Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1402
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Employees Retirement System of Texas


(a)

The Employees Retirement System of Texas is entitled to obtain from the department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services Division, or another law enforcement agency criminal history record information maintained by the department, division, or agency that relates to a person who is:

(1)

an applicant for employment with, or who is or has been employed by, the retirement system;

(2)

a consultant, contract employee, independent contractor, intern, or volunteer for the retirement system or an applicant to serve in one of those positions; or

(3)

a candidate for appointment or election to the board of trustees of the retirement system or an advisory committee to that board.

(b)

Criminal history record information obtained by the Employees Retirement System of Texas under Subsection (a) may be used only to evaluate an applicant for employment with, or a current or former employee of, the retirement system.

(c)

The Employees Retirement System of Texas may not release or disclose information obtained under Subsection (a) except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.

(d)

After the expiration of any probationary term of the persons employment or not later than the 180th day after the date of receipt of the information, whichever is later, the Employees Retirement System of Texas shall destroy all criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 347 (S.B. 1176), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 10.16, eff. June 19, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 618 (S.B. 1459), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
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