Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1473
Dna Records of Certain Registered Sex Offenders


This section applies only to a person who is required to register under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure.


The department by rule shall require a law enforcement agency serving as a persons primary registration authority under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, to:


take one or more specimens from a person described by Subsection (a) for the purpose of creating a DNA record; and


preserve the specimen and maintain a record of the collection of the specimen.


A law enforcement agency taking a specimen under this section may either send the specimen to the director or send to the director an analysis of the specimen performed by a laboratory chosen by the agency and approved by the director.


A law enforcement agency is not required to take and a person is not required to provide a specimen under this section if the person is required to and has provided a specimen under this chapter or other law.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1008 (H.B. 867), Sec. 1.05, eff. September 1, 2005.
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