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TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SUBTITLE B. DRIVER’S LICENSES AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION CARDS
CHAPTER 521. DRIVER’S LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

SUBCHAPTER N. GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO LICENSE DENIAL, SUSPENSION, OR REVOCATION

Sec. 521.291. RULES. The department shall adopt rules to administer this subchapter.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.292. DEPARTMENT’S DETERMINATION FOR LICENSE SUSPENSION. (a) The department shall suspend the person’s license if the department determines that the person:
(1) has operated a motor vehicle on a highway while the person’s license was suspended, canceled, disqualified, or revoked, or without a license after an application for a license was denied;
(2) is a habitually reckless or negligent operator of a motor vehicle;
(3) is a habitual violator of the traffic laws;
(4) has permitted the unlawful or fraudulent use of the person’s license;
(5) has committed an offense in another state or Canadian province that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for suspension;
(6) has been convicted of two or more separate offenses of a violation of a restriction imposed on the use of the license;
(7) has been responsible as a driver for any accident resulting in serious personal injury or serious property damage;
(8) is the holder of a provisional license issued under Section 521.123 and has been convicted of two or more moving violations committed within a 12-month period; or
(9) has committed an offense under Section 545.421.
(b) For purposes of Subsection (a)(3), a person is a “habitual violator” if the person has four or more convictions that arise out of different transactions in 12 consecutive months, or seven or more convictions that arise out of different transactions in 24 months, if the convictions are for moving violations of the traffic laws of any state, Canadian province, or political subdivision, other than a violation under:
(1) Section 621.101, 621.201, or 621.203-621.207;
(2) Subchapter B or C, Chapter 623; or
(3) Section 545.413.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 357, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

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Sec. 521.293. PERIOD OF SUSPENSION UNDER SECTION 521.292. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), if the person does not request a hearing, the period of license suspension under Section 521.292 is 90 days.
(b) If the department determines that the person engaged in conduct described by Section 521.292(a)(1), the period of license suspension is extended for an additional period of the lesser of:
(1) the term of the original suspension; or
(2) one year.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.294. DEPARTMENT’S DETERMINATION FOR LICENSE REVOCATION. The department shall revoke the person’s license if the department determines that the person:
(1) is incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle;
(2) has not complied with the terms of a citation issued by a jurisdiction that is a party to the Nonresident Violator Compact of 1977 for a traffic violation to which that compact applies;
(3) has failed to provide medical records or has failed to undergo medical or other examinations as required by a panel of the medical advisory board;
(4) has failed to pass an examination required by the director under this chapter;
(5) has been reported by a court under Section 521.3452 for failure to appear unless the court files an additional report on final disposition of the case;
(6) has been reported within the preceding two years by a justice or municipal court for failure to appear or for a default in payment of a fine for a misdemeanor punishable only by fine, other than a failure reported under Section 521.3452, committed by a person who is at least 14 years of age but younger than 17 years of age when the offense was committed, unless the court files an additional report on final disposition of the case; or
(7) has committed an offense in another state or Canadian province that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for revocation.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 283, Sec. 55, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 51, eff. September 1, 2005.

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Sec. 521.295. NOTICE OF DEPARTMENT’S DETERMINATION. (a) If the department suspends a person’s license under Section 521.292 or revokes a person’s license under Section 521.294, the department shall send a notice of suspension or revocation by first class mail to the person’s address in the records of the department.
(b) Notice is considered received on the fifth day after the date the notice is mailed.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.296. NOTICE OF SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION. A notice of suspension under Section 521.292 or revocation under Section 521.294 must state:
(1) the reason and statutory grounds for the suspension or revocation;
(2) the effective date of the suspension or revocation;
(3) the right of the person to a hearing;
(4) how to request a hearing; and
(5) the period in which the person must request a hearing.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.297. SUSPENSION, REVOCATION, OR DISQUALIFICATION EFFECTIVE DATE. (a) A license suspension under Section 521.292 or revocation under Section 521.294 takes effect on the 40th day after the date the person is considered to have received notice of the suspension or revocation under Section 521.295(b).
(b) A license disqualification under Section 522.081(a) takes effect on the 40th day after the date the person is considered to have received notice of the disqualification under Section 521.295(b), unless a disqualification is currently in effect. If a disqualification is currently in effect, the periods of disqualifications run consecutively.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 424, Sec. 2, eff. January 1, 2008.

