BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

Senate Research Center

H.B. 1860

85R9793 AAF-F

By: Cyrier (Men´┐Żndez)

 

Criminal Justice

 

5/13/2017

 

Engrossed

 

 

 

AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT

 

Interested parties contend that the Texas Military Department needs greater authority to obtain criminal history record information on an applicant for enlistment in the Texas military forces or for employment with the department. H.B. 1860 addresses this issue by repealing the requirement that the adjutant general provide the Department of Public Safety (DPS) with a signed statement from the applicant authorizing the adjutant general to obtain the information prior to obtaining that criminal record history information from DPS.

 

H.B. 1860 amends current law relating to access to criminal history record information by the adjutant general.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.

 

SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

 

SECTION 1. Repealer: Section 411.121(c) (relating to providing that the adjutant general is entitled to certain criminal history record information only if certain requirements are met), Government Code.

 

SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective.

 

SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 2017.