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Texas Laws | Criminal Procedure
CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
TITLE 1. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

(b) The attorney general by rule may permit an agency to require a participant to provide the participant's true residential, business, or school address, if necessary for the agency to perform a duty or function that is imposed by law or administrative requirement. (14405)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1295 (S.B. 74), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (14406)

Art. 56.90. EXCEPTIONS. (14407)(Text)

(a) The attorney general: (14408)

(1) shall disclose a participant's true residential, business, or school address if: (14409)

(A) requested by: (14410)

(i) a law enforcement agency for the purpose of conducting an investigation; (14411)

(ii) the Department of Family and Protective Services for the purpose of conducting a child protective services investigation under Chapter 261, Family Code; or (14412)

(iii) the Department of State Health Services or a local health authority for the purpose of making a notification described by Article 21.31 of this code, Section 54.033, Family Code, or Section 81.051, Health and Safety Code; or (14413)

(B) required by court order; and (14414)

(2) may disclose a participant's true residential, business, or school address if: (14415)

(A) the participant consents to the disclosure; and (14416)

(B) the disclosure is necessary to administer the program. (14417)

(b) A person to whom a participant's true residential, business, or school address is disclosed under this section shall maintain the requested information in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the participant's true residential, business, or school address. (14418)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1295 (S.B. 74), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (14419)

Amended by: (14420)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 41 (S.B. 256), Sec. 5, eff. May 19, 2017. (14421)

Art. 56.91. LIABILITY. (14422)(Text)

(a) The attorney general or an agent or employee of the attorney general is immune from liability for any act or omission by the agent or employee in administering the program if the agent or employee was acting in good faith and in the course and scope of assigned responsibilities and duties. (14423)

(b) An agent or employee of the attorney general who does not act in good faith and in the course and scope of assigned responsibilities and duties in disclosing a participant's true residential, business, or school address is subject to prosecution under Chapter 39, Penal Code. (14424)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1295 (S.B. 74), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (14425)

Art. 56.92. PROGRAM INFORMATION AND APPLICATION MATERIALS. (14426)(Text)

The attorney general shall make program information and application materials available online. (14427)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1295 (S.B. 74), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (14428)

Art. 56.93. RULES. (14429)(Text)

The attorney general shall adopt rules to administer the program. (14430)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1295 (S.B. 74), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (14431)

CHAPTER 57. CONFIDENTIALITY OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION OF SEX OFFENSE VICTIMS (14432)(Text)

Art. 57.01. DEFINITIONS. (14433)(Text)

In this chapter: (14434)

(1) "Name" means the legal name of a person. (14435)

(2) "Pseudonym" means a set of initials or a fictitious name chosen by a victim to designate the victim in all public files and records concerning the offense, including police summary reports, press releases, and records of judicial proceedings. (14436)

(3) "Public servant" has the meaning assigned by Subsection (a), Section 1.07, Penal Code. (14437)

(4) "Victim" means a person who was the subject of: (14438)

(A) an offense the commission of which leads to a reportable conviction or adjudication under Chapter 62; or (14439)

(B) an offense that is part of the same criminal episode, as defined by Section 3.01, Penal Code, as an offense described by Paragraph (A). (14440)

Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 571, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Subd. (4) amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 680, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Subd. (4) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 451, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003; Subd. (4) amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 5.0025, eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (14441)

Art. 57.02. CONFIDENTIALITY OF FILES AND RECORDS. (14442)(Text)

(a) The Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services Program of the office of the attorney general shall develop and distribute to all law enforcement agencies of the state a pseudonym form to record the name, address, telephone number, and pseudonym of a victim. (14443)

(b) A victim may choose a pseudonym to be used instead of the victim's name to designate the victim in all public files and records concerning the offense, including police summary reports, press releases, and records of judicial proceedings. A victim who elects to use a pseudonym as provided by this article must complete a pseudonym form developed under this article and return the form to the law enforcement agency investigating the offense. (14444)

(c) A victim who completes and returns a pseudonym form to the law enforcement agency investigating the offense may not be required to disclose the victim's name, address, and telephone number in connection with the investigation or prosecution of the offense. (14445)

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