Law:Title 5. Open Government; Ethics. Subtitle A. Open Government from Chapter 560. Biometric Identifier (Texas)

From Law Delta

Revision as of 21:08, 28 September 2011 by Admin (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Subtitle A. Open Government

Contents

Chapter 560. Biometric Identifier

Section  560.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Biometric identifier" means a retina or iris scan, fingerprint, voiceprint, or record of hand or face geometry.

(2)  "Governmental body" has the meaning assigned by Section 552.003, except that the term includes each entity within or created by the judicial branch of state government.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 634, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Government Code Sec. 559.001 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(78), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.



Section  560.002.  Disclosure Of Biometric Identifier.

A governmental body that possesses a biometric identifier of an individual:

(1)  may not sell, lease, or otherwise disclose the biometric identifier to another person unless:

(A)  the individual consents to the disclosure;

(B)  the disclosure is required or permitted by a federal statute or by a state statute other than Chapter 552; or

(C)  the disclosure is made by or to a law enforcement agency for a law enforcement purpose; and

(2)  shall store, transmit, and protect from disclosure the biometric identifier using reasonable care and in a manner that is the same as or more protective than the manner in which the governmental body stores, transmits, and protects its other confidential information.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 634, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Government Code Sec. 559.002 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(78), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.



Section  560.003.  Application Of Chapter 552.

A biometric identifier in the possession of a governmental body is exempt from disclosure under Chapter 552.

Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 634, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Government Code Sec. 559.003 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(78), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.


Personal tools
Laws
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox