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:

  1. Tennessee criminal history records;
  2. Tennessee repository for apprehension of persons (TRAP);
  3. State of Tennessee orders of protection files (STOP); and
  4. 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.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 56-1-107

  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 56-1-102
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105