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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 2. JUDICIAL BRANCH

(a) After providing the opportunity for a hearing in accordance with Section 153.055, the commission shall suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew a court interpreter license on a finding that the individual: (20483)

(1) made a material misstatement in an application for a license; (20484)

(2) disregarded or violated this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter; or (20485)

(3) engaged in dishonorable or unethical conduct likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public or a person for whom the interpreter interprets. (20486)

(b) In accordance with Section 153.060, the commission may reissue a license to an individual whose license has been revoked or refused renewal if the individual applies in writing to the department and shows good cause to justify reissuance of the license. (20487)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1139, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 816, Sec. 8.004, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (20488)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Section 51.008 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.07, eff. September 1, 2014. (20489)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (20490)

Amended by: (20491)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 516 (S.B. 43), Sec. 33, eff. September 1, 2017. (20492)

Sec. 157.106. PROHIBITED ACTS. (20493)(Text)

A person may not advertise, represent to be, or act as a licensed court interpreter unless the person holds an appropriate license under this chapter. (20494)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1139, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002. (20495)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Subchapter C, Chapter 57 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.08, eff. September 1, 2014. (20496)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (20497)

Sec. 157.107. OFFENSE; ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY. (20498)(Text)

(a) A person commits an offense if the person violates this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter. An offense under this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor. (20499)

(b) A person who violates this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter is subject to an administrative penalty assessed by the commission as provided by Chapter 153, in addition to administrative sanctions that may be imposed under Section 157.105. (20500)

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1139, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2002. (20501)

Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Subchapter C, Chapter 57 by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.08, eff. September 1, 2014. (20502)

Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001(21), eff. September 1, 2015. (20503)

Amended by: (20504)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 516 (S.B. 43), Sec. 34, eff. September 1, 2017. (20505)

CHAPTER 158. COURT SECURITY OFFICERS (20506)(Text)
Sec. 158.001. DEFINITION. (20507)(Text)

In this chapter, "court security officer" means a constable, sheriff, sheriff's deputy, municipal peace officer, or any other person assigned to provide security for an appellate, district, statutory county, county, municipal, or justice court in this state. (20508)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 190 (S.B. 42), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2017. (20509)

Sec. 158.002. COURT SECURITY CERTIFICATION. (20510)(Text)

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person may not serve as a court security officer for an appellate, district, statutory county, county, municipal, or justice court in this state unless the person holds a court security certification issued by a training program approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. (20511)

(b) A court security officer is not required to hold a court security certification to provide security to a court described by Subsection (a) before the first anniversary of the date the officer begins providing security for the court. (20512)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 190 (S.B. 42), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2017. (20513)

Sec. 158.003. VERIFICATION. (20514)(Text)

The sheriff, constable, law enforcement agency, or other entity that provides security for a court shall verify that each court security officer holds the court security certification as required by this chapter. (20515)

Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 190 (S.B. 42), Sec. 15, eff. September 1, 2017. (20516)

TITLE 3. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (20517)(Text)

SUBTITLE A. LEGISLATURE (20518)(Text)

CHAPTER 301. LEGISLATIVE ORGANIZATION (20519)(Text)
SUBCHAPTER A. INITIAL MEETING AND ORGANIZATION (20520)(Text)
Sec. 301.001. TIME OF MEETING. (20521)(Text)

The legislature shall convene in regular session at 12 noon on the second Tuesday in January of each odd-numbered year. (20522)

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (20523)

Sec. 301.002. WHO MAY ORGANIZE. (20524)(Text)

The following persons only may organize the senate and house of representatives: (20525)

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