Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1403
Access to Criminal History Record Information: Railroad Commission of Texas


The Railroad Commission 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:


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


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


Criminal history record information obtained by the Railroad Commission of Texas under Subsection (a) may be used only to evaluate an applicant for employment with, or a current or former employee of, the commission.


The Railroad Commission 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.


After the expiration of any probationary term of the person’s employment or not later than the 180th day after the date of receipt of the information, whichever is later, the Railroad Commission of Texas shall destroy all criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (a).
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 486 (H.B. 2588), Sec. 1, eff. June 9, 2017.
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