Texas Government Code

Sec. § 411.084
Use of Criminal History Record Information


Criminal history record information obtained from the department under this subchapter, including any identification information that could reveal the identity of a person about whom criminal history record information is requested and information that directly or indirectly indicates or implies involvement of a person in the criminal justice system:


is for the exclusive use of the authorized recipient of the information; and


may be disclosed or used by the recipient only if, and only to the extent that, disclosure or use is authorized or directed by:


this subchapter;


another statute;


a rule adopted under a statute; or


an order of a court of competent jurisdiction.


The term “criminal history record” information under Subsection (a) does not refer to any specific document produced to comply with this subchapter but to the information contained, wholly or partly, in a document’s original form or any subsequent form or use.


Notwithstanding Subsection (a) or any other provision in this subchapter, criminal history record information obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation may be released or disclosed only to a governmental entity or as authorized by federal law and regulations, federal executive orders, and federal policy.


An agency or individual may not confirm the existence or nonexistence of criminal history record information to any person that is not eligible to receive the information.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 296, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 9A.01, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 10.03, eff. June 19, 2009.

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