Honorable Royce West, Chair, Senate Committee on Jurisprudence
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB977 by West (Relating to the procedure used to petition for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Government Code to specify that a person who petitions the court for an order of nondisclosure may do so in person, electronically, or by mail. The bill would require the Office of Court Administration to prescribe a form for the electronic filing of such a petition. The bill specifies the cirumstances in which a court shall hold a hearing before determining whether to issue the order of nondisclosure. The change in law would apply only a person who petitions the court for an order of nondisclosure on or after the bill's effective date. The bill would take effect September 1, 2013.
The Office of Court Administration does not anticipate that the bill will result in a significant fiscal impact to the agency or upon the statewide court system. The Department of Public Safety does not anticipate a significant fiscal impact resulting from the bill. The Comptroller of Public Accounts reports that the fiscal impact of the bill cannot be estimated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 405 Department of Public Safety
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