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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter C. Address Confidentiality Program for Victims of Family Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

back to topArt. 56.82 Address Confidentiality Program

(a) The attorney general shall establish an address confidentiality program, as provided by this subchapter, to assist a victim of family violence, trafficking of persons, or an offense under Section 22.011, 22. 021, 25.02, or 42.072, Penal Code, in maintaining a confidential address.

(b) The attorney general shall:

(1) designate a substitute post office box address that a participant may 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; and

(3) forward to the participant mail received by the office of the attorney general on behalf of the participant.

(c) A summons, writ, notice, demand, or process may be served on the attorney general on behalf of the participant by delivery of two copies of the document to the office of the attorney general. The attorney general shall retain a copy of the summons, writ, notice, demand, or process and forward the original to the participant not later than the third day after the date of service on the attorney general.

(d) The attorney general shall make and retain a copy of the envelope in which certified mail is received on behalf of the participant.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 1295, § 1, eff. June 15, 2007. Amended by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., ch. 1252 (H.B. 8), § 11, eff. Sept. 1, 2013.