Texas Education Code
Sec. § 1001.2514
License Holders and Applicants Convicted of Certain Offenses


A driver education school shall discharge or refuse to hire as an instructor an employee or applicant for employment if the department obtains information through a criminal history record information review that:


the employee or applicant has been convicted of:


a felony offense under Title 5, Penal Code;


an offense on conviction of which a defendant is required to register as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; or


an offense under the laws of another state or federal law that is equivalent to an offense under Paragraph (A) or (B); and


at the time the offense occurred, the victim of the offense described by Subdivision (1) was under 18 years of age or was enrolled in a public school.


The executive director shall suspend or revoke a license described by Section 1001.2511(a) held by a person under this subchapter and shall refuse to issue or renew a license described by Section 1001.2511(a) to a person under this subchapter if the person has been convicted of an offense described by Subsection (a) of this section.


Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to an offense under Title 5, Penal Code, if:


more than 30 years have elapsed since the offense was committed; and


the person convicted has satisfied all terms of the court order entered on conviction.


A driver education school may discharge an employee who serves as an instructor if the school obtains information of the employees conviction of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude that the employee did not disclose to the school or the department. An employee discharged under this subsection is considered to have been discharged for misconduct for purposes of Section 207.044, Labor Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 820 (H.B. 2678), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1044 (H.B. 1786), Sec. 39, eff. September 1, 2015.
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