By Thompson                                            H.B. No. 912
         76R2220 CMR-D                           
                                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.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
 1-6     amended by adding Section 411.1285 to read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 411.1285.  ACCESS TO  CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
 1-8     INFORMATION: DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE.  (a)  A domestic relations
 1-9     office created under Chapter 203, Family Code, is entitled to
1-10     obtain from the department criminal history record information that
1-11     relates to a person who is a subject of a social study under
1-12     Subchapter D, Chapter 107, Family Code.
1-13           (b)  The department shall provide the domestic relations
1-14     office with criminal history record information not later than the
1-15     10th day after the date on which the  criminal history record
1-16     information is requested.
1-17           (c)  Criminal history record information requested under this
1-18     section, including information included in a report of a social
1-19     study filed under Section 107.054, Family Code, may not be released
1-20     or disclosed by a domestic relations office to a person other than
1-21     the court ordering the social study except on court order or with
1-22     the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal
1-23     history record information.
1-24           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999, and
 2-1     applies only to a social study ordered on or after that date.  A
 2-2     social study ordered before the effective date of this Act is
 2-3     governed by the law in effect on the date the social study was
 2-4     ordered, and the former law is continued in effect for that
 2-5     purpose.
 2-6           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
 2-7     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-8     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-9     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-10     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.