

Sec. 152.0391. CARSON COUNTY. (10252)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Carson County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Carson County. (10253)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10254)

(c) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional monthly compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $50 nor more than $150 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid from the general fund of the county. (10255)

(d) The chairman shall certify all claims for expenses of the juvenile probation officer as necessary in the performance of the officer's duties. (10256)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Carson County. (10257)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10258)

Sec. 152.0401. CASS COUNTY. (10259)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Cass County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the judge of the County Court at Law of Cass County, and the district judges in Cass County. (10260)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10261)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $600 nor more than $1,800 for the added duties imposed on them. The compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10262)

(d) The juvenile board shall provide each juvenile probation officer with transportation or an automobile allowance for use of a personal automobile on official business. (10263)

(e) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses required to provide adequate services to children from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. The commissioners court shall pay the other salaries and expenses essential to provide adequate services to children in an amount set by the juvenile board. (10264)

(f) The commissioners court shall pay the expenses of the juvenile probation officers that are certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general fund and in the amount set by the juvenile board. (10265)

(g) The board may accept state aid and grants or gifts from other political subdivisions of the state or associations for the sole purpose of financing adequate and effective probation programs. A municipality may grant and allocate money to the county or to the juvenile board to support and maintain juvenile programs if the municipality's governing body approves the expenditure. Funds received under this subsection shall be administered and kept separately from other county funds. (10266)

(h) This section does not prohibit a program of local enrichment of juvenile services funded by any source. (10267)

(i) Sections 152.0004 and 152.0009 do not apply to the juvenile board of Cass County. (10268)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10269)

Amended by: (10270)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 868 (H.B. 1500), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (10271)

Sec. 152.0411. CASTRO COUNTY. (10272)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Castro and Swisher counties is composed of the county judges, the district judges in Castro and Swisher counties, and the judge of any statutory court designated as a juvenile court in the counties. (10273)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman. (10274)

(c) The commissioners courts of the counties shall pay the members of the juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court at not less than $1,200, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the counties. The counties shall apportion and pay the salary according to the method determined by the counties. (10275)

(d) The counties shall apportion and pay the juvenile board costs, other than the judge's salaries, according to the method determined by the counties. (10276)

(e) The commissioners courts shall pay the salaries and expenses of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses the chairman certifies as essential to provide services to children from the general funds or any other available funds of the counties. (10277)

(f) A member of the juvenile board is not liable in civil damages or for criminal prosecution for an action taken by the juvenile board. (10278)

(g) The juvenile board shall appoint an advisory council composed of five citizens from different parts of Castro and Swisher counties. (10279)

(h) Sections 152.0004 and 152.0005(b) do not apply to the juvenile board in Castro and Swisher counties. (10280)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 454, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. (10281)

Sec. 152.0421. CHAMBERS COUNTY. (10282)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Chambers County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Chambers County, and the judge of any statutory county court designated as a juvenile court. (10283)

(b) The juvenile board shall elect one of its members as chairman at the beginning of each calendar year. (10284)

(c) Service on the juvenile board is an additional duty of office. The commissioners court may pay the members of the juvenile board additional annual compensation in an amount set by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The compensation is payable in equal monthly installments out of the general fund of the county. (10285)

(d) If approved by the juvenile board, the commissioners court shall reimburse the juvenile court judge for the judge's actual and necessary expenses incurred in attending seminars and other educational or instructional meetings relating to juvenile problems. (10286)

(e) The commissioners court shall provide the funds for the salaries of the juvenile probation officers in the amount set by the juvenile board. (10287)

(f) The commissioners court shall pay the expenses of the juvenile probation officers certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general fund of the county and in the amount set by the juvenile board. (10288)

(g) Sections 152.0004 and 152.0005(b) do not apply to the juvenile board of Chambers County. (10289)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10290)

Sec. 152.0431. CHEROKEE COUNTY. (10291)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Cherokee County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Cherokee County. (10292)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10293)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation in an amount determined by the commissioners court for the added duties imposed on the members. The combined yearly salary from state and county sources received by each judge may not exceed an amount equal to $1,000 less than the combined yearly salary from state and county sources received by each justice of the court of appeals of the court of appeals district in which Cherokee County is located. The additional compensation is payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10294)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Cherokee County. (10295)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1077, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10296)

