Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, in conjunction with the issuance of licenses, permits and registrations and the investigation of consumer complaints, the department has the authority to query the Tennessee bureau of investigation’s (TBI) Tennessee criminal history records system for the following information:
- Tennessee criminal history records;
- Tennessee repository for apprehension of persons (TRAP);
- State of Tennessee orders of protection files (STOP); and
- Criminal history records of the federal government and other states to which the TBI may have access. Criminal history records of the federal bureau of investigation may be obtained for the reasons listed in this section only if fingerprints are obtained and submitted through the TBI.