TITLE 37. PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

PART 7. TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT

CHAPTER 215. TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROVIDERS

37 TAC §215.21

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (Commission) proposes new §215.21, concerning Credit for High School Public Services Endorsement. This new rule establishes requirements for accepting a public service endorsement under Texas Education Code §28.025(c-1).

This new rule is necessary to follow the requirements of HB 1545.

John Beauchamp, General Counsel, has determined that for each year of the first five years the section as proposed will be in effect, there will be no effect on state or local governments as a result of administering this section.

Mr. Beauchamp has determined that for each year of the first five years the section as proposed will be in effect, there will be a positive benefit to the public by promoting the furtherance of law enforcement professionalism through education and training.

Mr. Beauchamp has determined for each year of the first five years the section as proposed will be in effect, there will be no anticipated cost to small businesses, individuals, or both as a result of the proposed section.

Comments on the proposal may be submitted electronically to public.comment@tcole.texas.gov or in writing to Mr. Kim Vickers, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, 6330 E. Highway 290, Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78723-1035.

The new rule is proposed under Texas Occupations Code §1701.151, General Powers of the Commission; Rulemaking Authority and Texas Education Code §28.025(c-1).

No other code, article, or statute is affected by this proposal.

§215.21.Credit for High School Public Services Endorsement.

(a) In addition to the units of the basic peace officer course, a law enforcement academy shall report 40 additional training hours for an applicant who provides a high school transcript indicating that the applicant has earned a public services endorsement under Texas Education Code §28.025(c-1).

(b) The transcript must reflect that the applicant has completed courses that directly relate to law enforcement, such as those in the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security cluster under 19 TAC Chapter 130, Subchapter L.

(c) The effective date of this section is February 1, 2018.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the proposal and found it to be within the state agency's legal authority to adopt.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on September 20, 2017.

TRD-201703701

Kim Vickers

Executive Director

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement

Earliest possible date of adoption: November 5, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-7713