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Texas Laws | Human Resource Code
HUMAN RESOURCES CODE
TITLE 12. JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES AND FACILITIES

(c) From money appropriated for construction of the facilities described by Subsection (a), the department shall contract with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for construction management services, including: (13632)

(1) evaluation of project plans and specifications; and (13633)

(2) review and comment on the selection of architects and engineers, change orders, and sufficiency of project inspection. (13634)

(d) On completion of the review of project plans and specifications under Subsection (c), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shall issue a comprehensive report that states in detail the proposed cost of the project. The department shall use the report in making a comparative evaluation of proposed projects and shall give priority to the projects the department finds are the most effective and economical. (13635)

(e) The department may not award money for a capital construction project for a facility under this section unless the department receives from the commissioners court of the county intending to use the facility a written commitment that the commissioners court has reviewed and accepted the conditions of the award. If more than one county intends to use the facility, the department must receive from each county a written commitment that the county will agree with the other counties to an interlocal contract to operate the facility in accordance with the conditions of the award. (13636)

(f) A county receiving state aid under this section shall adhere to department standards for the construction and operation of a post-adjudication secure residential facility. (13637)

(g) For a facility constructed under this section, not more than 25 percent of the operating costs of the facility may be reimbursed by the department. (13638)

(h) It is the intent of the legislature to appropriate the full amount of money authorized under Subsection (g). (13639)

(i) In this section, "operating costs" means the operating costs of a facility at an 80-percent occupancy rate. (13640)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter E, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13641)

SUBTITLE C. SECURE FACILITIES (13642)(Text)

CHAPTER 241. GENERAL PROVISIONS (13643)(Text)
Sec. 241.001. COOPERATION OF OTHER AGENCIES. (13644)(Text)

To effectuate the purpose of this subtitle and to make maximum use of existing facilities and personnel, all departments and agencies of the state and all officers and employees of the state, when requested by the department, shall cooperate with the department in all activities consistent with their proper functions. (13645)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter G, Chapter 61 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.006, eff. September 1, 2011. (13646)

Sec. 241.0015. STRATEGIC PLAN. (13647)(Text)

The department shall biennially develop a strategic plan in the manner described by Section 221.009. (13648)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter G, Chapter 61 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.006, eff. September 1, 2011. (13649)

Sec. 241.002. NO FORFEITURE OF CERTAIN CIVIL RIGHTS. (13650)(Text)

Commitment of a child to the custody of the department does not disqualify the child in any future examination, appointment, or application for public service under the government of the state or of any political subdivision of the state. (13651)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter G, Chapter 61 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.006, eff. September 1, 2011. (13652)

Sec. 241.003. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FUND. (13653)(Text)

The youth development council fund exists in the treasury as a special fund for the purposes provided by law. (13654)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter G, Chapter 61 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.006, eff. September 1, 2011. (13655)

Sec. 241.004. REQUEST FOR CERTAIN RECORDS. (13656)(Text)

For the purpose of offering a record as evidence in the punishment phase of a criminal proceeding, a prosecuting attorney may obtain the record of a defendant's adjudication that is admissible under Section 3(a), Article 37.07, Code of Criminal Procedure, by submitting a request for the record to the department. If the department has a record to which the prosecuting attorney is entitled under this section, the department shall furnish a copy of the record to the prosecuting attorney. Otherwise, the department shall notify the prosecuting attorney that the department does not have a record to which the attorney is entitled under this section. (13657)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter G, Chapter 61 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.006, eff. September 1, 2011. (13658)

Sec. 241.005. LIABILITY OF VOLUNTEERS. (13659)(Text)

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a volunteer is not liable for damages arising from an act or omission that results in personal injury, death, or property damage if the act or omission is: (13660)

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