Sec. 152.0441. CHILDRESS COUNTY. (10297)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Childress County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Childress County. (10298)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10299)

(c) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional monthly compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $50 nor more than $150 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid from the general fund of the county. (10300)

(d) The chairman shall certify all claims for expenses of the juvenile probation officer as necessary in the performance of the officer's duties. (10301)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Childress County. (10302)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10303)

Sec. 152.0461. COCHRAN COUNTY. (10304)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Cochran County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge, the district judge in Cochran County, and the judge of any statutory court designated as a juvenile court in the county. The chairman shall appoint five public members to serve on the board for a period determined by the board. (10305)

(b) The county judge is the chairman of the juvenile board. The district judge is the vice-chairman and acts as chairman if: (10306)

(1) the chairman is absent or disabled; or (10307)

(2) the office of county judge is vacant. (10308)

(c) The juvenile board shall hold regular meetings at least annually on dates set by the board and shall hold special meetings at the call of the chairman. (10309)

(d) The commissioners court shall pay the judges on the juvenile board an annual salary set by the commissioners court, payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. Public members serve without compensation. (10310)

(e) The commissioners court may reimburse a juvenile board member for the member's reasonable and necessary job-related expenses. Reimbursable expenses include travel, lodging, training, and educational activities. (10311)

(f) The juvenile board shall pay the salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses the chairman certifies as essential to provide services to the children of Cochran County from the juvenile board fund to the extent of the state aid received in the fund. The salaries approved by the commissioners court may be paid from funds received for that purpose from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. The commissioners court shall pay the remaining approved salaries of juvenile probation personnel and other expenses certified as necessary by the juvenile board chairman from the general funds of the county. (10312)

(g) The chairman of the juvenile board shall certify to the commissioners court an annual request for the expenditure of county funds. The commissioners court shall act on the request in the same manner as it acts on a request from another county office. (10313)

(h) The county auditor shall serve as the board's fiscal officer. (10314)

(i) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Cochran County. (10315)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 476, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (10316)

Amended by: (10317)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 734 (H.B. 1549), Sec. 128, eff. September 1, 2015. (10318)

Sec. 152.0471. COKE COUNTY. (10319)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Coke County is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Coke County. (10320)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation set by the commissioners court at not more than $1,200 payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county. (10321)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Coke County. (10322)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10323)

Sec. 152.0481. COLEMAN COUNTY. (10324)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Coleman County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges having jurisdiction in Coleman County. (10325)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10326)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board chairman additional annual compensation of not more than $1,800 for the added duties imposed on the chairman. The commissioners court may pay each of the other members of the juvenile board additional annual compensation of not more than $300. The additional compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10327)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Coleman County. (10328)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10329)

Sec. 152.0491. COLLIN COUNTY. (10330)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Collin County is composed of the county judge, the district judges in Collin County, and the judge of each county court at law. (10331)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10332)

(c) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members additional annual compensation of not more than $6,000 as compensation for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation is payable in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10333)

(d) Sections 152.0002, 152.0003, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008(a) do not apply to the juvenile board of Collin County. (10334)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10335)

Sec. 152.0492. COLLIN COUNTY SUPPORT PAYMENT COLLECTION. (10336)(1-click HTML)

(a) The juvenile board of Collin County may appoint the district court clerk in Collin County to administer support payments for Collin County. (10337)

(b) The juvenile board may provide for the payment of a monthly support service fee in an amount set by the board not to exceed $2.50. The fee is assessed against the person ordered by a district court of Collin County to pay child or spousal support through the district clerk. The clerk shall add the fee to the first support payment each month. (10338)

(c) The district clerk shall collect the fees and shall transfer the money to the county treasurer on the last day of each month. The county treasurer shall deposit the fees to the credit of the county general fund. (10339)

(d) The service fee authorized by this section applies to child support, spousal support, and separate maintenance payments ordered before September 1, 1983, if the person ordered to make those payments defaults and is cited for contempt of court. The service fee becomes due and payable for each month after the hearing on the contempt citation. (10340)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10341)

Sec. 152.0501. COLLINGSWORTH COUNTY. (10342)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Collingsworth County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Collingsworth County. (10343)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10344)

(c) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional monthly compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $50 nor more than $150 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid from the general fund of the county. (10345)

