Here is still one more attack on open records being launched by well-intentioned, but clueless, legislators. The following was copied from the Texas State Genealogical Society's (TSGS) web site:
House Bill 3252 by Representative John Zerwas (Fort Bend County) would close Texas birth records for 125 years and Texas death records for 50 years. Under current Texas law, birth and death records now become public information 75 years after a birth and 25 years after a death. Proponents of the bill believe that closing birth and death records for 125 and 50 years will prevent identity theft and fraud.
TSGS is actively opposing this legislation. Click here to read the full Legislation Alert.