Texas Government Code

Sec. § 76.010
State Funds or Guarantees for Corrections Facilities


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Community corrections facility” has the meaning assigned by Section 509.001 (Definitions).

(2)

“State jail felony facility” means a facility operated or contracted for by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice under Subchapter A (Authority to Operate or Contract for State Jail Felony Facilities), Chapter 507 (State Jail Division), for the confinement of individuals convicted of state jail felonies.

(b)

A department, county, municipality, or a combination involving more than one of those entities may establish a community corrections facility and are specifically encouraged to purchase or enter into a contract for the use of abandoned or underutilized public facilities, such as former military bases and rural hospitals, for the purpose of providing community corrections facilities.

(c)

The department may authorize expenditures of funds provided by the division to the department for the purposes of providing facilities, equipment, and utilities for community corrections facilities or state jail felony facilities if:

(1)

the judges described by Section 76.002 (Establishment of Departments) recommend the expenditures; and

(2)

the division, or the correctional institutions division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the case of a state jail felony facility, provides funds for the purpose of assisting in the establishment or improvement of the facilities.

(d)

A department may acquire, hold title to, and own real property for the purpose of establishing a community corrections facility or a state jail felony facility.

(e)

A department, county, municipality, or a combination involving more than one of those entities may not use a facility or real property purchased, acquired, or improved with state funds unless the division, or the correctional institutions division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in the case of a state jail felony facility, first approves the use.

(f)

The division or the correctional institutions division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, in the case of a state jail felony facility, is entitled to reimbursement from an entity described by Subsection (e) of all state funds used by the entity without the approval required by Subsection (e).
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 7.11, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 255 (H.B. 1326), Sec. 8, eff. May 30, 2005.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 25.065, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 25.066, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1051 (H.B. 1930), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2015.
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