HB18-1154 - Protect Consumer Solicit Public Record Copy For Fee

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning consumer protections relating to a solicitation to provide a copy of a public record for a fee.

The bill requires a person who solicits a fee for providing a copy of a deed or deed of trust to:


  • Give a copy of the document that will be used for the solicitation to each county clerk and recorder where the solicitation is to be distributed;
  • Not charge a fee of more than 4 times the amount charged by the county clerk and recorder that has custody of the deed or deed of trust for a copy of the same record; and
  • Include specified disclosures on the document used for the solicitation, not make the document appear to have been issued by a state agency or local government, and not make the document appear to impose a legal duty on the individual being solicited.

The attorney general and the appropriate district attorney may bring an action for a violation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Latest update: April 12, 2018
04/12/2018 - Governor Signed
04/11/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/11/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/10/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/03/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/02/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/29/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/26/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/19/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
03/13/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/12/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/12/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/12/2018 - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/06/2018 - No Amendments
03/02/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/05/2018 - No Amendments
02/26/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/31/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance