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H.B. No. 1311

H.B. No. 1311

AN ACT
relating to the confidentiality of personal information concerning
certain employees currently or formerly involved in the Texas
juvenile justice system.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 552.117(a), Government Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(a) Information is excepted from the requirements of
Section 552.021 if it is information that relates to the home
address, home telephone number, emergency contact information, or
social security number of the following person or that reveals
whether the person has family members:
(1) a current or former official or employee of a
governmental body, except as otherwise provided by Section 552.024;
(2) a peace officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of
Criminal Procedure, or a security officer commissioned under
Section 51.212, Education Code, regardless of whether the officer
complies with Section 552.024 or 552.1175, as applicable;
(3) a current or former employee of the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice or of the predecessor in function of
the department or any division of the department, regardless of
whether the current or former employee complies with Section
552.1175;
(4) a peace officer as defined by Article 2.12, Code of
Criminal Procedure, or other law, a reserve law enforcement
officer, a commissioned deputy game warden, or a corrections
officer in a municipal, county, or state penal institution in this
state who was killed in the line of duty, regardless of whether the
deceased complied with Section 552.024 or 552.1175;
(5) a commissioned security officer as defined by
Section 1702.002, Occupations Code, regardless of whether the
officer complies with Section 552.024 or 552.1175, as applicable;
(6) an officer or employee of a community supervision
and corrections department established under Chapter 76 who
performs a duty described by Section 76.004(b), regardless of
whether the officer or employee complies with Section 552.024 or
552.1175;
(7) a current or former employee of the office of the
attorney general who is or was assigned to a division of that office
the duties of which involve law enforcement, regardless of whether
the current or former employee complies with Section 552.024 or
552.1175;
(8) a current or former employee of the Texas Juvenile
Justice Department or of the predecessors in function of the
department, regardless of whether the current or former employee
complies with Section 552.024 or 552.1175;
(9) a current or former juvenile probation or
supervision officer certified by the Texas Juvenile Justice
Department, or the predecessors in function of the department,
under Title 12, Human Resources Code, regardless of whether the
current or former officer complies with Section 552.024 or
552.1175; or
(10) a current or former employee [employees] of a
juvenile justice program or facility, as those terms are defined by
Section 261.405, Family Code, regardless of whether the current or
former employee complies with Section 552.024 or 552.1175.
SECTION 2. Section 552.1175(a), Government Code, as amended
by Chapters 937 (H.B. 1632) and 1033 (H.B. 2733), Acts of the 83rd
Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, is reenacted and amended to
read as follows:
(a) This section applies only to:
(1) peace officers as defined by Article 2.12, Code of
Criminal Procedure;
(2) county jailers as defined by Section 1701.001,
Occupations Code;
(3) current or former employees of the Texas
Department of Criminal Justice or of the predecessor in function of
the department or any division of the department;
(4) commissioned security officers as defined by
Section 1702.002, Occupations Code;
(5) employees of a district attorney, criminal
district attorney, or county or municipal attorney whose
jurisdiction includes any criminal law or child protective services
matters;
(6) officers and employees of a community supervision
and corrections department established under Chapter 76 who perform
a duty described by Section 76.004(b);
(7) criminal investigators of the United States as
described by Article 2.122(a), Code of Criminal Procedure;
(8) police officers and inspectors of the United
States Federal Protective Service;
(9) current and former employees of the office of the
attorney general who are or were assigned to a division of that
office the duties of which involve law enforcement; [and]
(10) current or former juvenile probation and
detention officers certified by the Texas Juvenile Justice
Department, or the predecessors in function of the department,
under Title 12, Human Resources Code;
(11) current or former employees of a juvenile justice
program or facility, as those terms are defined by Section 261.405,
Family Code; [and]
(12) current or former employees of the Texas Juvenile
Justice Department or the predecessors in function of the
department; and
(13) [(10)] federal judges and state judges as defined
by Section 13.0021, Election Code.
SECTION 3. Section 25.025(a), Tax Code, as reenacted and
amended by Chapters 996 (H.B. 2267) and 1028 (H.B. 2676), Acts of
the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, is reenacted and
amended to read as follows:
(a) This section applies only to:
(1) a current or former peace officer as defined by
Article 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure;
(2) a county jailer as defined by Section 1701.001,
Occupations Code;
(3) an employee of the Texas Department of Criminal
Justice;
(4) a commissioned security officer as defined by
Section 1702.002, Occupations Code;
(5) a victim of family violence as defined by Section
71.004, Family Code, if as a result of the act of family violence
against the victim, the actor is convicted of a felony or a Class A
misdemeanor;
(6) a federal judge, a state judge, or the spouse of a
federal judge or state judge;
(7) a current or former employee of a district
attorney, criminal district attorney, or county or municipal
attorney whose jurisdiction includes any criminal law or child
protective services matters;
(8) an officer or employee of a community supervision
and corrections department established under Chapter 76,
Government Code, who performs a duty described by Section 76.004(b)
of that code;
(9) a criminal investigator of the United States as
described by Article 2.122(a), Code of Criminal Procedure;
(10) a police officer or inspector of the United
States Federal Protective Service;
(11) a current or former United States attorney or
assistant United States attorney and the spouse and child of the
attorney;
(12) a current or former employee of the office of the
attorney general who is or was assigned to a division of that office
the duties of which involve law enforcement; [and]
(13) a medical examiner or person who performs
forensic analysis or testing who is employed by this state or one or
more political subdivisions of this state;
(14) [(13)] a current or former member of the United
States armed forces who has served in an area that the president of
the United States by executive order designates for purposes of 26
U.S.C. Section 112 as an area in which armed forces of the United
States are or have engaged in combat;
(15) a current or former employee of the Texas
Juvenile Justice Department or of the predecessors in function of
the department;
(16) a current or former juvenile probation or
supervision officer certified by the Texas Juvenile Justice
Department, or the predecessors in function of the department,
under Title 12, Human Resources Code; and
(17) a current or former employee of a juvenile
justice program or facility, as those terms are defined by Section
261.405, Family Code.
SECTION 4. To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
over another Act of the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015,
relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
codes.
SECTION 5. 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, 2015.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 1311 was passed by the House on May 5,
2015, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 1, 2 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 1311 was passed by the Senate on May
22, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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