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The fiscal implications of the bill cannot be determined at this time. Costs associated with compliance would be dependent on agency determinations as to whether the collection and maintenance of personally identifiable information is required by statute. In cases where agencies are required to modify applications and data systems and purge unauthorized data,costs could be significant.
For agencies that have specific statutory authority to house all information that they collect, the
cost of the bill would not be fiscally significant. However, for agencies that lack such authority
with respect to some of their data systems there would be costs to comply with the bill's
According to the Texas Education Agency, the bill would require modification to several of the
agency's data collection systems and that additional contract resources would be required to
modify those systems. The agency maintains historical student data that was been collected under
statutory authority that existed when the data was collected but may no longer exist. The agency
estimates that the cost of complying with the bill would be $2.5 million in General Revenue Funds
in fiscal year 2016.