Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0891
Department Access to Criminal History Record Information: Certain Departmental Authorizations


(a)

Subject to Section 411.087 (Access to Criminal History Record Information Maintained by Federal Bureau of Investigation or Local Criminal Justice Agency), the department is authorized to obtain and use criminal history record information maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the department that relates to a person who:

(1)

is an applicant for or holds a registration issued by the director under Subchapter C (Federal Registration Required), Chapter 481 (Texas Controlled Substances Act), Health and Safety Code, that authorizes the person to manufacture, distribute, analyze, or conduct research with a controlled substance;

(2)

is an applicant for or holds a registration issued by the department under Chapter 487 (Texas Compassionate-use Act), Health and Safety Code, to be a director, manager, or employee of a dispensing organization, as defined by Section 487.001 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code;

(3)

is an applicant for or holds an authorization issued by the department under Section 521.2476 (Minimum Standards for Vendors of Ignition Interlock Devices), Transportation Code, to do business in this state as a vendor of ignition interlock devices;

(4)

is an applicant for or holds certification by the department as an inspection station or an inspector under Subchapter G (Certification Generally), Chapter 548 (Compulsory Inspection of Vehicles), Transportation Code, holds an inspection station or inspector certificate issued under that subchapter, or is the owner of an inspection station operating under that chapter; or

(5)

is an applicant for or holds a certificate of registration issued by the department under Chapter 1956 (Metal Recycling Entities), Occupations Code, to act as a metal recycling entity.

(b)

The department may release or disclose criminal history record information obtained or used by the department for a purpose described by Subsection (a) to another person or agency only:

(1)

in a criminal proceeding;

(2)

in a hearing conducted by the department;

(3)

under an order from a court; or

(4)

with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(c)

This section may not be construed to limit the authority of the department to disseminate criminal history record information as provided by Section 411.083 (Dissemination of Criminal History Record Information).

(d)

The department may require any person for whom the department is authorized to obtain and use criminal history record information maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the department under Subsection (a) to submit a complete and legible set of fingerprints to the department on a form prescribed by the department for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 9.01, eff. June 19, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 3.001, eff. September 1, 2019.
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