HBA-DMD, BTC H.B. 136 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 136 By: McClendon Public Safety 4/8/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, sex offenders convicted after September 1995 must register with local law enforcement officials so that public notification can be made. However, sex offenders convicted prior to that date have not been subject to this requirement. H.B. 136 deletes an exception to the provision that Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program), Code of Criminal Procedure, applies to a reportable conviction occurring on or after September 1, 1970, thus allowing the Sex Offender Registration Program to affect a reportable conviction or adjudication occurring on or after September 1, 1970. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Article 62.11, Code of Criminal Procedure, to delete the extant exception provisions including Subdivisions (1) and (2). The effect of the deletion is that this chapter (Sex Offender Registration Program) affects a reportable conviction or adjudication occurring on or after September 1, 1970. SECTION 2. Restricts application of this Act to a person for whom a duty to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure (Sex Offender Registration Program) or former Article 6252-13c.1, V.T.C.S., has not expired before the effective date of this Act. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.