Honorable Nicole Collier, Chair, House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
HB691 by White (Relating to the eligibility of certain criminal defendants for an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information.), As Introduced
The bill would have a positive, but indeterminate, fiscal impact to the state due to an increasing, but unknown, number of defendants being able to petition a court for an order of nondisclosure.
The bill would amend the Government Code by removing the requirement that a person have no previous convictions or deferred adjudications to qualify for an order of nondisclosure. Based on the analysis of the Office of Court Administration, additional revenue may be collected due to the increase in number of defendants able to petition a court for an order of nondisclosure, but the number of defendants that would petition a court cannot determined. Based on the analysis of the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2019.
Local Government Impact
According to the Texas Association of Counties, no significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
212 Office of Court Administration, Texas Judicial Council, 405 Department of Public Safety, 601 Department of Transportation