1-1 relating to requests for information under the public information
1-2 law from incarcerated individuals and their agents.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Subsections (a) and (b), Section 552.028,
1-5 Government Code, are amended to read as follows:
1-6 (a) A governmental body is not required to accept or comply
1-7 with a request for information from:
1-8 (1) an individual who is imprisoned or confined in a
1-9 correctional facility; or
1-10 (2) an agent of that individual, other than that
1-11 individual's attorney when the attorney is requesting information
1-12 that is subject to disclosure under this chapter.
1-13 (b) This section [
Subsection (a)] does not prohibit a
1-14 governmental body from disclosing to an individual described by
1-15 Subsection (a)(1), or that individual's agent, [ that subsection]
1-16 information held by the governmental body pertaining to that
1-18 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the
1-19 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-20 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-21 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-22 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
1-23 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
1-24 passage, and it is so enacted.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 744 passed the Senate on
April 8, 1999, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 10, 1999, by the
following vote: Yeas 28, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 744 passed the House, with
amendment, on May 4, 1999, by the following vote: Yeas 140,
Nays 0, one present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House