By: Miller H.B. No. 298
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 298:
By: Madden C.S.H.B. No. 298
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to prohibiting the disclosure of personal customer
information by the Parks and Wildlife Department.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 11.030, Parks and Wildlife Code, is
amended by amending Subsections (a) and (c) and adding Subsection
(c-1) to read as follows:
(a) The name, [
and] address, e-mail address, [ and a]
telephone number, social security number, driver's license number,
bank account number, credit card number, or charge card number of a
person who purchases customer products, licenses, or services from
the department may not be disclosed except as authorized under this
section or Section 12.0251.
(c) The commission by rule shall adopt policies relating to:
(1) the release of the customer information; and
(2) the use of the customer information by the
department[ ; and
[ (3) the sale of a mailing list consisting of the names
and addresses of persons who purchase customer products, licenses,
(c-1) The policies adopted by the commission under
Subsection (c) must prohibit the sale of a mailing list that
contains any customer information described by Subsection (a).
Notwithstanding Subsection (d), the policies adopted by the
commission may not be construed to restrict access to customer
information described by Subsection (a) by a person who is entitled
to receive the information under this section or other applicable
law. In this subsection and Subsection (d), "mailing list" means
one or more items of customer information described by Subsection
(a) relating to more than one person.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2003.