HBA-GUM H.B. 2925 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2925 By: Bonnen Urban Affairs 4/6/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law does not allow a municipal employer to use its own police department to perform a criminal background check on an applicant who is applying for a municipal position. Cities must request this information through the Department of Public Safety, by mail or the Internet. A fee is charged for such a request and the process of submitting a request and receiving a response by mail may be slow. H.B. 2925 entitles a municipality to obtain from a law enforcement agency of the municipality with access to the information, criminal history record information regarding an applicant for municipal employment. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 411.129(a), Government Code, to include a law enforcement agency of the municipality with access to criminal history information among the entities from which a municipality is entitled to obtain criminal history information regarding an applicant for municipal employment. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.