Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1235
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Volunteer Fire Departments


A volunteer fire department or a fire department operated by an emergency services district is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who:


is required to be certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and:


is an applicant for a beginning position with the fire department; or


currently holds a position with that fire department; or


holds a position with the fire department and seeks to conduct fire safety inspections without becoming certified as a fire inspector by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.


Repealed by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 296, Sec. 13(6).


A fire department may not keep or retain criminal history record information obtained under this section in any file. Criminal history record information must be destroyed promptly after the determination of suitability of the person for any position as a volunteer or employee.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 790, Sec. 35, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 296, Sec. 13(6), eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1204, Sec. 2.001, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1245 (H.B. 2446), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2019.
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Apr. 16, 2021