SRC-AXB S.B. 744 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research CenterS.B. 744 By: Shapleigh State Affairs 6/21/1999 Enrolled DIGEST Currently, a governmental body is not required to provide public information, such as voter registration applications containing home addresses and social security numbers, to an individual who is incarcerated. However, the law governing this issue, Section 552.028(a), Government Code, does not cover the legality of an incarcerated individual's agent, a mother or friend for example, requesting information. S.B. 744 clarifies that a government body is not required to provide information to an incarcerated individual's agent. PURPOSE As enrolled, S.B. 744 clarifies that a government body is neither required to nor prohibited from disclosing certain information to the agent of an incarcerated individual. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Sections 552.028(a) and (b), Government Code, to exempt a government body from compliance with an information request from an agent of an incarcerated individual. Provides that Subsection (b), rather than Subsection (a), does not prohibit a government body from disclosing information to an entity described in Subsection (a)(1). SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.