(d) The chairman shall certify all claims for expenses of the juvenile probation officer as necessary in the performance of the officer's duties. (10346)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Collingsworth County. (10347)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10348)

Sec. 152.0511. COLORADO COUNTY. (10349)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Colorado County Juvenile Board is composed of the county judge and the district judges in Colorado County. (10350)

(b) The juvenile court judge is the chairman of the board and its chief administrative officer. (10351)

(c) The commissioners court shall pay the juvenile board members additional monthly compensation set by the commissioners court at not less than $100 nor more than $400 for the added duties imposed on the members. The additional compensation shall be paid from the general fund of the county. (10352)

(d) The chairman shall certify all claims for expenses of the juvenile probation officer as necessary in the performance of the officer's duties. The commissioners court shall provide the necessary funds to pay the salary and expenses of the juvenile probation officer. (10353)

(e) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Colorado County. (10354)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10355)

Sec. 152.0521. COMAL COUNTY. (10356)(1-click HTML)

(a) The Comal County Juvenile Board is composed of: (10357)

(1) the county judge; (10358)

(2) the judge of each county court at law in the county; (10359)

(3) the judge of the 207th District Court; (10360)

(4) the judge of the 433rd District Court; (10361)

(5) an additional judge of the district courts having jurisdiction in Comal County, to be appointed biennially by the local administrative district judge; and (10362)

(6) the criminal district attorney of Comal County. (10363)

(a-1) Repealed by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 152, Sec. 2, eff. May 23, 2009. (10364)

(b) The commissioners court may pay the juvenile board members an annual salary in an amount set by the commissioners court as compensation for the additional duties imposed on the members. The compensation shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund or any other available fund of the county. (10365)

(c) Sections 152.0002, 152.0004, 152.0005, 152.0006, 152.0007, and 152.0008 do not apply to the juvenile board of Comal County. (10366)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 285, Sec. 1, eff. June 5, 1995; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 4, Sec. 1, eff. April 10, 2003. (10367)

Amended by: (10368)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1325 (H.B. 3515), Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2005. (10369)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 1189), Sec. 20, eff. September 1, 2005. (10370)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 152 (S.B. 2134), Sec. 1, eff. May 23, 2009. (10371)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 152 (S.B. 2134), Sec. 2, eff. May 23, 2009. (10372)

Sec. 152.0522. COMAL COUNTY JUVENILE PLACEMENT SPECIAL FUND. (10373)(1-click HTML)

(a) A person who files a civil suit in a district or statutory county court in Comal County shall pay to the clerk of the court a $4 filing fee. A person who files a civil suit in the justice court or small claims court in Comal County shall pay to the clerk of the justice court a $1.50 filing fee. A fee imposed under this subsection is in addition to other fees imposed for filing a civil suit in a district, statutory county, justice, or small claims court in Comal County and is collected at the time the case is filed. (10374)

(b) A person convicted of a criminal offense in a district or statutory county court in Comal County shall pay $4 as court costs in addition to other taxable court costs. A person convicted of a criminal offense in a justice court in Comal County shall pay $1.50 as court costs in addition to other taxable court costs. The additional costs shall be collected in the same manner that other fines or court costs in the case are collected. (10375)

(c) The officer collecting funds under Subsection (a) or (b) shall keep separate records of the funds collected under this section and shall deposit the funds in the juvenile placement special fund. (10376)

(d) The county treasurer shall keep records of the amount of money in the fund and the disbursements from the fund. The juvenile board may require the treasurer to file reports of the fund's status. (10377)

(e) The juvenile board shall use the fund to assist organizations in providing housing facilities or treatment programs for juveniles. The board may direct the county treasurer to disburse money from the fund to an organization if the organization: (10378)

(1) is a nonprofit corporation as defined by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act (Article 1396-1.01 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); (10379)

(2) provides a temporary or permanent housing facility or treatment program for delinquent children, children in need of supervision, or children who otherwise need care; and (10380)

(3) is approved by the board to provide the facilities or programs. (10381)

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (10382)

Sec. 152.0531. COMANCHE COUNTY. (10383)(1-click HTML)

(a) Comanche County is included in the Bosque, Comanche, and Hamilton counties juvenile board. The juvenile board is composed of: (10384)

  

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