Honorable Joan Huffman, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB779 by Huffman (Relating to access to certain medical test results in a criminal proceeding; amending provisions subject to a criminal penalty.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Health and Safety Code to indicate that certain medical test results would be subject to certain subpoenas in a criminal proceeding, and the court in which the test result is to be disclosed would be required to issue a protective order. The Department of State Health Services and the Office of Court Administration indicate that any costs associated with implementation of the bill could be absorbed within current resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
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