|(a) Each individual described in §1.503 of this
title (relating to Application of Fingerprint Requirement) and who
is required to submit fingerprints under §1.504 of this title
(relating to Fingerprint Requirement) must have a complete set of
their fingerprints captured by:
(1) an electronic fingerprint vendor authorized by
the Texas Department of Public Safety; or
(2) a criminal law enforcement agency, including a
sheriff's office or police department.
(b) Individuals having their fingerprints captured
by a vendor authorized by the Texas Department of Public Safety must
pay, in a manner acceptable to the vendor, all fingerprint capture
and processing fees directly to the vendor at the time the fingerprints
are captured or at such time as is acceptable to the vendor.
(c) Individuals having their fingerprints captured
by a criminal law enforcement agency must:
(1) coordinate with the vendor authorized by the Texas
Department of Public Safety to obtain a fingerprint card, including
paying any upfront processing fees;
(2) pay that agency any associated charges that may
apply to the capture of their fingerprints in a manner acceptable
to that agency; and
(3) mail the completed card to the vendor authorized
by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
(d) All fingerprint impressions must be legible and
suitable for use by the Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal
Bureau of Investigation.
(e) Individuals required to submit fingerprints must
submit them within the time frame indicated on the specific application
or biographical submission form. Individuals may request an extension
by contacting the division of the department that will process the
application or biographical submission.
(f) The application or submission of a person required
to submit fingerprints will not be complete until the department receives
the criminal history information.