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SB 172, 64th R.S.
Authorizing and requiring the State of Texas, its agencies and departments, and all of its political subdivisions employing one or more peace officers to provide legal services and representation for such officers, without cost to the officer, in any lawsuit for damages arising out of a tort claim that such officer was acting, at the time the damages were sustained, in the discharge of his official duties; defining certain terms; providing procedures for retaining counsel for such officer; providing for immunity from liability for acts or ommissions by counsel so provided; limiting the liability of units of government where the officer retains his own counsel; providing procedures in cases where the unit of government refuses to provide counsel; prescribing the conditions under which the unit of government is liable for attorney's fee of counsel retained by the officer; exempting all units of government from liability for judgment for money damages rendered against such officers.

Chamber Action Comments  Date 
S Filed   01/30/1975
S Read first time   01/30/1975
S Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Relations   01/30/1975
S Considered by committee in public hearing   03/06/1975
S Reported from committee favorably with amendments   03/06/1975
S Rules suspended   05/15/1975
S Read second time   05/15/1975
S Amended   05/15/1975
S Passed to engrossment   05/15/1975
S Third reading   05/15/1975
S Passed   05/15/1975
S Sent to House   05/15/1975
H Received from the Senate   05/15/1975
H Read first time   05/15/1975
H Referred to Committee on State Affairs   05/15/1975
H Rules suspended   05/22/1975
H Considered by committee in formal meeting   05/23/1975
H Reported from committee favorably with amendments   05/23/1975
H Read second time   05/29/1975
H Amendments   05/29/1975
H Passed to third reading amended   05/29/1975
H Votes recorded   05/29/1975
H Read third time   05/29/1975
H Passed   05/29/1975
H Votes recorded   05/29/1975
S House passage as amended reported   05/30/1975
S Concurred in House amendments   05/31/1975
H Concurrence in House amendments by Senate reported   05/31/1975
S Signed   06/02/1975
H Signed   06/02/1975
S Sent to Governor   06/02/1975
S Vetoed by the Governor   06/21/1975

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