Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.075
Procedure After Order


(a)

Not later than the 15th business day after the date an order of nondisclosure of criminal history record information is issued under this subchapter, the clerk of the court shall send all relevant criminal history record information contained in the order or a copy of the order by certified mail, return receipt requested, or secure electronic mail, electronic transmission, or facsimile transmission to the Crime Records Service of the department.

(b)

Not later than 10 business days after receipt of relevant criminal history record information contained in an order or a copy of an order under Subsection (a), the department shall seal any criminal history record information maintained by the department that is the subject of the order. The department shall also send all relevant criminal history record information contained in the order or a copy of the order by certified mail, return receipt requested, or secure electronic mail, electronic transmission, or facsimile transmission to all:

(1)

law enforcement agencies, jails or other detention facilities, magistrates, courts, prosecuting attorneys, correctional facilities, central state depositories of criminal records, and other officials or agencies or other entities of this state or of any political subdivision of this state;

(2)

central federal depositories of criminal records that there is reason to believe have criminal history record information that is the subject of the order; and

(3)

private entities that purchase criminal history record information from the department or that otherwise are likely to have criminal history record information that is subject to the order.

(c)

The director shall adopt rules regarding minimum standards for the security of secure electronic mail, electronic transmissions, and facsimile transmissions under Subsections (a) and (b). In adopting rules under this subsection, the director shall consult with the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System.

(d)

Not later than 30 business days after receipt of relevant criminal history record information contained in an order or a copy of an order from the department under Subsection (b), an individual or entity described by Subsection (b)(1) shall seal any criminal history record information maintained by the individual or entity that is the subject of the order.

(e)

The department may charge to a private entity that purchases criminal history record information from the department a fee in an amount sufficient to recover costs incurred by the department in providing relevant criminal history record information contained in an order or a copy of an order under Subsection (b)(3) to the entity.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Government Code, Section 411.081 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1279 (S.B. 1902), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2015.
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