Texas Business and Commerce Code § 20.05. Reporting of Information Prohibited

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a consumer reporting agency may not furnish a consumer report containing information related to:

(1) a case under Title 11 of the United States Code  1 or under the federal Bankruptcy Act in which the date of entry of the order for relief or the date of adjudication predates the consumer report by more than 10 years;

(2) a suit or judgment in which the date of entry predates the consumer report by more than seven years or the governing statute of limitations, whichever is longer;

(3) a tax lien in which the date of payment predates the consumer report by more than seven years;

(4) a record of arrest, indictment, or conviction of a crime in which the date of disposition, release, or parole predates the consumer report by more than seven years;  or

(5) another item or event that predates the consumer report by more than seven years.

(b) A consumer reporting agency may furnish a consumer report that contains information described by Subsection (a) if the information is provided in connection with:

(1) a credit transaction with a principal amount that is or may reasonably be expected to be $150,000 or more;

(2) the underwriting of life insurance for a face amount that is or may reasonably be expected to be $150,000 or more;  or

(3) the employment of a consumer at an annual salary that is or may reasonably be expected to be $75,000 or more.

(b-1) A consumer reporting agency may furnish to a person a consumer report that contains information described by Subsection (a) if the information is needed by the person to avoid a violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 1033 .

(c) A consumer reporting agency may not furnish medical information about a consumer in a consumer report that is being obtained for employment purposes or in connection with a credit, insurance, or direct marketing transaction unless the consumer consents to the furnishing of the medical information.

1 11 U.S.C.A. § 101 et seq.

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