Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 106.003
Conduct of Criminal Background Check


For purposes of this chapter, an online dating service provider conducts a criminal background check on a person if the provider initiates a name search for the persons convictions for any:


felony offense;


offense the conviction or adjudication of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program), Code of Criminal Procedure; and


offense for which an affirmative finding of family violence was made under Article 42.013 (Finding of Family Violence), Code of Criminal Procedure.


The name search described by Subsection (a) must be conducted by searching:


available and regularly updated government public record databases for criminal conviction records described by Subsections (a)(1)-(3) that in the aggregate provide substantially national coverage of those records; or


regularly updated databases that contain at least the same or substantially similar coverage as would be accessible through searching databases described by Subdivision (1).
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 27 (S.B. 488), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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