Texas Government Code - Section 497.091. Contracts For Inmate Labor
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Section: 497.061 497.062 497.081 497.082 497.083 497.084 497.085 497.091 497.092 497.093 497.094 497.095 497.096 497.097 497.099
§ 497.091. CONTRACTS FOR INMATE LABOR. (a) In this
(1) "Agency" has the meaning assigned that term by
(2) "Local government" has the meaning assigned that
term by Section 791.003.
(b) The department shall seek contracts with agencies and
local governments to provide inmate labor to those agencies and
governments, with the department giving priority to seeking
contracts for the use of inmate labor for service projects that
benefit the public.
(c) The department may not enter into a contract with an
agency under this section unless the contract complies with Chapter
771 and may not enter into a contract with a local government under
this section unless the contract complies with Chapter 791. A
contract entered into under this section may provide that the
department be reimbursed for expenses incurred by the division in
providing inmate labor to the agency or local government.
(d) The department shall make reasonable efforts to
contract with nonprofit organizations that provide services to the
general public and enhance social welfare and the general
well-being of the community to provide inmate labor to those
organizations. In entering contracts under this subsection, the
department should give preference to nonprofit organizations that
will use the inmate labor in a manner that increases the inmates'
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 212, § 2.01, eff. Sept. 1,
1989. Renumbered from V.T.C.A., Government Code § 496.091 and
amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, § 10.01(a), eff. Aug.
26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, § 1.041,
eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1409, § 2, eff.
Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 302, § 1, eff. May 29,
1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1188, § 1.33, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007