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Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 531.00554. Criminal Background Checks

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(a) In this section, “eligible person” means a person whose criminal history record information the executive commissioner, or the executive commissioner's designee, is entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety under Section 411.1106.

(b) The executive commissioner may require an eligible person to submit fingerprints in a form and of a quality acceptable to the Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for use in conducting a criminal history background check by obtaining criminal history record information under Sections 411.1106 and 411.087.

(c) Criminal history record information obtained by the executive commissioner under Sections 411.1106 and 411.087 may be used only to evaluate the qualification or suitability for employment, including continued employment, of an eligible person.

(d) Notwithstanding Subsection (c), the executive commissioner or the executive commissioner's designee may release or disclose criminal history record information obtained under Section 411.087 only to a governmental entity or as otherwise authorized by federal law, including federal regulations and executive orders.

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