Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1237
Access to Criminal History Record Information: County Fire Marshals; County Sheriffs


(a)

On request of the department chief or chief executive of a fire department or an emergency medical services provider for an unincorporated area, a county fire marshal or county sheriff is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to:

(1)

an applicant for employment or membership with the requesting fire department or emergency medical services provider; or

(2)

an employee or member of the requesting fire department or emergency medical services provider.

(b)

The county fire marshal or county sheriff may disclose criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (a) to the department chief or chief executive of the requesting fire department or emergency medical services provider, except that the county fire marshal or county sheriff may disclose criminal history record information obtained by the department from the Federal Bureau of Investigation only to governmental entities or as authorized by federal law, federal executive order, or federal rule.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 951, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1082 (H.B. 2583), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
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