Sec. 521.298. HEARING REQUEST. If, not later than the 15th day after the date on which the person is considered to have received notice of the suspension or revocation under Section 521.295(b), the department receives at its headquarters in Austin, in writing, including a facsimile transmission, or by another manner prescribed by the department, a request that a hearing be held, a hearing shall be held as provided by Sections 521.295-521.303.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.299. HEARING DATE; RESCHEDULING. (a) A hearing requested under Section 521.298 shall be held not earlier than the 11th day after the date on which the person requesting the hearing is notified of the hearing. The hearing shall be set for the earliest practical date.
(b) A hearing may be continued on a motion of the person, the department, both parties, or as necessary to accommodate the docket of the presiding officer.
(c) A request for a hearing stays suspension or revocation of a person’s license until the date of the final decision of the presiding officer.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.300. HEARING: LOCATION; PRESIDING OFFICER. (a) A hearing under this subchapter shall be conducted in a municipal court or a justice court in the county in which the person resides. The judge of the municipal court or the justice is designated as the presiding officer.
(b) The presiding officer is entitled to receive a fee for hearing the case if a fee is approved and set by the commissioners court of the county in which the person resides. The fee may not exceed $5 and shall be paid from the general revenue fund of the county.
(c) The presiding officer may administer oaths and issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books and documents.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.301. ISSUE AT HEARING. (a) The issue that must be proved at the hearing by a preponderance of the evidence is whether the grounds for suspension or revocation stated in the notice are true.
(b) If the presiding officer finds in the affirmative on that issue, the suspension or revocation is sustained.
(c) If the presiding officer sustains a suspension, the department shall suspend the person’s license for the period specified by the presiding officer, which may not be less than 30 days or more than one year.
(d) If the presiding officer does not find in the affirmative on that issue, the department may not suspend or revoke the person’s license.
(e) The decision of the presiding officer is final when issued and signed.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.302. FAILURE TO APPEAR. A person who requests a hearing under this subchapter and fails to appear without just cause waives the right to a hearing and the department’s determination is final.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.303. CONTINUANCE. A continuance under Section 521.299 stays the suspension or revocation of a license until the date of the final decision of the presiding officer.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.304. CANCELLATION OF MINOR’S LICENSE ON COSIGNER’S REQUEST; RELEASE FROM
LIABILITY
. (a) The person who cosigned a minor’s application for a driver’s license under Section 521.145 may file with the department a request that the department cancel the license. The request must be in writing and acknowledged.
(b) On receipt of a request under Subsection (a), the department shall cancel the minor’s license. On cancellation, the person who cosigned the application is released from liability based on the person’s signing of the application for any subsequent negligence or wilful misconduct of the minor in operating a motor vehicle.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.296 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.305. CANCELLATION OF MINOR’S LICENSE ON DEATH OF COSIGNER. On receipt of information satisfactory to the department of the death of a person who cosigned a minor’s application for a driver’s license under Section 521.145, the department shall cancel the license if the license holder is under 18 years of age and the department may not issue a new license until the minor files a new application that complies with this chapter.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.297 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.306. EFFECT OF CONDUCT IN OTHER JURISDICTION; SUSPENSION UNDER DRIVER’S LICENSE COMPACT. (a) The department may suspend or revoke the license of a resident or the operating privilege of a nonresident to operate a motor vehicle in this state on receipt of notice of a conviction of the individual in another state or a Canadian province of an offense that, if committed in this state, would be grounds for the suspension or revocation of a driver’s license.
(b) The department may give the same effect to the conduct of a resident of this state that occurs in another state or Canadian province that the department may give to conduct that occurs in this state under state law.
(c) The department may seek the suspension of the license of a person who has failed to comply with the terms of a citation to which Chapter 523 applies.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.299 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.307. SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONAL LICENSES. (a) On the recommendation of a juvenile court with jurisdiction over the holder of a provisional license, the department shall suspend a provisional license if it is found by the juvenile court that the provisional license holder has committed:
(1) an offense that would be classified as a felony if the license holder were an adult; or
(2) a misdemeanor in which a motor vehicle was used to travel to or from the scene of the offense, other than an offense specified by Chapter 729.
(b) The department shall suspend the license for the period set by the juvenile court but not to exceed one year.
(c) The court shall report its recommendation promptly to the department in the manner and form prescribed by the department.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.300 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.308. APPEAL; JUDICIAL REVIEW. (a) A person whose driver’s license suspension or revocation has been sustained by a presiding officer under this subchapter may appeal the decision of the presiding officer.
(b) To appeal the decision of the presiding officer, the person must file a petition not later than the 30th day after the date on which the department order was entered in the county court at law of the county in which the person resides, or, if there is no county court at law, in the county court. The person must send a file-stamped copy of the petition, certified by the clerk of the court in which the petition is filed, to the department by certified mail.
(c) The court shall notify the department of the hearing not later than the 31st day before the date the court sets for the hearing.
(d) The court shall take testimony, examine the facts of the case, and determine whether the petitioner is subject to the suspension or revocation of a license under this subchapter.
(e) A trial on appeal is a trial de novo, and the person has the right to trial by jury.
(f) The filing of a petition of appeal as provided by this section stays an order of suspension, probated suspension, or revocation until the earlier of the 91st day after the date the appeal petition is filed or the date the trial is completed and final judgment is rendered.
(g) On expiration of the stay, the department shall impose the suspension, probated suspension, or revocation. The stay may not be extended, and an additional stay may not be granted.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.302 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.309. PROBATION OF SUSPENSION. (a) On determining that a license shall be suspended, the presiding officer who conducts a hearing under this subchapter, or the court that tries an appeal under this subchapter, may recommend that the suspension be probated on any terms and conditions considered necessary or proper by the presiding officer or court, if it appears that justice and the best interests of the public and the person will be served by the probation.
(b) The revocation of a license may not be probated.
(c) The report to the department of the results of the hearing must include any terms and conditions of the probation.
(d) If probation is recommended, the department shall probate the suspension.
(e) If a presiding officer or a court probates a suspension of a license under this section, the probationary period shall be for a term of not less than 90 days or more than two years.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.303 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.310. PROBATION VIOLATION. (a) If the director believes that a person who has been placed on probation under Section 521.309 has violated a term or condition of the probation, the director shall notify the person and summon the person to appear at a hearing in the court or before the presiding officer or judge who recommended that the person be placed on probation after notice as provided by Sections 521.295 and 521.296.
(b) The issue at the hearing under this section is whether a term or condition of the probation has been violated. The presiding officer or judge presiding at the hearing shall report the finding to the department. If the finding is that a term or condition of the probation has been violated, the department shall take the action as determined in the original hearing.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.304 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.311. EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDER. Except as provided by another section of this subchapter to the contrary, a decision under this subchapter takes effect on the 11th day after the date on which an order is rendered.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.305 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.312. PERIOD OF SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION; REINSTATEMENT OF LICENSE. (a) Revocation of a license is for an indefinite period.
(b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), Section 521.293(b), or Subchapter O, the department may not suspend a license for a period that exceeds one year.
(c) The department may not reinstate a license revoked under Section 521.294(5) until the court that filed the report for which the license was revoked files an additional report on final disposition of the case.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.90, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1189, Sec. 27, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Renumbered from Sec. 521.306 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.313. REINSTATEMENT AND REISSUANCE; FEE. (a) A license suspended or revoked under this subchapter may not be reinstated or another license issued to the person until the person pays the department a fee of $100 in addition to any other fee required by law.
(b) The payment of a reinstatement fee is not required if a suspension or revocation under this subchapter is:
(1) rescinded by the department; or
(2) not sustained by a presiding officer or a court.
(c) Each fee collected under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the Texas mobility fund.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, Sec. 11.02, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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Sec. 521.314. CANCELLATION AUTHORITY. The department may cancel a license or certificate if it determines that the holder:
(1) was not entitled to the license or certificate; or
(2) failed to give required information in the application for the license or certificate.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.307 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.315. SURRENDER OF LICENSE; RETURN. (a) On the suspension, cancellation, disqualification, or revocation of a license by the department, the department may require the holder to surrender the license to the department.
(b) The department shall return a suspended license to the holder on the expiration of the suspension period.
(c) A person commits an offense if the person’s license has been demanded in accordance with Subsection (a) and the person fails or refuses to surrender the license to the department.
(d) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 884, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Renumbered from Sec. 521.308 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 933, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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Sec. 521.316. SUSPENDED FOREIGN LICENSE. A person whose driver’s license or privilege to operate a vehicle in this state is suspended or revoked under this chapter may not operate a motor vehicle in this state under a license, permit, or registration certificate issued by any other state or Canadian province during the suspension period or after the revocation until a new license is obtained as provided by this chapter.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.309 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.317. DENIAL OF LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER WARNING. The department may deny the renewal of the driver’s license of a person about whom the department has received information under Section 706.004 until the date the department receives a notification from the political subdivision under Section 706.005 that there is no cause to deny the renewal based on the person’s previous failure to appear for a complaint, citation, or court order to pay a fine involving a violation of a traffic law.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.91(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Sec. 521.310 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.318. NONRESIDENTS. (a) The department may suspend or revoke a nonresident’s operating privilege in the same manner and for the same causes as a driver’s license issued under this chapter.
(b) On receipt of a record of conviction of a nonresident in this state under the motor vehicle laws of this state, the department may forward a certified copy of the record to the motor vehicle administrator of the state or Canadian province of which the convicted person is a resident.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Renumbered from Sec. 521.311 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

