80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1955, Chapter 878 Page: 2 of 4
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H.B. No. 1955
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3 (c) The commission may issue a temporary or permanent
4 license to a person to serve as a county jailer.
5 SECTION 3. Subchapter G, Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, is
6 amended by adding Section 1701.3161 to read as follows:
7 Sec. 1701.3161. REACTIVATION OF PEACE OFFICER LICENSE:
8 RETIRED PEACE OFFICERS. (a) In this section, "retired peace
9 officer" means a person who served as a peace officer in this state
10 who :
11 (1) is not currently serving as an elected, appointed,
12 or employed peace officer under Article 2.12, Code of Criminal
13 Procedure, or other law;
14 (2) was eligible to retire from a law enforcement
15 agency in this state or was ineligible to retire only as a result of
16 an injury received in the course of the officer's employment with
17 the law enforcement agency; and
18 (3) is eligible to receive a pension or annuity for
19 service as a law enforcement officer in this state or is ineligible
20 to receive a pension or annuity only because the law enforcement
21 agency that employed the officer does not offer a pension or annuity
22 to its employees.
23 (b) The commission shall adopt rules for the reactivation of
24 a retired peace officer's license after a break in employment. The
25 rules must allow a retired peace officer to reactivate the
26 officer's license by completing the continuing education
27 requirements prescribed by Section 1701.351 and completing any
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 1955, Chapter 878, legislative document, 2007-04/2007-06; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154896/m1/2/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.