• SB 252 added Section 614.061 to the Health and Safety Code to require a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Texas Council on Offenders with Mental Impairments and Texas Commission on Jail Standards for continuity of care for offenders who are mentally impaired, elderly, physically disabled, terminally ill, or significantly ill.

  • Peace officer continuing education requirements amended:
    • civil rights, racial sensitivity, and cultural diversity; and
    • recognition of cases that involve child abuse, child neglect, family violence, and sexual assault,
    • a peace officer appointed to their first supervisory position must receive in-service training on supervision during the 24-month period after the date of appointment.

  • Agencies that appointment reserve law enforcement officers, county jailers, or public security officers may provide each of those with education and training in civil rights, racial sensitivity, and cultural diversity every 24 months.