Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.128
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Person Seeking to Adopt Child


(a)

A person seeking to adopt a child under Chapter 162 (Adoption), Family Code, who is ordered by the court to obtain the person’s own criminal history record information from the department under Section 162.0085 (Criminal History Report Required), Family Code, shall request the information as provided by this section.

(b)

A person requesting information under this section shall provide the department with the name and address of the court and the date set for the adoption hearing.

(c)

The department shall provide the court with criminal history record information not later than the 10th day after the date on which the criminal history record information is requested.

(c)

The department shall provide the court with criminal history record information not later than the 10th day before the date set for the adoption hearing.

(d)

Criminal history record information requested under this section may not be released or disclosed to a person other than the court ordering the investigation except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 751, Sec. 123; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 908, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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