Bill Status of HB0572  94th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Jack D. Franks - Sidney H. Mathias, Linda Chapa LaVia, Mike Boland, Daniel V. Beiser, Karen A. Yarbrough, Lisa M. Dugan, Eddie Washington, Michael K. Smith, John D'Amico, Patricia Bailey, Charles E. Jefferson, Michelle Chavez, William Delgado, Kathleen A. Ryg, Gary Hannig, Annazette Collins, Susana A Mendoza, Cynthia Soto and Daniel J. Burke

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Child Protection Registry Act. Requires the Attorney General to establish a Child Protection Registry. Makes it unlawful for a person to initiate any commercial message or communication to any registered Contact Point if the message or communication: (i) advertises products or services that a minor child is prohibited by law from purchasing; or (ii) contains or advertises adult content or links to such content. Makes it unlawful for a person to promote or allow the promotion of a trade or business in violation of this Act. Provides that the Contact Points subject to the Child Protection Registry are electronic mail addresses, instant message identities, postal addresses, and telephone numbers. Provides that consent by a minor is not a defense for a violation of this Act. Provides that a person is not in violation of the Act if the Contact Point has been on the Registry for less than 30 days or the person reasonably relies on the Registry provided by the Attorney General. Provides that the Attorney General shall establish procedures to report violations of the Act. Contains criminal and civil penalties. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  1/27/2005HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Jack D. Franks
  1/27/2005HouseFirst Reading
  1/27/2005HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/2/2005HouseChief Co-Sponsor Rep. Sidney H. Mathias
  2/2/2005HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  2/9/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
  2/15/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Boland
  2/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel V. Beiser
  3/2/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Karen A. Yarbrough
  3/9/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  3/10/2005HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  3/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michael K. Smith
  3/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. John D'Amico
  3/16/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia Bailey
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Charles E. Jefferson
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Chavez
  3/17/2005HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Delgado
  1/18/2006HouseFinal Action Deadline Extended-9(b) March 3, 2006
  1/18/2006HouseAssigned to Judiciary II - Criminal Law Committee
  1/31/2006HouseMotion Filed Rep. Jack D. Franks; Table House Bill 572 Pursuant to Rule 60(b)
  2/1/2006HouseMotion Prevailed
  2/1/2006HouseTabled By Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Hannig
  3/1/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Annazette Collins
  5/4/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Susana A Mendoza
  5/4/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Cynthia Soto
  5/4/2006HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Daniel J. Burke