Sec. 521.319. REVOCATION FOR MEDICAL REASONS. (a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle if the person:
(1) is a chemically dependent person who:
(A) is likely to cause serious harm to the person or to others; or
(B) will, if not treated, continue to suffer abnormal mental, emotional, or physical distress, or to deteriorate in ability to function independently; or
(2) has been determined by a judgment of a court to be totally incapacitated or incapacitated to act as the operator of a motor vehicle.
(b) The driver’s license of a person is revoked on:
(1) the judgment of a court that the person is totally incapacitated or incapacitated to act as the operator of a motor vehicle; or
(2) the order of a court of involuntary treatment of the person under Subchapter D, Chapter 462, Health and Safety Code.
(c) If the person has not been issued a driver’s license, the judgment or order of a court under Subsection (b) automatically prohibits the department from issuing a driver’s license to the person.
(d) The clerk of the court that renders a judgment or enters an order under Subsection (b) shall notify the department of the court’s judgment or order before the 10th day after the date the court renders the judgment or enters the order.
(e) The revocation of a driver’s license under Subsection (b) or the prohibition against the issuance of a driver’s license under Subsection (c) expires on the date on which:
(1) the person is:
(A) restored to capacity by judicial decree; or
(B) released from a hospital for the mentally incapacitated on a certificate of the superintendent or administrator that the person has regained capacity; or
(2) the order of involuntary treatment of the chemically dependent person expires.
(f) Before the 10th day after the date under Subsection (e)(1)(A) or (2), the clerk of the appropriate court shall notify the department that:
(1) the person has been restored to capacity by judicial decree; or
(2) the order of involuntary treatment has expired or has been terminated under Section 462.080(d), Health and Safety Code.
(g) Before the 10th day after the date under Subsection (e)(1)(B), the superintendent or administrator of the hospital shall notify the department that the person has been released from the hospital on a certificate that the person has regained capacity.
(h) In this section:
(1) “Chemically dependent person” means a person with chemical dependency.
(2) “Chemical dependency” and “treatment” have the meanings assigned by Section 462.001, Health and Safety Code.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.92(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Sec. 521.312 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.320. SUSPENSION FOR CERTAIN CRIMINAL MISCHIEF; LICENSE DENIAL. (a) A court may order the department to suspend a person’s driver’s license on conviction of an offense under Section 28.08, Penal Code.
(b) A court may order the department to deny an application for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license to a person convicted of an offense under Section 28.08, Penal Code, who, on the date of the conviction, did not hold a driver’s license.
(c) The period of suspension under this section is one year after the date of a final conviction. The period of license denial is one year after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license.
(d) The department may not reinstate a driver’s license suspended under Subsection (a) unless the person whose license was suspended applies to the department for reinstatement.
(e) A person whose license is suspended under Subsection (a) remains eligible to receive an occupational license under Subchapter L.
(f) For the purposes of this section, a person is convicted of an offense regardless of whether sentence is imposed or the person is placed on community supervision for the offense under Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 593, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Sec. 521.314 by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.

