Texas Government Code
Confidentiality of Records
The department shall disclose to a criminal justice agency information contained in its files and records regarding whether a named individual or any individual named in a specified list is licensed under this subchapter. Information on an individual subject to disclosure under this section includes the individual’s name, date of birth, gender, race, zip code, telephone number, e-mail address, and Internet website address. Except as otherwise provided by this section and by Section 411.193 (Statistical Report), all other records maintained under this subchapter are confidential and are not subject to mandatory disclosure under the open records law, Chapter 552 (Public Information).
An applicant or license holder may be furnished a copy of disclosable records regarding the applicant or license holder on request and the payment of a reasonable fee.
The department shall notify a license holder of any request that is made for information relating to the license holder under this section and provide the name of the agency making the request.
The department shall make public and distribute to the public at no cost lists of individuals who are certified as qualified handgun instructors by the department and who request to be included as provided by Subsection (e) and lists of approved online course providers. The department shall include on the lists each individual’s name, telephone number, e-mail address, and Internet website address. The department shall make the lists available on the department’s Internet website.
An individual who is certified as a qualified handgun instructor may request in writing that the department disclose all or part of the information described by Subsection (d) regarding the individual. The department shall include all or part of the individual’s information on the list as requested.Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.Amended by:Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 172 (H.B. 991), Sec. 1, eff. May 23, 2007.Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 6.03, eff. September 1, 2009.Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1099 (H.B. 3784), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2017.