Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1409
Access to Criminal History Information: Appellate Courts


In this section, “appellate court” means the Supreme Court of Texas, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, or a court of appeals.


An appellate court is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information maintained by the department that relates to a person who is an applicant for:


employment with the court;


a volunteer position with the court; or


an appointment made by the court.


Criminal history record information obtained by the court under Subsection (b) may be used only to evaluate an applicant.


The court may not release or disclose information obtained under Subsection (b) except on order of a district court 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, volunteer status, or appointment, the court shall destroy all criminal history record information obtained under Subsection (b).
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 406 (S.B. 885), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Renumbered from Government Code, Section 411.1406 by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 27.001 (Bond)(24), eff. September 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 10.17, eff. June 19, 2009.
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