Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1201.1031
Criminal History Record Information Requirement for License


The department 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 board, to the department 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 applicant is required to submit a set of fingerprints only once under this section unless a replacement set is otherwise needed to complete the criminal history check required by this section.


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


The department 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 department 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 department may enter into an agreement with the Department of Public Safety to administer a criminal history check required under this section.


The applicant shall pay the cost of a criminal history check under this section.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1079 (H.B. 3361), Sec. 3.08, eff. September 1, 2013.

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