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RULE §177.1Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Court--Any judge who hears criminal cases or child support cases, and the office of the clerk that supports any such judge.

  (2) Information Exchange Package Document (IEPD)--A specification for a data exchange which defines a particular data exchange between participating domains. An IEPD is a complete definition of an Information Exchange Package; it is generally composed of schemas (for data exchange) and documentation (for understanding the business context and usage).

  (3) Justice agency--The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), the Department of Public Safety (DPS), the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission (TJPC), the Office of Attorney General Child Support Division (OAG), the Office of Court Administration (OCA), the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), any sheriff or local law enforcement agency that employs a peace officer as defined in art. 2.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, any community supervision and corrections department, any public defender office, any constable, any office of a county or district attorney or criminal district attorney, any private process server, and any agency that receives delinquent child support notifications from the Office of Attorney General Child Support Division or from a court.

  (4) Justice information data exchanges--Exchanges of information pertaining to criminal, juvenile, and family law matters or cases.

  (5) NIEM--The National Information Exchange Model, a reference model that is the result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that extends the data exchange standards implemented by the DOJ Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (the Global Justice XML Data Model). Further information is available at www.niem.gov.

  (6) Texas Path to NIEM--The local and state justice agency collaborative work project for implementing NIEM in Texas.

  (7) XML--Extensible markup language.

Source Note: The provisions of this §177.1 adopted to be effective July 21, 2008, 33 TexReg 5693

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