|(a) The ACP assists victims of family violence, sexual
offenses, stalking, and trafficking of persons by authorizing the
use of an OAG-maintained confidential mailing address.
(b) The OAG will:
(1) designate a substitute post office box address
for participants to use in place of the participant's true residential,
business, or school address;
(2) act as agent to receive service of process and
mail on behalf of the participant; or
(3) forward to the participant first-class mail.
(c) The OAG will not forward packages.
(d) A summons, writ, notice, demand, or process may
be served on the OAG on behalf of the participant by delivery of two
copies of the document to the OAG. The OAG will retain a copy of the
summons, writ, notice, demand, or process and forward the original
to the participant via first class or certified mail not later than
the third day after the date of service on the OAG.
(e) The OAG may not make a copy of a participant's
mail received by the OAG, except that the OAG will retain a copy of
the envelope in which certified mail is received on behalf of the
(f) 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 ACP if the agent or
employee was acting in good faith and within the course and scope
of assigned responsibilities and duties.
(g) An agent or employee of the attorney general who
does not act in good faith and within 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, Texas Penal Code.
(h) The OAG is not responsible for updating or modifying
the participant's public records regarding the substitute address.
ACP participants remain personally responsible for compliance with
all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including
those which require a physical address.
(i) The OAG is not responsible for tracking or otherwise
maintaining mail or records of mail received on behalf of a participant.
(j) The OAG is not responsible for notifying any person
or entity of the expiration or cancellation of the participant's participation
in the ACP.
(k) Upon a final determination of the expiration or
cancellation of the participant's participation in the ACP, the OAG
will return the participant's mail to sender.