Bill Text: TX HB2435 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the confidentiality of the home or residence address of a state or federal judge or the judge's spouse in certain government records and documents.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-14 - Referred to State Affairs [HB2435 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB2435-Introduced.html
  86R15314 JSA-D
 
  By: Smith H.B. No. 2435
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the confidentiality of the home or residence address of
  a state or federal judge or the judge's spouse in certain government
  records and documents.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  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 2.  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 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, 2019.
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