Law:Title 11. State Symbols And Honors; Preservation. Subtitle A. State Symbols And Honors from Chapter 3105. Texas Peace Officers' Memorial (Texas)

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Subtitle A. State Symbols And Honors

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Chapter 3105. Texas Peace Officers' Memorial

Section  3105.001.  Purpose Of Memorial.

The Texas Peace Officers' Memorial is a monument erected on the grounds of the Capitol Complex to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifice made by law enforcement and corrections officers in this state who were killed in the line of duty.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 378, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.



Section  3105.002.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Board" means the State Preservation Board.

(2)  "Commission" means the Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education.

(3)  "Memorial" means the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 378, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.



Section  3105.003.  Eligibility For Memorial.

A person is eligible to have the person's name on the memorial if the person was killed in the line of duty and was:

(1)  a law enforcement officer or peace officer for this state or a political subdivision of this state under Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, or other law;

(2)  a federal law enforcement officer or special agent performing duties in this state, including those officers under Article 2.122, Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(3)  a corrections or detention officer or county or municipal jailer employed or appointed by a municipal, county, or state penal institution in this state.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 378, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.



Section  3105.004.  Maintenance Of Memorial.

(a) The board is responsible for the maintenance of the memorial. The board shall:

(1)  establish a schedule for the maintenance of the memorial; and

(2)  select persons to maintain the memorial.

(b)  The commission shall:

(1)  establish and maintain historical and archival records of the inducted officers and jailers that must be accessible to family members and independent researchers;

(2)  adopt rules and establish procedures for adding names to the memorial in accordance with Section 3105.003; and

(3)  raise money from private or public entities for the continued maintenance and update of the memorial and transfer all the money to the board.

(c)  The commission may contract with public or private entities to:

(1)  facilitate research;

(2)  establish and maintain historical and archival records; and

(3)  store records in a place accessible to the public.

(d)  An entity that collects funds for the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial shall send that money to the commission to be deposited in the Capitol fund account.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 378, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.



Section  3105.005.  Account.

(a) Money contributed to the state for a purpose related to the memorial shall be deposited by the board in the Capitol fund to the credit of a separate interest-bearing account established for the memorial.

(b)  Notwithstanding other law, income from investments of money in the account shall be deposited to the credit of the account.

(c)  Money in the account may be used only for the purposes prescribed by this chapter.

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 378, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 2003.


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