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Sec. 521.341. REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATIC LICENSE SUSPENSION. Except as provided by Sections 521.344(d)-(i), a license is automatically suspended on final conviction of the license holder of:
(1) an offense under Section 19.05, Penal Code, committed as a result of the holder’s criminally negligent operation of a motor vehicle;
(2) an offense under Section 38.04, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense;
(3) an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.08, Penal Code;
(4) an offense under Section 49.07, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense;
(5) an offense punishable as a felony under the motor vehicle laws of this state;
(6) an offense under Section 550.021;
(7) an offense under Section 521.451 or 521.453; or
(8) an offense under Section 19.04, Penal Code, if the holder used a motor vehicle in the commission of the offense.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.93(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728, Sec. 20.004, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 652, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146, Sec. 16.01, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1348, Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 521.342. PERSON UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE. (a) Except as provided by Section 521.344, the license of a person who was under 21 years of age at the time of the offense, other than an offense classified as a misdemeanor punishable by fine only, is automatically suspended on conviction of:
(1) an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.07, Penal Code, committed as a result of the introduction of alcohol into the body;
(2) an offense under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, other than an offense to which Section 106.071 of that code applies, involving the manufacture, delivery, possession, transportation, or use of an alcoholic beverage;
(3) a misdemeanor offense under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, for which Subchapter P does not require the automatic suspension of the license;
(4) an offense under Chapter 483, Health and Safety Code, involving the manufacture, delivery, possession, transportation, or use of a dangerous drug; or
(5) an offense under Chapter 485, Health and Safety Code, involving the manufacture, delivery, possession, transportation, or use of an abusable volatile chemical.
(b) The department shall suspend for one year the license of a person who is under 21 years of age and is convicted of an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, 49.07, or 49.08, Penal Code, regardless of whether the person is required to attend an educational program under Section 13(h), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, that is designed to rehabilitate persons who have operated motor vehicles while intoxicated, unless the person is placed under community supervision under that article and is required as a condition of the community supervision to not operate a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with the device described by Section 13(i) of that article. If the person is required to attend such a program and does not complete the program before the end of the person’s suspension, the department shall suspend the person’s license or continue the suspension, as appropriate, until the department receives proof that the person has successfully completed the program. On the person’s successful completion of the program, the person’s instructor shall give notice to the department and to the community supervision and corrections department in the manner provided by Section 13(h), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(c) A person whose license is suspended under Subsection (a) remains eligible to receive an occupational license under Subchapter L. Suspension under Subsection (a) is not a suspension for physical or mental disability or impairment for purposes of eligibility to apply for an occupational license under Subchapter L.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.94(a), 30.95(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, Sec. 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 861, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146, Sec. 16.02, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1348, Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 521.343. PERIOD OF SUSPENSION; EXTENSION. (a) Except as provided by Sections 521.342(b), 521.344(a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g), (h), and (i), 521.345, 521.346, 521.3465, and 521.351, a suspension under this subchapter is for one year.
(b) If a license is suspended under this subchapter for a subsequent period, the subsequent suspension is for 18 months except as otherwise provided by a section listed in Subsection (a).
(c) If the license holder is convicted of operating a motor vehicle while the license to operate a motor vehicle is cancelled, disqualified, suspended, revoked, or denied, the period is extended for the same term as the original suspension or disqualification, in addition to any penalty assessed under this chapter or Chapter 522.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 851, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1056, Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.

