SB 256

85(R) - 2017
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
Family Values

Companion Bill

HB 2222

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Positive


Van Taylor

Bill Caption

Relating to the confidentiality of home address information of certain victims of family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking of persons.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, sensitive home address information of victims of certain crimes (family violence, sexual assault or abuse, stalking, or trafficking) is protected under law. SB 256 would update some of the language in these codes as well as expand this protection in cases where an applicant for a protective order is not the victim, but rather their child or other household resident is the victim.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill supports limited government by updating a proper role of the state (law enforcement and protections) and further enabling victims of these crimes to live in freedom and peace. For this reason, we support SB 256.