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Old 10-07-2012, 10:36 PM
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CA. requires disclosure of bankruptcy and felony convictions.

This may be being blown out of proportion for the time being. Texas is the state of water cops and informents though.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:31 PM
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CA. requires disclosure of bankruptcy and felony convictions.

This may be being blown out of proportion for the time being. Texas is the state of water cops and informents though.
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I imagine that it is a liability concern for the TCEQ. I.E. A licensed HVAC contractor (that has two prior molestation charges) goes into a house and does some A/C repair and molests a child. I could see the home owner suing the TCEQ for letting a known felon hold a license that allows them to inter a house.

I am no Lawyer, but people have won big settlements for less.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:46 PM
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I imagine that it is a liability concern for the TCEQ. I.E. A licensed HVAC contractor (that has two prior molestation charges) goes into a house and does some A/C repair and molests a child. I could see the home owner suing the TCEQ for letting a known felon hold a license that allows them to inter a house.

I am no Lawyer, but people have won big settlements for less.
I see that for security installers, locksmiths and chem guys but in Tx you can shoot someone for anything serious, where's the worry?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:40 AM
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Any idea on what they are looking for? It won't affect me, other than renewing a little earlier, but I am curious as to what past offenses would constitute refusal to grant an irrigator's license.

Is it just an effort to enforce unpaid traffic citations, outstanding warrants, failure to pay chiild support, etc?
http://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/pub...guidelines.pdf
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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I received a call yesterday from a lady at one of the school districts. One of my buddies used me as a reference for a job he was applying for (got the job later in the day!!). But one question she asked me was whether, to my knowledge, if this person had been convicted of any crimes against kids, or something along that line. I was kind of shocked that they should have found anything like that by doing a criminal background check, instead of asking me. Just seemed odd.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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I received a call yesterday from a lady at one of the school districts. One of my buddies used me as a reference for a job he was applying for (got the job later in the day!!). But one question she asked me was whether, to my knowledge, if this person had been convicted of any crimes against kids, or something along that line. I was kind of shocked that they should have found anything like that by doing a criminal background check, instead of asking me. Just seemed odd.
The whole " do ya hang with didlers" is kinda a weird question.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:34 PM
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I received a call yesterday from a lady at one of the school districts. One of my buddies used me as a reference for a job he was applying for (got the job later in the day!!). But one question she asked me was whether, to my knowledge, if this person had been convicted of any crimes against kids, or something along that line. I was kind of shocked that they should have found anything like that by doing a criminal background check, instead of asking me. Just seemed odd.
Your record only shows what you were caught doing. The people around you know more about you than your police record shows.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:56 PM
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Your record only shows what you were caught doing. The people around you know more about you than your police record shows.
They didn't ask if I knew of him doing anything bad like that, just if I knew if he was convicted. But if I knew he had done something like that before, we wouldn't be friends, and he wouldn't be using me as a reference.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:17 PM
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Giving Refs is dangerous.

I would use the term to the best of my knowledge
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:01 PM
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If I had done more (this was pre-internet) background checking, I would have saved myself a lot of money and embarrassment.
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