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Relating to the confidentiality of certain personal information of a person protected by a magistrate's order for emergency protection.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
SB 2390 would allow, on request by a person protected by an order for emergency protection, or if determined necessary by the magistrate, the court issuing the order may protect the person’s mailing address by rendering an order. The person would be required to disclose their mailing address to the court but could designate another person to receive documents on their behalf. The court clerk would be required to strike the mailing address of the person protected by the order from the public records of the court, if applicable; and maintain a confidential record of the mailing address for use only by the court or a law enforcement agency for purposes of entering the information into the statewide law enforcement information system. The release of the information to the defendant would be prohibited.
Texas Action is neutral on SB 2390 as it does not appear to have a direct connection to our liberty principles. That being said, this bill does appear to be sound public policy.