Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1211
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Texas Veterans Commission


(a)

The Texas Veterans Commission 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 commission;

(2)

is a consultant, intern, or volunteer for the commission or an applicant to serve as a consultant, intern, or volunteer;

(3)

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

(4)

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

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Texas Veterans Commission 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 Texas Veterans Commission shall destroy criminal history record information obtained under this section after the information is used for the purposes authorized by this section.

(d)

The Texas Veterans Commission 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 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 provide a criminal history record.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 67 (S.B. 2163), Sec. 1, eff. May 19, 2009.
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