Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.051
Analysis of Information Identifying Persons Committing or Suspected of Committing Certain Property Offenses Against Elderly Individuals


This section applies to an offense under Chapter 31 or 32, Penal Code, or any other offense under that code involving an intent to steal or defraud if the offense was committed against an elderly individual as defined by Section 22.04(c), Penal Code.


For purposes of this section, the victim’s status as an elderly individual is determined according to the victim’s age at the time of the offense.


A law enforcement agency that investigates an offense described by Subsection (a) shall report the investigation to the department in the form and manner and at regular intervals as prescribed by rules adopted by the department. The rules must require submission of the original investigative report and any supplemental investigative report containing new, significant information.


To identify a person committing or suspected of committing an offense described by Subsection (a) or a victim of an offense described by that subsection, the department shall analyze information received under this section and any other corresponding information possessed by the department.


The department shall make the analysis required by this section available to any local law enforcement agency, political subdivision, or state agency to the extent the analysis is reasonably necessary or useful to the agency or subdivision in carrying out duties imposed by law on the agency or subdivision. This subsection may not be construed to enable direct access by a person to information analyzed by the department under this section if the person does not otherwise have direct access to that information. Dissemination of the analysis required by this section is subject to all confidentiality requirements imposed by other law.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 789, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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