Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1389
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Texas Civil Commitment Office


(a)

The Texas Civil Commitment Office is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information that is maintained by the department and that relates to a person who:

(1)

has applied with the office to be:

(A)

an employee of the office; or

(B)

a contracted service provider with the office; or

(2)

seeks the offices approval to act as a contact or chaperone for a person who is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator under Chapter 841 (Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators), Health and Safety Code.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Texas Civil Commitment Office under Subsection (a) may not be released or disclosed to any person or agency except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the information.

(c)

The Texas Civil Commitment Office shall destroy criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (a) as soon as practicable after the date on which, as applicable:

(1)

the persons employment or contract with the office terminates;

(2)

the office decides not to employ or contract with the person; or

(3)

the office determines whether the person is suitable as a contact or chaperone for a person who is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator under Chapter 841 (Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators), Health and Safety Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1201 (S.B. 166), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 845 (S.B. 746), Sec. 34, eff. June 17, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 34 (S.B. 1576), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2017.
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