Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 101.001

In this chapter:


“Basic rights information” means information applicable to a noncitizen, including information about human rights, immigration, and emergency assistance and resources.


“Client” means a person who is a resident of the United States and who contracts with an international matchmaking organization to meet recruits.


“Criminal history record information” means criminal history record information obtained from the Department of Public Safety under Subchapter F, Chapter 411 (Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas), Government Code, and from the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Section 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency), Government Code.


“International matchmaking organization” means a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or other legal entity that does business in the United States and offers to residents of this state dating, matrimonial, or social referral services involving recruits by:


exchanging names, telephone numbers, addresses, or statistics;


selecting photographs; or


providing a social environment for introducing clients to recruits in a country other than the United States.


“Marital history information” means a declaration of a person’s current marital status, the number of times the person has been married, and whether any marriage occurred as a result of receiving services from an international matchmaking organization.


“Recruit” means a person who:


is not a citizen or resident of the United States; and


is recruited by an international matchmaking organization for the purpose of providing dating, matrimonial, or social referral services.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.
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