Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.082

In this subchapter:


“Administration of criminal justice” has the meaning assigned by Article 66.001 (Definitions), Code of Criminal Procedure.


“Criminal history record information” means information collected about a person by a criminal justice agency that consists of identifiable descriptions and notations of arrests, detentions, indictments, informations, and other formal criminal charges and their dispositions. The term does not include:


identification information, including fingerprint records, to the extent that the identification information does not indicate involvement of the person in the criminal justice system; or


driving record information maintained by the department under Subchapter C (Application Records; Records of Denial, Suspension, Cancellation, or Revocation), Chapter 521 (Driver’s Licenses and Certificates), Transportation Code.


“Criminal justice agency” means:


a federal or state agency that is engaged in the administration of criminal justice under a statute or executive order and that allocates a substantial portion of its annual budget to the administration of criminal justice; or


a nongovernmental railroad or campus police department that has obtained an originating agency identifier from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


“Criminal justice purpose” means:


an activity that is included in the administration of criminal justice; or


screening of applicants for employment with a criminal justice agency.


“Office of capital and forensic writs” means the office of capital and forensic writs established under Subchapter B (Definitions), Chapter 78 (Capital and Forensic Writs Committee and Office of Capital and Forensic Writs).


“Public defender’s office” has the meaning assigned by Article 26.044 (Public Defender’s Office)(a), Code of Criminal Procedure.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.190, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1188 (S.B. 1044), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1215 (S.B. 1743), Sec. 23, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1058 (H.B. 2931), Sec. 4.10, eff. January 1, 2019.
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