Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.085
Unauthorized Obtaining, Use, or Disclosure of Criminal History Record Information; Penalty


(a)

A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally:

(1)

obtains criminal history record information in an unauthorized manner, uses the information for an unauthorized purpose, or discloses the information to a person who is not entitled to the information; or

(2)

violates a rule of the department adopted under this subchapter.

(b)

An offense under Subsection (a) is a Class B misdemeanor, except as provided by Subsection (c).

(c)

An offense under Subsection (a) is a felony of the second degree if the person:

(1)

obtains, uses, or discloses criminal history record information for remuneration or for the promise of remuneration; or

(2)

employs another person to obtain, use, or disclose criminal history record information for remuneration or for the promise of remuneration.

(d)

The department shall provide a copy of this section to:

(1)

each person who applies for access to criminal history record information maintained by the department; and

(2)

each private entity that purchases criminal history record information from the department.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1017 (H.B. 1303), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 10.05, eff. June 19, 2009.
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