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  S.B. No. 330
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to certain information to which a social study evaluator
  is entitled in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship;
  providing a criminal penalty.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 107, Family Code, is
  amended by adding Section 107.05145 to read as follows:
         Sec. 107.05145.  SOCIAL STUDY EVALUATOR ACCESS TO
  INVESTIGATIVE RECORDS OF DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE
  SERVICES; OFFENSE. (a)  A social study evaluator is entitled to
  obtain from the Department of Family and Protective Services a
  complete, unredacted copy of any investigative record regarding
  abuse or neglect that relates to any person residing in the
  residence subject to the social study.
         (b)  Except as provided by this section, records obtained by
  a social study evaluator from the Department of Family and
  Protective Services under this section are confidential and not
  subject to disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code, or to
  disclosure in response to a subpoena or a discovery request.
         (c)  A social study evaluator may disclose information
  obtained under Subsection (a) in the social study report only to the
  extent the evaluator determines that the information is relevant to
  the social study or a recommendation made under this subchapter.
         (d)  A person commits an offense if the person discloses
  confidential information obtained from the Department of Family and
  Protective Services in violation of this section. An offense under
  this subsection is a Class A misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 330 passed the Senate on
  March 19, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 330 passed the House on
  May 2, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor