|(a) Unless otherwise provided, parole decisions shall be made by two-thirds vote of a parole panel. The board is the parole release decision-maker of persons convicted of a capital felony offense, who are eligible for parole, or an offense under §§20A.03, 21.02, 21.11(a)(1), 22.021, or 12.42(c)(2) of the Penal Code. In these cases, the board may grant parole only upon a two-thirds vote. The board is not required to meet as a body to perform this duty. (b) In all other matters of parole and mandatory supervision and revocation of parole and mandatory supervision, three-member parole panels are parole decision-makers. A parole panel may consider any eligible offender for release and, upon a majority vote of the panel may approve or deny release to supervision. If a majority of the panel does not concur, the case is forwarded to a panel designated by the presiding officer (chair) to revote. The members of a parole panel are not required to meet as a body to perform these decision-making duties.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §145.1 adopted to be effective January 6, 1997, 21 TexReg 12426; amended to be effective October 20, 1998, 23 TexReg 10656; amended to be effective March 20, 2003, 28 TexReg 2355; amended to be effective February 5, 2004, 29 TexReg 1209; amended to be effective November 30, 2011, 36 TexReg 8043