Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1101.3521
Criminal History Record Information Requirement for License


The commission shall require that an applicant for a license or renewal of an unexpired license submit a complete and legible set of fingerprints, on a form prescribed by the commission, to the commission or to the Department of Public Safety for the purpose of obtaining criminal history record information from the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


The commission shall refuse to issue a license to or renew a license on active status of a person who does not comply with the requirement of Subsection (a).


The commission shall conduct a criminal history check of each applicant for a license or renewal of a license using information:


provided by the individual under this section; and


made available to the commission by the Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and any other criminal justice agency under Chapter 411 (Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas), Government Code.


The commission may:


enter into an agreement with the Department of Public Safety to administer a criminal history check required under this section; and


authorize the Department of Public Safety to collect from each applicant the costs incurred by the department in conducting the criminal history check.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 297 (H.B. 1530), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1158 (S.B. 699), Sec. 31, eff. January 1, 2016.

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