Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0971
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Teacher Retirement System of Texas


(a)

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is entitled to obtain from the department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department, division, or agency that relates to a person who:

(1)

is an employee or an applicant for employment with the retirement system;

(2)

is a consultant, contract employee, independent contractor, intern, or volunteer for the retirement system or an applicant to serve in one of those positions;

(3)

proposes to enter into a contract with or has a contract with the retirement system to perform services for or supply goods to the retirement system; or

(4)

is an employee or subcontractor, or an applicant to be an employee or subcontractor, of a contractor that provides services to the retirement system.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas under Subsection (a) may not be released or disclosed to any person except:

(1)

on court order;

(2)

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

(3)

to a federal agency as required by federal law or executive order.

(c)

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas shall destroy criminal history record information obtained under this section after the information is used for the purposes authorized by this section.

(d)

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas may provide a copy of the criminal history record information obtained from the department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division, or other law enforcement agency to the individual who is the subject of the information.

(e)

The failure or refusal of an employee or applicant to provide the following on request constitutes good cause for dismissal or refusal to hire:

(1)

a complete set of fingerprints;

(2)

a true and complete name; or

(3)

other information necessary for a law enforcement entity to obtain criminal history record information.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 455 (S.B. 1667), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2011.
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