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Legal Information: Texas

Statutes: Texas

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Updated: 
November 4, 2020

86.002. Duty to Provide Information to Firearms Dealers

(a) On receipt of a request for a law enforcement information system record check of a prospective transferee by a licensed firearms dealer under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 922, the chief law enforcement officer shall determine whether the Department of Public Safety has in the department’s law enforcement information system a record indicating the existence of an active protective order directed to the prospective transferee.(b) If the department’s law enforcement information system indicates the existence of an active protective order directed to the prospective transferee, the chief law enforcement officer shall immediately advise the dealer that the transfer is prohibited.