Sec. 195.004: Failure to Perform Duty

(a) A person commits an offense if the person refuses or fails to furnish correctly any information in the person's possession affecting a certificate or record required under this title.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person fails, neglects, or refuses to fill out a birth or death certificate and to file the certificate with the local registrar or deliver it on request to the person with the duty to file it, as required by this title.

(c) A local registrar, deputy registrar, or subregistrar commits an offense if that person fails, neglects, or refuses to perform a duty under this title or under instructions and directions of the state registrar given under this title.

(d) Except as provided by Subsection (d-1), an offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

(d-1) An offense under this section for failure to perform a duty required by Section 192.003 is a Class A misdemeanor.

(e) In this section, "person" means an individual, corporation, or association.


Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Amended by:

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 222 (H.B. 253), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2011.