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  H.B. No. 125
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the online publication of home addresses of certain
  occupational license holders.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 403, Occupations Code, is
  amended by adding Section 403.053 to read as follows:
         Sec. 403.053.  PUBLISHING LICENSE HOLDER HOME ADDRESS
  PROHIBITED. (a) The department may not include the home address of
  a person licensed under this chapter in a roster, registry, or other
  database the department publishes on the department's Internet
  website unless the person requests that the person's home address
  appear in the roster, registry, or other database on the website. A
  request under this subsection must be made in the manner prescribed
  by the department.
         (b)  The home address of a person licensed under this chapter
  that is included in a roster, registry, or other database the
  department maintains is public information and is not excepted from
  required disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 503.207, Occupations Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (c) and (d) to read as follows:
         (c)  The board may not include the home address of a person
  licensed under this chapter in a registry the board publishes on the
  board's Internet website unless the person requests that the
  person's home address appear in the registry on the website. A
  request under this subsection must be made in the manner prescribed
  by the board.
         (d)  The home address of a person licensed under this chapter
  that is included in the registry the board prepares under this
  section is public information and is not excepted from required
  disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
         SECTION 3.  Section 504.055, Occupations Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (e) and (f) to read as follows:
         (e)  The department may not include the home address of a
  person licensed by the department in a roster the department
  publishes on the department's Internet website unless the person
  requests that the person's home address appear in the roster on the
  website. A request under this subsection must be made in the manner
  prescribed by the department.
         (f)  The home address of a person licensed under this chapter
  that is included in a roster the department prepares under this
  section is public information and is not excepted from required
  disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code.
         SECTION 4.  Section 505.205, Occupations Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (d) and (e) to read as follows:
         (d)  The board may not include the home address of a person
  licensed under this chapter in a roster the board publishes on the
  board's Internet website unless the person requests that the
  person's home address appear in the roster on the website. A
  request under this subsection must be made in the manner prescribed
  by the board.
         (e)  The home address of a person licensed under this chapter
  that is included in the roster the board prepares under this section
  is public information and is not excepted from required disclosure
  under Chapter 552, Government Code.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 125 was passed by the House on March
  21, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 125 was passed by the Senate on May 8,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor