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  H.B. No. 1872
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to public access to certain information included on
  personal financial statements filed by county judicial officers.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 159.055, Local Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 159.055.  PUBLIC ACCESS TO STATEMENTS AND RELATED
  RECORDS.
         SECTION 2.  Section 159.055(b), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The [On the written request of a county judicial officer
  or candidate, the] county clerk or the commission shall remove the
  officer's or candidate's home address and the names of the officer's
  or candidate's dependent children from the officer's or candidate's
  financial statement and any county or commission record derived
  from the financial statement before the statement or record is made
  available to a member of the public.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  159.055(b), Local Government Code, applies to information included
  in a financial statement regardless of whether the statement was
  filed before the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1872 was passed by the House on April
  5, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1872 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor