Honorable David Swinford, Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1222 by Goolsby (Relating to the use of records management and preservation fees.), As Introduced
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to authorize use of records management and preservation fees for prevention of identity theft by redacting information in a record, as authorized or required by law. Under current statute, those fees may be used only for records management and preservation purposes.
Local Government Impact
Expanding the use of records management and preservation fees would help offset costs associated with redacting information for prevention of identity theft. The fiscal impact would vary by county depending on the available amount of fees collected and how many records require redacting.