H.B. No. 1147
  relating to notice by a governmental entity regarding certain
  geospatial data products.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2051, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter D to read as follows:
         Sec. 2051.101.  DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
               (1)  "Geospatial data product" means a document,
  computer file, or Internet website that contains:
                     (A)  geospatial data;
                     (B)  a map; or
                     (C)  information about a service involving
  geospatial data or a map.
               (2)  "Governmental entity" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 2051.041.
               (3)  "Registered professional land surveyor" has the
  meaning assigned by Section 1071.002, Occupations Code.
         Sec. 2051.102.  NOTICE REQUIRED.  (a)  A governmental entity
  shall include a notice as provided by this subchapter on each
  geospatial data product that:
               (1)  is created or hosted by the governmental entity;
               (2)  appears to represent property boundaries; and
               (3)  was not produced using information from an
  on-the-ground survey conducted by or under the supervision of a
  registered professional land surveyor or land surveyor authorized
  to perform surveys under laws in effect when the survey was
         (b)  The notice required under Subsection (a) must be in
  substantially the following form:
         This product is for informational purposes and may not have
  been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or
  surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey
  and represents only the approximate relative location of property
         (c)  The notice required under Subsection (a) may:
               (1)  include language further defining the limits of
  liability of a geospatial data product producer;
               (2)  apply to a geospatial data product that contains
  more than one map; or
               (3)  for a notice that applies to a geospatial data
  product that is or is on an Internet website, be included on a
  separate page that requires the person accessing the website to
  agree to the terms of the notice before accessing the geospatial
  data product.
         Sec. 2051.103.  EXEMPTION. A governmental entity is not
  required to include the notice required under Section 2051.102 on a
  geospatial data product that:
               (1)  does not contain a legal description, a property
  boundary monument, or the distance and direction of a property
               (2)  is prepared only for use as evidence in a legal
               (3)  is filed with the clerk of any court; or
               (4)  is filed with the county clerk.
         SECTION 2.  For geospatial data products that are printed
  documents, Section 2051.102, Government Code, as added by this Act,
  applies only to a document printed on or after the effective date of
  this Act.  A document printed before the effective date of this Act
  is governed by the law in effect on the date the document was
  printed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1147 was passed by the House on April
  14, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1147 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________