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DETERMINATION REGARDING SUBSTANTIALLY SIMILAR ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE.
DETERMINATION REGARDING PRIMARY REGISTRATION AUTHORITY. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (a-1), for each person subject to registration under this chapter, the department shall determine which local law enforcement authority serves as the person's primary registration authority based on the municipality or county in which the person resides or, as provided by Article 62.152, the municipality or county in which the person works or attends school.(a-1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, if a person resides or, as described by Article 62.152, works or attends school in a county with a centralized registration authority, the centralized registration authority serves as the person's primary registration authority under this chapter, regardless of whether the person resides, works, or attends school, as applicable, in any municipality located in that county.(b) The department shall notify each person subject to registration under this chapter of the person's primary registration authority in a timely manner.
The committee shall:(1) develop or select, from among existing tools or from any tool recommended by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment, a sex offender screening tool to be used in determining the level of risk of a person subject to registration under this chapter;(2) ensure that staff is trained on the use of the screening tool;(3) monitor the use of the screening tool in the state; and(4) analyze other screening tools as they become available and revise or replace the existing screening tool if warranted.(c) The sex offender screening tool must use an objective point system under which a person is assigned a designated number of points for each of various factors. RISK ASSESSMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE; SEX OFFENDER SCREENING TOOL.