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TITLE 28INSURANCE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
CHAPTER 1GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
SUBCHAPTER DEFFECT OF CRIMINAL CONDUCT
RULE §1.509Fingerprint Format and Complete Application

(a) Each individual described in §1.503 of this subchapter (relating to Application of Fingerprint Requirement) and who is required to submit fingerprints under §1.504 of this subchapter (relating to Fingerprint Requirement) shall have a complete set of their fingerprints captured by:

  (1) an electronic fingerprint vendor acceptable to the Texas Department of Public Safety;

  (2) the department's examination vendor; or

  (3) a criminal law enforcement agency, including a sheriff's office or police department.

(b) Individuals having their fingerprints captured by a vendor acceptable to the Texas Department of Public Safety shall 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 the department's examination vendor shall 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.

(d) Individuals having their fingerprints captured by a criminal law enforcement agency shall:

  (1) pay that agency any associated charges that may apply to the capture of their fingerprints in a manner acceptable to that agency; and

  (2) submit to the department payment for all applicable fingerprint processing fees in the amount and in the manner set forth on the department's application or biographical submission form, or as otherwise posted by the department if the individual is not using a department form.

(e) Fingerprint cards may be obtained by sending a written request to the Licensing Division, Mail Code 107-1B, Texas Department of Insurance, P.O. Box 149104, Austin, Texas 78714-9104; by telecopy or facsimile to (512) 475-1819; or by e-mail to LICENSE@tdi.state.tx.us.

(f) All fingerprint impressions must be legible and suitable for use by the Texas Department of Public Safety and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

(g) Individuals required to submit fingerprints shall submit them within the time frame indicated on the specific application or biographical submission form. Individuals may request an extension of time by contacting the division of the department that will process the application or biographical submission.

(h) The application or submission of a person required to submit fingerprints shall not be complete until the department receives the criminal history information. Criminal history processing time and rejection rates for applications and submissions with paper fingerprint cards may be substantially greater than with electronic fingerprints.


Source Note: The provisions of this §1.509 adopted to be effective October 23, 2006, 31 TexReg 8676

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