1-1     By:  Thompson (Senate Sponsor - Whitmire)              H.B. No. 912
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House April 26, 1999;
 1-3     April 27, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on
 1-4     Criminal Justice; May 10, 1999, reported favorably by the following
 1-5     vote:  Yeas 7, Nays 0; May 10, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-6                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-7                                   AN ACT
 1-8     relating to access to criminal history record information by a
 1-9     domestic relations office for a social study or a commissioners
1-10     court for a county child welfare board member.
1-12           SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
1-13     amended by adding Sections 411.1285 and 411.1286 to read as
1-14     follows:
1-15           Sec. 411.1285.  ACCESS TO  CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
1-16     INFORMATION: DOMESTIC RELATIONS OFFICE.  (a)  A domestic relations
1-17     office created under Chapter 203, Family Code, is entitled to
1-18     obtain from the department criminal history record information that
1-19     relates to a person who is a subject of a social study under
1-20     Subchapter D, Chapter 107, Family Code.
1-21           (b)  The department shall provide the domestic relations
1-22     office with criminal history record information not later than the
1-23     10th day after the date on which the  criminal history record
1-24     information is requested.
1-25           (c)  Criminal history record information requested under this
1-26     section, including information included in a report of a social
1-27     study filed under Section 107.054, Family Code, may not be released
1-28     or disclosed by a domestic relations office to a person other than
1-29     the court ordering the social study except on court order or with
1-30     the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal
1-31     history record information.
1-32           Sec. 411.1286.  ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
1-34     BOARD MEMBERS.  The commissioners court of a county is entitled to
1-35     obtain from the department criminal history record information
1-36     maintained by the department that relates to a member of a county
1-37     child welfare board appointed by the commissioners court under
1-38     Section 264.005, Family Code.
1-39           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999, and
1-40     applies only to a social study ordered on or after that date.  A
1-41     social study ordered before the effective date of this Act is
1-42     governed by the law in effect on the date the social study was
1-43     ordered, and the former law is continued in effect for that
1-44     purpose.
1-45           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-46     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-47     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-48     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-49     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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