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  By: Huffman  S.B. No. 1151
         (In the Senate - Filed February 26, 2019; March 7, 2019,
  read first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs;
  March 27, 2019, reported favorably by the following vote:  Yeas 9,
  Nays 0; March 27, 2019, sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to the comptroller's access to criminal history record
  information of wrongfully imprisoned persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 411.109(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The comptroller is entitled to obtain from the
  department criminal history record information maintained by the
  department that the comptroller believes is necessary for the
  enforcement or administration of Chapter 103, Civil Practice and
  Remedies Code, or Chapter 151, 152, 154, 155, or 162, Tax Code,
  including criminal history record information that relates to a
  person who is:
               (1)  an applicant for a permit under any of those
  chapters;
               (2)  a permit holder under any of those chapters;
               (3)  an officer, director, stockholder owning 10
  percent or more of the outstanding stock, partner, owner, or
  managing employee of an applicant or permit holder under any of
  those chapters that is a corporation, association, joint venture,
  syndicate, partnership, or proprietorship;
               (4)  believed to have violated any of those chapters;
  [or]
               (5)  being considered by the comptroller for employment
  as a peace officer; or
               (6)  receiving, scheduled to receive, or applying to
  receive compensation under Chapter 103, Civil Practice and Remedies
  Code.
         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, 2019.
 
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