Texas Government Code

Sec. § 72.151

In this subchapter:


“Authorized user” means a person to whom the office has given permission and the means to submit records to or modify or remove records in the registry. The term does not include members of the public who may only access through the registry’s Internet website certain information regarding protective orders entered into the registry.


“Peace officer” has the meaning assigned by Article 2.12 (Who Are Peace Officers), Code of Criminal Procedure.


“Protective order” means an order issued by a court in this state to prevent family violence, as defined by Section 71.004 (Family Violence), Family Code. The term includes a magistrate’s order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292 (Magistrate’s Order for Emergency Protection), Code of Criminal Procedure, with respect to a person who is arrested for an offense involving family violence.


“Protective order registry” or “registry” means the protective order registry established under Section 72.153 (Protective Order Registry).


“Race or ethnicity” means a particular descent, including Caucasian, African, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American descent.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 16 (S.B. 325), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

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