The department may provide for the use of a uniform incident fingerprint card in the maintenance of the juvenile justice information system.
The department shall design, print, and distribute to each law enforcement agency and juvenile intake agency uniform incident fingerprint cards.
The incident cards must:
be serially numbered with an incident number in a manner that allows each incident of referral of a juvenile offender who is the subject of the incident fingerprint card to be readily ascertained; and
be multiple-part forms that can be transmitted with the juvenile offender through the juvenile justice process and that allow each agency to report required data to the department.
Subject to available telecommunications capacity, the department shall develop the capability to receive by electronic means from a law enforcement agency the information on the uniform incident fingerprint card. The information must be in a form that is compatible to the form required of data supplied to the juvenile justice information system.Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 262, Sec. 53, eff. Jan. 1, 1996.