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(5) a representative of the office of the attorney general designated by the attorney general; (17092)

(6) six representatives who are local law enforcement officers or local community supervision personnel, including juvenile probation personnel, designated by the governor; (17093)

(7) two representatives who are local prosecutors designated by the governor; and (17094)

(8) a representative of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission designated by the executive director of that agency. (17095)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2931), Sec. 1.04, eff. January 1, 2019. (17096)

Text of article effective on January 01, 2019 (17097)

Art. 67.304. DUTIES OF TASK FORCE. (17098)(Text)

(a) The task force shall focus its efforts on: (17099)

(1) developing, through regional task force meetings, a statewide networking system that will provide timely access to gang information; (17100)

(2) establishing communication between different criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional agencies, combining independent agency resources, and joining agencies together in a cooperative effort to focus on gang membership, gang activity, and gang migration trends; and (17101)

(3) forming a working group of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and correctional representatives from throughout this state to discuss specific cases and investigations involving gangs and other related gang activities. (17102)

(b) The task force may take any other actions necessary to accomplish the purposes of this subchapter. (17103)

(c) If practicable, the task force shall consult with representatives from one or more United States attorneys' offices in this state and with representatives from the following federal agencies who are available and assigned to a duty station in this state: (17104)

(1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation; (17105)

(2) the Federal Bureau of Prisons; (17106)

(3) the United States Drug Enforcement Administration; (17107)

(4) United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement; (17108)

(5) United States Customs and Border Protection; (17109)

(6) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; (17110)

(7) the United States Marshals Service; and (17111)

(8) the United States Probation and Pretrial Services System. (17112)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2931), Sec. 1.04, eff. January 1, 2019. (17113)

Text of article effective on January 01, 2019 (17114)


The department shall support the task force to assist in coordinating statewide antigang initiatives. (17116)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2931), Sec. 1.04, eff. January 1, 2019. (17117)



Art. 101.001. PURPOSE OF TITLE. (17120)(Text)

(a) This title is enacted as a part of the state's continuing statutory revision program, begun by the Texas Legislative Council in 1963 as directed by the legislature in Chapter 448, Acts of the 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963 (Article 5429b-1, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes). The program contemplates a topic-by-topic revision of the state's general and permanent statute law without substantive change. (17121)

(b) Consistent with the objectives of the statutory revision program, the purpose of this title is to make the law encompassed by this title more accessible and understandable by: (17122)

(1) rearranging the statutes into a more logical order; (17123)

(2) employing a format and numbering system designed to facilitate citation of the law and to accommodate future expansion of the law; (17124)

(3) eliminating repealed, duplicative, unconstitutional, expired, executed, and other ineffective provisions; and (17125)

(4) restating the law in modern American English to the greatest extent possible. (17126)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (17127)

Art. 101.002. CONSTRUCTION OF TITLE. (17128)(Text)

The Code Construction Act (Article 5429b-2, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) applies to the construction of each provision in this title, except as otherwise expressly provided by this title. (17129)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (17130)

Art. 101.003. INTERNAL REFERENCES. (17131)(Text)

In this title: (17132)

(1) a reference to a chapter or article without further identification is a reference to a chapter or article of this title; and (17133)

(2) a reference to a subchapter, article, subsection, subdivision, paragraph, or other numbered or lettered unit without further identification is a reference to a unit of the next larger unit of this title in which the reference appears. (17134)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 269, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (17135)


Art. 102.001. FEES FOR SERVICES OF PEACE OFFICERS. (17138)(Text)

(a) Repealed by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 826, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. (17139)

(b) In addition to fees provided by Subsection (a), a defendant required to pay fees under this article shall also pay 15 cents per mile for mileage required of an officer to perform a service listed in this subsection and to return from performing that service. If the service provided is the execution of a writ and the writ is directed to two or more persons or the officer executes more than one writ in a case, the defendant is required to pay only mileage actually and necessarily traveled. In calculating mileage, the officer must use the railroad or the most practical route by private conveyance. This subsection applies to: (17140)

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