Parole decisions involving capital felons, persons convicted of certain sexual crimes under the penal code, and offenders required to serve 35 calendars years before becoming eligible for parole, require a two-thirds majority of the entire Board. These are known as Senate Bill 45 cases.
Voting options in those cases are limited to:
FI-1: Release when eligible. All conditions attached therewith apply.
FI-4R: (M/Y): Place sex offenders into four months of programs prior to release.
FI-9R: (M/Y): Place sex offenders into nine months of programs prior to release.
FI-18R (M/Y): Place sex offenders into 18 months of treatment prior to release.
NR (M/Y): Deny favorable parole action and set for review in three years.
SA: Deny parole with no subsequent reviews if within three years from discharge date. Offender must serve balance of sentence.
Authority: Section 508.046, Government Code (formerly SB 45, 74th Legislature) (Two-Thirds Majority Vote Required).