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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter A. Application for Protective Order

back to top82.010. Confidentiality of application

(a) This section applies only in a county with a population of 3.4 million or more. (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, an application for a protective order is confidential, is excepted from required public disclosure under Chapter 552, Government Code, and may not be released to a person who is not a respondent to the application until after the date of service of notice of the application or the date of the hearing on the application, whichever date is sooner. (c) Except as otherwise provided by law, an application requesting the issuance of a temporary ex parte order under Chapter 83 is confidential, is excepted from required public disclosure under Chapter 552 Government Code, and may not be released to a person who is not a respondent to the application until after the date that the court or law enforcement informs the respondent of the court’s order.


Added by Acts 2003, 78 th Leg., ch. 1314, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003