Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1271
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Office of the Attorney General


(a)

The office of the attorney general is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department or agency that relates to a person who is an applicant for a position of employment with the office of the attorney general or an applicant to serve as a consultant, intern, or volunteer for the office.

(b)

The office of the attorney general is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department or agency that relates to a person who proposes to enter into a contract with or who has a contract with the office of the attorney general to supply goods or services to the office of the attorney general. The authorization under this subsection to obtain criminal history record information about a person includes information relating to an employee or subcontractor of the person or an employee of the person’s subcontractor.

(b-1)

The office of the attorney general is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identification division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department or agency that relates to a person who owes child support in a Title IV-D case, as defined by Section 101.034 (Title Iv-d Case), Family Code, for the purposes of locating that person and establishing, modifying, or enforcing a child support obligation against that person.

(c)

Criminal history record information obtained by the office of the attorney general under this section may not be released or disclosed to any person except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(d)

The office of the attorney general shall destroy criminal history record information that relates to a person after the information is used for its authorized purpose.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 514 (S.B. 1081), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 508 (H.B. 1674), Sec. 21, eff. September 1, 2011.
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