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

Amended by: (13659)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1299 (H.B. 2862), Sec. 37, eff. September 1, 2013. (13660)

Sec. 222.004. PERSONS WHO MAY NOT ACT AS CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE, JUVENILE PROBATION, OR DETENTION OFFICERS. (13661)(Text)

(a) A peace officer, prosecuting attorney, or other person who is employed by or who reports directly to a law enforcement or prosecution official may not act as a chief administrative, juvenile probation, or detention officer or be made responsible for supervising a juvenile on probation. (13662)

(b) For purposes of this section, a chief administrative officer, regardless of title, is the person who is: (13663)

(1) hired or appointed by or under contract with the juvenile board; and (13664)

(2) responsible for the oversight of the operations of the juvenile probation department or any juvenile justice program operated by or under the authority of the juvenile board. (13665)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13666)

Sec. 222.005. CARRYING OF FIREARM BY CERTAIN OFFICERS PROHIBITED. (13667)(Text)

(a) A juvenile probation, detention, or corrections officer may not carry a firearm in the course of the person's official duties. (13668)

(b) This section does not apply to: (13669)

(1) an employee of the department; or (13670)

(2) a juvenile probation officer authorized to carry a firearm under Section 142.006. (13671)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13672)

Sec. 222.006. PROBATION OFFICER: COUNTY EMPLOYEE. (13673)(Text)

A juvenile probation officer whose jurisdiction covers only one county is considered to be an employee of that county. (13674)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13675)

SUBCHAPTER B. CERTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION (13676)(Text)
Sec. 222.051. NOTICE OF CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION RESULTS. (13677)(Text)

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), the department shall notify each person taking a certification examination of the results of the examination not later than the 30th day after the date on which the examination is administered. (13678)

(b) The department shall notify a person taking an examination graded or reviewed by a national testing service of the results not later than the 14th day after the date on which the department receives the results from the testing service. (13679)

(c) If the notice of the examination results graded or reviewed by a national testing service will be delayed for longer than 90 days after the examination date, the department shall notify the person of the reason for the delay before that 90th day. (13680)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13681)

Sec. 222.052. ANALYSIS OF EXAMINATION PERFORMANCE. (13682)(Text)

The department shall furnish a person who fails a certification test administered under this chapter with an analysis of the person's performance on the examination if the person requests the analysis in writing. (13683)

Redesignated and amended from Human Resources Code, Subchapter D, Chapter 141 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 85 (S.B. 653), Sec. 1.004, eff. September 1, 2011. (13684)

Sec. 222.053. REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF CERTIFICATION. (13685)(Text)

(a) The department may revoke or suspend a certification, or reprimand a certified officer: (13686)

(1) for a violation of this chapter or a department rule; or (13687)

(2) if, under Subsection (c), a panel determines that continued certification of the person threatens juveniles in the juvenile justice system. (13688)

(b) The department may place on probation a person whose certification is suspended. If the suspension is probated, the department may require the person to: (13689)

(1) report regularly to the department on matters that are the basis of the probation; and (13690)

(2) continue or review professional education until the person attains a degree of skill satisfactory to the department in those areas that are the basis of the probation. (13691)

(c) The executive director may convene, in person or telephonically, a panel of three board members to determine if a person's continued certification threatens juveniles in the juvenile justice system. If the panel determines that the person's continued certification threatens juveniles in the juvenile justice system, the person's license is temporarily suspended until an administrative hearing is held as soon as possible under Subsection (d). The executive director may convene a panel under this subsection only if the danger posed by the person's continued certification is imminent. The panel may hold a telephonic meeting only if immediate action is required and convening the panel at one location is inconvenient for any member of the panel. (13692)

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