By Grusendorf                                         H.B. No. 1432
         76R5177 JMC-D                           
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Public Safety
 1-3     to charge a fee for processing certain inquiries for certain sex
 1-4     offender registration information.
 1-6           SECTION 1.  Section 411.001, Government Code, is amended by
 1-7     adding Subdivision (4) to read as follows:
 1-8                 (4)  "Internet" means the largest nonproprietary
 1-9     nonprofit cooperative public computer network, popularly known as
1-10     the Internet.
1-11           SECTION 2.  Section 411.088, Government Code, is amended to
1-12     read as follows:
1-13           Sec. 411.088.  FEES.  (a)  The department may charge a person
1-14     that is not primarily a criminal justice agency a fee for
1-15     processing inquiries for criminal history record information [and
1-16     information described as public information under Section 5,
1-17     Article 6252-13c.1, Revised Statutes].  The department may charge:
1-18                 (1)  a fee of $10 for each inquiry for criminal history
1-19     record information [or information described as public information]
1-20     on a person that is processed only on the basis of the person's
1-21     name, unless the inquiry is submitted electronically or by magnetic
1-22     media, in which event the fee is $1;
1-23                 (2)  a fee of $15 for each inquiry for criminal history
1-24     record information [or information described as public information]
 2-1     on a person that is processed on the basis of a fingerprint
 2-2     comparison search; and
 2-3                 (3)  except as provided by Subsection (b), actual costs
 2-4     for processing all other information inquiries.
 2-5           (b)  The department may not charge actual costs for
 2-6     processing an electronic inquiry for information described as
 2-7     public information under Article 62.08, Code of Criminal Procedure,
 2-8     made through the use of the Internet.
 2-9           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
2-10     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-11     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-12     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-13     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-14     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-15     passage, and it is so enacted.