84R22266 JRR-D
  By: Hernandez, Rodriguez of Bexar, Clardy H.B. No. 2633
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2633:
  By:  Hernandez C.S.H.B. No. 2633
  relating to the release of a motor vehicle accident report;
  amending a provision subject to a criminal penalty.
         SECTION 1.  Section 550.065, Transportation Code, is amended
  by amending Subsections (b), (c), and (d) and adding Subsection
  (c-1) to read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), (c-1), or (e), the
  information is privileged and for the confidential use of:
               (1)  the department; and
               (2)  an agency of the United States, this state, or a
  local government of this state that has use for the information for
  accident prevention purposes.
         (c)  On written request and payment of any required fee, the
  department or the governmental entity shall release the information
               (1)  an entity described by Subsection (b);
               (2)  the law enforcement agency that employs the peace
  officer who investigated the accident and sent the information to
  the department;
               (3)  the court in which a case involving a person
  involved in the accident is pending if the report is subpoenaed; or
               (4)  any [a] person directly concerned in the accident
  or having a proper interest therein, including [who provides the
  department or governmental entity with two or more of the
                     (A)  any person involved in [the date of] the
                     (B)  the authorized representative of any person
  [the specific address or the highway or street where the accident
  occurred; or
                     [(C)  the name of any person] involved in the
                     (C)  a driver involved in the accident;
                     (D)  an employer, parent, or legal guardian of a
  driver involved in the accident;
                     (E)  the owner of a vehicle or property damaged in
  the accident;
                     (F)  a person who has established financial
  responsibility for a vehicle involved in the accident in a manner
  described by Section 601.051, including a policyholder of a motor
  vehicle liability insurance policy covering the vehicle;
                     (G)  an insurance company that issued a motor
  vehicle liability insurance policy covering a vehicle involved in
  the accident; or
                     (H)  any person who may sue because of death
  resulting from the accident.
         (c-1)  On receiving information to which this section
  applies, the department or the governmental entity that receives
  the information shall create a redacted accident report that may be
  requested by any person. The redacted accident report may include
               (1)  notwithstanding Subsection (f)(2)(F), the
  location, date, and time of the accident; and
               (2)  the make and model of a vehicle involved in the
         (d)  The fee for a copy of the accident report, including a
  redacted accident report, is $6.  The copy may be certified by the
  department or the governmental entity for an additional fee of
  $2.  The department or the governmental entity may issue a
  certification that no report or information is on file for a fee of
         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, 2015.