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H.B. No. 2267

H.B. No. 2267

AN ACT
relating to the confidentiality of certain home address information
in ad valorem tax appraisal records.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 25.025(a), Tax Code, as amended by
Chapters 348 (H.B. 3307) and 953 (H.B. 1046), Acts of the 82nd
Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, 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; [and]
(11) a current or former United States attorney or
assistant United States attorney and the spouse and child of the
attorney;
(12) [(11)] 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.
SECTION 2. To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
over another Act of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013,
relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
codes.
SECTION 3. 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, 2013.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 2267 was passed by the House on May 4,
2013, by the following vote: Yeas 139, Nays 0, 2 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 2267 was passed by the Senate on May
22, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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