Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1401
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Programs Providing Activities for Children


In this section, “activity provider” means a nonprofit program that includes as participants or recipients persons who are younger than 17 years of age and that regularly provides athletic, civic, or cultural activities.


An activity provider is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who is a volunteer or a volunteer applicant of the activity provider.


The department may establish rules governing the administration of this section.


An activity provider may use criminal history record information obtained under this section only to determine the suitability of a person for a position as a volunteer and may not keep or retain criminal history record information obtained under this section in any file. Criminal history record information must be destroyed promptly after a determination of suitability is made.


Criminal history record information obtained under this section may not be released or disclosed to any person except in a criminal proceeding, on court order, or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.


An employee, officer, or volunteer of an activity provider is not liable in a civil action for damages resulting from a failure to comply with this section unless the act or omission of the employee, officer, or volunteer was intentional, wilfully or wantonly negligent, or done with conscious indifference or reckless disregard for the safety of others.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 296, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 838, Sec. 1, eff. June 30, 2003.
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