Law:Title 11. Personal Identity Information. Subtitle A. Identifying Information from Chapter 504. Prohibited Use Of Crime Victim Or Motor Vehicle Accident Information (Texas)

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Subtitle A. Identifying Information

Chapter 504. Prohibited Use Of Crime Victim Or Motor Vehicle Accident Information

Section 504.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Crime victim information" means information that:

(A)  is collected or prepared by a law enforcement agency; and

(B)  identifies or serves to identify a person who, according to a record of the agency, may have been the victim of a crime in which:

(i)  physical injury to the person occurred or was attempted; or

(ii)  the offender entered or attempted to enter the dwelling of the person.

(2)  "Motor vehicle accident information" means information that:

(A)  is collected or prepared by a law enforcement agency; and

(B)  identifies or serves to identify a person who, according to a record of the agency, may have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885, Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.



Section 504.002.  Prohibition On Use For Solicitation Or Sale Of Information.

(a) A person who possesses crime victim or motor vehicle accident information that the person obtained or knows was obtained from a law enforcement agency may not:

(1)  use the information to contact directly any of the following persons for the purpose of soliciting business from the person:

(A)  a crime victim;

(B)  a person who was involved in a motor vehicle accident; or

(C)  a member of the family of a person described by Paragraph (A) or (B); or

(2)  sell the information to another person for financial gain.

(b)  The attorney general may bring an action against a person who violates Subsection (a) pursuant to Section 17.47.

(c)  A person commits an offense if the person violates Subsection (a).  An offense under this subsection is a Class C misdemeanor unless the defendant has been previously convicted under this section three or more times, in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885, Sec. 2.01, eff. April 1, 2009.


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