Sec. 521.344. SUSPENSION FOR OFFENSES INVOLVING INTOXICATION. (a) Except as provided by Sections 521.342(b) and 521.345, and by Subsections (d)-(i), if a person is convicted of an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.07, Penal Code, the license suspension:
(1) begins on a date set by the court that is not earlier than the date of the conviction or later than the 30th day after the date of the conviction, as determined by the court; and
(2) continues for a period set by the court according to the following schedule:
(A) not less than 90 days or more than one year, if the person is punished under Section 49.04, 49.045, or 49.07, Penal Code, except that if the person’s license is suspended for a second or subsequent offense under Section 49.07 committed within five years of the date on which the most recent preceding offense was committed, the suspension continues for a period of one year;
(B) not less than 180 days or more than two years, if the person is punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code; or
(C) not less than one year or more than two years, if the person is punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code, and is subject to Section 49.09(h) of that code.
(b) Except as provided by Section 521.342(b), if a person is convicted of an offense under Section 49.08, Penal Code, the license suspension:
(1) begins on a date set by the court that is not earlier than the date of the conviction or later than the 30th day after the date of the conviction, as determined by the court; and
(2) continues for a period set by the court of not less than 180 days or more than two years, except that if the person’s license is suspended for a second or subsequent offense under Section 49.08, Penal Code, committed within 10 years of the date on which the most recent preceding offense was committed, the suspension continues for a period set by the court of not less than one year or more than two years.
(c) The court shall credit toward the period of suspension a suspension imposed on the person for refusal to give a specimen under Chapter 724 if the refusal followed an arrest for the same offense for which the court is suspending the person’s license under this chapter. The court may not extend the credit to a person:
(1) who has been previously convicted of an offense under Section 49.04, 49.045, 49.07, or 49.08, Penal Code; or
(2) whose period of suspension is governed by Section 521.342(b).
(d) Except as provided by Subsection (e) and Section 521.342(b), during a period of probation the department may not revoke the person’s license if the person is required under Section 13(h) or (j), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, to successfully complete an educational program designed to rehabilitate persons who have operated motor vehicles while intoxicated, unless the person was punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code, and was subject to Section 49.09(h) of that code. The department may not revoke the license of a person:
(1) for whom the jury has recommended that the license not be revoked under Section 13(g), Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
(2) who is placed under community supervision under that article and is required as a condition of community supervision to not operate a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with the device described by Section 13(i) of that article, unless the person was punished under Section 49.09(a) or (b), Penal Code, and was subject to Section 49.09(g) of that code.
(e) After the date has passed, according to department records, for successful completion of the educational program designed to rehabilitate persons who operated motor vehicles while intoxicated, the director shall revoke the license of a person who does not successfully complete the program or, if the person is a resident without a license to operate a motor vehicle in this state, shall issue an order prohibiting the person from obtaining a license.
(f) After the date has passed, according to department records, for successful completion of an educational program for repeat offenders as required by Section 13, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, the director shall suspend the license of a person who does not successfully complete the program or, if the person is a resident without a license, shall issue an order prohibiting the person from obtaining a license.
(g) A revocation, suspension, or prohibition order under Subsection (e) or (f) remains in effect until the department receives notice of successful completion of the educational program. The director shall promptly send notice of a revocation or prohibition order issued under Subsection (e) or (f) by first class mail to the person at the person’s most recent address as shown in the records of the department. The notice must include the date of the revocation or prohibition order, the reason for the revocation or prohibition, and a statement that the person has the right to request in writing that a hearing be held on the revocation or prohibition. Notice is considered received on the fifth day after the date the notice is mailed. A revocation or prohibition under Subsection (e) or (f) takes effect on the 30th day after the date the notice is mailed. The person may request a hearing not later than the 20th day after the date the notice is mailed. If the department receives a request under this subsection, the department shall set the hearing for the earliest practical time and the revocation or prohibition does not take effect until resolution of the hearing.
(h) The hearing shall be held in a municipal or justice court in the county of the person’s residence in the manner provided for a suspension hearing under Subchapter N. The issues to be determined at the hearing are whether the person has successfully completed a required educational program and whether the period for completion of the program has passed. If the presiding officer determines that the educational program has not been completed and the period for completion has passed, the officer shall confirm the revocation or prohibition and shall notify the department of that fact. The director may not revoke or prohibit the license if the officer finds that the program has been completed, that, before the hearing, the court that originally imposed the requirement to attend an educational program has granted an extension that has not expired, or that the period for completion has not passed. If the person or the person’s agent fails to appear at the hearing, the department shall revoke the person’s license until the department receives notice of successful completion of the educational program.
(i) On the date that a suspension order under Section 521.343(c) is to expire, the period of suspension or the corresponding period in which the department is prohibited from issuing a license is automatically increased to two years unless the department receives notice of successful completion of the educational program as required by Section 13, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure. At the time a person is convicted of an offense under Section 49.04 or 49.045, Penal Code, the court shall warn the person of the effect of this subsection. On the person’s successful completion of the program, the person’s instructor shall give notice to the department and to the community supervision and corrections department in the manner required by Section 13, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure. If the department receives proof of completion after a period has been extended under this subsection, the department shall immediately end the suspension or prohibition.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.96(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 580, Sec. 10, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1409, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1117, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2000; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 969, Sec. 6, 7, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 3(41), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146, Sec. 16.03, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1348, Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2009.

