LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 83RD LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
March 4, 2013

TO:
Honorable Dan Branch, Chair, House Committee On Higher Education
 
FROM:
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
HB895 by Kolkhorst (Relating to access by a public institution of higher education to the criminal history record information of certain persons seeking to reside in on-campus housing.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Under provisions of the bill, an institution of higher education is entitled to obtain criminal history record information that relates to a student, or to an applicant for admission as a student, who applies to reside in on-campus housing at the institution.  The criminal history information obtained may be used by the institutionís chief of police or the institution's housing office for the purpose of evaluating current students or applicants who apply to reside in on-campus housing.  The criminal history information collected may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order or with the consent of the person who is subject to the information.  As soon as practical after the beginning of the academic period for which the person's housing application was submitted, all criminal history information collected must be destroyed. Any costs associated with the bill would be implemented within existing resources.

Local Government Impact

No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
710 Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices, 720 The University of Texas System Administration, 758 Texas State University System, 768 Texas Tech University System Administration, 769 University of North Texas System Administration, 781 Higher Education Coordinating Board
LBB Staff:
UP, KK, GO