By:  Shapleigh                                         S.B. No. 744
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
                                       AN ACT
 1-1     relating to requests for information under the public information
 1-2     law from incarcerated individuals and their agents.
 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.
1-12           (b)  This section [Subsection (a)] does not prohibit a
1-13     governmental body from disclosing to an individual described by
1-14     Subsection (a)(1), or that individual's agent, [that subsection]
1-15     information held by the governmental body pertaining to that
1-16     individual.
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.
1-24                          COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1
 2-1           Amend S.B. 744 on page 1, line 11, after "attorney" and
 2-2     insert "when the attorney is requesting information that is subject
 2-3     to disclosure under this chapter".
 2-4                                                                Haggerty