(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly publishes, discloses, or distributes information that is confidential under this subchapter to a person not authorized to receive the information directly from the division.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly receives information that is confidential under this subchapter and that the person is not authorized to receive.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) An offense under this section may be prosecuted in a court in the county where the information was unlawfully received, published, disclosed, or distributed.
(e) A district court in Travis County has jurisdiction to enjoin the use, publication, disclosure, or distribution of confidential information under this section.
Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 269, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, § 1.18, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), § 2.027, eff. September 1, 2005.