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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 1TEXAS BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 7ADMINISTRATION
RULE §7.10General Fees

(a) FAILURE TO TIMELY PAY A REGISTRATION RENEWAL WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF REGISTRATION BY OPERATION OF LAW.

(b) The following fees shall apply to services provided by the Board in addition to any fee established elsewhere by the rules and regulations of the Board or by Texas law.

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(c) As authorized under §1051.355 and §1051.651 of the Texas Occupations Code, the fee schedule in subsection (b) includes a $3 fee to be collected from each Texas resident who renews an active or inactive registration as an architect, to fund the examination fee scholarship program under §1051.653, Texas Occupations Code.

(d) Applicants and registrants who submit payments online through Texas.gov will be subject to convenience fees set by the Department of Information Resources in addition to the fees listed in subsection (b).

(e) The Board cannot accept cash as payment for any fee.

(f) An official postmark from the U.S. Postal Service or other delivery service receipt may be presented to the Board to demonstrate the timely payment of any fee.

(g) If a check is submitted to the Board to pay a fee and the bank upon which the check is drawn refuses to pay the check due to insufficient funds, errors in routing, or bank account number, the fee shall be considered unpaid and any applicable late fees or other penalties accrue. The Board shall impose a processing fee for any check that is returned unpaid by the bank upon which the check is drawn.

(h) Payment of fees for a military service member, military veteran, or military spouse.

  (1) In this subsection, the terms "military service member," "military veteran," and "military spouse" shall have the meanings defined in §§1.29, 3.29, and 5.39 of the Board Rules.

  (2) A military service member who is a registrant in Good Standing or was in Good Standing at the time the Registrant entered into military service shall be exempt from the payment of any fee during any period of active duty service. The exemption under this subsection shall continue through the remainder of the fiscal year during which the Registrant's active duty status expires.

  (3) A military service member or military veteran whose military service, training, or education substantially meets all requirements of a license shall be exempt from payment of license application and examination fees paid to the state.

  (4) A military service member, military veteran or military spouse who holds a current license issued by another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for registration in this state shall be exempt from payment of license application and examination fees paid to the state.


Source Note: The provisions of this §7.10 adopted to be effective November 21, 2004, 29 TexReg 10509; amended to be effective October 9, 2005, 30 TexReg 6431; amended to be effective July 18, 2007, 32 TexReg 4397; amended to be effective September 1, 2008, 33 TexReg 7217; amended to be effective December 29, 2009, 34 TexReg 9444; amended to be effective September 11, 2011, 36 TexReg 5688; amended to be effective April 17, 2012, 37 TexReg 2638; amended to be effective September 18, 2013, 38 TexReg 6040; amended to be effective September 21, 2015, 40 TexReg 6351; amended to be effective March 22, 2016, 41 TexReg 2164; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 10333

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