CHAPTER 38. OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATION
§ 38.18. USE OF ACCIDENT REPORT INFORMATION AND OTHER
INFORMATION FOR PECUNIARY GAIN.
(a) This section applies to:
(1) information described by Section 550.065(a),
(2) information reported under Chapter 772, Health and
Safety Code, other than information that is confidential under that
(3) information contained in a dispatch log, a towing
record, or a record of a 9-1-1 service provider, other than
information that is confidential under Chapter 772, Health and Safety Code.
(b) A person commits an offense if:
(1) the person obtains information described by
Subsection (a) from the Department of Public Safety of the State of
Texas or other governmental entity; and
(2) the information is subsequently used for the
direct solicitation of business or employment for pecuniary gain
(A) the person;
(B) an agent or employee of the person; or
(C) the person on whose behalf the information
(c) A person who employs or engages another to obtain
information described by Subsection (a) from the Department of
Public Safety or other governmental entity commits an offense if
the person subsequently uses the information for direct
solicitation of business or employment for pecuniary gain.
(d) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.