Honorable Jerry Madden, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB599 by Jackson, Jim (Relating to the release of certain criminal history record information subject to an order of nondisclosure. ), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would allow agencies to consider criminal history record information for licensing purposes and obtain the information if they are one of the following agencies: Texas State Securities Board, the Texas Department of Banking, the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, and the Credit Union Department of Texas. Criminal history consideration would occur regardless of whether the offense for which the person was placed on deferred adjudication was a felony or misdemeanor.
Other agencies listed in Section 411.081(i) of the Government Code would also be allowed to obtain criminal justice record information if the subject of the order was placed on deferred adjudication for a felony. The bill would repeal Section 411.081(j) of the Government Code which authorizes a criminal justice agency to disclose criminal record information to certain agencies including juvenile probation departments, school districts, and the Texas Youth Commission, for example. These agencies are included in the list of agencies eligible for criminal justice record information under 411.081(i) of the Government Code.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.