TITLE 37. PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS

PART 1. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

CHAPTER 15. DRIVER LICENSE RULES

SUBCHAPTER B. APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS--ORIGINAL, RENEWAL, DUPLICATE, IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATES

37 TAC §15.49

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts amendments to §15.49, concerning Proof of Domicile. This rule is adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the June 30, 2017 issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3353) and will not be republished.

These amendments clarify residency requirements for persons under the care and conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS).

No comments were received regarding the adoption of this rule.

This amendment is adopted pursuant to Texas Government Code, §411.004(3), which authorizes the Public Safety Commission to adopt rules considered necessary for carrying out the department's work, and Texas Transportation Code, §521.005, which authorizes the department to adopt rules necessary to administer Chapter 521 of the Texas Transportation Code.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703339

D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: June 30, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 424-5848


SUBCHAPTER J. DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM

37 TAC §15.167, §15.168

The Texas Department of Public Safety (the department) adopts new §15.167 and §15.168, concerning Driver Responsibility Program. These rules are adopted without changes to the proposed text as published in the June 30, 2017 issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3354) and will not be republished.

These rules are necessary to inform the public of changes to the Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) and the requirements for persons eligible to obtain this surcharge reduction authorized by Texas Transportation Code, §708.103(c) and §708.104(b-1).

No comments were received regarding the adoption of these rules.

These new rules are adopted pursuant to Texas Government Code, §411.004(3), which authorizes the Public Safety Commission to adopt rules considered necessary for carrying out the department's work, and Texas Transportation Code, §708.103(c) and §708.104(b-1).

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703340

D. Phillip Adkins

General Counsel

Texas Department of Public Safety

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: June 30, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 424-5848


PART 6. TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

CHAPTER 151. GENERAL PROVISIONS

37 TAC §151.8

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice adopts amendments to §151.8, concerning Advisory Committees, without changes to the proposed text as published in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3624).

The adopted amendments are necessary to update formatting.

No comments were received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code §§492.006, 492.013, 493.003, 510.011 - .014, and Chapter 2110; Texas Health & Safety Code §614.002, and §614.009.

Cross Reference to Statutes: None.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703345

Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 21, 2017

For further information, please call: (936) 437-6700


CHAPTER 152. CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS DIVISION

SUBCHAPTER D. OTHER RULES

37 TAC §152.51

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice adopts amendments to §152.51, concerning Authorized Witnesses to the Execution of an Offender Sentenced to Death, without changes to the proposed text as published in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3624).

The adopted amendments are necessary to update formatting.

No comments were received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code §492.013; Texas Code of Criminal Procedure art. 43.20.

Cross Reference to Statutes: None.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703346

Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 21, 2017

For further information, please call: (936) 437-6700


37 TAC §152.61

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice adopts amendments to §152.61, concerning Emergency Response to Law Enforcement Agencies or Departments and Non-Agent Private Prisons or Jails, without changes to the proposed text as published in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3626).

The adopted amendments are necessary to update formatting.

No comments were received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code §492.013, §494.008.

Cross Reference to Statutes: None.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703347

Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 21, 2017

For further information, please call: (936) 437-6700


CHAPTER 159. SPECIAL PROGRAMS

37 TAC §159.1

The Texas Board of Criminal Justice adopts amendments to §159.1, concerning Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities (SAFPF) Eligibility Criteria, without changes to the proposed text as published in the July 21, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 3627).

The adopted amendments are necessary to clarify that offenders with United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers are not eligible to participate in substance abuse felony punishment facilities and to update formatting.

No comments were received regarding the amendments.

The amendments are adopted under Texas Government Code §492.013 and §493.009 and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure art. 42A.303.

Cross Reference to Statutes: None.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 25, 2017.

TRD-201703348

Sharon Howell

General Counsel

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Effective date: September 14, 2017

Proposal publication date: July 21, 2017

For further information, please call: (936) 437-6700