H.B. No. 345
relating to the disclosure of certain information provided on a
voter registration application.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. The heading to Section 13.004, Election Code, is
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 13.004. RECORDING AND DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN
TELEPHONE, SOCIAL SECURITY, DRIVER'S LICENSE, OR
PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER] BY REGISTRAR.
SECTION 2. Section 13.004, Election Code, is amended by
adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
(d) The voter registrar or other county official who has
access to the information furnished on a registration application
may not post the following information on a website:
(1) a telephone number;
(2) a social security number;
(3) a driver's license number or a number of a personal
identification card; or
(4) a date of birth.
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, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 345 was passed by the House on April
12, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 345 was passed by the Senate on May
24, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate