Bill Text: TX HB1349 | 2013-2014 | 83rd Legislature | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to information that may be requested by the Department of Public Safety from a person applying for or renewing a concealed handgun license.

Status: (Passed) 2013-06-14 - Effective on 1/1/14 [HB1349 Detail]

Download: Texas-2013-HB1349-Introduced.html
  83R7495 ADM-D
 
  By: Larson H.B. No. 1349
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to information that may be requested by the Department of
  Public Safety from a person applying for or renewing a concealed
  handgun license.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 231.302, Family Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (c-1) to read as
  follows:
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsection (c-1), to [To] assist
  in the administration of laws relating to child support enforcement
  under Parts A and D of Title IV of the federal Social Security Act
  (42 U.S.C. Sections 601-617 and 651-669):
               (1)  each licensing authority shall request and each
  applicant for a license shall provide the applicant's social
  security number;
               (2)  each agency administering a contract that provides
  for a payment of state funds shall request and each individual or
  entity bidding on a state contract shall provide the individual's
  or entity's social security number as required by Section 231.006[,
  Family Code]; and
               (3)  each agency administering a state-funded grant or
  loan program shall request and each applicant for a grant or loan
  shall provide the applicant's social security number as required by
  Section 231.006[, Family Code].
         (c-1)  For purposes of issuing a license to carry a concealed
  handgun under Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, the
  Department of Public Safety is not required to request, and an
  applicant is not required to provide, the applicant's social
  security number.
         SECTION 2.  Section 411.174, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The department may not request or require an applicant
  to provide the applicant's social security number as part of an
  application under this section.
         SECTION 3.  Section 411.185, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
         (e)  The department may not request or require a license
  holder to provide the license holder's social security number to
  renew a license under this section.
         SECTION 4.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for the issuance or renewal of a license to carry
  a concealed handgun submitted on or after the effective date of this
  Act. An application submitted before the effective date of this Act
  is governed by the law in effect when the application was submitted,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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