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S.B. No. 73

S.B. No. 73

AN ACT

relating to personal information that may be omitted from certain
records and licenses.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 11.008(a), Property Code, is amended to
read as follows:
(a) In this section, “instrument” means a deed, [or] deed of
trust, or any other record recorded by a county clerk related to
real property, including a mineral lease, a mechanic’s lien, and
the release of a mechanic’s lien.
SECTION 2. Section 25.025(b), Tax Code, is amended to read
as follows:
(b) Information in appraisal records under Section 25.02 is
confidential and is available only for the official use of the
appraisal district, this state, the comptroller, and taxing units
and political subdivisions of this state if:
(1) the information identifies the home address of a
named individual to whom this section applies; and
(2) the individual:
(A) chooses to restrict public access to the
information on the form prescribed for that purpose by the
comptroller under Section 5.07; or
(B) is a federal or state judge [as defined by
Section 572.002, Government Code], or the spouse of a federal or
state judge, beginning on the date the Office of Court
Administration of the Texas Judicial System notifies the appraisal
district of the judge’s qualification for the judge’s office.
SECTION 3. Section 521.121(c), Transportation Code, is
amended to read as follows:
(c) The department shall establish a procedure, on a license
holder’s qualification for office as a federal or state judge as
defined by Section 13.0021, Election Code [572.002, Government
Code], to omit the residence address of the judge and the spouse of
the judge on the license holder’s license and to include, in lieu of
that address, the street address of the courthouse in which the
license holder or license holder’s spouse serves as a federal judge
or state judge.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 73 passed the Senate on
April 11, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 73 passed the House on
May 17, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 142, Nays 5, two
present not voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

Approved:

______________________________
Date

______________________________
Governor

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