|(a) An applicant for a license must submit with the
application documents the license fee in the amount set by the Commission
in subsection (d) of this section.
(b) A license fee paid at a racetrack or at the Commission's
headquarters must be paid by a money order, a certified check, a cashier's
check, a credit card, or a personal check. The executive secretary
may approve payment in cash at a racetrack if the association submits
a plan that is approved by the executive secretary. The plan shall
provide for the safety and security of the licensing office where
the cash will be received and stored and licensing employees who will
be responsible for handling and depositing the cash received. A license
fee paid through the Texas OnLine portal may be paid by any method
approved by the Texas OnLine Authority.
(c) Association Employees. Association employees in
the following occupations must hold valid licenses issued by the Commission
to work on association grounds:
(1) Adoption Program Personnel--A person employed by
a greyhound association to work with an adoption program.
(2) Announcer--A person employed to announce races.
(3) Assistant Starter--A person employed to perform
duties required by the Starter at the starting gate of a horse racetrack.
(4) Association Management Staff--A person employed
to manage a department and who has the authority to hire or fire other
employees or whose recommendations as to hiring and firing decisions
are given particular weight.
(5) Association Officer/Director--A person employed
as an officer of an association or who serves on an association's
board of directors or management committee.
(6) Association Staff (with Access to Backside or Secured
Areas)--A person employed to provide various services on the backside
or in areas of a racetrack that are required by the Commission to
be secured. These services may include, but are not limited to, clerical,
accounting, admissions, food service, housekeeping, and general maintenance.
(7) Association Veterinarian--A person employed to
provide veterinary services for greyhounds.
(8) Law Enforcement--A person employed as a security
officer who is commissioned as a Texas peace officer.
(9) Lead Out--A person employed to lead greyhounds
in the post parade to the starting box.
(10) Maintenance--A person employed to work or maintain
(11) Medical Staff--A person employed directly by the
association to provide medical assistance.
(12) Mutuel Clerk--A person employed to work at the
(13) Mutuel Other--A person employed in the mutuel
department in a capacity other than mutuel clerk.
(14) Racing Official--A person employed to act as an
official under Chapter 313 of this Title (relating to Officials and
Rules of Horse Racing) or Chapter 315 of this Title (relating to Officials
and Rules for Greyhound Racing).
(15) Security Officer--A person employed to provide
security for the racetrack grounds.
(16) Test Technician--A person employed to collect
blood and urine samples and provide other services in the test barn
or testing area.
(17) Test Barn Escort--A person employed to lead horses
from the finish line to the test barn for post race testing.
(18) Valet--A person employed to assist jockeys with
their tack and silks in the jockeys' rooms.
(d) The fee for an occupational license is as follows:
|Source Note: The provisions of this §311.5 adopted to be effective October 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 8973; amended to be effective June 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 3624; amended to be effective May 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 4148; amended to be effective September 8, 2004, 29 TexReg 8510; amended to be effective August 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 4526; amended to be effective March 6, 2012, 37 TexReg 1508; amended to be effective January 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 244; amended to be effective July 11, 2013, 38 TexReg 4318