Sec. 521.345. SUSPENSION ON ORDER OF JUVENILE COURT OR ON ORDER OF COURT BASED ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE VIOLATION BY
MINOR
. (a) The department shall suspend the license of a person on receipt of an order to suspend the license that is issued by:
(1) a juvenile court under Section 54.042, Family Code; or
(2) a court under Section 106.115, Alcoholic Beverage Code.
(b) The period of suspension is for the period specified in the order.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.97(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 521.3451. SUSPENSION OR DENIAL ON ORDER OF JUSTICE OR MUNICIPAL COURT FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT; REINSTATEMENT. (a) The department shall suspend or deny the issuance of a license or instruction permit on receipt of an order to suspend or deny the issuance of the license or permit from a justice or municipal court under Article 45.050, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(b) The department shall reinstate a license or permit suspended or reconsider a license or permit denied under Subsection (a) on receiving notice from the justice or municipal court that ordered the suspension or denial that the contemnor has fully complied with the court’s order.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 283, Sec. 56, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 521.3452. PROCEDURE IN CASES INVOLVING MINORS. (a) A court shall report to the department a person charged with a traffic offense under this chapter who does not appear before the court as required by law.
(b) In addition to any other action or remedy provided by law, the department may deny renewal of the person’s driver’s license under Section 521.317 or Chapter 706.
(c) The court shall also report to the department on final disposition of the case.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 949, Sec. 49, eff. September 1, 2005.

