Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0602
Establishment of Central Index; Entry of Information


In the law enforcement information system maintained by the department, the bureau of identification and records shall establish and maintain a central index to collect and disseminate information regarding additional offenses that forensic DNA test results indicate may have been committed by a defendant who has been arrested for or charged with any felony or misdemeanor offense, other than a misdemeanor offense punishable by fine only.


Information relating to a defendant described by Subsection (a) may be entered in the central index only if the information is based on forensic DNA test results indicating that the DNA profile of the defendant cannot be excluded as a donor to the DNA profile of a person suspected to have committed an offense, regardless of whether the defendant has been or will be arrested for or charged with that offense. The information must be:


submitted in the form of an affidavit signed by a representative of an investigating criminal justice agency and approved by a district judge; and


accompanied by a set of the defendant’s fingerprints.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1152 (H.B. 2932), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
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