Honorable Brian Birdwell, Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources & Economic Development
John McGeady, Assistant Director Sarah Keyton, Assistant Director Legislative Budget Board
SB1931 by Zaffirini (Relating to the authority of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to conduct background checks.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to allow Texas Commission on Environmental Quality staff to access criminal history reports through the Department of Public Safety and to perform business background checks of persons that apply to the agency for an occupational license or permit. Based on information provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished by utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
405 Department of Public Safety, 513 Funeral Service Commission, 582 Commission on Environmental Quality