Sec. 521.346. SUSPENSION ON CONVICTION OF CERTAIN FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES. (a) If an individual is convicted of an offense under Section 521.451 or 521.453, the period of suspension shall be for the period set by the court of not less than 90 days or more than one year.
(b) If the court does not set the period, the department shall suspend the license for one year.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.3465. AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION ON CONVICTION OF CERTAIN OFFENSES INVOLVING FICTITIOUS MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES, REGISTRATION INSIGNIA, OR SAFETY INSPECTION
CERTIFICATES
. (a) A license is automatically suspended on final conviction of the license holder of:
(1) an offense under Section 502.409(a)(4); or
(2) an offense under Section 548.603(a)(1) that involves a fictitious safety inspection certificate.
(b) A suspension under this section is for 180 days.
(c) If the person is a resident of this state without a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle, the director shall issue an order prohibiting the person from being issued a driver’s license before the 181st day after the date of the conviction.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 851, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 521.3466. AUTOMATIC REVOCATION FOR OFFENSE INVOLVING CERTAIN FRAUDULENT GOVERNMENTAL RECORDS. (a) A license is automatically revoked on final conviction of the license holder of an offense under Section 37.10, Penal Code, if the governmental record was a motor vehicle license plate or registration insignia, within the meaning of Chapter 502, or a safety inspection certificate, within the meaning of Chapter 548.
(b) If the person is a resident of this state without a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle, the director shall issue an order prohibiting the person from being issued a driver’s license until the second anniversary of the date of the conviction.
(c) Section 521.347 applies to a conviction under Section 37.10, Penal Code, in the same manner that section applies to a conviction of an offense that requires automatic suspension of a person’s driver’s license.
(d) The department may not issue a driver’s license to the person before the second anniversary of the date of the conviction. The department may issue a driver’s license to the person only if the person:
(1) applies to the department for the license;
(2) is otherwise qualified for the license; and
(3) pays, in addition to the fee required by Section 521.421, a fee of $100.
(e) Each fee collected under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the Texas mobility fund.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 851, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1325, Sec. 11.03, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 521.347. REPORTS; RECOMMENDED SUSPENSION. (a) The court in which a person is convicted of an offense for which this chapter or Chapter 522 requires automatic suspension of the person’s driver’s license may require the person to surrender to the court each driver’s license held by the person. Not later than the 10th day after the date on which the license is surrendered to the court, the clerk of the court shall send to the department:
(1) the license; and
(2) a record of the conviction that states whether the vehicle involved in the offense was a commercial motor vehicle as defined by Chapter 522 or was involved in the transport of hazardous materials.
(b) Each court with jurisdiction of an offense under this chapter or another law of this state regulating the operation of a motor vehicle on a highway shall send to the department a record of conviction of any person convicted in the court of such a violation. The court may recommend the suspension of the person’s driver’s license as provided by Subchapter N.
(c) For purposes of this section, “conviction” means a final conviction. A conviction is a final conviction regardless of whether any portion of the sentence for the conviction was suspended or probated but is not a final conviction if the defendant receives a deferred adjudication in the case or if the court defers final disposition of the case, unless the court subsequently proceeds with an adjudication of guilt and imposes a sentence on the defendant. For purposes of this section, a final judgment of forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to secure a defendant’s appearance in court is a conviction if the forfeiture is not vacated.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 581, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 884, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Sec. 521.348. AUTOMATIC REVOCATION FOR CERTAIN SEX OFFENDERS. (a) A driver’s license is automatically revoked if the holder of the license:
(1) is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; and
(2) fails to apply to the department for renewal of the license as required by Article 62.060, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(b) The department may issue a driver’s license to a person whose license is revoked under this section only if the person:
(1) applies for an original or renewal license under Section 521.272; and
(2) is otherwise qualified for the license.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1401, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1008, Sec. 2.14, eff. September 1, 2005.

Sec. 521.349. ACQUIRING MOTOR FUEL WITHOUT PAYMENT: AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION; LICENSE
DENIAL
. (a) A person’s driver’s license is automatically suspended on final conviction of an offense under Section 31.03, Penal Code, if the judgment in the case contains a special affirmative finding under Article 42.019, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(b) The department may not issue a driver’s license to a person convicted of an offense specified in Subsection (a) who, on the date of the conviction, did not hold a driver’s license.
(c) The period of suspension under this section is the 180 days after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is the 180 days after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license, unless the person has previously been denied a license under this section or had a license suspended, in which event the period of suspension is one year after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is one year after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 359, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Sec. 521.350. SUSPENSION FOR OFFENSE RELATING TO RACING OF MOTOR VEHICLE ON PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR STREET. (a) A license is automatically suspended on conviction of an offense under Section 545.420(a).
(b) A suspension under this section is for one year, except as provided by this section.
(c) A person whose license is suspended under Subsection (a) remains eligible to receive an occupational license under Subchapter L, except that an occupational license issued to a person younger than 18 years of age whose license is suspended under this section may permit the operation of a motor vehicle only for transportation to and from an educational facility in which the person is enrolled and the place where the person resides.
(d) A person whose license is suspended under Subsection (a) shall be required by the court in which the person was convicted to perform at least 10 hours of community service as ordered by the court. If the person is a resident of this state without a driver’s license to operate a motor vehicle, the court shall issue an order prohibiting the department from issuing the person a driver’s license before the person completes the community service. Community service required under this subsection is in addition to any community service required of the person as a condition of community supervision under Section 16, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure.
(e) If a person who is required to perform community service under Subsection (d) completes that community service before the end of the person’s license suspension, the person may apply to the department for reinstatement of the person’s license or the issuance of a new license. The application must include proof satisfactory to the department that the person has performed the community service.
(f) If a person whose license is suspended under this section is subsequently convicted of an offense under Section 521.457(a) during the period of license suspension, in addition to the penalties provided by Section 521.457, the department shall revoke the person’s license until the first anniversary of the date of conviction and may not reinstate the person’s license or issue the person a new license before that date.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 535, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

