By Thompson                                            H.B. No. 912
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to access to criminal history record information by a
 1-3     domestic relations office for a social study or a commissioners
 1-4     court for a county child welfare board member.
 1-6           SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
 1-7     amended by adding Sections 411.1285 and 411.1286 to read as
 1-8     follows:
 1-9           Sec. 411.1285.  ACCESS TO  CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
1-10     INFORMATION: DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE.  (a)  A domestic relations
1-11     office created under Chapter 203, Family Code, is entitled to
1-12     obtain from the department criminal history record information that
1-13     relates to a person who is a subject of a social study under
1-14     Subchapter D, Chapter 107, Family Code.
1-15           (b)  The department shall provide the domestic relations
1-16     office with criminal history record information not later than the
1-17     10th day after the date on which the  criminal history record
1-18     information is requested.
1-19           (c)  Criminal history record information requested under this
1-20     section, including information included in a report of a social
1-21     study filed under Section 107.054, Family Code, may not be released
1-22     or disclosed by a domestic relations office to a person other than
1-23     the court ordering the social study except on court order or with
1-24     the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal
 2-1     history record information.
 2-2           Sec. 411.1286.  ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
 2-4     BOARD MEMBERS.  The commissioners court of a county is entitled to
 2-5     obtain from the department criminal history record information
 2-6     maintained by the department that relates to a member of a county
 2-7     child welfare board appointed by the commissioners court under
 2-8     Section 264.005, Family Code.
 2-9           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999, and
2-10     applies only to a social study ordered on or after that date.  A
2-11     social study ordered before the effective date of this Act is
2-12     governed by the law in effect on the date the social study was
2-13     ordered, and the former law is continued in effect for that
2-14     purpose.
2-15           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
2-16     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-17     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-18     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-19     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.