HBA-DMD, PDH H.B. 1198 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisC.S.H.B. 1198 By: Hardcastle County Affairs 3/3/1999 Committee Report (Substituted) BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Article 43.10, Code of Criminal Procedure, allows labor by county inmates, but limits participation to public works and maintenance projects for political subdivisions. Section 351.201 (County Jail Industries Program), Government Code, authorizes the involvement of county inmates in certain work programs for the benefit of non-profit organizations. C.S.H.B. 1198 reconciles these provisions by allowing county jail officials to use county inmates for general community improvement efforts, including projects for nonprofit organizations. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Article 43.10, Code of Criminal Procedure, by adding works and maintenance projects for nonprofit public service organizations that are certified as eligible organizations by the commissioners court among the labors that a person required to work in a county jail industries program is required to perform. Creates subsection from existing text. Makes conforming changes. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage. COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL TO SUBSTITUTE C.S.H.B. 1198 differs from the original bill by changing one kind of work that a person in a county jail industries program may be required to work on from projects for nonprofit organizations that provide services to the general public in the county and enhance the social welfare and general wellbeing of the residents of the county, to projects for nonprofit public service organizations that are certified as eligible organizations by the commissioners court.