For each arrest for a felony or misdemeanor other than a misdemeanor punishable by a fine only, the criminal justice information system must include information relating to offenders, arrests, prosecutions, the disposition of cases by courts, sentencing, and the handling of offenders received by a correctional agency, facility, or other institution.
FINGERPRINT AND ARREST INFORMATION IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM
When a jurisdiction transmits fingerprints and arrest information by a remote terminal accessing the statewide automated fingerprint identification system, the Department of Public Safety shall use that transmission to create:
– a permanent record in the criminal justice information system; or
– a temporary arrest record in the criminal justice information system is to be maintained by the department until the department receives and processes the physical copy of the arrest information.
– The Department of Public Safety shall make available to a criminal justice agency making a background criminal inquiry any information contained in a temporary arrest record maintained by the department, including a statement that a physical copy of the arrest information was not available at the time the information was entered in the criminal justice information system.
COMPUTERIZED CRIMINAL HISTORY SYSTEM DATABASE
The Department of Public Safety shall record data and maintain the computerized criminal history system that serves as the record creation point for criminal history information maintained by the state.
– The computerized criminal history system must contain the information required by this chapter.
– The Department of Public Safety shall operate the computerized criminal history system and develop the necessary interfaces in the system to accommodate inquiries from the statewide automated fingerprint identification system implemented by the department.
DUTIES OF TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REGARDING CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION SYSTEM
Data received by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice that is required by the Department of Public Safety for the preparation of a criminal history record shall be made available to the computerized criminal history system not later than the seventh day after the date on which the Texas Department of Criminal Justice receives the request for the data from the Department of Public Safety.
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