1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the ability of a county to obtain criminal history
 1-3     record information on an applicant for county employment.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
 1-6     amended by adding Section 411.1295 to read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 411.1295.  ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
 1-8     INFORMATION: EMPLOYMENT BY COUNTY.  (a)  Except as provided by
 1-9     Subsection (b), a county is  entitled to obtain from the department
1-10     criminal history record information maintained by the department
1-11     that relates to a person who is an applicant for employment by the
1-12     county.
1-13           (b)  A county is not entitled to obtain under this section
1-14     any information about a person if the county is entitled to obtain
1-15     under another section of this subchapter any criminal history
1-16     record information about the person.
1-17           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-18     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-19     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-20     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-21     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-22     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-23     passage, and it is so enacted.
         _______________________________     _______________________________
             President of the Senate              Speaker of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 2200 was passed by the House on April
         8, 1999, by a non-record vote.
                                                 Chief Clerk of the House
               I certify that H.B. No. 2200 was passed by the Senate on May
         17, 1999, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
                                                 Secretary of the Senate
         APPROVED:  _____________________