Bill Text: TX HB2197 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to fingerprinting requirements for occupational licenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2015-03-13 - Referred to Homeland Security & Public Safety [HB2197 Detail]

Download: Texas-2015-HB2197-Introduced.html
  84R7131 NC-D
 
  By: Springer H.B. No. 2197
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to fingerprinting requirements for occupational licenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Title 2, Occupations Code, is amended by adding
  Chapter 60 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 60. FINGERPRINTING REQUIREMENTS
         Sec. 60.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "License" means a license, certificate,
  registration, permit, or other form of authorization required by
  law or a state agency rule that must be obtained by an individual to
  engage in a particular business.
               (2)  "State agency" means a department, board, bureau,
  commission, committee, division, office, council, or agency of this
  state.
         Sec. 60.002.  FINGERPRINTING OF CERTAIN LICENSE APPLICANTS
  PROHIBITED. (a)  Notwithstanding any other law and except as
  provided by this section, a state agency that issues a license may
  not require an applicant for the license to submit fingerprints to
  the agency, the Department of Public Safety, or any other person as
  a requirement for the issuance or renewal of the license.
         (b)  This section does not apply to an applicant for a
  license issued under Chapter 1701 or 1702.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 60, Occupations Code, as added by this
  Act, applies only to an application for the issuance or renewal of
  an occupational license filed on or after the effective date of this
  Act. An application filed before that date is governed by the law
  in effect on the date the application was filed, and the former law
  is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
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