Sec. 521.351. PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL FOR MINOR OR FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO MINOR: AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION; LICENSE DENIAL. (a) A person’s driver’s license is automatically suspended on final conviction of an offense under Section 106.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code.
(b) The department may not issue a driver’s license to a person convicted of an offense under Section 106.06, Alcoholic Beverage Code, who, on the date of the conviction, did not hold a driver’s license.
(c) The period of suspension under this section is the 180 days after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is the 180 days after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license, unless the person has previously been denied a license under this section or had a license suspended, in which event the period of suspension is one year after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is one year after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1056, Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.

SUBCHAPTER P. AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION FOR CERTAIN DRUG OFFENSES

Sec. 521.371. DEFINITIONS. In this subchapter:
(1) “Controlled Substances Act” means the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. 801 et seq.).
(2) “Convicted” includes an adjudication under juvenile proceedings.
(3) “Drug offense” has the meaning assigned under 23 U.S.C. Section 159(c) and includes an offense under Section 49.04, 49.07, or 49.08, Penal Code, that is committed as a result of the introduction into the body of any substance the possession of which is prohibited under the Controlled Substances Act.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.372. AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION; LICENSE DENIAL. (a) A person’s driver’s license is automatically suspended on final conviction of:
(1) an offense under the Controlled Substances Act;
(2) a drug offense; or
(3) a felony under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code, that is not a drug offense.
(b) The department may not issue a driver’s license to a person convicted of an offense specified in Subsection (a) who, on the date of the conviction, did not hold a driver’s license.
(c) Except as provided by Section 521.374(b), the period of suspension under this section is the 180 days after the date of a final conviction, and the period of license denial is the 180 days after the date the person applies to the department for reinstatement or issuance of a driver’s license.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.373. REINSTATEMENT REQUIREMENTS. (a) The department may not reinstate a driver’s license suspended under Section 521.372 unless the person whose license was suspended applies to the department for reinstatement.
(b) The department may not reinstate the driver’s license of a person convicted of an offense specified by Section 521.372(a) if the driver’s license was under suspension on the date of the conviction.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.374. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. (a) A person whose license is suspended under Section 521.372 may attend an educational program, approved by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse under rules adopted by the commission and the department, that is designed to educate persons on the dangers of drug abuse.
(b) The period of suspension or prohibition under Section 521.372(c) continues for an indefinite period until the individual successfully completes the educational program.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.375. JOINT ADOPTION OF RULES. (a) The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the department shall jointly adopt rules for the qualification and approval of providers of educational programs under Section 521.374.
(b) The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse shall publish the jointly adopted rules.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

Sec. 521.376. DUTIES OF TEXAS COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE; APPLICATION AND RENEWAL
FEES
. The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse:
(1) shall monitor, coordinate, and provide training to persons who provide educational programs under Section 521.374;
(2) shall administer the approval of those educational programs; and
(3) may charge a nonrefundable application fee for:
(A) initial certification of approval; and
(B) renewal of the certification.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 577, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Sec. 521.377. LICENSE REINSTATEMENT. (a) The department, on payment of the applicable fee, shall reinstate a person’s license or, if the person otherwise qualifies for a license, issue the license, if:
(1) the department receives notification from the clerk of the court in which the person was convicted that the person has successfully completed an educational program under this subchapter; and
(2) the person’s driver’s license has been suspended or license application denied for at least the period provided by Section 521.372(c).
(b) A person whose license is suspended under Section 521.372 remains eligible to receive an occupational license under Subchapter L. Suspension under Section 521.372 is not a suspension for physical or mental disability or impairment for purposes of eligibility to apply for an occupational license under Subchapter L.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995

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