Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.129
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Employment by Municipality


Except as provided by Subsection (b), a municipality is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who:




an applicant for employment by the municipality;


an employee of the municipality;


an applicant for employment by or an employee of a business or person that contracts with the municipality;


a volunteer with the municipality; or


an applicant for a volunteer position with the municipality; or


seeks the municipality’s authorization to conduct fire safety inspections without becoming certified as a fire inspector by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.


The department shall make available through electronic means the information available to municipalities under this section.


A municipality is not entitled to obtain under this section any information about a person if the municipality is entitled to obtain under another section of this subchapter any criminal history record information about the person.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 323, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 28, 1995. Renumbered from Government Code Sec. 411.128 by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 31.01(34), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1024, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 799 (H.B. 2828), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1245 (H.B. 2446), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2019.
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