Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: SB 1289
Senate Bill No. 1289 is aiming to regulate businesses that publish criminal record information. There are currently multiple businesses that make criminal records, like mugshots, public. They typically charge a fee to correct information or remove it. This bill aims to make it easier and free of charge for people to correct or modify their criminal records. The businesses will be required to give out a phone number, fax number, or email address to be readily accessible. The bill also prohibits these organizations from charging correction fees. The bill will take effect on the first of September.