CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Parents and guardians will soon have access to their children's juvenile law enforcement records.
A new law signed this weekend by Governor Rick Perry gives minors 16 and younger, along with their parents or legal guardians, a chance to obtain those records. It goes into effect September first.
Texas law had limited providing juvenile records only to government agencies or for court proceedings.
Representative Solomon Ortiz Junior authored a bill making the change. He says it will let minors check their record before submitting employment or college applications.
Names of other juveniles in the reports would be redacted from the copies provided.