1-1     By:  Swinford (Senate Sponsor - Bivins)               H.B. No. 2200
 1-2           (In the Senate - Received from the House April 9, 1999;
 1-3     April 12, 1999, read first time and referred to Committee on
 1-4     Intergovernmental Relations; May 6, 1999, reported favorably by the
 1-5     following vote:  Yeas 5, Nays 0; May 6, 1999, sent to printer.)
 1-6                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-7                                   AN ACT
 1-8     relating to the ability of a county to obtain criminal history
 1-9     record information on an applicant for county employment.
1-11           SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 411, Government Code, is
1-12     amended by adding Section 411.1295 to read as follows:
1-13           Sec. 411.1295.  ACCESS TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
1-14     INFORMATION: EMPLOYMENT BY COUNTY.  (a)  Except as provided by
1-15     Subsection (b), a county is  entitled to obtain from the department
1-16     criminal history record information maintained by the department
1-17     that relates to a person who is an applicant for employment by the
1-18     county.
1-19           (b)  A county is not entitled to obtain under this section
1-20     any information about a person if the county is entitled to obtain
1-21     under another section of this subchapter any criminal history
1-22     record information about the person.
1-23           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
1-24     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-25     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-26     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-27     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-28     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-29     passage, and it is so enacted.
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