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H.B. No. 559

H.B. No. 559

AN ACT

relating to the nondisclosure of certain personal information in
voter registration records, concealed handgun license records, and
tax appraisal records that relates to a justice of the peace.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 13.0021(a)(2), Election Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(2) “State judge” means:
(A) a judge, former judge, or retired judge of an
appellate court, a district court, or a county court at law of this
state; [or]
(B) an associate judge appointed under Chapter
201, Family Code, or a retired associate judge or former associate
judge appointed under that chapter; or
(C) a justice of the peace.
SECTION 2. Section 411.171(4-b), Government Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(4-b) “State judge” means:
(A) the judge of an appellate court, a district
court, or a county court at law of this state; [or]
(B) an associate judge appointed under Chapter
201, Family Code; or
(C) a justice of the peace.
SECTION 3. Section 25.025(a), Tax Code, as amended by
Chapters 594 (H.B. 41), 621 (H.B. 455), and 851 (H.B. 1141), Acts of
the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, 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; [and]
(6) a federal judge or state judge;
(7) [(6)] 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; and
(8) [(6)] 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.
SECTION 4. Section 25.025(a-1)(2), Tax Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(2) “State judge” means:
(A) a judge, former judge, or retired judge of an
appellate court, a district court, or a county court at law of this
state; [or]
(B) an associate judge appointed under Chapter
201, Family Code, or a retired associate judge or former associate
judge appointed under that chapter; or
(C) a justice of the peace.
SECTION 5. To the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails
over another Act of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009,
relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted
codes.
SECTION 6. This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 559 was passed by the House on April
9, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 559 was passed by the Senate on May
19, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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