Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1301
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Certain Local Government Corporations Engaged in Criminal Identification Activities


(a)

This section applies only to a local government corporation that is created under Subchapter D, Chapter 431 (Texas Transportation Corporation Act), Transportation Code, for governmental purposes relating to criminal identification activities, including forensic analysis, and that allocates a substantial part of its annual budget to those criminal identification activities.

(b)

A local government corporation described by Subsection (a) is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who:

(1)

is an employee or an applicant for employment with the local government corporation;

(2)

is a consultant, intern, or volunteer for the local government corporation or an applicant to serve as a consultant, intern, or volunteer;

(3)

proposes to enter into a contract with or has a contract with the local government corporation to perform services for or supply goods to the local government corporation; or

(4)

is an employee or subcontractor, or an applicant to be an employee or subcontractor, of a contractor that provides services to the local government corporation.

(c)

Criminal history record information obtained by a local government corporation under Subsection (b) may not be released or disclosed to any person except:

(1)

on court order; or

(2)

with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1188 (S.B. 1044), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2013.
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