By West S.B. No. 293 77R2949 DWS-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to use of electronically readable information on a 1-3 driver's license. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 521.126, Transportation Code, is amended 1-6 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 521.126. ELECTRONICALLY READABLE INFORMATION. (a) The 1-8 department may not include any information on a driver's license, 1-9 commercial driver's license, or identification certificate in an 1-10 electronically readable form other than the information printed on 1-11 the license and a physical description of the licensee. 1-12 (b) The department shall take necessary steps to ensure that 1-13 the information is used only for law enforcement or governmental 1-14 purposes. 1-15 (c) The department may permit use of the information by a 1-16 seller or lessor of goods or services if the department ensures 1-17 that: 1-18 (1) the information is used only for the purpose of 1-19 preventing a specific criminal offense by the seller or lessor or 1-20 by a customer of the seller or lessor; and 1-21 (2) the seller or lessor does not retain the 1-22 information after it is no longer needed to prevent that offense. 1-23 (d) Unauthorized use of the information is a Class A 1-24 misdemeanor. 2-1 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 2-2 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 2-3 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 2-4 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 2-5 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.